DIMA is the architecture practice of Geelong Architect Matt Arnott, providing a full range of building design, documentation and architectural services to Greater Geelong, Melbourne, The Surf Coast & Western Victoria. We'd love for you to make contact to begin building your dream home or construction project.

We can assist with all types of project including Custom Home Design, Renovations, Commercial Developments & Internal Fitouts. They include:-

•Feasibility Studies
•Site Measure, Levels & Analysis
•Concept & Design Services
•3-Dimensional Visualisations & Walkthroughs
•Construction Documentation
•Design, Budget & Construction Advice Throughout

•Town Planning Permit Drawings & Reports
•Application Compilation & Submission
•Council Communication & Resolution
•Planning Permit Advice

•Coordination of Consultants
•Management of Permits, Applications & Consents
•Contract Administration

Our streamlined full design & documentation services are tailored to your needs ensuring a peaceful process for you.

We are frequently engaged to bring Residential Houses, Unit Developments and Commercial projects to life, with the know-how to take advantage of the unique opportunities available for all sites and projects.

A brief will be tailored to your individual project requirements, which will be continually updated as we progress. Friendly personalised advice and a positive outcome for you is our priority.


Stage 00 | PreDesign Assistance
5% Complete
Ensure a smooth process. Our feasibility studies will ensure that your ideas, budget, planning and building requirements align, before you invest. We can also provide you with detailed existing conditions plans.

Stage 01 | Brief & Concept Design
25% Complete
Your initial ideas are pieced together and we interact with you to create your brief and schematic sketches. We'll progressively update the concept in order to inject new ideas into your design, and discover more about your needs.

Stage 02 | Design Development
45% Complete
Our experience and construction knowledge allows us to develop your schematic design, discussing with you throughout the process. We'll improve the function, form and efficiency of the home design, while developing it in line with the current rules and regulations. We also understand where there is scope within the building rules to create a better outcome for your needs rather than apply the common and easy answers.

Stage 03 | Design Approval
65% Complete
If required, our services will guide your design through additional approval processes such as a planning permit. We understand the changing requirements, and can provide additional reports to support your permit application.

Stage 04 | Construction Documentation
85% Complete
We develop detailed working drawings and specifications in order for your design to be built or tendered. You can be confident that our assistance with engaging other required consultants and obtaining building approval will result in a comprehensive drawing set. We understand how buildings are put together and take pride in ensuring our high quality construction documents are arranged for builders first and foremost, which ensures a smooth construction process.

Stage 05 | Construction Period Services
100% Complete
We remain a source of information and advice as your builder brings your home to completion. Throughout the construction period we can also administer your contract & project to help keep it running smoothly and on budget.

Discuss Your Ideas Today with Matt, A Registered Architect & Registered Building Practitioner