“Design for North of the Tropic of Capricorn”
Savage Architecture + PM is a specialized Architectural and Project Management practise to develop projects for Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.
Based in Cairns, the practice is owned and managed by two senior architects with more than 20 years’ experience working in the northern region of Australia, delivering projects in both major centres and remote areas.
The unique difference Savage Architecture PM directors Keith Savage and Chris Baker is besides their extensive experience working in the Tropics is they also have long-term experience working primarily in the Eastern Australian capitals of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, chiefly at Director and Senior Management levels on projects exceeding $100 million in value. Keith and Chris have extensive experience working with large companies such as Westfield and News Corporation, alongside the consultants and specialists who support the delivery of these projects.
The Directors of Savage Architecture PM bring exceptional management skills for the procurement of all stages of projects from initial project inception, design and documentation through to the management of building works contracts and client handover. These services are delivered for all types and sizes of projects – no project is too small.
Many of the projects undertaken by the Directors have been the recipient of architectural and industry awards. The ACIKE Building at Charles Darwin University designed by Keith Savage was recognised in 2018 by the Climate Council of Australia as one of the top 8 environmentally designed projects developed to date in Australia. Many of Keith’s projects have received awards from the Institute of Architects.
Crystalbrook Collection Hotel – Bailey – was managed through the design development, contract documentation and construction phases by Chris Baker. This hotel is one of the largest and most prestigious projects built in Cairns to date. The project was managed and delivered on time and on budget in accordance with the original agreed client agreement.
The Directors of Savage Architecture PM have a passion for delivering projects which meet and surpass their client’s expectations. Keith and Chris believe in personally servicing all their clients and projects, and where specialist skills are required they source this expertise as part of their project teams. To this end, Savage Architecture PM have established relationships with large southern architectural and multi-disciplinary practices if these resources and expertise are required.