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Who is Building Designers Association of Australia?

Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA) is a national association representing Building Designers throughout Australia. BDAA is an inclusive association which is constantly developing and evolving, offering members multiple streams of CPD and communications, as well as an atmosphere which fosters interaction, member-to-member support, mentoring and industry exposure.

Our membership includes national and international design award winners, authors, magazine columnists, sustainability authorities and experts, design software developers, lecturers and presenters. A number of our members have also featured on popular television lifestyle and design programs.

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.

What is a Building Designer?

Building Designers first emerged in the 1970s and 1980s, developing a reputation for providing practical, professional designs, developed from close collaboration with the client – a contrast to many other building professionals during the era, who were not always receptive to the client’s ideas.

The role of the Building Designer has evolved over the years. Since the 1980s they have become more widely recognised, both individually and as a group. However, they have still maintained the practical qualities that made them so attractive during their early days in the field. Currently, the Building Designers Association of Australia estimates that 75-80% of residential work is designed by Building Designers.

Why Use a Building Designer?

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 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.

Alterations and Additions

Building Design with style

Your local Building Designer will provide innovative solutions to the challenges of renovating or extending your home.

New Residences

House Plans and creative ideas

Our Professional Building Designers can assist you to create the perfect new home, specifically designed for your needs.


Building Design with experience and skill

A Building Designer will utilise cost effective design to maximise the profitability of your project.

Town Houses

Urban Living needs style

A local Building Designer member will provide local solutions, within your budget, for the medium density needs of your area.

Commercial Spaces

Building or Interior Design creativity

Update that Commercial space; a local Professional Building Designer will tailor your requirements to the needs of your customers.

Industrial Projects

Industrial Buildings should look good too!

A Building Designer can provide the right cost effective design to maximise the profitability of your business.

Selecting a Building Designer

The design is likely to be the most important part of the building project that you are about to embark on. 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 what you have in mind.

Find A Designer is a useful tool to locate a Building Designer local to your area. After reviewing and comparing individual profiles, it will be easy to select a firm that specialises in the scale and type of your project. Choosing a Building Designer who is listed on this website ensures that they are a member of the Building Designers Association of Australia. Members are kept up to date with all the latest information and products, and are also bound by a code of ethics to offer high quality service.

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