Stuart Toplis and Cameron McDonald are the names behind the Atrium design team. Stuart has been designing homes for Atrium Homes for over 13 years, and Cameron for over five years.
Between them, they have over 40 years experience within the building design industry, and boast a wide knowledge of design principles, construction detailing, residential planning codes and council policies. So who better to talk about what they do, than the guys themselves!
“We start the building process with an initial consultation with the client, after which we can prepare a detailed individual design brief that will ensure a design outcome better attuned to the client’s lifestyle and expectations. “The design can be based from our current display homes, from previously designed homes or completely individually designed.
“During the process we always work closely with Jason in our estimating department, in order to produce cost effective designs targeting conceptual design budgets. All the design concepts are created as a 3D model (Archicad), and illustration or elevation rendering is completed using Artlanitis Studio. This is an important visualisation media that allows the client to see a realistic representation of their conceptual home design. “Because Atrium Homes is a small, family-owned company, we are able to follow the progress of each home with the client, right from our initial design concept through to completion.
“That is the most rewarding part of the design process – following this progression and ultimately creating a quality home that will exceed our clients expectations.”