Innovation and Expertise
Innovation and Expertise
Herniman Group offers a comprehensive range of architectural services. From initial feasibility planning and detailed user-needs analysis through to developed design, documentation and contract administration. We can provide individual services or a complete design and project management co-ordination package.
With over 30 years of experience in architecture we offer our clients innovation and expertise, the capability to undertake large, complex projects and the convenience of a wide variety of services under one roof. We strive to create and maintain excellent client/architect relationships and believe that communication, accountability and consistency are essential to any successful service provider.
Deciding whether a property is suitable for development is critical. Investigating the use for each site and the site’s alternatives are a necessary part of the process. Pursuing the alternatives for each type of development often uncovers differing yields and therefore different feasibility structures.
Some existing sites that are already developed have higher and better uses which need to be identified and explored. Each site or group of sites need a clear cogent strategy which takes economic factors into account for them to realise their best potential. These factors Herniman Group take into account and operate within them when advising clients.
As an urban design practice Herniman Group believes that no building or space stands alone. As a new millennium architecture and design practice we believe that no development or building should be considered in isolation from its physical, environmental, social and economic parameters.
Architecture is no longer solely concerned with buildings as objects rather the interconnectivity of sustainable systems. As urban designers and architects we deal with how the design process manages and implements these connections and the way the public uses and experiences them. We focus on improving the physical elements of the public environment and creating a new and exciting experience within the built environment.
The public realm for our studio includes the totality of spaces used freely on a day-to-day basis by the client and the general public: the public-streets, lanes plazas, parks and public infrastructure and the semi-public and private spaces, such as buildings and facades, arcades, malls, foyers, reception areas, and private gardens and courtyards. These all contribute to a project’s sense of place, its urban context and its social and financial success. These elements form the backbone of our successful urban and master plans, architectural and interior projects.
The practice uses urban design principles for all of its projects:
Through our leading urban design approach we create financially, environmentally and socially sustainable developments. Solutions to encourage civil society and the growth of social capital.
An expert witness assists the court with the resolution of disputes and litigation in professional areas. John Herniman, longstanding member and past chairman of Archicentre, is a leader in his field. His expertise in the construction industry has evolved over the last 30 years.
The quality of his work is reflected in the high professional standards achieved in all his projects. John can assist you in all disputes that relate to the construction and building industry.
Archicentre is the building advisory service of the Australian Institute of Architects. Archicentre has more than 900 architects Australia-wide who promptly perform professional services.
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