A luxury home developer has claimed a first for the Australian architecture industry with the launch of a holistic home design and delivery solution.

Canny Group recently unveiled Canny Architecture, an accredited architecture practice it says will complete the final phase in its integrated model, complementing its existing design, construction and project management business practices.

Heading up the architecture team is architect Michael Stelluto, whose background includes residential, commercial and institutional buildings.

“We launched Canny Architecture in response to global market trends and increasing demand from clients fed up with unexpected building cost blowouts,” the new design practice manager said.

Stelluto says industry analysts from around the world have observed consumer preferences shifting towards a more integrated service offering to avoid additional stress and costs from a lack of integration and communication between external architecture and construction firms.

Canterbury 1 Custom Home, above and top right. Images: Canny

The group says integrated project delivery leverages all team members to obtain the best results and increase value for the owner by maximising efficiency throughout the life cycle of the project. The process can produce shorter delivery times compared to traditional delivery methods, such as design-tender-build.

The 20-year-old company announced that this “unique, holistic offering is set to shake up the Australian design and building market as other firms are yet to adopt this integrated and strategic approach”.