Harnessing the natural environment to design spaces that are resource sensitive to build and to occupy.

Planning, Design, Advice. 

SUHOstudio offers a fairly unique consultancy. We sit somewhere between the service you would receive if you were to engage an architect and the service of a drafting company. 

Currently we work with clients to achieve detailed sketch and concept plans, taking ideas and creating detailed drawings for planning consent. From this point the decision might be made to engage with us further, having SUHOstudio develop the project construction drawings, or you may choose to take the ideas we have worked on and engage further with another building designer or architect -  the choice is yours. Our role is to apply the best knowledge available to make sure that the foundations of the design are the best they can be in terms of energy efficiency, thermal comfort and sustainability. 

In fact, what sets us apart is the focus on sustainability, thermal comfort and energy efficiency. When you engage with SUHOdesign you are getting the services of a team with keen focus on ESD (Environmentally Sustainable Design) - this means that we look beyond a rudimentary concern of a minimum energy efficiency rating, seeking to tackle passive thermal design, thermal comfort, ventilation, energy systems, rainwater capture, sun and shading analysis, natural and artificial lighting and livability to name but a few. We aim for a personalized design tailored to your specific needs and situation. This process can take more time than drafting up a basic plan, but the dividends and payoffs - a more comfortable house with lower operational costs and better health impacts for the occupants - are worth it. 

SUHOstudio clients acknowledge that the initial planning and design stages are very important. It provides the foundations for everything that is to come next and should not be undervalued in terms of the impact this can have on the finished building. 

Our services include:

  • Project scoping - initial advice and design ideas

  • Site analysis - we can evaluate your site from planning and ESD perspectives

  • Existing building analysis - if you are wanting to renovate an existing home

  • Initial sketch plans, massing and modelling

  • Concept plans for council planning submissions

  • Lighting analysis 

  • Rainwater capture and reuse strategies

  • Sun and shading analysis

  • Energy ratings and thermal performance modelling

  • Thermal comfort modelling

  • Post construction evaluation - blower door testing / thermography



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