Our Process

We start with empathy. Understanding a design project is really about getting to know its people. 

 

We make designing your new home eas as! At First Light Studio we believe the design process should be an easy and rewarding collaboration from start to finish. As a business we understand that the design process is not a one size fits all type situation and will adapt our simple four stage process to perfectly suit your vision. Whether you want to adapt one of our pre designed plans or let us come up with something completely unique we will tailer our process to suit. Come into the studio, meet the team and together we will come up with a strategy to turn your dream into reality.

  1. Vision Like any good building the success of any project relies on the strength & stability of its foundations. We will meet with you to discuss the vision for your new project. We’ll work with you to gain a complete understanding of the project brief and visit your site and gather all of the key information that will form the foundation of your project. 

 

1. Vision

Like any good building the success of any project relies on the strength & stability of its foundations. We will meet with you to discuss the vision for your new project. We’ll work with you to gain a complete understanding of the project brief and visit your site and gather all of the key information that will form the foundation of your project. 

  2. Design The fun stuff really begins! We put your ideas together with ours and start exploring design options with pen and paper, 3D mock-ups, computer models, and lots of dialogue with you. We will distill all this into a design that will capture the overall floor plan, form, and the encompassing functional and aesthetic approach of the design. 

 

2. Design

The fun stuff really begins! We put your ideas together with ours and start exploring design options with pen and paper, 3D mock-ups, computer models, and lots of dialogue with you. We will distill all this into a design that will capture the overall floor plan, form, and the encompassing functional and aesthetic approach of the design. 

  3. Drawings During this phase we will lock in all the main design decisions - dimensions, specification, materials and finishes. This is where the design comes together as we compile all of the drawings and documentation ready for submission to the local Council for Building Consent and to the builder for final pricing and construction.

 

3. Drawings

During this phase we will lock in all the main design decisions - dimensions, specification, materials and finishes. This is where the design comes together as we compile all of the drawings and documentation ready for submission to the local Council for Building Consent and to the builder for final pricing and construction.

  4. Build We evaluate and report upon tenders and prepare the necessary procurement documents and conditions of contract for the selected contractor. We’ll observe the construction process to ensure the building complies with the construction documents and meets everyone’s expectations and you get the home of your dreams.

 

4. Build

We evaluate and report upon tenders and prepare the necessary procurement documents and conditions of contract for the selected contractor. We’ll observe the construction process to ensure the building complies with the construction documents and meets everyone’s expectations and you get the home of your dreams.


Our design ethos 

As architects and designers we work in a creative and collaborative studio environment. For us great design is an extension of who we are and what we believe in. Every project is a reflection of our own unique set of beliefs based on how we see the world.