About Building Designers

What is a Building Designer?

A building designer is a professional who designs buildings for a person or entity. They may work for builders or work directly for the consumer.

The building designer profession developed from the drafting services which served the building industry in the 1970s and 1980s. These people had gained a reputation of providing practical designsunderstanding and listening to the client, and designing what the client actually wanted.


Why use a BDAQ Building Designer?

Our members are professionals who have pledged to continuously develop their learning in the built environment industry. They're heavily involved with their industry, provided with the most up-to-date information and produce a high calibre of work. 

A Building Designer who is a BDAQ member will work with you - listening to what you actually want and providing practical solutions to suit your needs.

What can BDAQ
Building Designers do?

A BDAQ Building Designer should be your first point of call.

Your BDAQ Building Designer not only designs your building but also can work with a team of other professionals to ensure that structural elements and other specialist matters combine to produce a building which will look good but also will serve you well for years to come. Your BDAQ Building Designer will prepare your working drawings and can assemble all the other documents required for the necessary approvals and construction. Your building designer can provide advice and assistance on town planning or other regulations relevant to your project. Some building designers will manage all your required approvals.

When should I select a BDAQ Building Designer?

Selecting your building designer is like selecting any of the professionals that are part of your life.

The first consideration is to find someone with whom you can easily communicate, who listens to you and who will offer constructive advice which enhances what you have in mind.


By law in Queensland, you must choose a Building Designer who is licensed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (www.qbcc.qld.gov.au). It is also important to choose a designer who has the requisite skills and knowledge to complete the project.


Choosing a BDAQ member ensures that your designer will be kept up to date with all the latest information and products.

BDAQ members are continually updating themselves, through our extensive partner network, on relevant industry news and updates and are bound by a Code of Ethics.

How do I select a
BDAQ Building Designer?

Depending on their experience and licence classification, BDAQ Building Designers can assist with the following:

  • Commercial

  • Industrial

  • Restoration

  • Residential

  • Renovation

  • Extension Work

  • Unit Development

  • In fact, any type of building project!


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