A collaboration.

Kuni and I thrive on projects where our clients actively collaborate with us. Our design practice works off a design dialogue and we are most encouraged when clients come onboard and contribute with enthusiasm. In the initial meeting, we discuss working methods and desired outcomes. Together, we review the site and design brief. This leads on to more detailed discussions throughout the design phase. The open communication and exchange of ideas leads to a good working relationship between architect and client.

Our role is to advise and empower our clients to engage in the design and building process.  This ongoing dialogue enables a tailored design and clarity of purpose  – key to a smooth transition from paper to built form.


A house is never just a house. It is not generic. Take the time to think about the vision, purpose and ideals, then design in the specifics; site and  urban context, planning/ heritage requirements.

Design adds value; a balance of form and function, aesthetics with practicality. Good design is flexible, allowing for change over time, different needs, different times. Sometimes the design is not immediately obvious, but felt in the confluence of light and space, the opening of a door.

Some projects require attention to cultural considerations and this generates a design response.

For information on WMA projects, navigate to the PROJECTS BOARD .