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March 27, 2019

CDA has moved! After 20 + years of working from our cozy home office environment it was time to broaden our horizons and move into a bigger space! Over the last few years, CDA has continued to grow, adapt and move in a new direction, with 2019 shaping up with even more...

December 4, 2018

In a previous blog I mentioned the need to design not only to a client’s brief, but also take into consideration location and environment. Before meeting with CDA, there are a few things to consider when putting together your ideas.  Some may sound like common sense, b...

November 6, 2018

Our Architectural studio has recently seen an increased inquiry from property owners about show cause notices, usually this is accompanied by a sense of panic and concern. 

In simple terms, show cause or a non-compliance notice is a formal notification from your local C...

October 22, 2018

In recent years there has been an influx of collective work hubs.  From the humble converted Queenslander, formal traditional office spaces and boardrooms, through to the grand open spaces of an old warehouse.  Collective work environments offer an opportunity for like...

October 3, 2018

Growing family, changing dynamics, home office – whatever your reason for adding space to your home, planning and designing your changes before you plough straight into knocking down that wall, will allow you to deliver your project on time and hopefully within budget!


September 18, 2018

Recently I was approached by clients who knew they wanted to update the look of their 80’s home, but weren’t sure on how to go about it. Having plans drawn up is only a small part of it.  Current 3D modelling software enables us to ‘walk’ the client through ideas, visu...

May 22, 2018

In my last post about Feng Shui, I talked about the entrance to the home and what architectural features are necessary for inviting positive chi into the house. A critical design feature for the front door was to ensure it did not align with another door or window to e...