Thinking outside the box with Gavin RubinsteinThinking outside the box with Gavin Rubinstein

#35 Nick Tobias

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Gavin sits down with renowned Australian architect Nick Tobias. Nick shares the story of how he started his practice at just 22 years old and built it into one of the country's leading architecture firms known for bespoke luxury homes.

He discusses the process of designing high-end homes from concept to construction, getting projects approved, working with clients and more.

Nick also provides valuable insights into the costs involved in building a new home today. An insightful look into the world of premium residential architecture and development from one of the best in the business.

  • 0:00-5:00 discusses starting his practice young and his journey to becoming an architect
  • 5:00-10:00 talks about his early career experiences working for other architects and learning on building sites  
  • 10:00-15:00 explains how he developed his style and brand over the years through
  • his work and marketing
  • 15:00-20:00 provides insights on the client selection process and lessons learned from difficult clients
  • 20:00-25:00 outlines the typical design and approval process for a new high-end home
  • 25:00-30:00 gives costs breakdowns for building a new home, including construction costs per sqm
  • 30:00-35:00 discusses factors that influence construction timelines and costs, pushing design boundaries
  • 35:00-40:00 provides more details on calculating total project costs, timelines, and furniture/interiors budgets
  • 40:00-45:00 shares some of his most memorable projects and favourite styles to work with
  • 45:00-end offers advice for those looking to enter the field and discusses qualities needed for success
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