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Your National Register
of Building Designers
the best place to startmydesigner.net.au
This site is an initiative of the Building
Designers Association, to assist the general
public in locating the best designer for their
residential building projects.
MyDesigner will provide you with a selection
of local Building Designers who would suit
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individual Designers, obtain their contact
details and see some of their recent projects.
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BE INSPIRED BY THE CLEVER DESIGNS AND CREATIVE THINKING THAT OUR MEMBERS HAVE USED TO RESPOND TO THEIR CLIENTS, OWNERS AND SURROUNDINGS.
Welcome to the fourth edition of our national magazine, Winning Design Australia.
This magazine showcases the work members of Building Designers Australia have submitted into our annual Design Awards.
You will fi nd innovative work, from the fi rst pages presenting the overall National Winner, to the partners product awards; in between the winners and commendations in each category followed up by the entrants, the base upon which the program and the magazine stands.
Building Designers Australia has members located all across Australia, the material on show in Winning Design Australia is just a sample of the innovation and aesthetic design waiting to greet your individual project; our members are ready to consult with you and guide you through the process in the pursuit of your dream.
Be inspired, talk to one of our members, this magazine is for you, our prospective and repeat clients; we invite you to browse through the pages, collect ideas, construct your thoughts and build your dreams.
We look forward to working with you to make them a reality!
Joint Venture Partners:
Theresa L HattonPresident, Building Designers Australia
Theresa L Hatton has 25 years experience in building design in Tasmania and is based in Launceston. She has been a member of the Building Design Association since 2002 and in 2013 became its rst female national President.
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About Building Designers Australia
THE BUILDING DESIGNERS ASSOCIATION BEGAN IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA SOME 40 YEARS AGO AND HAS SINCE GROWN TO BE A VIBRANT ORGANISATION THAT HAS MEMBERS ACROSS AUSTRALIA.
What are Building Designers?
Building designers are much more than designers of buildings. Building designers are problem solvers, designers of structural systems within architecture, detailers of solutions to client needs and government legislation; people of creativity and innovation who do all this in the best interest of the client and the environment.
Who are Building Designers?
Building Designers Australia consists of a dedicated group of professionals who prepare designs and documentation for all type of building work - with the BDA seen as one of the premier associations of Building Designers. Members are bound by a Code of Ethics and encouraged to operate at the highest professional level at all times.
BDA encourages design excellence from its members and promotes the benefi ts of good building design to the public. BDA is active in the development of education and training standards relevant to the building design profession and is now recognised by governments and educational institutions as a leading professional body for building designers in Australia.
Engaging a Building Designer.
Until recently it was recognised that the general Australian population did not have a good understanding of the Building Design profession. Many people, faced with the opportunity to construct a new home, or even to undertake a modest renovation of their current home, did not realise that they could engage a professional Designer to guide them, without the fi nancial commitment of involving an architect. The initial contact was often made with a builder, who very competently advised them on the practicalities of their project but was often untrained in the design process.
The benefi ts of starting a project with the assistance of a Building Designer are signifi cant. A Building Designer will: Develop a master plan for the project, to ensure
that all issues have been considered. Take a detailed design brief to address your specifi c
needs and preferred architectural style. Assess your building site to identify its weaknesses
and capitalise on its strengths. Provide practical design options. Incorporate environmentally sustainable design
principles in even the smallest project. Advise you on a realistic budget for the project. Liaise with other required consultants on your behalf. Manage your project through the Council assessment process. Organise Tendering and Contract Administration
for the project, if required.
Engaging a Building Designer is best considered a logical and fi nancially smart way to start your next construction project.
If you are considering such a project and need to locate and review the work of suitable Designers, visit the MyDesigner website at www.mydesigner.net.au
The best place to start!
BUILDING DESIGNERS AUSTRALIA THANKS EVERYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE 2015 BDA DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS, INCLUDING:
All Entrants See page 63
The Design Awards Committee:
The Awards Judges:
Jeff Clarke, Architect Coastal Architecture
Gavin Dale, Building Designer Gavin Dale Design
Monty East, Building Designer Design East
Dr Mary Hardie, University of Western Sydney
Susan Jarrett, Building Designer Structure Design
Chris Knierim, Building Designer Designer Constructions
Don Mason, Architect
Kate St James, Editor-in-Chief Universal Magazines
Pete Van Ryn, Building Designer Van Ryn & Associates
Sponsors See page 1
Freeman House by Trina Rowston, Nvisage
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Contents Presidents Message 1
About Building Designers Australia 2
Overall Winner 4Cliff hanger - Sanctum Design Consultants Pty Ltd
2015 WinnersPet Resorts Australia Terrigal, SJH Planning & Design 10
The Little House, Seaside Homes 14
Culburra Hemp House, Shelter Building Design 16
The Wynn Residence, Seaside Homes 18
Fan House, Lateral Architecture 20
Pike Residence Singleton Heights, Hugh Walker Design 22
Yarralumla Residence, Adam Hobill Design 24
Clareville House, Peter Downes Designs 26
Esplanade House, Jennifer Binns Design 27
Thelma Drive, Smeekes Drafting Pty Ltd 28
OConnor Residence, Adam Hobill Design 29
Pavilion House, Alex Urena Design Studio 30
The Run Way, Adan Creative Designs 32
Bullaburra Addition, Mark Davis Design 34
Campbell Residence, Adam Hobill Design 36
Grandview, ICR Design 38
Sunset Boulevard, Sorensen Design 40
Headlam House, buildingdesignstudio 42
InterAction Printing, Hugh Walker Design 44
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Car Park, Bryant Concepts Australia 46
River Deck Caf, Phil Wilkins Building Design Pty Ltd 48
Gulson Jeep & Alfa Canber