Your Designer

Glen Place trading as Place Designs has been providing a complete building design service in the Mackay Region since 1980. If you desire, wish for or require quality architectual design and value for money Place Designs would be the Building Designer for you.

We at Place Designs pride ourselves on our approach to satisfying client's personalised needs and our ability to achieve quality architectual buildings. Our building designers have over 30 years experience designing to the conditions presented by the Mackay Region and North Queensland generally.

Place Designs has specialised in residential designs for new homes, dual occupancy and duplexes, villas & townhouses, additions & alterations as well as commercial and industrial projects. These designs are prepared in consultation with you and your builder to meet the conditions of the Mackay and Regional areas.

Experience is essential in designing buildings for Mackay Region, and North Queensland generally, as it is of vital importance that the design and construction of your project suits the building location, including:

  • Using cost effective construction methods that suit the contour and drainage of the land
  • Accessing prevailing breezes and establishing effective air movement pathways
  • Using renewable building products for ecological sustainability
  • Maximising views from living areas
  • Minimising the effects of the western sun
  • Aesthetics to suit the environment e.g. beach house, Queenslander, contemporary, colonial, and other themes

The design philosophy at Place Designs is a combination of your needs and desires and the contribution of our experienced and dynamic design team.

Our commitment to our clients is to provide a high quality service and documentation driven by the client's objectives. Our desire is to ensure suitable outcomes and workable solutions that will satisfy the client's expectations and regulatory requirements. To achieve these objectives, it is our policy to maintain an effective and efficient quality control system.

The design team will work with you to suit your pace, your budget and requirements ensuring complete satisfaction. At Place Designs we take pride in the service we offer our clients. You are provided with professional advice but you are always in control, you always have the final say.

Place Designs enjoys a collaborative approach to designing with our clients. It should not be considered a race against time. Suitable time must be allocated to achieve the best result for you. Some people spend more time selecting a car than they put into their greatest asset, their home or workplace.

Our documentation is of the highest standard for tendering, obtaining building approval and construction. All documentation is computer generated. This enables various solutions to be shown during the preliminary and design stages, which helps you in your decision-making.

If you wish, Place Designs can coordinate all client's consultants necessary to complete your project, call tenders and carry out contract administration on your behalf.

Your trust in us is deserved.

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Our Disciplines

Mackay Building Design Services
  • House Plans, Renovations & Extensions
  • House Plans for Special Needs
  • Villa Units & Community Title Developments
  • Commercial & Industrial Projects
  • Motor Inns
  • Retirement Villages
  • Hospital Staff Accommodation

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Our Services

Mackay Building Design Services
  • Site Inspections
  • Environmentally Friendly & Energy Efficient Designs
  • GreenSmart Projects
  • Town Planning
  • Liaise with Local Authorities
  • Liaise with Consultants
  • Liaise with Certifiers
  • Call Tenders
  • Contract Administration
  • Best Practice
  • CAD Drafting

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What makes us different

We work with you to prepare a design that is tailored to suit your specific needs.

A successful design process is centered on communication and trust. We work with you, using your requirements and ideas, to establish design concepts.

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Who we are

Place Designs is a family based building design firm that prides itself on their approach to satisfying customers personalised needs and their ability to achieve quality buildings.

The Place Designs service also incorporates all the necessary building and engineering requirements, resulting in a complete building design.

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