“Richard was a pleasure to work with, and innovative in his approach. He is exceptional value for money, his designs are timeless and his colour and textural sense excellent and enhancing."
"RKArchitects were a pleasure to work with and innovative in their approach. On occasion we have found some Architects to be difficult to work with, with set ideas, or with budget concepts we did not agree with. We interviewed 4 very different Architects for our home, and chose Richard. He stood out in terms of experience, style and his personal approach.
We appreciated the fact that Richard had worked in other countries. His style is modern, unique and can’t be pigeon holed as sometimes happens. He’s a great listener, and brilliant at suggesting alternatives and considering different viewpoints. He managed us as clients, as well as the builders, with a gentle firmness to achieve satisfactory outcomes for all involved in the decision making.
Richard designed our home 17 years ago, and we still get compliments today – often from other designers. He is exceptional value for money, his designs are timeless and his colour and textural sense excellent and enhancing.
More recently, Richard worked on my husband’s dental surgery. It was a very difficult project; Richard managed to transform the building from a tired, traditional cottage to a stunning, contemporary building. The work was done in 2 stages to enable work to continue through the renovation. Clever management for this to happen was very much appreciated.
Nothing is too much trouble for Richard. Richard is readily available when needed. He went above and beyond contract stipulation when necessary. Richard’s assistant Leslie is an added bonus, always helpful and well informed – they are a great team. We have been very happy with both outcomes produced for us."
“Their concept design captured perfectly what we wanted. Richard was also flexible enough to allow us to manage the project. We were very happy with the outcome."
"Richard was referred to us by a colleague. We have a large traditional Queenslander that we wanted to renovate and extend. We were very clear with what we wanted for the footprint of the house – larger rooms, ample space, 2 studies etc. As we had quite specific ideas for the renovation, we didn’t want an Architect to go overboard – we wanted someone who was prepared to listen to our ideas.
Richard presented several proposals, but in the end his concept design captured perfectly what we wanted. Richard was also flexible enough to allow us to manage the project – as an Engineer, my husband was keen to manage the builders himself.
We were very happy with the outcome."
“I feel the result I got with Richard has not only delivered the extension I hoped for but has enhanced the whole house --- I'm really happy with the outcome!"
"When I asked Richard to help me with an extension-renovation to my home, what was uppermost in my mind was trust --- I felt that I could trust him to come up with a good design solution, and that he would be good to work with.
I was not disappointed! I found Richard thorough, resourceful, attentive to detail, and enjoyable to work with. He's very conscious of costs and scheduling, which I appreciated, and managed the project seamlessly. He's also an excellent communicator, and our constant interchange was highly effective in resolving details and moving the project along.
Richard paid particular attention in the early stages to finding out what was important to me in a home and how I expected to live in the new areas. He was also quite sensitive to the character of the existing house. I feel the result has not only delivered the extension I hoped for but has enhanced the whole house --- I'm really happy with the outcome!"
“Richard has gone beyond being our Architect - because of Richard, we now have the house we’ve always wanted. Richard is meticulous, detailed and everything was transparent. If there were any issues at all, he would address them immediately."
"Richard has gone beyond being our Architect - because of Richard, we now have the house we’ve always wanted. We’d had no prior experience with Architects and were a little apprehensive about engaging one. We felt comfortable from the start with Richard, and the further the project progressed, the more impressed we were with his approach and professionalism.
We loved Richard’s collaborative approach and we always felt included in the decision making. Richard is a great project manager and he worked really well - both with us and the builders.
Richard is meticulous, detailed and everything was transparent. If there were any issues at all, he would address them immediately.
We found Richard’s concepts to be wonderfully creative. We were considering adding a second story, but Richard’s concept allowed us to retain a single level house, with a double story extension. It works really well - every single person that comes to our house comments on how wonderful it is.
We love the way our house feels – he has perfectly captured what we wanted."
If you are building, renovating or just need some general advice on the next steps, contact us for a complimentary consultation, coffee on us at our office ph. 33716158 at Taringa near Toowoong.
Richard Kennedy Architects
59, Hillsdon Rd, Taringa, Qld 4068
Tel: 3371 6158