Competitive design processes, where architecture firms submit competing visions for a development, are becoming a more common feature of the design and procurement process of NSW developments. Increasingly, councils are using competitive design competitions or processes to achieve design excellence, and sometimes will attach development bonuses to encourage developers to follow the process.
While a competitive design process can seem daunting, and have the potential to add time at the front end of a development, if done well the rewards are worthwhile, as demonstrated by the increased market value, yield, and quality design outcomes achieved in many developments around Sydney and NSW.
JBA has assisted a number of clients in undertaking design competitions. We can assist with: