In this stage we use the briefing information to analyse the project scope, while site and climatic conditions, building orientation, aspects and views are considered. A final proposed design is often submitted at the end of this stage to the local authority to seek planning/development approval.

During the Dynamic Design Process, we typically:

  • Meet you for the first time and discuss your initial briefing requirements
  • Develop a Brief¹
  • Undergo a functional analysis
  • Meet with you on a regular basis to gather information and seek feedback on the Brief
  • Present Concept Design drawings and options
  • Discuss preliminary specialist consultant requirements and input
  • Discuss the requirements of the Local Authority and statutory agencies that may have an influence over the design
  • Seek an opinion of probable cost provided by a specialist consultant
  • Present final Concept Design drawings
  • Issue a report for your review and approval before we proceed to the next stage of work
  • Submit documentation to the Local Authority for a Development Application² on your behalf


  • 1. Brief – A written document that summarises the aspirations of a project, as described to us by our Clients. Our Brief documents are actually split into two distinct parts and reflect the level of detail know at any particular time. By its very nature a Brief is an incomplete document, modified on a regular basis as a project develops.

  • 2. Development Application (DA) – A submission to the Local Authority having jurisdiction over the land upon which the project is to be built. A DA submission typically will involve a set of drawings, a written statement, the necessary forms signed by the land owner and a processing fee charged by the Local Authority.