Our goal is to create original and unique designs which enrich the lives of our clients. Through careful analysis, thorough consideration of the options and creative problem solving we arrive at design solutions that satisfy each client’s particular requirements. Looking beyond fashion and fads, we choose to address the deeper issues of function, amenity, sound construction and future flexibility.

Concept Design

  • On-site investigations
  • Site analysis and evaluation
  • Preliminary enquiries regarding site services
  • Preparation of development options
  • Concept designs
  • Review of the planning controls
  • Initial budget construction costs

Sketch Design

  • Obtain the client’s design brief and other requirements
  • Provide recommendations for fees and for the appointment of consultants
  • Undertake preliminary analysis of authority regulations and requirements
  • Prepare sketch drawings including sketches, diagrams and other information
  • Prepare design briefs for consultants
  • Prepare preliminary costing information
  • Prepare preliminary selections of materials and finishes

Developed Design

  • Develop the approved sketch design into a final design solution with drawings at an appropriate scale
  • Computer-generated colour images of the design
  • Co-ordinate the design work undertaken by consultants with the architectural design
  • Review the final design against the budget and prepare updated cost estimate
  • Preparation of the development application documents including the statement of environmental effects
  • Review the requirements of the BCA
  • Attendance at meetings with the client and council
  • Marketing graphics

Construction Documentation

  • Contract documentation (working drawings and specification)
  • Schedules of materials and finishes
  • Coordination of secondary consultants
  • Review the requirements of the BCA
  • Preparation of construction certificate and tender documents
  • Lodgement of documents to the relevant authorities


  • Preparation of tender documents
  • Issuing tender documents
  • Checking tenderers compliance with tender documents
  • Meetings and negotiations with successful tenderer
  • Notifying selected builder and unsuccessful tenderers
  • Preparing contract documents for signature

Contract Administration

  • Certification of payments
  • Prepare and issue contract correspondence
  • Review shop drawings
  • Periodic site visits to observe progress
  • Issuing instructions to the builder
  • Liaison with and co-ordination of consultants
  • Convene project co-ordination and site meetings

Construction & Project Management


This is an all-inclusive service with the Architect taking the responsibility of managing and organising our clients’ entire project from inception to completion. We are experienced construction and project managers.


  • Advice regarding maintenance programs for building fabric
  • Provision of as-constructed drawings of building and services
  • Provide required certification to the relevant authorities
  • Inspections during the defects liability period and preparations of defects lists
  • Finalise all progress payments and variations


As Mark Lawler Architects, one of the integral parts of our services is to conceptualise and finalise the interior design aspect of each project. This is important for both commercial and residential projects.

3D Visualisation


We are able to produce photo realistic interpretations of the buildings we design. Often times it help clients to truly understand their design.

Site Feasibility


For larger and more complex projects, our fees can be customised to realise the maximum development potential. Based on the results of this preliminary review, a developer could engage our office to complete a concept design which would provide initial building designs with typical floor plans for each dwelling, driveway, car parking layout, and areas for landscaping.

Other Services


From planning to creating stunning 3D visuals to construction management. We got you covered.

Contact us regarding our other services on 02 4942 5222