What we do

The team at Centrum can provide end-to end project services from pre-design advice, architectural design, interior design and project management services to its clients from its inner-Melbourne Studio in South Yarra.

We are both creative and technical – we have to be. Sounds like Alchemy you say? Sort of. You might like to think of us as the composer and conductor of the ‘orchestra’ that will play the ‘symphony of your home’. As patron, you have the vision and story for us to compose into the music that your project conductor and orchestra will understand. It demands both creative skill to compose, but also the technical expertise to arrange the music, rehearse, direct and conduct the different instruments that are required to perform the ‘symphony of your home’ together in unison. When it comes to the ‘premiere performance’ you want to know you have hired a talented composer whose music you like, along with an experienced conductor that can lead an orchestra of talented specialist musicians.

Our services include: Architecture, Interior & Technical Design, Project Management.

Our mission is to enrich peoples lives by creating homes that tell their story and re-connect them to their world.

As the old saying goes: ‘the home is where the heart is’. We really get a kick out of discovering what it is that’s special about you and your site and translating that story into your home. It’s your home, not ours. So it needs to be tailor made – for you and your story.

 

Many clients come to us without an understanding of their ‘story’. We work closely with the client to ‘unpack’ their story, we help them understand and develop their own unique story based on where they have been, where they are now and what they need in the future. We then use this story to tailor a custom architectural solution that fits the client perfectly.

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How we do it

We are both creative and technical – we have to be. Sounds like Alchemy you say? Sort of. You might like to think of us as the composer and conductor of the ‘orchestra’ that will play the ‘symphony of your home’. As patron, you have the vision and story for us to compose into the music that your project conductor and orchestra will understand. It demands both creative skill to compose, but also the technical expertise to arrange the music, rehearse, direct and conduct the different instruments that are required to perform the ‘symphony of your home’ together in unison. When it comes to the ‘premiere performance’ you want to know you have hired a talented composer whose music you like, along with an experienced conductor that can lead an orchestra of talented specialist musicians.

The ‘practice’ of Architecture, requires a huge range of skills from the creative, to technical and social across the 2-3 years that it can take to realising a custom home or renovation. Unlike many Architectural firms that rely on ‘generalist’ Project Architects to carry a project across all phases, Centrum deploys specialist staff throughout the life of the project with the specific skills required to complete that particular task. We also co-ordinate the other specialists that you will need on your teams such as engineers and surveyors to get your job done right. Rather than being stuck with a ‘Jack-of-all trades’, we have a ‘Mastercraftsman’ working on your home every step of the way. Designing and building a home can be a very complex and obscure process for the uninitiated. So we’ve developed this infographic to help people make sense of it all. It attempts to explain Centrum’s process in as plain a language as possible to people who are currently in the research and planning phase and considering taking the first step. Its aim is to be informative foremost, but a little playful too. We hope you like it as well as learn something useful.

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