Who are the BDAQ?

BDAQ was formed in 1990 to give recognition to a profession of critical importance to the building industry.

BDAQ lobbied the government for registration of Building Designers for three years until June 1993 when the Minister for Housing and Public Works, the Hon. Terry Mackenroth announced at the Townsville BDAQ Conference that "on the recommendation of the Queensland Building Services Board, Building Designers would be licensed under the Queensland Building Services Authority Act.”

During the 2000 QBSA Licensing Review, the BDAQ successfully convinced the QBSA to remove the 25.0 metre height restriction and permit Building Designers to perform Contract Administration. The amended licensing became law on 1st September 2003. The Open License was introduced into legislation along with Contract Administration.

In 2010, BDAQ successfully convinced the QBSA to refine the Building Design Licensing conditions by removing all financial requirements except professional indemnity insurance from the Building Design License.


BDAQ is at the forefront of aligning all Australian building designers nationally through the National Association of Building Designers (NABD), enhancing public recognition of building designers at local, state and national levels.


The mission of the BDAQ is to promote the pursuit of excellence and integrity within the building design profession and to support and promote building designers in Queensland working within a local, national and international context. BDAQ also endeavors to guide building designers to a position of respect and dignity in the built environment industry.

BDAQ State Management Committee

Owen Kleidon


Tamica Lewis

Vice President

Neil Jones


Evan Andrews


Matt Piromalli 

FNQ Delegate

Andrea Weightman

Townsville Delegate

Richard Pace

Mackay Delegate

Kim Laundry 

Central QLD Delegate

Michael Russell

Wide Bay Delegate

Henriette Werner 

Sunshine Coast Delegate

David Melloy 

South West Delegate

Patrick Quain

Brisbane Delegate

Stuart Osman

Gold Coast Delegate


Tamara Smith 

Executive Officer

Olivia Dalgliesh

Marketing and Administration

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The Build & Design Centre

66 Merivale St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Association of Queensland Inc.