JOHN VOS – DIRECTOR

  • Bachelor of Planning and Design (University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (University of Melbourne)
  • Registered Architect in Victoria

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John has experience in small to medium scale residential projects that spans 20 years.  He has also been lead architect on retail projects, education, hospitality and office buildings.

John’s role is foremost addressing the artistic and creative aspects of the design process, but prides himself on being an all-round architect.  He has expertise in property development, project management, 3D modelling and construction detailing.

In addition to his role at Vos Architecture & Design, he held the position of project architect with some of Melbourne’s leading architectural practices, with projects ranging from commercial buildings up to 300M, residential towers up to 110M, and notably one of Melbourne’s first official ‘green’ office buildings, 370 Docklands Drive, Docklands.  This achieved a 5 star Green Star (Australian Excellence) design rating with the Green Building Council of Australia.

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balanced approach

We strive to reach the optimum balance between design brief, site context, sustainability, time and budget for each specific project.

track record

Our clients generally choose us through recommendations and word of mouth. We can provide testimonials on request.

the budget is important

Many designers are driven by design, we are driven by producing successful projects. We believe that at the core of any successful project, the budget remains of the utmost priority, and is constantly monitored throughout the entire process.

we listen

Each client and each project has its own set of requirements and challenges. With our experience, we listen to your own individual requirements and customise how each project is designed and built.

balanced approach

We strive to reach the optimum balance between design brief, site context, sustainability, time and budget for each specific project.

track record

Our clients generally choose us through recommendations and word of mouth. We can provide testimonials on request.

the budget is important

Many designers are driven by design, we are driven by producing successful projects. We believe that at the core of any successful project, the budget remains of the utmost priority, and is constantly monitored throughout the entire process.

we listen

Each client and each project has its own set of requirements and challenges. With our experience, we listen to your own individual requirements and customise how each project is designed and built.

balanced approach

We strive to reach the optimum balance between design brief, site context, sustainability, time and budget for each specific project.

track record

Our clients generally choose us through recommendations and word of mouth. We can provide testimonials on request.

the budget is important

Many designers are driven by design, we are driven by producing successful projects. We believe that at the core of any successful project, the budget remains of the utmost priority, and is constantly monitored throughout the entire process.

we listen

Each client and each project has its own set of requirements and challenges. With our experience, we listen to your own individual requirements and customise how each project is designed and built.

SERVICES

Our team has the ability to undertake a variety of project types and sizes.  Projects can range from intimate residential buildings to large scale urban development.  We have experience in market oriented design or highly detailed architecture, and work with individual clients, developers and government bodies.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Masterplanning
  • Concept Design
  • Contract Documentation
  • Joinery and Furniture Design
  • Fixtures, finishes, equipment, furnishing and colour selection
  • Contract Administration
  • Project Management
PROCESS

Brief

Our initial consultation begins by establishing the key criteria for a successful project, that is:

  • Establishing an understanding of the site context
  • Spatial design brief
  • Establishment of program and budget
  • Sustainability opportunities and objectives
  • Clients thoughts on aesthetic considerations

We then seek the client to advise on the level of service required, which can vary.  This can also evolve as the project develops, based on the nature of the project, availability of the client, and the structure and involvement of the consultants and builders. Fees are generally fixed, but can be structured partially at an hourly rate depending on circumstances.

Concept

Early conceptualising in projects, whether large or small, usually begin with testing and validating different options in a collaborative team environment.  These opportunities are then conveyed to the client and our recommendations are given on direction. Once options are narrowed down, concepts are conceived using the latest 3D design visualisation software to inspire, inform and analyse the potential design.  This occurs concurrently with ongoing revisiting of buildability and budget.

Documentation

Our preference is generally to fully document a project, having input into all aspects of construction, selections and specifications.  This assists in planning ahead for a smooth building process and delivers the best chance for the greatest level of quality.  But again, service requirements can vary and we are happy to consider partial services for projects.  This could be a reduced scope of either up to Concept Design, Planning Application, or Building Permit Stage. We have a network of consultants that are well regarded in the industry, with whom we have solid working relationships.  These include Land Surveyors, Quantity Surveyors, Building Surveyors, Structural Engineers, Services Engineers, Traffic Engineers and Landscape Designers.

