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About Us

Who is Building Designers Association of Australia?

A champion for building designers. The Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA) is the single national association that represents, advocates for, promotes and connects building designers throughout Australia.

Our membership includes residential, commercial and industrial building designers, architects, landscape architects, planners, specifiers, thermal performance assessors and design students. A number of our members have featured on major design websites and in the pages of style magazines and major metropolitan newspapers. In addition, BDAA CEO Chris Knierim is a trusted media consultant regarding news coverage that concerns the built environment.

The BDAA has been cited as a consultant and direct influence on nationwide building reform, with association leaders advising national councils in a constant quest to preserve and enhance the Australian built environment.

What is a Building Designer?

A building designer is a highly skilled, endlessly creative and sustainably innovative building industry professional; one who might apply their considerable, carefully honed skills to residential, commercial, industrial and institutional designs. Building designers thoroughly and consistently study their trade throughout their careers, always keeping up to date with both changes in building designs and styles, along with the laws and codes that govern their construction.

Why Use a Building Designer?

It is the job of a Building Designer to design your dream home; but to realistic, legal, functional and sustainable parameters. A Building Designer can assess the strengths and weaknesses of your building site or your existing home, depending on whether you’re looking at building from the ground up or simply making renovations. Based on this information, they can then discuss with you how your desired and required outcomes can best be achieved.

A home that has been designed to address all of the elements of its particular site will provide a more enjoyable and ultimately a better financial investment for your future. Your design is bound to go faster and smoother in the hands of a professional, resulting in the construction of a home that will stand longer and stronger, housing and serving you and your family for years to come.

Selecting a Building Designer

The design is the most important part of the building project that you are about to embark on; and indeed will form the very core of the project. Selecting the right designer is the key to achieving a successful project; importantly, you must find a Building Designer that you can communicate with easily, who listens to you, and who will offer constructive advice that enhances and realises your design dream.

Find A Designer, a comprehensive directory of BDAA building designers, is a useful tool that will enable you to find an accredited Building Designer local to your area. After reviewing and comparing individual profiles found on this handy, easy to use web resource, it will be easy to select a firm that specialises in the scale and type of your particular project. As registered BDAA members, all of the Building Designers listed on this website are kept up to date with all the latest information and product knowledge pertinent to today’s ever-changing building design industry, and are bound always by a code of ethics to offer the highest quality service at all times.

Why the BDAA?

Building Designers Association of Australia is a widely recognised and highly revered organisation whose membership includes national and international building design award winners, authors, magazine columnists, sustainability authorities and experts, design software developers, lecturers and presenters.

A number of our members have also been featured on popular television lifestyle and design programs, and on our own thriving social media channels.
Building Designers Association of Australia is the only Building Designers national body to represent its members across both State and Federal Planning, as well as in Industry Policy.

BDAA hosts a heralded industry awards program, along with chapter meetings, webinars, socials, and numerous opportunities for CPD education. We invite our industry partners to play an active role in all of these programs, giving them ample opportunities for interaction and collaboration with our membership.