How to select an architect?



The photography on this website is primarily taken by Fotomedia, based in Burleigh Heads and Brisbane.

Some limited photographs were taken by ptma.

(The difference highlights the benefits of a photographer.)

Solar angles:

There are different resources to help calculate sun angles for orientation of buildings and designs of roof and shades.  They can be helpful to varying degrees in understanding the broad principles.  But remember that the needs change depending on the site location, topography and design.

For general background try Your Home (a general guide to passive design published by the Australian Government.)

For SEQ:

  1. sun angle diagram
  2. a simplified shading diagram on a north facing wall. (from the referenced website)

If you are struggling with life, or are close to someone who is:

There is help available, including at

Reach out to someone near to you. Be kind to each other.  This is relevant to someone you know.

If you can afford to support those who do need help, but are unsure where to start,

Support a charity including:

a charity page established in memory of one of our own family who passed away from suicide


or this one for a client who also died, from suicide.