“I first became involved with Vos Architecture & Design during mid-2015 when we were considering an alteration and extension for our 1930s Art Deco home in Caulfield North, VIC. I had spoken with a “short list” of five architects at that time about their vision for our home and John was the most passionate and...”
“Working with John was a positive experience from the very start. He understood our brief but at the same time he guided us through other options that maximised our project potential. We are now well settled in our new home and the whole family enjoys the spaces we have available to us.”
“My experience working with Vos Architecture & Design has been excellent. John is a true professional who brought design skill, attention to detail, and management skills to our project. He has thorough understanding of the process with local councils and getting things built.”
“We chose John (Vos Architecture) after interviewing a short list of other architects. John was realistic in what could be achieved on our inner city block and came up with an interesting functional design that met the prime requirements...”
“John has done a fantastic job of designing our 'dream' home. Great service and nice work, John. We are now on the stage of getting a building permit and getting quotations for contract issue.”
“If you're building a home to live in, we would highly recommend Vos Architecture. We considered other architects and had difficulties with the work they had provided. As our area is governed by restrictive laws, our dream home design was a constant 'back to the drawing board' with council's planning department...”
“John came recommended to us by a family member, as someone of skill and integrity. We provided him with a loose brief for the design of 2 townhouses in Keilor East, that they simply be modern, luxurious and cost effective...”
“John helped us and our fiends design our home with great detail and care every step of the way. Very down to earth and highly and great at what he does. It was so refreshing to use an architect that that understands the interior design aspect as well as architecture for what we wanted and within budget! More than happy to recommend !!”
“One of the best Architects that I have worked with over the last 25 years or so. Attention to detail, good knowledge of the trade and brilliant detailed drawings. Would highly recommend John and his services. Definitely the Architect I would use for my own property. :)”
“Vos Architecture + Design is one of the best architectural practices we've had the pleasure of working with. As a builder there is nothing we like more than a project that has been properly thought out and documented. Their ability to work within their clients budget whilst maximising the design criteria is key to their success. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone for both commercial and residential projects.”
“John provided us great design concepts, material selections, professional contacts & advice throughout our design, planning approval, build process & beyond, and was always very responsive to our needs & project challenges! We were recommended John by a friend who completed a renovation on a home similar to ours, and have happily recommended John to our friends based on our experience.”
“I am a builder and I worked on one of John's projects last year and found him to be a pleasure to work with. His drawings are clear and concise, his attention to detail is fantastic but done in a manner that makes our job so much easier to build . He has great creative design ideas so makes the job of building that much more interesting and fun to be associated with. Communication with the owners and ourselves throughout the project was second to none. I would definitely recommend John for anyone who is looking for an architect.”
“I had the pleasure of working with John in the past at a large Architecture firm in South Yarra. Once I knew he had set up his own company, I recommended John to one of our clients that required a registered architect and John was the first person that came to mind. John has the creativity and experience to provide high-end design solutions for your residential project.”
If you project is straightforward, a draftsperson or building designer may be sufficient for your needs. Their charge-out rates are usually cheaper and if the additional expertise is not required, then you do not need to pay for it.
To be an architect, you must have at least a university degree and pass a licensing exam. This usually means a higher degree of skill. The architects governing body expects a high standard from their members and that they continually improve their knowledge and skills.
If you project requires a high level of design, is unique, or requires a unique solution, an architect may be a better fit. If you require more than drawings and permits, an architect may better suit. This could be in the form of developing a project direction, budget management, or guidance over the whole project.
Each project is different and each client is different. Fees are generally based on the size, complexity and cost of the project. Then a discussion is had with the client on what level and extent of services are required. Based on these areas, fixed fee is calculated. Additional fees may be charges if the brief changes or other work additional to the agreement are requested. We ensure there is a clear understanding on what the expected costs could be right from the start.
No. We have successfully designed a variety of projects ranging from efficient townhouse developments, classic luxury homes, clean and modern designs, heritage work, passive house environmental homes, restaurant fit-outs, shop fit outs, office fit outs, industrial developments and period homes.