The Oxford dictionary meaning of “Architecture” is “one who prepares plans for buildings”. My schooling is Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture but since leaving school, I have worked with various well known architects in Adelaide, owned a retail design store combined with a building design business, worked in building companies, refurbished a bank building and with government design teams. So my experience is vast and varied with design and construction. Over the past 30 years, I have gained experience in designing clubs and restaurants, a complete retirement village, professional offices for doctors, dentists, lawyers and accountants, heritage buildings – national and local, including being part of the design team of South Australian Maritime Museum. I design with contemporary flair to rustic strawbale. I am now running my own design business from home and enjoying every minute. I am a member of the Australia wide and respected Housing Industry Association (HIA) and an owner of a registered Building Design business.
I was born in Finland and immigrated to Australia in 1970. I believe that my desire to design living environments for people, stems from a strong national heritage of world famous Finnish architecture, interior and industrial design.more
MY WORK HISTORY
WHY CHOOSE ME?
I invite you to come and meet me first, to find out how we can work together. I will be able to show you “before and after” images of my work. Because of my Interior Architecture schooling, combined with many years of experience in design and structural knowledge, I can create spaces that are pleasurable to live, inside and out. I am prepared to work on large or small projects, as I feel it is important for everyone to enjoy their living and working environments.
Design and Documentation Process
An ENGINEER is required most times to organize soil testing and work out structural calculations and footing designs.
An ENERGY EFFICENCY REPORT is required by council to indicate the efficiency of your project against the external and internal environmental forces.
A BUILDING CERTIFIER OR COUNCIL is required to carry out Building Approval of construction drawings, after Planning Approval has been granted by council.
A BUILDER will work out a cost for your project using the construction drawings.
WHAT I OFFER
I am prepared to wark on large or small projects or with your own disign.
My fee is an hourly rate, not a percentage of cost of project. That way, you will only pay me for my time in designing and documenting. I will consider who you are, waht your budget is and inform you of all the associated costs in order to gain relevant approvals. I will assist you in circumventing problems issues before I will assist you in circumventing problems issues before they grow begger.
I am writing to say how we had engaged the services of Tuija Schultz to design our home at Mount Barker. I found her to be an absolute joy to work with as she was always conscientious of her client’s needs. Tuija discussed with us at length covering all aspects of our wants and needs for our new home. We were pleased with the way in which she handled our building application to council and all the follow up recommendations. With our home complete we had no hesitation to further call upon her services to design a studio/bedsit and to provide us with drawings for an additional building to serve as our outdoor entertainment area. She communicated well with the builders and was always available to be onsite should the need arise. I therefore have no hesitations what so ever in recommending Tuija as a competent building designer for any planning and drafting projects. Glenda Gregory