Approach

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“For the past twenty five years we have worked on design and construction projects, including new houses, galleries, shops, house renovations and interiors.

Our practice since 1996, was re-launched as architecture@altitude in 2011 to focus on cool climate energy efficient building design and architect-designed kitchens from our new studio in Armidale in the New England Tablelands of NSW, 1000 metres above sea level.

Our projects are very much client and site driven with a focus on sustainability through design principles and appropriate material choices.

Our approach is to allow enough time for each project to be done efficiently & economically. A good design requires a degree of fermentation time.  We like to work with a simple and appropriate palette of materials and treat them with respect.

We enjoy working with other people as part of a small team where each individual can offer their strengths to the project. We endeavour to develop a close working relationship with clients in order to achieve a design that is collaborative.

As a result our projects tend to portray the “personality of the client”, rather than that of the architect. Many clients have become friends and we continue to work on projects with them.”

Virginia Wong-See, Architect