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ARCH design, are renowned for their unique and creative architecture. We specialise in period, contemporary & sustainable residential design and work closely with councils to ensure a smooth process. Established in Melbourne in 1992 the company is managed by director
Joe Conte, Joe has over 20 years experience in the design and building industry and is personally committed to 100% client satisfaction.

Our company goal is to provide an unsurpassed professional design service, which exceeds client expectations and delivers a design that meets your needs.

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"Dear Joseph, Thank you for all your help and support during the process of our home renovation. We were delighted by your professionalism and vision with respect to the design; you were able to capture our thoughts and ideas into a beautiful and functional extension. You made the whole process very easy for us, especially in the area of obtaining the building permit and meeting council requirements. Further to this our builder was very impressed with the detail of your plans and grateful for your ongoing support during the construction phase. We are constantly asked who designed our extension, so it is with no hesitation that we offer this reference. We are very happy with the end result, we are most grateful."
External Feedback from Arnold and Linda Reed

"We highly recommend Arch Design for their design for our extensive renovations of a 1940’s vintage solid brick home in Glen Iris.Joe Conte’s compact and creative design has resulted in a major single story renovation on a standard block on an established, tree lined street. His prompt drawing of the original plans didn’t need to be altered at any stage. This enabled the extension of kitchen, laundry and the original bathroom to make full use of the space. His design enabled the family room, office, en suite bathroom and main bedroom to develop a scenic aspect – overlooking and giving easy access to the new pool and spa. We believe Arch Design complimented our planning desires and has resulted in an extension we are enthusiastic with. Their services were also economical and compatible with our budget."
External Feedback from David Dawson and Carol Taylor

"After meeting and discussing our proposed project with a number of architects we had no hesitation in engaging the services of Joe Conte and Arch Design. Joe’s attention to detail coupled with his vast experience in the industry ensured we received a fantastic end result. This was our first building project and Joe explained all aspects from initial conceptual drawings through to delivery of the final working drawings and council planning permit, ensuring we were comfortable at each stage. We were pleasantly surprised at how simple Joe made the entire process. Joe was wonderfully flexible with his time, meeting us at our home or onsite to discuss our project. We recommend Arch Design to deliver a high quality result as our lofty expectations were certainly exceeded."
External Feedback from Tim & Beth Evans

"Dear Joe, It is without hesitation that we provide you with a testimonial letter. We commissioned Joe Conte to draw up the plans for our extensive home renovation approximately three years ago. We knew Joe personally and as such, we were au fait with his personal attention to detail and also, we were familiar with the beautiful work he had done on his own home. Whilst knowing the “picture” of what we wanted in our minds, it was Joe’s amazing ability to draw up this precise picture onto paper and into working plans that made our experience so unproblematic. Whatever adjustments I suggested be made from the initial plans were done expertly and with his professional advice and input. Joe took charge of the whole town planning part of the project and worked exceptionally well with our builder. Nothing was ever an issue. Our new home is wonderful – a very functional floorplan allowing exceptionally easy family living. We receive endless praise and compliments. It was so nice to have a architect with the same compulsive attention to detail as me!"
External Feedback from Rick & Kate Lyons

"Dear Joe Thank you for your assistance and advice in relation to the changes to our property. Your concepts and designs are excellent, we have been able to maximise the all of the available space and sensibly come up with an overall concept that practically works. I have found you have made the planning process simple and straight forward. I have also appreciated the fact I was able to contact you at any stage throughout the process to ask the simplest of questions if required. You also listened to our ideas and were mindful of costs of the works that were proposed. I would have no hesitation in recommending ARCH Design to any one that may be considering the design and planning process."
External Feedback from Greg Dawson

"When you spend a lot of money purchasing a house and then are prepared to spend a great deal more in extending and renovating it into the perfect home, finding the right building designer was not a decision my wife and I made lightly. From our first meeting with Joe, right up until our last meeting, when he hand delivered our permits and plans, not to mention the numerous phone calls in between, his obvious experience not only in the building industry, but also his knowledge of the heritage area and period homes was very clear to us that we were in safe hands. Joe’s efficiency, experience and personal service made him an absolute pleasure to deal with and at all times gave my wife and I the peace of mind."
External Feedback from Jim & Sia Bouyoukis

"Dear Joe, We want you to know that we are very pleased with the quality of Service your company provided when designing our house in Malvern East.We sincerely appreciate your responsiveness and the way you conduct business. We were extremely impressed by the timeline of events. You would promise to have work completed by a certain date, and you would normally have it completed prior to the day you confirmed. We found it so easy to conduct business with you, and wish everyone we dealt with would be as punctual as you are. Your design of our home was perfect considering the limitations we were faced with council’s restrictions on our property. You still managed to include everything we requested of you even though it was a challenge. We have no hesitation in recommending your company to others because of our satisfaction with your Service. We look forward to dealing with you again sometime in the future, and thank-you again for the excellent work and customer Service."
External Feedback from John & Lydia DiRienzo



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