ABOUT

Sebastiano Ghezzi is an Architect with a broad interest in all aspects of design, from small objects to master-planning and pays a close attention to detail. After having obtained a Bachelor of Architecture degree at R.M.I.T. University in 2001, Sebastiano gained international experience over a wide range of building types in leading architectural firms before establishing SG2 design in 2004. He is registered with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) and is a representative for Virtual Lab software Australia.

VALUES

SG2 design strive to satisfy the project brief through a collaborative process, where environmental sustainability through proper building orientation and materials selection play important roles, both morally and physically. Our objective is to ‘tailor’ each project to suit individual needs and desires, where the outcome often exceeds initial expectations and ultimately increases its overall value. Your ask, we deliver.

SERVICES

Equipped with the latest international-standard computer software, SG2 design use DCAD Vector Space and DCAD Render to conceive projects in 3D-based form. We can provide a complete architectural service, from feasibility studies, through to interior design and project management. We are able to communicate in English, Italian, or French and work closely with a network of secondary consultants including specialised bathroom, kitchen and lighting suppliers, to ensure projects are delivered in a timely and efficient manner.

THE PROCESS

SG2 design can offer the following comprehensive services for you:

FEASIBILITY/ SCHEMATIC DESIGN

  • Preparation of detailed project brief
  • Preparation of preliminary budget and program
  • Consultation with Authorities including local Councils
  • Advice on secondary consultant team required for the project
  • Preliminary site analysis to identity opportunities
  • Measure-up and preparation if existing conditions drawings
  • Preparation of Schematic Design drawings and/or 3D visualisations for feasibility and yield
  • Real-estate research for market comparables
  • Preliminary finishes, fixtures, materials selection and schedules for costing purposes
  • Meetings with quantity surveyor/builder to prepare preliminary cost estimates
  • Presentation to client


DESIGN DEVELOPMENT/ TOWN PLANNING

  • Development of detailed brief including updating budget and program requirements
  • Consultation with Authorities and/or Secondary Consultants
  • Further site analysis and preparation of any required existing and proposed drawings
  • Preparation of any necessary existing and proposed shadow diagrams
  • Preparation of Town Planning documents, including reports and lodgement to Council
  • Facilitate Planning approval


CONTRACT DOCUMENTATION/ INTERIOR DESIGN

  • Review detailed design against Town Planning approval and/or required conditions
  • Refine the design and incorporate further client and planning requirements
  • Materials and construction research
  • Substantial consideration of environmentally sustainable design (min. 6-star requirement)
  • Coordination of drawings with Secondary Consultants (Engineers, Surveyors, etc.)
  • Preparation of architectural Working Drawings for construction of the project
  • Preparation of cabinet drawings and internal elevations for kitchens and wet areas
  • Preparation of all necessary details for the Builder to accurately assess cost of works
  • Written Specification for detailed descriptions of selected project materials and schedules
  • Application with the Building Surveyor for Building Permit issue
  • Review, advise and confirmation of the construction contract to be used


CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION/ PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Preparation of tender documents
  • Pre-qualification checking the technical capacity of proposed tenderers
  • Inviting proposed tenderers to tender and issue documents for pricing on clients behalf
  • Respond to queries during the tender period
  • Negotiate with tenderers as required
  • Prepare tender recommendations
  • Prepare contract documentation for contract signing
  • Periodic site visits to observe the progress of the works against contract documentation
  • Prepare and issue meeting minutes
  • Review shop drawings
  • Assess and provide recommendation on progress claims and variation submissions
  • Provide certification for relevant contract claims
  • Carrying out inspections and advice during defects liability period
  • Post-construction services including final certification and post-occupancy evaluation
  • Hand over/ completion