Learn about Building Designer Glen Place
My name is Glen Place. My business Glen Place T/A Place Designs has been in business as Place Designs since 01/07/1980. I have a Building Design & Builder: Open Licence (QBCC Lic 12080) and our office is in Badila Court, Mount Pleasant, Mackay. This is my website http://www.placedesigns.com.au and these are my 5 questions:
1. What sort of projects do you prefer?
I prefer new Residential and Commercial projects as they are more challenging and rewarding. However all project are treated equally as they have real meaning for our clients. While our business is focused towards the residential market, we also provide comprehensive services to commercial and industrial development and business renovations including villa units, commercial projects, retirement villages and hospital staff accommodation.
2. How do you add value to projects?
I provide the client with sustainable options moving towards a more energy efficient and healthy building. This helps to increase the longevity of the building. I believe I have the ability to identify, assess and recommend design features of buildings which promote sustainable and energy efficiency. I’m also proud of my ability to analyse complex technical issues associated with building design and materials and communication effectively in a succinct, accurate and coherent fashion.
The design philosophy at Place Designs is a combination of your needs and desires and the contribution of our dynamic design team. Clean, simple, elegant building lines dominate our design thoughts for exteriors and efficient and functional flow is our focus for internal layouts. We aim to employ modern building techniques and innovative building products to present a design that is functional.
3. What is a future trend you would like to see develop?
I would like to see buildings become more accessible to all people. I would like the see the use of more healthy and durable building materials being used in buildings. I would like building to be designed suit the climate and be more aesthetic within their surroundings.
4. Describe a recent project where you had a positive influence.
This current market this is a difficult one, but a recent project where we met the brief and designed a great house was Mackay Harbour. It’s presently under construction by Mackay builder Barry Green.
5. How does Cornell Engineers add value to your product?
Cornell Engineers are attentive to our needs and are quick to understand our vision and assists us achieve our goals. The staff at Cornell Engineers work with us as a collaborative team and don’t carry out their designs in isolation. Cornell Engineers will work with us to provide the best outcome for our client.