Lark Design is an architecture and interior design practice based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
We specialize in simple, modern and functional spaces that have the end user in mind.
We have over 12 years experience in a wide range of fields including single family and multi family residential; commercial projects, corporate interiors, and adaptive re-use projects.
We believe in honesty and being down to earth. We prefer using simple, clear language to communicate our design and ideas.
This philosophy also translates into our designs and
Your FAQs answered
Why do I need an architect?
There's a common misconception that Architects only draw up plans and make expensive suggestions that will cost you more money.
This couldn't be further from the truth! Here's how you can benefit from using an architect on your project:
1. Statutory requirements
There are rules and regulations about what you are allowed to do on any given property. An architect will help guide you on what is within your rights or whether you may require the assistance of another consultant such as a town planner to assist with getting the correct rights in place to make your project a reality.
2. Other consultants
An architect will be able to advise you on which other specialist consultants may be required on your project, and may assist with sourcing these experts.
An architect will assist with ensuring your project complies with National building regulations, estate rules, town planning restrictions and regulations, etc.
This is the most important thing on our client's minds. Architects are not Quantity surveyors, but, the right architect should be able to give guidance on your budget and assist with guiding you through the project to prevent your project cost from getting out of control.
5. Construction documentation
Documentation of construction documentation usually continues well into the building process.
Having an architect involved in the construction documentation and throughout construction will mean that, when a problem arises during construction (and it will!), a knowledgeable person with experience will assist with finding the best solution to the problem.
It will also help you to avoid many costly mistakes.
6. Project management
Your architect can assist with managing communications with the contractor, and monitoring the process to help manage the timeline and monitor the construction costs, keep an eye on quality of construction.
I've never worked with an architect before! How does it work?
We make the process easy by letting you know what we need and when we need it. We will guide you through the process.
The first step is to get in contact with us.
If you are unsure of what to do with your property but know you want work done, we can assist. Contact us to schedule a consultation, and we will help you figure out the best way forward.
In the meantime, you will need to start thinking of your budget as we will need to understand how much money you have to spend on your project, and how you plan to fund it.
If you are not sure how much you should spend, we can assist. Lets schedule an initial consultation, and get an idea of your wish list, the state of your property and its location.
How much will it cost?
How long will it take?
The answers to these questions are project dependent and we will need to understand more about your project to give you proper guidance on this.
Fill in the form below to get in touch and to schedule a consultation to discuss your project so we can better guide you on these questions.