We were engaged to produce a design concept to convert an old warehouse into a high-end office complex to accommodate our client’s business and two commercial tenants. The challenge was to transform the aesthetically unappealing and outdated façade into a building of distinction with a modern, industrial façade and outstanding visual appeal from the street.
After researching ideas and concepts globally, we opted to keep the design simple, sharp, professional and elegant in keeping with the brand personality of our client’s business, while simultaneously distinguishing it from other buildings in the area with a modern industrial twist and delivering numerous sustainability advantages.
We were looking for an architect to produce a design concept to convert a large, rundown old warehouse at Erina (formerly the Base Warehouse) into a high-end office complex with a café and courtyard to accommodate my business and one or two other tenants.
Our brief was for the design to be modern, cutting edge and industrial, something really special and very different to the existing office complexes in Erina and Gosford. We wanted it to be the type of design you would expect to see in Sydney and a quality space for businesses to relocate to and for clients to visit.
After being underwhelmed by a design concept created by another architect, we invited principal architect at RZK Group, Claudia Rosznercki to present her design concept to us on my recommendation. From the outset, Claudia had wonderful ideas and we unanimously agreed that what she came up with was fantastic. Her implementation was also excellent, taking us from that initial concept to something that was going to work. So, while she was initially engaged for the concept design stage only, we loved all the ideas that Claudia came up with so much that we decided to engage her for the detailed design and the design of the interior and fit-out as well.
Claudia has been fantastic to work with. She’s enthusiastic and she genuinely cares about delivering the absolute best outcome. The design she produced exceeded our initial expectations and her input has been great value for money. She definitely delivered on the brief. Furthermore, working with a group of people (five partners) can be quite challenging. But nothing was too much trouble for Claudia. The communication process and response to challenges, different opinions and changes was excellent. I would recommend the architectural services of RZK Group to others without hesitation.
Brett Dillon, Director BD Financial Advisory Pty Ltd