What do our clients say . . . ?
Walker Cameron House
We found Colin Brown at Arena Design Architects a pleasure to deal with. From initial meeting through design concept to final plans and calling Tenders, all went very smoothly. The old adage that proper planning prevents poor performance rang true. Detail is everything and Colin was across all of it. Additionally, his design was both sophisticated, elegant and functional.
Patrick Walker & Fiona Cameron
Semi-Detached House, Glebe
I found Colin a real pleasure to work with. We talked through many options during the development process and came up with a design that worked for me and suited the style of my house. Colin’s attention to detail and close working relationship with the builders also paid dividends. The end product is a home which is so much more liveable than it was previously.
Michael Combley Paddington
During a long-standing business relationship, I have placed around $3 million of built work, both Residential & Commercial with Colin Brown of Arena Design Architects.
Residential Paddington Terrace
Commercial Research Offices, Paddington
The execution and management of these projects has typically exhibited the following :
> Production of well considered initial design concepts
> A very professional approach to Client Liaison and the co-ordinating of numerous Consultants
> A thorough integration of project documentation
> An excellent project and build management capability
I would have no hesitation re-engaging Arena Design Architects again in the future.
BS (Stanford University), MS (CalTech), PhD (University of Sydney)
Lab 265 University of Sydney
The School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney has recently refurbished Lab 265, our primary electronics-teaching laboratory. With Colin Brown of Arena Design Architects as lead consultant, we have established a state of the art facility, which is now an iconic element within the School’s educational credentials.
Working within all our technical and teaching parameters, he ensured a warm, welcoming space that engages students and provides an environment that is a pleasure to lecture and teach within. Colin’s creative vision was embraced and his ongoing attention to details ensured the lab is a wonderfully engaging space for the Collaborative Learning approach, which underpins our educational methodologies.
Working with Colin was an absolute pleasure: he was up-front, direct, thoughtful, creative and resourceful, and most of all supportive of our design and usage objectives.
Dr. Craig Jin, Associate Professor
MR WAYNE DAVIS
Waste Services & Technical Support
Environmental Learning Facility (ELF)
Orange City Council
The Orange Regional Environmental Learning Facility not only looks great, but is an iconic structure that also blends well into its surroundings. Colin’s attention to detail, regular site attendance during construction and eagerness to please his client is reflected in the finished product we see today.
Colin & the team at Arena Design Architects met all the brief requirements for our wonderful multi-function centre for learning in Orange. Otherwise known as the “ELF”, this building provides a working demonstration of technologies available to everyone to lead more ecologically sustainable lifestyles.