Stanton Dahl are specialists in the area of automotive design.

From initial concept planning of new facilities on greenfield sites to alterations and additions of existing facilities, we bring expertise to projects and other associated works, which ensures benefits to you.

With our extensive experience, we have a thorough understanding of current trends and functionality requirements within dealership facilities.

Our knowledge base and experience in the automotive sector enable us to provide you with a well-planned, cost-effective dealership facility, not only in the building construction, but also in planning efficiencies that directly contribute to better management, resulting in improved running costs for you. In addition, our designs provide a statement to the community aiding in the marketing of your dealership.

As ‘Preferred Architects’ for three automotive brands, our specialised team within Stanton Dahl is dedicated purely to automotive design.

Project delivery

Each segment has a unique set of requirements, but our Collective Ambition approach ensures we share all our insights and knowledge.

The brief

This is one of the most important elements of the project and is developed in collaboration with the client. Embodying the concept of Collective Ambition, the brief outlines the requirements and facilities, provides instruction, describes the interaction of spaces and much more.

Master plan

The Master Plan of the site is the descriptive interpretation of the Brief. It is an evolving document and requires flexibility of planning to respond to changing requirements.

Project control

Adherence to project management techniques ensure that budget, program, sustainability and quality targets are met. Clients are kept up to date during all stages of the process with reports provided at regular intervals.

Authorities’ approvals

We manage this stage efficiently and effectively to ensure the most expedient approval process, whether that is via a development consent or complying development path.

Documentation & quality assurance

It has always been our aim to ensure that our documentation provides good coverage of the works and thorough coordination of secondary consultants’ documents, all in accordance with our comprehensive quality assurance system.

Program & budget

Stanton Dahl are fully conversant and experienced in the financial constraints that apply to all projects. We pride ourselves on a long record of projects completed within time and budget, and we employ every endeavour to ensure the continuation of this record.

Other services

Stanton Dahl employ a broad range of staff beyond the expertise of architecture and project management, including in-house Access and Interior Design consultancies. In addition, all our documentation is completed in 3D, enabling perspectives, fly-through animations and 3D virtual models to be produced if required.

Our experience

We’ve delivered over 40 projects within the sector, more than 10000sqm.

Project Project Value Project period Completion date
Busselton, Hyundai $1.8 M 2009 – 2012 December 2012
Phil Gilbert Hyundai, Croydon $3.8 M 2011 – October 2014 October 2014
Annlyn Motors Volvo + Renault, Penrith $1.7 M June 2014 – current May 2016
Travis Honda, Frankston $800,000 December 2013 – September 2015 September 2015
Northway Honda, Bundoora $6.3 M July 2008 – February 2011 February 2011
Barry Smith Hyundai $1.9 M June 2006 – October 2007 June 2008
Brighton Honda $720,000 August 2013 – December 2013 June 2014
Woodleys Volvo + Skoda, Tamworth $1.5 M February 2013 – November 2013 December 2013
Phil Gilbert Toyota, Five Dock $3.6 M July 2012 – 2016 2016
Nissan Mandurah September 2017 – December 2018 December 2018
Hyundai Townsville September 2014 – August 2016 August 2016
Peter Kittle Holden and Mazda, Alice Springs October 2016 – November 2018 October 2018
Wollongong Workshop, Wollongong January 2016 – Current Under Construction

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The relationship and the process are equally as important as the final outcome.