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Destinext

Our ‘Destinext’ framework is a sequence of steps and checks to ensure total control to every facet of your project.  Based on years of experience, Destinext enables Studio S2 to expedite your project; maximising your time, energy and money.

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  • DELVE

    Identify opportunities to create uniqueness, memorability, functionality and brand awareness through your buildings and surrounds. During this stage:
    • Listen and learn
    • Research - sector, region, target market
    • Consider foreseeable issues
    • Research - Identify key opportunities
    • Prioritise
    • Develop the ‘Project Brief’
    Once the Project Brief is approved, we move to Stage 2.
  • DESIGN

    Translate the Project Brief into a tangible design that reflects and exhibits those opportunities.
    • During this stage:
    • Brainstorm ideas
    • Craft solutions
    • Draft initial concepts
    • Master plan
    Your participation is crucial during this stage.  We will regularly engage with you as we go through the creative process to ensure you feel that we are ‘on brief’ and that your needs and expectations are going to be met by the final building.
  • DETAIL

    Refine the design into a comprehensible project that can be discussed with Council and key stakeholders. During this stage:
    • Consider the functional needs  -  use| access | space | character | innovation
    • Consider the impact - form & material  | internal environment | external environment | urban & social integration
    • Consider build integrity - performance | engineering systems | construction
    • Consult specialist consultants and engineers for advice, design and specialised documentation
    • 3D digital model with a virtual ‘walk-through’ function that allows you to explore how your completed project will look
  • COUNCIL APPROVAL

    Negotiate with Council on your behalf to achieve planning approval.
    • During this stage:
    • Drawings for planning application
    • Liaise and negotiate with Council
    • Adapt and revise design where possible in line with your requirements for the project
  • DESCRIBE

    Communicate the design into a set of drawings that is legible, buildable and a clear communication of the quality required to meet your needs. During this stage:
    • Incorporate feedback into the final design – client | engineer | Council | Heritage
    • Bring together documentation including drawings and specifications
      • to communicate with stakeholders – client | investors | board of directors
      • to communicate with authorities and builders
    • Review and adapt as necessary to comply with building codes
    • Submit for building and development approval
    • Supervise the process of tendering or getting quotes for construction
    • Assist with price negotiations
    • Assemble building contract documents
  • ASSEMBLE

    Observe and review the building progress to help confirm that you are getting what you pay for.
    • Review construction progress
    • Confirm that the contractor is executing the project according to the design documents
    • Resolve unexpected issues and unforseen conditions quickly to minimise delays
    • Review contractor’s claims for payment and delays
    • Review shop drawings and sample submissions
    • Assess completion
    • Ensure all contractual obligations met by all parties
  • DELIVER

    The project is complete. It’s time to celebrate!
    • Join you to view the finished project
    • Seek your feedback
    • Seek your endorsement / referrals
  • EVALUATE

    Regroup and review the project process, and incorporate learnings into our process.
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Photography of site in use
    • Monitor fix issues
    • Monitor project against objectives
    Our relationship will continue long after the project is complete.  Shortly after the project is completed we will review the process with you; feeding key learnings into improving our systems and approach.  During the next 12 months we will regularly re-engage with you to see how the building is performing and the impact it has had on your business; with any issues that require addressing being handled quickly and efficiently.