What we do


The decision to build is not to be taken lightly. It is usually the largest investment people involve themselves in and this is why we aim to provide a design that works. Together with a client brief, we listen to the ideas of the clients.


Our conceptual plans take into account all aspects of the proposal; balancing structural against aesthetics, site constraints against building codes, energy efficiency against conducive design.


Our concepts are viable, both for the clients and for the builders. Read more…


The design is the single most important element in creating a new building, whether it be a residential or non-residential building. Drafting is a complex task that is best entrusted to a professional.


It is not simply a matter of ‘drawing a set of plans’. Every building project is unique and has its own complexities.


It is the task of the Draftsperson to understand the complexities and maximise the possibilities of the site. Read more…


With townhouse design or any multi dwelling developments it’s critical to talk a professional. Market knowledge, budget advice and project specific expertise from a town planning professional won’t just save you time; it can ultimately save you money, too.


Risks are inherent in all development projects, but ‘educated risk’ is key to being prepared for managing issues. Read more…


Dealing with the planning process can often be an intimidating and confusing experience. Our knowledge of the planning process plays a huge part in having planning drawings approved with a limited amount of fuss.


We have worked with councils all over Victoria and Tasmania and have an expert understanding of the complex planning process.


Harvan Design provides a pre-purchase phone service to assist prospective investors in making sure they buy the right property. We have a large number of developers who rely on our expert opinion to ascertain planning concerns & advantages on each property they evaluate.


One phone call can save a lot of heartache down the track and will enable you to purchase with confidence. With the advent of Google Maps, Nearmap & other websites, our advice is up to date & accurate.


Energy efficient design is part of our philosophy and we incorporate this into every one of our projects from the concept stage. Being energy raters as well as building designers enables us determine how to reach the best design possible.


We combine these two elements, which inevitably saves the client money down the track in untimely alterations to the drawings.


We can quickly produce 3D models to showcase how your house or unit development will look after construction. This is a great tool for the home owner to grapple with the eventual outcome & understand the impact of design decisions.


We believe 3D architectural renderings give a better feel than photo-realistic mock ups and add excitement to the design phase for our clients.