• Master Planning

  • Feasibility Study

  • Resource Consent Drawings & Documentation

  • Building Consent Drawings & Specifications 

  • Tendering & Procurement 

  • Contract Administration

  • Site Observation

  • BIM Documentation & Consulting

  • 3D Renderings

  • Presentation Drawings

  • Shading Analysis


The design journey

At Precinct Architecture we pride ourselves on offering a transparent, supportive and enjoyable design journey for all of our clients. This results in ongoing positive relationships and quality design outcomes that focus on the interaction between people and place.

The architectural design story begins and ends with our clients, so it’s vital that we have a clear understanding of who each of our clients are and what they would like to achieve from the design.


Initial Consultation - The design process begins with an obligation free quote where we will establish a project brief. The remainder of the design process can be broken down in to six main phases:

Project Establishment - We will confirm your brief and budget, then obtain any critical information about the site that may affect the design process. Depending on the scope of the project we may need to engage a consultant to perform a site survey, scala penetrometer testing or geotechnical report. We will also obtain a copy of the existing property file from local Council and review the appropriate District Plan rules.

Concept Design - We will use the information collated from the consultation and Project Establishment phases to produce the first, high level Concept Design. The Concept Design will include a location plan, site plan, proposed floor plans, 3D views and preliminary material selection. 

Preliminary Design - At the Preliminary Design phase we will work together to further develop the Concept Design towards a more refined final design. At the conclusion of this phase, relevant documentation including an outline specification will be provided to you to obtain a cost estimate from a building contractor or Quantity Surveyor. 

Resource Consent (if required for your project) - The Resource Consent phase of work takes the approved design and indicates any non-compliances with the district plan that will need approval from your local council. If a Resource Consent is required we consult Urban Edge Planning, a specialist resource management and urban design consultancy to produce the documentation required.

Working Drawings - Now the design has been finalised, we will coordinate with other consultants such as structural engineers to further develop the design into a full set of construction drawings, details, and specifications. Due to the high level of accuracy required, Precinct Architecture uses the latest 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to deliver comprehensive construction documentation.

Consent / Tendering - Once the working drawings are complete, Precinct Architecture will lodge the full set of documentation on your behalf to local council for a Building Consent. These documents will also be made available to you to complete pricing/tendering process with building contractors.