Our Design Process

Our Design Process

At AWBD Building Designers we follow a design process that seeks to ensure our clients have complete confidence throughout the design and construction journey.

While the needs and scope of individual projects can vary greatly the design process below offers an overview of how we facilitate the design and construction of your project.

Every good design starts with good listening

During our initial site visit we will seek to understand your design brief and overall design objectives. Our aim is to listen and learn from you our valued client and formulate your personal design brief.

Upon confirmation of your design brief its time to start sketching and planning your design and confirming the design and planning is respectful of the project budget.


Upon confirmation of Building Approval and input from selected builders the final construction drawings are prepared ready for tender and construction.

During the construction of your project we offer project management and or contract administration on behalf of our clients, we are available to meet on site weekly or as requested to assist in the construction process.

Once the overall project direction is established the preliminary design phase begins. During this phase the initial design concepts are worked up into more detail, material selections are made, the building forms is determined and consultant input begins.

During the design development phase the overall construction methodology is established, consultant input is coordinated and submitted for building approval through the appropriate local government authority.
If town planning is required in the form of a Development Approval it is submitted during the design development phase.

What People are saying

Aaron was of great assistance in our renovation. He was able to translate the construction jargon, prepare us for every step along the way as well as identify early any issues to allow them to be fixed before it was too late. Without him by our side, I am confident we would not have achieved the outcomes we did and i am even more confident it would have cost us more without his help. He went above and beyond his brief and often spent hours consulting us on phone calls which he did not even charge us for. Do yourself a favour and take some of the anxiety and unknowns out of your renovation and hire Aaron to keep the process flowing as smoothly as possible – you will be glad you did – I know we were!

Lisa Georgee & Annie Harriss, Spring Hill

Aaron is the breath of fresh air the industry needs. He understands his clients needs, and works exceptionally closely to secure their dreams. The depth of understanding that Aaron has of all sides; customer, building and architectural work is what sets him apart.

Jason Andrew & Hayley Wiseman, Bardon

We asked Aaron for a funky house, and that is exactly what we got. After living in our house we love it. It is a very well designed, liveable, easy to care for home. We couldn’t be happier with Aaron. We didn’t have to stress about coming up with a design or even to think about what we wanted. After talking to us about living concepts Aaron was able to put together a design and concept that we loved. He was very patient when we didn’t quite understand something. We would recommend Aaron to anyone who is thinking about building or renovating.

Steve and Janice Johnston, Bargara

Having worked with Aaron Wailes for over a decade now, his skill and experience are a standout. Thorough and diligent, I trust him to provide me accurate and comprehensive documentation that I can rely on. Our collaborations have provided my clients with a fantastic experience, and have been invaluable in my business.

Amelia Lee, the Undercover Architect, www.undercoverarchitect.com

I have worked on many projects with Aaron as the consulting engineer and have found Aaron to be a tireless advocate for the client and their interests and an excellent communicator. His documentation is first class which helps all the consultants and the builder do their jobs well.

Paul Kakia, Kakia Consulting, www.kakiaconsulting.com.au

With Your Needs In Mind

Good design starts with a design brief

Download the AWBD Design Brief Questionnaire and start your design journey today