Whether you need to renovate, build from scratch, or convert an interior space, we are here to help you discover the perfect design – a design distinctly based on you and your individuality.
We are a Melbourne based design studio that specialises in creating unique environments that encourage good health, that inspire the soul, and do not cost the earth.
Cathi Colla Architects – supporting your well-being, your family and a more sustainable community.
WHAT WE DO
We focus on you.
There are plenty of architects and around town who offer design services. What really sets Cathi Colla Architects apart is our singular focus on you. Every client is different, so understanding you means understanding your personal and project needs.
Every design is unique: it is based on a genuine understanding of you, your site, your project requirements, your time and your financial drivers. We do not follow a design formula (although we do follow a strict process).
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE…
Understanding you is the key to a unique and successful design. Every design needs to express and celebrate your individuality and the nuances of your site and your project requirements.
Our well-tested process of testing, developing and creating an approved Concept Design into a more comprehensive level of analysis, design and presentation. We examine aspects of function, structure, aesthetic, practicality and buildability.
Does your project require Statutory Planning Approval?
Understanding the motivations, opportunities and restrictions, and timings for the necessary approvals can make, or break, your project.
Preparation of comprehensive technical drawings and specifications suitable for building approval, builders’ costings, and for construction. These documents allow builders to produce accurate quotes, and assist to achieve extraordinary results during a stress-free construction.
SELECTING YOUR BUILDER
This stage involves a range of contract and administration procedures to identify and evaluate potential builders and specialists for the construction of your project.
Your architect’s role provides checks, measures and processes within the contract to ensure quality of build, timing and cost is adhered to – minimizing your risk of budget and time blowouts, and ensuring that what is intended is well understood and built that way.
Projects that involve an existing building or buildings will require a record of the existing conditions to be made before the design stages begin.
3D AND ILLUSTRATION SERVICES
There are times when you might need a good old fashioned picture to represent, or sell, the design ideas to you and other stakeholders. The good news? At Cathi Colla Architects we love drawing, using 3D technology, and more!
CORE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
Considered to be the essential architectural services required to ensure that you, and your project, are looked after, challenges anticipated, embracing milestones and minimizing your risk.
REQUEST A FREE, NO OBLIGATION, CONSULTATION
To help you to identify and anticipate the potential roadblocks to a successful renovation, we offer a free 20-minute phone consultation with an architect. This will help you to clarify what you need to do, and when you’ll need to do it.
A SELECTION OF OUR WORK
We’ve been lucky to work with some amazing clients and collaborate with great people.
Here are some of our favourite projects.
“THE MICRO ADDITION”, ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING HOME, NORTH FITZROYResidential, Extensions & Renovations, Heritage Buildings, Interior Design
New Home in Historic WilliamstownResidential, Interior Design, Urban Design
Alterations to Existing Weatherboard Cottage, Moonee PondsResidential, Sustainable Design, Extensions & Renovations, Interior Design