I spend my working life floating between the worlds of Skatepark Design and Building Design.
Over the years the ratios ebb and flow, and it may seem like an odd combination to some, but it’s what I’ve been doing for over twenty years and I love it.
QUALITY SERVICE IS IMPORTANT TO ME AND IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF WHAT I DO. I WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU INFORMED, UP-TO-DATE AND GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE ENTIRE PROCESS, FROM CONCEPT TO CONSTRUCTION.
Darren White is the principal of Baseplate and has been involved in the skateboarding community for over twenty years, as both a skateboarder and skatepark designer. From a young age, Darren informally designed and created skate ramps and proceeded to build upon this basic level in later years.
From 1994 -1997, Darren helped design, build and manage Victoria’s only indoor skate facility, The Shed, in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. His length of service with The Shed required Darren to liaise with local councils, user groups, landscape architects and skateboard associations to assist in the creation of a diverse range of skateparks. As a result, Darren established a widespread network of clients, users, designers and builders.
The need to produce plans (to build ramps at The Shed) led Darren towards a Diploma of Building Design and Drafting, which he completed in 1999. He became a fully qualified Building Designer and Registered Building Practitioner working on new homes, extensions, renovations, unit developments, warehouse conversions and commercial / industrial buildings with Village Drafting & Design and Bill Jacobs Building Design.
My commitment to providing quality drafting services and an enthusiastic approach to each design is evidenced by the fact that much of my work arises from referrals made by former clients.
ELSTERNWICK - RENOVATION
We were really impressed with baseplate. Darren enabled us to have a significant input into the design of the house but also steered us right on design and practical issues when required (and was patient when we changed our mind!).
WE ARE EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THE OUTPUT AND HE STAYED INTERESTED IN THE PROJECT EVEN AFTER HIS WORK WAS COMPLETE.
All the practical parts of the job (council, etc) happened quickly with minimum fuss. I would strongly recommend using Darren.
- Steve & Jane