Jansen Design & Architecture was established in 1996 and provides full architectural and project management services, together with expert forensic reports and litigation support.
Today I am a sole practitioner with a deliberately small client book.
For me, ARCHITECTURE is the built form of people's living needs and desires; it is about crafting space to create relaxing, practical and relevant places to work and live in; and it is the success of the experience of using these spaces, where the true value of good design is realised.
Each building, home or interior should be tailored to reflect our client's needs and vision and the way they want to live and connect with the world.
Over the years I have come to specialise in the design and delivery of creative yet practical architectural solutions which capture the individuality of each client, and the uniqueness of each site.
Unaffected by fashion or trends, my homes and interiors are a creative and sensitive interplay between building and landscape. At one with the environment; they maximise light, airflow and space; and have empathy with their siting and landscape. I link inside and outside, and breathe new life into existing buildings and invest them with character. My designs are enriched by the beauty of other cultures and whilst each space must be honest to its function, it should not be limited by it.
I am very serious about sustainability and embed it as a core element into the fabric of my work; it is unseen, seamless and supportive. I regularly achieve 7 to 9 NABERS energy efficiency stars in my buildings and am looking to develop a 100% PassivHaus.
Values & Mission
Commitment, Respect, Honesty, Innovation, Reliability, Integrity, Probity.
My goal for every client is to design and build a home which is crafted to fit their lifestyle and provide a unique and individual design solution for them and for the site.
I listen very carefully to what you, as my clients say, and check back frequently and so ensure my design becomes and remains the most appropriate solution to your needs, budget and site.
I do not actively seek magazine exposure or awards; and I do not dictate to my clients, or exclude them from any part of the process. I strive to deliver individually tailored design solutions and an efficient, responsive, practical service.
I am committed to high levels of client service, and endeavour to make the entire process from design all the way through building to delivery, an experience which they can trust and enjoy. I work within our clients' financial objectives, offering seasoned advice to guard and protect their interests.
A home is probably the largest single personal investment most people will make in a lifetime, and quite often with borrowed money, so the investment in time, money and personal capital has to be worth it. It is axiomatic that Architecturally designed homes will usually sell more readily and at a higher price, so you can expect your investment in design to generate a higher return when or if you finally come to sell and move on.
When designing commercial properties, I am equally determined to achieve the best outcome given your specific situation. You may require a building at the lowest initial cost to be completed in the shortest time; or if you are more future-oriented, you'll want to optimise energy consumption, reduce manning requirements and maintenance regimes to varying degrees, depending on the investment imperatives we'll establish at out first meetings.
With 50 years of extensive and proven experience in the architectural profession, I will listen to you carefully and draw on that experience to provide a project which not only meets your needs, but should also provide a premium investment return.