“For the past twenty five years we have worked on design and construction projects, including new houses, galleries, shops, house renovations and interiors.
Our practice since 1996, was re-launched as architecture@altitude in 2011 to focus on cool climate energy efficient building design and architect-designed kitchens from our new studio in Armidale in the New England Tablelands of NSW, 1000 metres above sea level.
Our projects are very much client and site driven with a focus on sustainability through design principles and appropriate material choices.
Our approach is to allow enough time for each project to be done efficiently & economically. A good design requires a degree of fermentation time. We like to work with a simple and appropriate palette of materials and treat them with respect.
We enjoy working with other people as part of a small team where each individual can offer their strengths to the project. We endeavour to develop a close working relationship with clients in order to achieve a design that is collaborative.
As a result our projects tend to portray the “personality of the client”, rather than that of the architect.”
Virginia Wong-See, Architect, FRAIA