Practice

Architecture is the identification of place, to create space, that ignites your senses

ABOUT US

Kyal Thornton has a commitment to Quality, Form & Function

Kyal Thornton has over 20 years experience in Building Design & Drafting projects across Australia, predominantly in Queensland and Victoria

Client Relationships & Communication are of the utmost importance in order to ensure each space is designed in partnership with client to maximise livability.

Services:  Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy Efficient Homes, Home Renovation, Sustainable Design, Home Extensions & Alterations & Commercial Shop Fit out designs

ARCHITECTURE SERVICES

  • Residential Building Design & Drafting
  • Multi Residential Projects
  • Commercial Kitchens (Designed by a chef)
  • Hospitality Cafe & Restaurant Fit-outs
  • Retail Fit-outs
  • Clash Detection
  • Contract Drafting services

RESIDENTIAL

  • Project Homes
  • Multi million dollar Homes
  • Custom Homes
  • Split level designs
  • Sloping blocks
  • Small Lot Housing codes (Qld & Vic)
  • Livable Housing requirements
  • Dual Key / Duplexes
  • Housing Estates
  • Garages / Carports / Sheds
  • Swimming pools
  • Bush fire shelters

MULTI RESIDENTIAL

  • Low rises
  • High rises
  • Town Houses
  • Small Lot Housing Codes (Brisbane & Vic)

FIT-OUT DESIGN

  • Retail
  • Office
  • Hospitality, Cafe & Restaurant
  • Factory Mezzanine

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Sales Plans
  • 3D Renderings
  • Contract Drafting
  • Solar Studies
  • Artist Impressions
  • 3D Fly throughs and Fly arounds.

DESIGN PROCESS

STEP 1. INITIAL MEETING, QUOTATION & PRE-DESIGN

You’re keen to expand your empire or update your dream home, well lets create something awesome that meets your budget and exceeds your expectations!

The initial meeting is FREE can be done either over the phone, by email below or in person. We will discuss your brief for the project (your needs, goals and priorities of the design), the look and feel you want created, site size (m2) & construction type, location of project, the time frames you require, and your budget for the project.

Prior to sending you a quote we will research and gather information specific to your project – any potential challenges and council requirements. A site visit may be required.

Once you are happy with us to be your designer, we will prepare a fee submission and email it to you. This fee submission will include whats included, whats not included, the different stages of design & documentation. Once the fee submission is met with your approval, all you need to do to confirm us as your designer is email or text us back confirming you’re keen to go forward, pay the deposit, and then we can begin the design process for you.

STEP 2. SCHEMATIC DESIGN

Concept Design sketches.

Based on your brief we will create Floor plan(s), External Elevations, one Section and basic 3D image will be sketched up for your review.

STEP 3. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Design Development is for refining and finialising the design.

This is where you select the interior and external materials & finishes.  Plans will be sent to external consultants, advanced 3D images and a 3D walk through may also be provided at this stage.

STEP 4. CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION

Construction plans will be documented to your requirements for external consultants, permits and approvals.

Any client changes at this stage will charged on an hourly rate.

For Hospitality Fit-out projects.

Food Service Compliance Plans will be documented for council approval, with feedback incorporated into the plans.  At a minimum plans will consist of Site Plan, Floor Plan(s), Elevations, Section, Fittings & Equipment Schedule, RCP, Hydraulic Plan & Mechanical Exhaust Ventilation Plan.

For Hospitality fit-out projects you may require the additional following permits – Development Assessment (DA), Building Approval (BA), Plumbing Approval, Trade Waste (Grease Traps) Approval, Advertising Signs Approvals, Footpath Dining Permit, Goods on Footpath Permit.

STEP 5. EXTRAS (optional)

Bidding and negotiations – we can assist you in selecting a builder and sending documented plans out to contractors for them to bid on the project based on the design of the plans.

Construction Administration – We can handle all RFI’s (Requests for information), observe construction to confirm compliance with the design

PEOPLE

Kyal Thornton

Owner

dip. Arch | dip. Graphic Design | QBCC Licensed Building Designer (QBCC No 15112555)

About Kyal

Years in Industry:  20+

Personal interests:

The Ocean, Surf Life Saving, Surfing, Body Boarding, Diving, Skateboarding, Art, Coffee, Quality time with Friends & Family