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BDAQ President - Owen

President’s Address

The BDAQ works with and for building designers throughout Queensland to promote and protect their profession.

The Design Awards program provides an outstanding opportunity for members to showcase their best work. The awards program defines excellence in building design, as well as profiling the importance of the building design profession to both the building industry and the broader community.

The year of 2020 is one that will long be remembered, and this year’s design award winners provide us with something positive to reflect on. The projects featured within this spread represent the diversity and excellence of BDAQ members and showcase truly outstanding work.

The judging panel is required to assess the aesthetic qualities of the finished project and review the designer’s response to the important functional requirements, the client brief, as well as the site and climatic constraints.

BDAQ members play an important role in providing the public with designs that fulfil extensive, varied criteria. They make a commitment to their profession, clients, and industry to act in the best interests of the built environment and the wider community.

Thirty years is a substantial achievement for any organisation, in particular a volunteer association. To those who preceded me and to our current members, please accept my thanks and congratulations. Thanks to those who took a stand and created the association that has ultimately led to the recognition of Building Design as a profession in Queensland. Congratulations to those who carried the association forward to be the respected representative association that it is today.

It is disappointing that we have been unable to celebrate this milestone achievement as planned. However, it is again a testament to the spirit of Building Designers and their ingenuity that we have succeeded despite this adversity.

I want to acknowledge all the members of our association, particularly our staff and committees who have used this interruption in our lives to take another look at what we do and why. The core reasons remain. We are here for the benefit of Building Designers and for the betterment of our profession. In these troubled times I believe that we have done that better than before. More than that, I have seen the true values of friendship and camaraderie rise to assist members who need a hand.




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South Brisbane

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Email: admin@bdaq.com.au
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