LauraL » user profile

Member Since 29/08/2021
Last Seen 22/09/2021
Location Melbourne

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I have not visited Bali or heritage-listed buildings in Asia to be able to provide a general comment on those and I prefer to not offer an...
06/09/2021 - 13:26
There is truth in the above and there are sentences that can be misunderstood. I would invite anyone reading it to just take it as a...
02/09/2021 - 13:16
I would lie if I said that I have done enough research and have enough knowledge to give a comprehensive accurate answer here. I find that...
02/09/2021 - 13:12
A full service agreement between the client and an architect covers a few design stages, coordination of approvals, as well as assistance...
02/09/2021 - 13:03
@Kanmen, I think this question could be a very complex one and just wanted to understand a bit more before I answer. What would...
02/09/2021 - 12:43
On some lots it can be really tough, but there are ways to improve the situation even where the solar orientation is not ideal. In...
02/09/2021 - 12:41
Each architect works differently, it is good to understand how the ones you 'interview' do and if that matches what works for you. I...
02/09/2021 - 12:38
:) @Gnilgorf, thank you. I have not seen that video, might look for it. This year in particular I have seen quite a shift in our industry...
02/09/2021 - 12:29
Interesting question and my answer will be quite subjective. I believe there is a public for those, people need beauty in their lives and...
02/09/2021 - 12:26
I heard it is easier now since they changed to accept the experience. I suggest presenting as many examples as possible that are local...
01/09/2021 - 09:58
There is an awesome Facebook group - My efficient electric home I believe is called - that has so many tips and tricks that it is hard for...
31/08/2021 - 07:52
I got my registration before they changed the system, I understand it is sightly easier now, as back then we had to have examples of work...
31/08/2021 - 07:47
I prefer to propose a lump sum fee agreement to my clients, just because I would love that certainty if I was one. I put together a...
31/08/2021 - 07:44
I am not sure I am up to date with this one, but what I know is that smaller companies often go by the Modern Award and larger companies...
31/08/2021 - 07:30
I heard lots of horror stories, too. They do travel more often than successful stories. Choosing the team carefully is one of the most...
29/08/2021 - 20:07
Many of the homes being built are volume builder typical layouts that are designed having no consideration for the solar orientation....
29/08/2021 - 19:08
In my 14 years of working in this field, I got to learn that ugly and beautiful are extremely subjective. Having said that, there is a...
29/08/2021 - 18:30
Very interesting question and one that is on my mind quite often. This is what I notice is happening, with very few architects practicing...
29/08/2021 - 18:14
Critical I would say and I wish more architects would see it from this perspective first and foremost. Even before lockdown, we still spent...
29/08/2021 - 18:09
When I was by myself, I used to excel at this. In time, as I measured the time I spend on each task (using Toggl now), I knew on average...
29/08/2021 - 18:04
Very old school here, I wish we shifted to something else, but did not manage to yet. Autocad and Sketch-up. Xero for book-keeping, Toggl...
29/08/2021 - 17:56
I chose to only work in the residential space, because I believe that our homes have the biggest impact on our wellbeing. Our work includes...
29/08/2021 - 17:55
Don't think I have one. Similar to this, I never seemed to be able to answer the questions of who I look up to. I look up to and admire so...
29/08/2021 - 17:26
:) My husband encouraged me to join specifically for this forum. He is using it more than me. I had a gift on my list to dedicate 2h of my...
29/08/2021 - 17:22
This house reminded me of my Uni years, when we were taught that slopy sites should be dealt with in 2 ways: you either follow the slope of...
29/08/2021 - 17:20
LauraL replied to DisabledUser398528 on [AMA] Residential Architect in Victoria
This question made me smile. I actually am one of those people who do not pay attention to cars. I know, that is bad for a person who...
29/08/2021 - 17:12
I thought and read quite a bit about this. I think that at the end of the day, it was probably my ego. I thought that I can handle more...
29/08/2021 - 17:10
While this is probably not the type of accidental architect you refer to, I actually ended up in architecture by accident. :) I wanted to...
29/08/2021 - 17:00
Hello everyone, I am a Victorian registered architect in my 30s, having my own practice for almost 4 years. Ask me anything. A little bit...
29/08/2021 - 16:20
LauraL joined OzBargain.
Welcome aboard!
29/08/2021 - 16:13