“Design for North of the Tropic of Capricorn”
Keith is a well-known architect spanning 35 years, including the Territory.
It is no secret that Keith has a passion for tropical design. He kick-started his career from his student days at the University of Technology, Sydney, where ‘back in the day’ he studied full time, worked full time and paid his own way! This included paying ‘board’ ti his parents for short stays in-between ‘flatting’ with his architectural friends. By taking couple of years off to be a labourer on site during this time, this cemented the whole process of the project, from design to construction.
This background set strong foundation for keith’s buildings to be built on time and within budget.
Keith’s previous experience as Owner/Director, including senior management roles for some of Australia’s most prominent architectural design consultancies is unique. The locals here refer to him as : Local boy, National experience! His intimate knowledge of mastering real design needs and developing projects in this region guarantees that the work and knowledge procured here, stays here in the Territory.
Keith’s award winning building reflect design that is strong in innovation with conceptual design. Initially, Keith uses freehand for sketches of a design approach. He is backed up with talented team of architects, designers and project managers that uses the latest 3D-technology to reflect precise sketches of a preferred design. The design is further developed by selecting sustainable materials, integrating systems, energy saving technology, low emission living and passive design principles (shading, landscaping, opening a window and letting the building do what it has to do because it has been designed that way)!
Savage Architecture is current architectural practice in Darwin, and it is a fitting tribute to the creativity of a very special architect whose work here in the Territory is inspirational for generations to come.