Architecture & Design

Architecture & Design

All building projects follow the same process from concept design to construction. (also refer The Building Process )

We can provide a range of architectural services through to the ‘traditional’ Full service of concept design, design development, construction documentation and contract administration. (also refer The Benefits of Contract Administration )

The practice uses 3D computer modelling software to help you visualise and contribute to the developing design.

Your project will need other specialist consultants. We collaborate with a select group of specialist consultants to help your project. We can source the consultants for you and coordinate their services.

Watson Architects has worked with a select group of builders which could be used as part of a limited tender for your project. Where possible, we try to match quality builders appropriate for your project.

Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design

We aim to provide designs that minimise the need for artificial heating and cooling. We analyse the site and seek opportunities for orientation, breezes, ventilation, shading and water harvesting.

Our approach considers passive design solutions, material selection, energy and water efficiency, design resilience and durability, future proofing, and adaptation.

We look for practical, low-tech solutions that enhance sustainable outcomes for the client and environment.

Heritage Consultancy

Heritage Consultancy Services

Watson Architects has expertise in conservation and adaptive re-use of existing and heritage buildings, acting as both architect and heritage consultant for heritage-listed buildings and character houses.

Our heritage services and experience include:

  • Heritage Consultancy advice
  • Conservation and adaptive re-use of historic and existing buildings
  • Conservation / heritage consultancy advice
  • Conservation Management Plans
  • Heritage Impact Statements
  • Measured drawings and archival documentation

We can liaise with heritage authorities and other project consultants on your behalf.

Past clients include private residential clients, architectural practices, commercial developers, Local Authorities and State Government Departments

The practice has well established relationships with the Brisbane City Council (City Architecture & Heritage Team) and the Heritage Branch of the State Government

Expert / reports

Expert Statements / Reports

Andrew Watson’s Expert Witness services experience includes:

  • Preparation of expert reports for:
    • subfloor damp and moisture issues
    • roof leaks and heritage issues for two Qld State heritage-registered buildings
    • a proposed residential development approved by Brisbane City Council
    • unlawful alterations to a Heritage Place
    • rectifying defective building work
  • Providing expert evidence in court.
  • Mediation participation for a development application regarding streetscape ‘character’.


Watson Architects offers services and experience in:

  • Residential new design
  • Residential alterations and additions
  • Sustainable design
  • Conservation and adaptive design of heritage and existing buildings
  • Heritage consultancy services
  • Architectural advice in town planning and assessment matters
  • Small scale commercial developments
  • Expert witness work