Our Services

Standard services:

We provide all standard architectural services as set out in the Professional Fees Framework (Board Notice 195 of 2011):

Our workflow

Stage 1: Inception

1. Receive, appraise and report on the client's requirements with regard to:

  • the client's brief.
  • the site and rights and constraints.
  • budgetary constraints.
  • the need for consultants.
  • methods of contracting.

Stage 2: Concept and Viability

1. Prepare an initial design and advise on:

  • the intended space provisions and planning relationships.
  • proposed materials and intended building services.
  • the technical and functional characteristics of the design.

2. Check for conformity of the concept with the rights to the use of the land.

3. Review the anticipated costs of the project.

4. Review the project programme.

Stage 3: Design Development

1. Confirm the scope and complexity.

2. Review the design and consult with local and statutory authorities.

3. Develop the design, construction system, materials and components.

4. Incorporate all services and the work of consultants.

5. Review the design, costing and programme with the consultants.

Stage 4.1: Documentation and Procurement

1. Prepare documentation sufficient for local authority submission:

  • co-ordinate technical documentation with the consultants and complete primary co-ordination.
  • prepare specifications for the works.
  • review the costing and programme with the consultants.
  • obtain the client’s authority and submit documents for approval.

Stage 4.2: Complete construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders

1. Obtain the client’s authority to prepare documents to procure offers for the execution of the works.

2. Procure and obtain offers for the execution of the works.

3. Evaluate offers and recommend on the award of the building contract.

4. Prepare the contract documentation (and arrange the signing of the building contract)

Stage 5: Construction – Contract Administration

1. Hand over the site to the contractor.

2. Issue construction documentation.

3. Initiate and/or check sub-contract design and documentation as appropriate.

4. Inspect the works for conformity to the contract documentation.

5. Administer and perform the duties and obligations assigned to the principal agent in the JBCC building agreements, or fulfill the obligations provided for in other forms of contract.

6. Issue the certificate of practical completion.

7. Assist the client to obtain the occupation certificate

Stage 6: Close out

1. Fulfill and complete the project close-out including the preparation of the necessary documentation to facilitate the effective completion, handover and operation of the project.

2. After the contractor’s obligations with respect to the building contract are fulfilled, the architect shall issue the certificates related to contract completion.

3. Provide the client with as-built drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings by the contractor and sub-contractors.

Additional services:

We are SANS10400-XA competent.

1. Special Design services:

  • The preparation of special designs within or in relation to the facilities which are contemplated in the service.
  • Rational design by other consultants - participation in the rational designs.
  • Town planning and/or urban design including participation in the application for the establishment and/or amendment of regional and local town planning and urban design schemes and the amendment of title conditions negotiations with interest groups and authorities.
  • Master planning - defining and planning the layout of future development of buildings and/or services on the same site.
  • Liaison with special designers and specialist consultants.
  • Purpose-made items - the design and documentation of purpose-made items.
  • Promotional material and art work - participation in the preparation of promotional material.

2. Special Management Services:

  • Elaboration of architects' services including inter alia: the preparation of broad project parameters, project scope statements, project milestones, budget and cash flow forecasts, tender enquiry documentation, contractor and supplier selection, adjudication and tender awards, progress status monitoring, variations management, quality management, communication management, payment processing and final account close outs.
  • Cost and valuation services - participation in the administration of costs and payments where a quantity surveyor has not been appointed.
  • Special inspections - more intensive inspections and assessment of the works than the norm to assess compliance with specifications.

3. Special Studies:

  • Preparation of the client's brief - assist the client in the preparation of his requirements with regard to the purpose, scope, use of and operation of the project.
  • Site selection - research the suitability and location of a site for a proposed project.
  • Feasibility studies - participation in technical and/or economic feasibility studies.
  • Environmental studies - participation in energy studies.

4. Work on Existing Premises:

  • Surveys and inspections - inspect, survey, measure and prepare documentation of existing premises, with specialists as needed.
  • Restorations and renovations - special services in connection with work on existing buildings.

5. Other Services:

  • Mutually agreed additional services