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“Having a project manager with dedicated accessibility expertise meant our project was delivered on time and budget, exceeding our expectations in design and quality.”

Architecture & Access manages the design, construction and delivery of safe, accessible built environments for people with a disability.

Consulting closely with people with disability, families and service providers, we ensure our design solutions meet the requirements of universal design and specific individual needs.

Working with architects and designers, structural engineers, building surveyors and local government planners, we ensure projects comply with state and federal anti-discrimination laws, local planning policies, building control regulations, and work health & safety legislation.

Project management services

We specialise in the project management of residential, commercial and public facilities, offering full or part services depending on client needs.

Our services include:

  • Defining the project brief in consultation with all stakeholders
  • Preparing a project program
  • Cost estimation
  • Engaging suitable consultants and contractors
  • Provision of in-house design and documentation from schematic design through to construction
  • Safety in Design consulting
  • Coordinating the council planning process
  • Managing building permit applications with independent building surveyors
  • Managing tender process and appointment of builders
  • Administering the building contracts
  • Oversight of the construction works
  • Issuing and managing insurance
  • Occupational therapy advice for clients
  • Access consulting.
  • Livable Housing Design

Designing and delivering a wide range of accessible environments

Architecture & Access has the capacity and experience to manage a wide range of project types including:

  • New developments – including multi-unit residential accommodation and mixed use developments
  • Bespoke new residences and architectural renovations.

Home modification

Home modification involves design and construction of the home environment to assist people with a disability to live more independently and undertake activities of daily living such as showering, cooking and leisure.

Architecture & Access also provides home modification services to older people wishing to enhance their independence and safety as they continue to live in their own homes. More about ageing in place.

Our project managers are highly experienced in delivering home modification to meet a wide range of needs, having delivered the Home Modification Program for the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Work Safe for more than 12 years.

More about home modification services.

Compliance upgrade of existing buildings

Architecture & Access provides a range of services in relation to compliance upgrade of existing buildings.

Our services assist architects and designers to ensure redevelopments and upgrades achieve compliance in line with anti-discrimination laws, workplace health & safety legislation and building codes.

We assist local government to provide accessible public facilities, and ensure traders and service providers comply with accessibility requirements where there is a change of use for retail and commercial tenancies, and wherever a building permit is required.

More about our services for local government.

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Livable Housing design

The LHA Design Guidelines offer a great opportunity for architects, designers and developers to lead the way in the provision of housing that appeals to a broad spectrum of potential buyers and is highly regarded by government.

Architecture & Access can assist architects, construction professionals and developers remain on trend to design and deliver livable housing.

We provide:

  • Advice to assist the design and construction process to meet LHA Design Guidelines across the Silver, Gold and Platinum performance ratings
  • Certification of projects against the LHA Design performance standards
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the application of universal design within new residential projects and home modifications
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the access and universal design requirements of mixed use developments.

Architecture & Access is an associate member of Livable Housing Australia, and long time proponents of livable housing and universal design.

What you can expect from Architecture & Access services

When you engage with Architecture & Access you can expect:

  • A dedicated project manager to actively manage the process and control any issues as they arise
  • Rigorous management of design, cost and quality components
  • Specialist accessibility designers and consultants
  • Safety in Design implementation
  • Successful delivery of your project to a high standard meeting all regulatory requirements
  • Enhanced business and workplace outcomes including fulfilling obligations under anti-discrimination laws
  • Increased safety, independence, productivity and efficiency of care for people with disability, with immediate and long-term benefits for them, their families, employers and the wider community.

Contact us for a conversation about your project.