We are a team of dedicated professionals specialising in town planning, architectural design, urban design and project management services.
Our collaborative approach helps to provide our clients with development options that respond to their needs and achieve compliance with the relevant approval authorities.
We offer our clients a One-Stop-Shop for all project types no matter the size or scale including residential, commercial, industrial, education, child care, seniors housing developments and more.
Tia Chim has been a sole practioner since 2013. Initially working in association with Drew Heath Architects in Sydney since 2003 on highly crafted residential design and construction; Tia was Façade Architect, for two years in the construction of Park Lane Apartments at Central Park for Johnson Pilton Walker. Before working in facades, Tia was responsible, during tender phase, for the concrete roof structure and soffit for the ‘cultural void’ within Headland Park at Barangaroo. In 2008, Tia joined Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners & Wilkinson Eyre (London) where she was part of the tender team for Gardens by the Bay, a major conservatory complex in Singapore which went on to win World Building of the Year in 2012. Tia has also worked for Bligh Voller Nield on various competitions; and with Richard Goodwin as a graduate architect. Tia is a registered architect who has taught Design & Design Communications at USYD & Design at UTS.
Architectural Designer Living was founded in 2003 by the current principal Michelangelo Vitale and has been providing Architectural Drafting and Building Design Services for over 15 years. With an overall experience of over 26 years in the Architectural Drafting industry, our experience is your guarantee that we have your best intentions in mind. Our motto we operate by is that “we are not happy until you are happy“ with complete client satisfaction being our ultimate goal.
Previous experience include working in varied roles over the past 26 years including a design and drafting position with one of Sydney Largest project home builders. Other roles included working in a drafting and design capacity for varied architectural firms, with tasks including home and duplex / multi-unit design and drafting including building budget and construction detailing. Our experience base is the well of knowledge from which we draw upon to service our clients. We aim to keep up with the latest design trends and standards thru social media / design expo’s / home shows to ensure that your new development is in vogue with current market trends. Our work is co-linear and complemented with the association and partnership of a broad band of varied accredited / qualified consultants to complement every project to provide a complete drawing package to suit varied development statutory requirements.
Being an active member of the “Building Designers Association of Australia” (BDA) we draw on experiences and knowledge across the board of members to ensure that the level of service we offer is always at a premium level and current to all government legislative requirements.
Thru the use of computer aided drafting and other patented software we prepare all our drawings in both 2D and coloured 3D rendition for ease of viewing and understanding and work with our clients to help them envisage their project digitally to help in the understanding of the proposal within its local environment prior to undertaking any works on site.
Our service can be tailored to your needs, ranging from a basic design service ranging thru to a complete drawing package including DA – CC – CDC documentation service with council monitoring. We attend all required council meetings and engage all the necessary consultants to provide you with an approval leading you to construction. We can engage and arrange the necessary private certification lodgement and provision of all services to provide a “ready to build” drawing package. We work with you and to your needs, budget and specification and tailor a package to your specific needs.
Our core services include:
New Home Design
Alterations and Additions to Existing Homes
Granny Flat Design
Pools and Landscape Design
Multi-Unit / Town House Development
Commercial Development / Factory Units / Retail Fitout Drawings
We work with and will engage on your behalf the required consultants to provide a complete service. Some of the consultants we regularly work together with include:
It is through our association and network of consulting partners, combined with our service, that we aim to provide you with the building design and documentation product that you not only require but deserve.