BD is an established architectural design practice. We offer a fully integrated service, bringing together the key skills needed to plan, design and build any project or development.
At BD, we specialise in translating client and site requirements into built form. Our approach combines commercial goals and imperatives with disciplined, responsive and progressive design solutions.
At BD we have a genuine passion for intelligent, sensitive, creative design.
We also understand current market demands and the many variables of project feasibility. This ensures we maximise each project’s potential and value.
BD is proud to have a track record of long-term partnerships with a wide and diverse range of clients. We enjoy working alongside them from feasibility to completion and their interests are at the heart of everything we do.
Our aim is to combine a genuinely progressive, solution orientated approach with a passion for design that is inspiring and uplifting.
Whether building a new home, residential development or developing a commercial space, our purpose is always the same: to translate the wants and needs of people into places that enrich the human experience and enhance the surrounding environment.
Central to that philosophy is the consideration of environmental performance targets through sustainable, energy efficient design features, site planning, orientation and materials. By planning rationally for environmental performance, we create light, airy, stylish buildings with low maintenance and reduced running costs.
We pride ourselves on developing attention to detail throughout all levels of the project resulting in a refined and resolved solution for the end users.
BD can support you with a full range of services including architecture, interior design, master planning, environmental planning and project co-ordination.
We have a successful record dealing with local authorities, statutory bodies and local communities.
With a proven track record in documentation, management and delivery, BD is big enough to manage your entire design and construction process, yet small enough to ensure tailored, personal service.
COLLABORATION AND INTERACTION
We work closely with our clients, from initial exploration of all practical requirements and personal visions right through to the end of construction phase. This close collaborative relationship sparks strong design ideas and ensures much needed attention to detail. By listening and responding to every client’s unique needs we optimise functionality and form, efficiency and sustainability.
The firm’s strong belief in continual interaction with clients and consultants is fundamental to developing the optimal outcome.
From pencil and paper sketches through to the 3D modeling and walk-throughs, our approach to design incorporates the most traditional and simple tools to the latest CAD technology and services.
BD’s experience and expertise providing high-quality architectural services to similar portfolios such as NSW Land and Housing Corporation, Railcorp, KFC, McDonalds and various religious organisations brings a familiarity with executing specific operational and design guidelines, and the implementation standards and requirements.
IS YOUR BUILDING LEAKING OR FAILING?
At BD, we can investigate the problem to uncover the cause of any building issue.
We are not remedial engineering consultants. As an established architectural practice, we can provide a holistic solution – investigating defects and offering appropriate remedial strategies.
We work with builders, body corporates, strata managers, and construction firms to identify and resolve the cause of building problems.
THE BD DIFFERENCE
BEST PRACTICE COMMUNICATION
We communicate the issues through architectural drawings and documentation – not engineering reports. Architectural documentation is the communication tool of the building industry. This clear, industry-wide method of communication leads to fewer variations, saving asset owners time and money.
ARCHITECTS, NOT ENGINEERS
As architects, we are better equipped to understand the stages of procurement. Not only that, architects have the skills and experience to deal with statutory bodies, collaborate with consultants, and work with other project stakeholders.
We draw on more than 50 years of combined architectural and building technology experience across a wide range of sectors including multi-residential, government, and commercial projects.
We diagnose building problems, design and document appropriate solutions, and project manage remedial and refurbishment building projects for a wide range of clientele and property types.
We diagnose building defects including structural defects, waterproofing defects, and facade issues. We offer problem analysis and dispute resolution for apartment complex owners, government bodies, and corporations.
As we’re architects, our work isn’t just focused on identifying building issues. With a whole-of-project perspective, we can investigate opportunities to maximise site potential over the long term.
We regularly administer competitive tendering processes on behalf of our clients.
The BD team can provide a peer review of new building designs to highlight where issues may occur, giving you peace of mind before construction even begins.
Selecting the right contractor is extremely important. We have superior relationships with specialist remedial building firms, and only recommend contractors who have demonstrated the right expertise for the project.
BD has an integrated management system (IMS) that streamlines our business operations to guarantee customer satisfaction, ensure safety, and reduce our environmental impact.
Our IMS is certified to:
- ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems
- ISO 14001:15 Environmental Management
- AS/NZS 4801:2001 and 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety
BD has the processes to ensure we comply with the requirements of ISO 9001, 14001 and 4801. We use a management system to ensure all services are executed in a competent, systematic, and appropriate way.
Our system is complementary with industry standards and codes of practice and ensures all work complies with legislative and regulatory requirements. The system aligns with industry best practice. It ensures continual improvement and adherence to the policies and procedures of the management system assures clients that all products and services provided by BD conform to requirements.
Our policies apply to our directors, employees, contractors, and any person who represents BD – including our suppliers acting on our behalf.
BD’s IMS is regularly subjected to internal and external audits to ensure it meets the requirements of ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and 4801.