Management

Holding tenders is only a portion of the tender process.  Finding the right fit with client, project type, contract and builder is essential.  We have a network of builders that are willing to consider a wide range of project types and sizes. During the construction phase, in addition to site attendance and answering builders queries, we can provide Contract Administration services including processing Progress Claims, performing construction quality reviews, Defect Inspections and budget management.

Brief

Our initial consultation begins by establishing the key criteria for a successful project, that is:

  • Establishing an understanding of the site context
  • Spatial design brief
  • Establishment of program and budget
  • Sustainability opportunities and objectives
  • Clients thoughts on aesthetic considerations

We then seek the client to advise on the level of service required, which can vary.  This can also evolve as the project develops, based on the nature of the project, availability of the client, and the structure and involvement of the consultants and builders. Fees are generally fixed, but can be structured partially at an hourly rate depending on circumstances.

Concept

Early conceptualising in projects, whether large or small, usually begin with testing and validating different options in a collaborative team environment.  These opportunities are then conveyed to the client and our recommendations are given on direction. Once options are narrowed down, concepts are conceived using the latest 3D design visualisation software to inspire, inform and analyse the potential design.  This occurs concurrently with ongoing revisiting of buildability and budget.

Documentation

Our preference is generally to fully document a project, having input into all aspects of construction, selections and specifications.  This assists in planning ahead for a smooth building process and delivers the best chance for the greatest level of quality.  But again, service requirements can vary and we are happy to consider partial services for projects.  This could be a reduced scope of either up to Concept Design, Planning Application, or Building Permit Stage. We have a network of consultants that are well regarded in the industry, with whom we have solid working relationships.  These include Land Surveyors, Quantity Surveyors, Building Surveyors, Structural Engineers, Services Engineers, Traffic Engineers and Landscape Designers.

Management

Holding tenders is only a portion of the tender process.  Finding the right fit with client, project type, contract and builder is essential.  We have a network of builders that are willing to consider a wide range of project types and sizes. During the construction phase, in addition to site attendance and answering builders queries, we can provide Contract Administration services including processing Progress Claims, performing construction quality reviews, Defect Inspections and budget management.

Brief

Our initial consultation begins by establishing the key criteria for a successful project, that is:

  • Establishing an understanding of the site context
  • Spatial design brief
  • Establishment of program and budget
  • Sustainability opportunities and objectives
  • Clients thoughts on aesthetic considerations

We then seek the client to advise on the level of service required, which can vary.  This can also evolve as the project develops, based on the nature of the project, availability of the client, and the structure and involvement of the consultants and builders. Fees are generally fixed, but can be structured partially at an hourly rate depending on circumstances.

Concept

Early conceptualising in projects, whether large or small, usually begin with testing and validating different options in a collaborative team environment.  These opportunities are then conveyed to the client and our recommendations are given on direction. Once options are narrowed down, concepts are conceived using the latest 3D design visualisation software to inspire, inform and analyse the potential design.  This occurs concurrently with ongoing revisiting of buildability and budget.

Documentation

Our preference is generally to fully document a project, having input into all aspects of construction, selections and specifications.  This assists in planning ahead for a smooth building process and delivers the best chance for the greatest level of quality.  But again, service requirements can vary and we are happy to consider partial services for projects.  This could be a reduced scope of either up to Concept Design, Planning Application, or Building Permit Stage. We have a network of consultants that are well regarded in the industry, with whom we have solid working relationships.  These include Land Surveyors, Quantity Surveyors, Building Surveyors, Structural Engineers, Services Engineers, Traffic Engineers and Landscape Designers.

Management

Holding tenders is only a portion of the tender process.  Finding the right fit with client, project type, contract and builder is essential.  We have a network of builders that are willing to consider a wide range of project types and sizes. During the construction phase, in addition to site attendance and answering builders queries, we can provide Contract Administration services including processing Progress Claims, performing construction quality reviews, Defect Inspections and budget management.