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Astute Architectural Drafting

LOVE the HOME you're in






LOVE the HOME you live in

From concept thru to approval

Customer Reviews

LOVE the HOME you're in

2019

Mar

Lyn McGillivaray

Chris provided the original architectural design and worked closely with us on the development of our property in Mosman. The design was outstanding and at the same time somewhat complex. This was exacerbated by several local features including a steep sloping block, difficult access and a mature angophora tree at the front of the house that had to be protected. The application process itself was difficult and required additional architectural plans including 3D drawings to satisfy council requirements. During the build there were issues requiring Chris’s ongoing involvement. In essence he provided support throughout the entirety of the project and was always available when we needed him.

In spite of all the challenges we were able to transform our ugly duckling into a wonderful house that is beyond our expectations in terms of amenity and quality of life that it delivers to our family. We are proud of the fact that with the support team, including Astute Architectural Drafting, we converted a very modest 2 bed red brick veneer 1950’s house into a modern 3 level residence that sits comfortably in the streetscape. The finished product is an absolute pleasure to live in and we constantly get positive and at times flattering feedback from visitors and friends alike.

If we ever decided to do another renovation/development we would not hesitate to use the services of Astute Architectural Drafting.

2019

Mar

Craig Senruns

A big thanks to Chris and the team at Astute for planning the renovation of our cottage in the Inner-West. They took the time to understand what we wanted and executed effectively and efficiently. They handled all the submissions to council and worked hard through the DA process to get the final design approved as envisaged. Their services are well priced, they are accessible and we had clear and constructive communication from the start. I cannot recommend their services highly enough.

2019

Mar

Roberta Vierucci

Christian and his team designed our dream home in The Ponds. Their knowledge, experience and passion is evident in the design they created. They took the headache out of the whole process and handled the council appovals and documentation.

Surpassed all expectations delivering on time and on budget.

I can't recommend Astute highly enough.

A big thanks to Christian and his team!

2019

Feb

Simon and Janifer Hutchinson

In 2016 we approached Astute Architectural Drafting and Design to help us design our dream house using the existing building and extend on it to accommodate our growing family. We had a rough idea of what we wanted and needed and they took it all on board and came back to us with three fabulous designs, all had what we wanted but the one we chose definitely stood out. The attention to detail and knowledge of different products available including how to maximise our 'green print' was amazing. Even now 3 years later they still remembers us and continues to help us finalise our build. If you are after someone who thinks outside the box and has attention to detail Astute Architectural Drafting and Design is the company for you.

2018

Mar

Deborah Young

I engaged Chris for my duplex development design. Chris was always obliging and patient with my many questions and changes, providing a great outcome at very reasonable rates

2016

Oct

Michael Barone

Fantastic attention to detail. Chris took the time and effort to make sure I understood each stage of the process and constantly responded to questions I had well after the design was finished. Thoroughly recommended !

2016

Sep

Naimesh Mistry

We had nothing but issues on our Battle-axe land not to mention it had the highest Bush fire Rating of BAL-FZ. Chris and his team were able to provide us a custom house design which was accepted by the Council withing 8 weeks of the DA submission with a very insignificant minor change. Chris had plan of attack on how he would write up SEE to support the arguments in the design. We found him extremely professional and pleasure to deal with. I have no hesitation recommending Chris and look forward to work with him in the future.

2016

July

Colin Leslie​

Very happy with the final design outcome. While not always a fan of my ideas, Chris took them on board and ultimately we were able to agree on a plan that we were both satisfied with.

2015

Sep

Shally

Chris was an amazing listener and was able to transform our thoughts into stunning design. He was able to come and see us at times convenient to us which was very helpful. Really appreciate all his input.

2014

Jan

Gileshill

Chris has assisted us with the complete redesign and drawings of our home in North Curl Curl. We had originally expected Chris to simply put our ideas and modification on to paper to assist us with our Development Application. However, Chris has done so much more and if the designs are anything to go by we should end up with a fantastic new home. I have very strong ideas and what was great about working with Chris is that he very tactfully challenged some of my ideas and introduced alternatives that were very cleverly thought and most worthy of consideration. It would have been very easy for Chris to simply have drawn what I wanted and I really admire his enthusiasm and commitment to ensure that we achieve the best result. In addition to completing the drawings Chris has willingly liaised with the building consultant, town planner, interior designer and landscaper. Chris has become a key player in our project team and I would be very happy to recommend him to others.

2014

June​

Ross Giacometti

We initially spoke to Astute Architectural Drafting regarding a new house design, Chris's enthusiasm, ideas, "green" thinking and general attitude were the key factors in us choosing him to put the design together. This is our first attempt at building a house so his honesty and simple explanations helped a lot.

The next major milestone was the first design that Chris put together. Our first responses were "wow", Chris managed to turn our ideas into a spectacular looking house that included all our requirements and more. Everyone who have shown the design since then also has that same first impression.

Since that time, there have been a few iterations, generally just minor adjustments. Chris has always responded to our questions and made changes promptly but still adding the expertise needed when our ideas were not practical. Chris has also provided any additional information required for the DA process promptly as needed.

All in all, it has been a very successful project to this point, I fully recommend Astute Architectural Drafting.

2013

Dec

Rob Patterson

We contacted Chris at Astute Architectural Drafting to assist us with the design and drafting of a new Duplex on our current property in Ermington. The property site had it’s challenges with sloping features and an aerial easement. We asked Chris to further develop our ideas that would suit our budget and lifestyle. He incorporated a split level design that included a high ceiling in the living areas, something that we hadn't expected and is one of the outstanding features of this atypical design.

We found Chris easy to work with at all times, he always listened to all ideas as well as inputting his own improvements and keeping the design realistic and practical. The end result was exactly what we had wanted.

Chris also helped us through the Development Application process with Council using his past knowledge. He also has professional contacts within the industry so that, when we requested, we could use these whenever necessary. This helped us immensely as we had no past experience with building, he became an adviser for the project as well as the designer.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Chris at Astute Architectural Drafting for anyone looking for a reliable and professional designer/draftsman to trust with their vision and ideas.

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