Utz-Sanby Architects has a broad range of experience and is interested in all types of architectural projects, including one-off houses, alterations and additions, heritage listed buildings, commercial premises, corporate fit-outs, multi-residential developments and re-use.
We provide a full Architectural Service for the duration of the project. This means we are involved throughout, from initial concept to completion of the finished product, covering the following progressive stages.
• Initial sketch designs
• Submitting a Development Application to Council
• Design Development
• Preparing Contract Documentation
• Tendering and Negotiation
• Contract Administration
These services are fully explained in our Client-Architect Agreement, which must be signed upon engaging the services of Utz-Sanby Architects.
Because the uninitiated design and construction process can be extremely daunting, we endeavour to communicate, educate and assist our clients throughout the process, so that the experience of designing and building a new home or project is a rewarding and satisfying one for everyone involved.
For advice regarding the development potential for the site, to help the client make an informed decision prior to purchase.
To examine the following:
- Analysis of brief and budget
- Assessment of Council constraints.
- Preliminary Opinion of Probable Cost
- May include initial Conceptual Design
Our full Architectural Service includes selection of internal finishes, colours, tiles, lighting, sanitary and tapware and door hardware. We can also advise on selection of furniture, fabrics, blinds and lighting.
Many people believe that Architects are only involved in designing the ‘outside’ of a building, however we cannot separate the interior from the overall design concept. We always have a clear vision for the interiors of the houses we design and believe that a unified design approach results in a more cohesive and successful project.
B. Sc., B. Arch. (Hons. 1st) – The University of Sydney
Kristin graduated from the University of Sydney in 1990 and immediately left Sydney to work in London. She worked at Bennetts Associates for the next three years, before working in Hong Kong for a short period and returning to Sydney with Duncan Sanby to establish their own practice in 1994.
Kristin has experience in the commercial, hospitality and residential sectors and has been an integral part of the practice over the last 20 years. She enjoys working closely with clients, builders and sub-contractors to produce buildings that are tailored to the individual needs and budget of the client, as well as making the most of the attributes of the site.
Kristin also enjoys writing as a guest contributor for Universal Magazines, being involved with education and training at both, secondary and tertiary levels, and assisting with other professional community organisations on a voluntary basis. These include the Australian Architecture Association and the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney.
RAIA, NSW Architects Registration Board
Nominated Architect No. 6227
Dip. Arch. (Dist.), B. Arch. (Hons.) – Brighton University
Duncan grew up in Derbyshire, UK and attended university in Brighton where he completed his degree in architecture. Following university he worked for Bennetts Associates in London from 1989-1993 then Sir Norman Foster and Partners in Hong Kong followed by Cox Richardson in Sydney before establishing his own practice, with his wife Kristin Utz in 1994.
His experience is extensive, ranging from small alterations and additions, to large commercial developments. He has always loved the process of design and construction and continues to produce buildings with particular attention to documentation and detailing. His focus over the last twenty years has been in producing one-off, custom designed and impeccably built homes around Sydney and in regional NSW. Duncan is passionate about producing great design at an affordable price and goes to great lengths to ensure client’s budgets are met, without compromise.