Building designers to provide program of assistance for bushfire victims


(Sydney – 8th January, 2020) The Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA) has today called on its members nationwide to give up their time and put their talents to use to help bushfire victims rebuild their lives.


BDAA CEO, Chris Knierim, has offered his condolences to the many families and communities across the country who have suffered devastating loss during the bushfire crisis and pledged that his members are standing ready to do their bit when the time is right.


“The BDAA understands that there is still a lot of hard work to be done in the long battle against these terrible bushfires but we want affected communities to know they are not alone and that our members will do their bit to help rebuild their communities,” he said.


The BDAA has urged its membership to support the people and communities impacted by the bushfires by volunteering their skills.

Members have been urged to provide support in kind for services such as:


  • Consultation and design services
  • Preparation of documentation
  • Community presentations on the steps required to rebuild
  • Assistance in organising tradespeople


“I am pleased to say that we have already received an overwhelming positive response and support for this effort,” Mr Knierim added.


“We are very impressed by the willingness of our amazing membership to step up to this immense challenge in volunteering their diverse and considerable talents in the service of their neighbours and nation.”


For more information about the BDAA’s Bushfire Assistance project, please contact us Chris Knierim (CEO) on 1300 669 854 or