David Girardeau - Building Designer, Structural Design Drafter
David Girardeau Designs is a small business operating out of our home office in Tathra.
We are low volume and focus on working with the client to design site specific, bushfire resistant, solar passive homes.
We believe in taking the time to get the design 'just right' for the client and not rushing things through just to finish a project.
Many designs can involve several 'concepts' to finally meet all of the clients requirements - which we feel is important to get correct at the design/drawing stage as a home is such a significant investment.
We have extensive experience in off/partial grid homes and understand BVSC requirements for water, on site sewerage management - including worm farms, septic systems and dry composting toilet systems etc.
We have worked with several owner builders through (and beyond) the DA process.
We endeavor to produce accurate and detailed documentation for builders quotes etc. thereby trying to minimise 'variations' added onto the building contract/quote.
David has been operating his own Building Design Company in Australia since 2005 and has also worked for a number of other firms to enhance and contribute to his professional development including:
- Design Drafter for Chris VanDyke Designs -
- Design Drafter for Geoff Metzler and assc.-
- Lead Project Drafter for GHD Australia -
- Graduate Diploma in Architectural/Civil/Structural Design and Drafting - Vancouver College, Vancouver B.C. Canada -