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Read MoreMy business "Grant Lucas Architect" is based in Adelaide. Most of my Residential Architectural work is in the Adelaide Hills and the environs of Adelaide's Southern and Beach-Side Suburbs. I also provide a remote Architectural service for Country towns and Rural areas.
Passive Solar Design principals and sustainability are considerations in all my builds. Reducing your carbon footprint doesn't mean that aesthetics are compromised. How a project looks is very important to me. What is also important is that it still looks good in 10 or 20 years time. Trends come and go, but good design is timeless.
If you are following the traditional route of engaging me to produce plans for Builders to Tender on, or if you want to act as an Owner Builder I understand what you want and can produce the Design and the Documents that will help you achieve a good outcome. You will find no ego here. Each job is tailored to suit the Site, Client-Brief and Budget. If I take your job on you can be assured that I will be the person dealing with it from start to finish. I will take your brief, come to site, measure up, arrange Consultants (including Engineers and Certifier) and prepare the documentation for Planning Approval and Development Approval (DA). At the end you will have a tight set of documents that you can shop around to Builders for the best price, or let out to Subbies (if you decide to Owner-Build).
If you are interested and just want to find out more about the process of Architecture and Architects, my old website and Blog at grantlucasarchitect.com.au is still live (2019). Due to the large amount of traffic it receives I have kept it as a resource archive for my users, rather than simply removing it. As it isn't mobile friendly I suggest a desktop computer be used to avoid frustration. You will find dozens of pages of helpful information and sample documentation sets (including costs). What an Architect is (how they differ from a Draftsperson) and what an Architect does (including how to run a Practice) and how the Planning, Approval and Building process works is explained as well as in-depth analysis of individual project types from Feng Shui Country homes to Granny flats, Garage conversions, Dependant Living Units and Camelia houses....
If you are contemplating an addition or new house, if you live in a remote or country location, if you are an Owner-Builder, or even a new Architectural Graduate there will be something for you....
Clifftop Pool-House at Marino, Adelaide:
Guest-house, Bar, Alfresco & Infinity Pool overlooking Holdfast Bay: Architect Grant Lucas
Cliff-top Poolhouse at Marino Adelaide:Extension to Cottage at Crafers-West, Adelaide Hills:
Bar and living area are defined by hilite windows: Architect Grant Lucas
Living area with Jarah bifold doors and Ikea Kitchen: Architect Grant LucasExtension to Stone Cottage at Crafers-West, Adelaide Hills:
Random stone wall with lime mortar to new Living area: Architect Grant Lucas
Extension to Cottage at Crafers-West, Adelaide Hills: Random stone walls to match existing: Architect Grant Lucas