Blane Brackenridge Architecture delivers exceptional projects from start to finish, taking care of everything from the big picture vision right down to the fine details.

Transforming your vision into a completed building can take years, this is precisely why it’s important to have a good rapport and trusting relationship with your architect. With more than 30 years’ experience delivering high calibre projects, Blane’s approach takes the stress and strain off you, so that you don’t have to manage the project and your budget. And you can have as much or as little input into the design and selection of materials and finishes as you like. Below gives you an insight into the three key phases in every project.




Concept Design and Engineering

During your briefing conversations with Blane, he’ll help you confirm your essential needs and optional wants, and potential budget, before preparing concept ideas for your review and for costing purposes. This can take some back-and-forth before you arrive at a design you’re ready to pursue.



Design development and Development Application (DA)

Once you’re happy with your design, Blane will prepare planning drawings to lodge on your behalf, to obtain approval from local authority. Once planning approval is granted, Blane will produce documentation drawings, and help you identify and engage a suitable builder. Then the builder can obtain a building permit for construction to commence.



Construction, contract administration and handover

Blane stays involved throughout the build process to provide advice to the builder, and resolve any unforeseen issues that arise on site. He’ll be your representative throughout this phase to have the difficult conversations on your behalf, and ensure that everything is delivered to the most exacting standards. Once the build is complete, and you get your keys and occupancy certificate to move in,  Blane will supervise the defects period, when the builder has to rectify any problems in the first 12 months after completion.

The clever planning and layering of the apartments, their outdoor areas, the central access way and the parking, combined with a low-rise presentation and the provision of four house-sized apartments on a single large residential block, make this a worthwhile model for more intensive housing within established suburbs.
National awards jury citation
Blane designed and built three houses for us in Fremantle. It was not so much a job for him as a labour of love. We collaborated very closely. At times it felt as though we were part of the architectural team. I recommend Blane highly for any commission he may seek.
Prof. Peter Petros

What to Expect

As your experienced architectural adviser, Blane will steer you through the entire process.

Concept design
Development Application
Appointing a Builder
Contract Administration and Handover

Get Started

Every exceptional project starts with a conversation. If you’re ready to talk to Blane about turning your vision into reality, please get in touch.

1. Introductory Call

In your first conversation, Blane will ask you a several project-related questions. These often include whether your project is a house (new build or renovation), multi-residential or commercial project; The location and qualities of your site; What problems you’re trying to overcome and what you’d like to achieve and more.

If your project sounds like a good fit and Blane has availability, he’ll set up a complementary initial consultation at your home or proposed site, to get a feel for the opportunities, and discuss your aspirations and options. If not he can recommend another architect who may be able to assist you.

2. Proposal

If you feel comfortable working together and you’re interested in progressing the discussion, Blane will prepare a fee proposal outlining the architectural and design fees, with indications of other costs (such as consultants and proposed build costs, if you have a construction budget in mind already).

Finally, if you chose to accept the fee proposal, Blane will provide a Client-Architect Agreement, to formalise his appointment as your architect for the duration of the project.

Then your project can commence.