3 Bayfield St Rosny

"Recently, I've had the pleasure working with David Menzies and Tim Hodge from M2architecture to design and supervise the construction of a substantive commercial building in Rosny Park.  It was a delight and easy to work with David and his team at M2architecture throughout the project build.

The firm was attentive with their communications and project management.David and his team were always able to answer and questions and managed the contract professionally.Any construction issues were dealt with quickly and diligently. Significantly, the project was delivered on time and within budget.I would highly recommend M2architecture for any residential or commercial architectural project."Steve ChauChau Nominees - client, 3 Bayfield Street

Bellerive House Alts and Adds

House Addition, Bellerive

When we wanted plans drawn up for our house extension at Bellerive we went straight to M2a. During the whole process we weren’t disappointed. They listened to our requests, understood that we were on a small budget and they catered to our needs, they were very helpful, shared new and modern ideas, had good communication, answered our silly questions with patience and didn’t make us feel silly and were professional every step of the way.

We are extremely happy with the results they delivered us.

We would highly recommend M2a for your next project.

James & Anita Veltmeyer

Challen House, 2014

"David Menzies and the m2a team have designed and project managed two projects for us – a major renovation a few years back and most recently a new house build. 

We first met David through a very positive recommendation. Having had a good experience working with him on our renovation project, it was an easy decision to entrust the new build project to him. We involved David from the very beginning – taking his advice on the suitability of our choice of land and having him interface on our behalf with the local council on planning considerations. We had a clear view of what we were trying to achieve and a long list of requirements the house had to meet – mainly determined by it being our retirement home. The key sentence of the brief we gave David was “we have to be able to live here independently when we are 95”! 

David took on board the brief and, working closely with us at every stage, turned our dream of a light airy geriatric-friendly beach house into reality. The result is everything we dreamed of and much more. Importantly, David ensured that functionally the house is fully set up for our old age and will not need any modification as we become less mobile and agile. He was a fountain of ideas and brought to the project not just architectural skill but flair in the decor and decoration as well. Knowing our love of Tasmanian timbers, he incorporated into the design features in celery top pine, myrtle and Tasmanian ash. Inside and out, David created for us a truly beautiful house. 

David was always conscious of our budget for the project and attentive in searching out the most cost-effective solutions. He worked closely with the builder to deliver a very high quality result within our budget. David also guided us through the selection of our builder – a very thorough due diligence process that lead to a totally satisfying build experience and an excellent relationship with the builder – something of a rarity in building projects. 

Few people will say that they thoroughly enjoyed the process of building a new house from scratch, but we did. No complex project goes totally smoothly and our project had its challenges but David worked hard with the builder and engineer to find solutions. Generally, he presented us with options for resolution when we first heard about the issue and in this way minimised any stress we might have felt. David’s professionalism, his care and attention to detail, his respect for our wishes and views and, of course, his great design skill were major contributors to the success of our new build project and in large part responsible for the process being pleasurable. We have no hesitation in recommending David and the m2a team."

Anne and Don Challen.

Clemenger Tasmania Redevelopment, 2010

Our workspace required a revolution – to maximise the benefits of new work practices, inspire clients and staff, as well as better present ourselves as a creatively-driven, dynamic business.

After consulting with industry bodies and professionals to identify a short list of relevantly skilled practitioners, interviews were conducted and M2 were unanimously appointed.

M2 Architecture proved to possess the right balance of creative and practical skills as well as the processes and attributes that gave us confidence that the project would be delivered to our vision and expectation.

The level of communication was excellent. This ensured our needs were kept at the forefront at all times. Agency-wide consultations, briefings and progress reports enabled us to be involved and contribute at critical stages of the project.

Budget management and cost control were key requirements. The process of quantifying costs prior to quoting and the quality of documentation and consultation with contractors was first-class, always focused on gaining and negotiating to our advantage.

David Menzies has a professional, friendly, positive style. He was thorough, inclusive, intuitive and prudent at all times. Combine this with an obvious talent to design effective as well as aesthetic solutions and it’s little wonder why the ‘journey’ and final result have exceeded our expectations.

The design solution successfully integrated ‘the new’ (contemporary thinking and style) within ‘the old’ (high-value heritage listed building). We now have an imaginative, innovative and functional workspace that we feel proud to own and operate within.

The agency has been reborn, with new vigour, confidence and passion for our creative product and the future.

M2 Architecture were intrinsic to the overall success of our project and we are happy to highly recommend them to prospective clients.

Phillip Drury
Design Director, Clemenger Tasmania
P: 62352606

CPA Australia

David was contracted by CPA Australia to design and totally fitout new premises, using some existing furnishings but developing a brand new look incorporating updated technologies and furnishings.

David developed a good working relationship with the Tasmanian Director and his design has resulted in an office that works extremely well and is often commented on by visitors as to its openness, brightness and fresh look.

The entire process was simplified by David's approach to the needs of the client and his ability to work with the Director to achieve the desired result.

Allyson Warrington BBus, FAMI CPM GAICD
Director, Tasmania
CPA Australia

House Additions, New Town

We selected M2 Architecture from a shortlist of recommended architects because their website promised that we would receive the same level of professional service as any other client, even though we were only building a modest extension to our home. Indeed this proved to be so. Not only are we more than delighted with the way the renovation has transformed our living space, giving us the space and light we needed, the entire process was extremely smooth and could not have been more professional.
For building novices like us, choosing M2 meant we were completely removed from the potentially stressful process of complex approvals, discussions and negotiations. We proceeded through the entire build without worry or concerns. We felt we could speak completely freely with David at any time on any matter, and that we were fully informed at every step. And while minimizing the stress was important to us as novice builders, the end result has been completely transformative for our family. David listened attentively to our ideas, helped us to clarify what we wanted and then translated them into reality, with the result that we got a better result than we had imagined, and we love being in the space that is our home.
Deborah & Graeme Vaughan

Imatech, Innovative Industrial Solutions

I cannot recommend M2architecture enough!

Working with David Menzies has been a very effortless and pleasing experience from meeting him until the final drafts were completed.

I would describe David as a 'Can do' architect who listens to the client wants and needs and implements a solution to fit the clients brief and not the other way around while always meeting customer expectations in very professional and timely matter.

Helen Rule

SMF Group

David and his firm have assisted our group of companies in planning and redevelopment of our office environment since mid nineties. During this time our company within Tasmania has increased in staff numbers by over 300%. David, while being proactive in designing, has always been able to find that "balance" between the client's desire and a professional outcome for all concerned. This aspect we find of tremendous value when budgeting a project and achieving the professional finish.

David has a strong professional approach to his work that allows him to meet all challenges that arise and are quickly resolved between client and developers.

His strong focus on finding that "balance" between a client's cost control and the successful management of each project within the agreed time lines cannot be overstated.

Ian Griffiths
Executive Director
SMF Group

Taylor House, Devonport

"David did a redesign on our beachside home and created a vibrant contemporary design which we love. It's now a modern, imaginative and attractive home. I would highly recommend his work." Julia Taylor September 09 2014

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