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We exist
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37 years
Architecture
Master Planning & Urban Design
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
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We live in a world of inspiration where creativity draws our daily life course. Open eyes with a blind intent to discover allows us to see so much more and acknowledge the true beauty in nature and man made design. It’s a global portal to appreciation that we can all access and something that drives us to explore the endless possibilities of design creation through disciplined innovation.

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Exist to create exceptional. ———————— There are no shortcuts to greatness. Passion, commitment and a respect for collaboration create a destiny that dictates new benchmarks. We live to explore potential and build experiences that challenge perceptions. Together, we exist to create exceptional. ———————— DBI was founded in Australia in 1980. For over 30 years, the firm has always been driven by innovation in both form and function, putting the human experience as the centrepiece of every project outcome. Our design ethos is based on the seamless integration of the built structure, the direct environment in which it lives and the positive lifestyle

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interaction it generates through its urban inhabitancy. ———————— We’re progressive in our collaborative approach to cultural contribution, embracing local customs and stakeholders to deliver exceptional experiences for the people. Our team are ahead of the industry curve in their respective disciplines, striving for leading-edge solutions that push traditional design paradigms into daring new frontiers. ———————— With success stories all over the globe, we continue to expand our portfolio with like-minded partners who are passionate in making meaningful statements of structural impact for society to embrace and enjoy. ————————

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The DBI design methodology is based on a single,
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Architecture

Vision to design

Great architecture is a cohesive balance between structural beauty, human interaction and locale enhancement. It’s a natural feel for form and function that intuitively evokes positive emotions through a personal and engaging interaction. We live design to create exceptional spaces of vision.

Technical Form

Building foundations

Without a solid foundation, there is no opportunity to grow. Our projects are 360-degree considered to maximise design and functional opportunities that push the boundaries of conventional architectural thinking.

Project

Projecting a difference.

Diligent project management never fails to deliver definable results. DBI pride ourselves on an ‘attention to detail’ culture that permeates precision thinking throughout all of our partners. With a suite of cross-development expertise available in-house, there’s no need to engage elsewhere.

Interiors

Reflecting the inside out.

At DBI we don’t just design for you, we design with you. A portfolio of international project significance inspires our interiors studio to source contemporary design inspiration from all four corners of the globe. We believe that well considered, collaboratively designed spaces have the ability to improve lives exponentially.

Urban Planning

Development is a two-way street

The best designs champion the urban landscape and give rise to new opportunities for social and economic growth while enhancing thoroughfare and geographical identity. We work transparently with trusted decision makers to derive the best outcomes for both clients and the public infrastructure bodies of the region.

Landscape

It’s in our nature

For urban design to truly thrive, it needs to live in a state of symbiosis with its surrounding natural environment. Landscapes that deliver quality of life to both owners and the community are just one reason why our global clients see us as a breath of fresh air.

Built Environment

Exist in harmony

Community consideration has never been more important to urban development integration than in our progressive societies of today. Domestic and offshore developments all require a respectful vision in their conception; to live in harmony with the local culture they co-inhabit while enriching societal progression. DBI’s global reach creates a multi-national design platform based on an empathetic cultural decision making process experienced at ground level.

Quality

Quality defines who you are

To forsake quality is not an option. It lies as the heart of our design and service existence, pushing us to derive new solutions to confronting challenges. Every DBI person is charged with the vision of continually resetting the benchmark to the pinnacle of quality assurance – it’s the core basis to every design brief.

Service

Leave it to us

Being a company that puts people at the forefront of every project, we understand that everyone is different with individual needs and motivations. A united commitment to honest and transparent communication creates a productive culture and work ethic that is solution inspired. We listen, we investigate, we adapt.

Experience

Decades of design

The word ‘experience’ to us spans two inter-relatable meanings: our collective design wisdom evolved over time and the relationships DBI foster between people and place. Through legacy, we’ve learned that generation’s all have one thing in common; the desire for a place that makes them feel engaged.

Innovation

See beyond possible

The dream of discovery drives our overarching design ethic. We constantly look for new ways of doing things through leading edge technologies in modelling and materials. Our mantra resonates through all we touch: the more vision you have, the wider your perspective.

Passion

We live it; we breathe it

When your entire world draws energy from creative inspiration, you can’t help but develop a passion for the force that collectively drives it. Every moment we dedicate to projects is fuelled by a desire to push the parameters. Our kinetic ambition seeks to discover new opportunities that inspire design and functional excellence.

Culture

We’re speaking your language

When you join our family, we embrace your differences. The culture we encourage is based on a will to learn, grow, question and inspire for every individual across every design related discipline. Professional and personal diversity, coupled with a spirit that dares to be different, is exactly the reason why you become a valued member of the DBI family.

 
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Raith Anderson.
Managing Director. Architect
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Barry Lee.
Chairman. Director of Design. Architect.
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Susan Rossi.
Director of Interior Design. Architect.
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The will to
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Nick Symonds.
Associate Director. Architect
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When you join our family, we embrace your differences. The culture we encourage is based on a will to learn, grow, question and inspire for each individual across every design discipline. Professional and personal diversity coupled with a spirit that ‘dares to be different’ is exactly the reason why internally or as a client, you become a valued member of the DBI family.

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Ewald De Weerd.
Associate Director. Urban Design & Architecture
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Neil Clarke.
Associate Director. Architect.
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Tim Cross.
Associate Director. Manager Landscape Architecture.
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Anna Goh.
Associate Director. Interior Designer.
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Joseph D’Ambrosia.
Associate. Architect
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David Lake.
Associate. Architect
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Geoff Hui.
Associate. Brisbane Office Manager. Architect.

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Abu Dhabi
+61 7 5539 9788

Brisbane
+61 7 3839 4011

Gold Coast
+61 7 5539 9788

Sydney
+ 61 2 8067 8568

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exist to
create >
exceptional

Abu Dhabi
+61 7 5539 9788

Brisbane
+61 7 3839 4011

Gold Coast
+61 7 5539 9788

Sydney
+ 61 2 8067 8568