The National Association of Building Designers was formed in July 2013 by the Building Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ) and the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV), and welcomed the Building Designers Association of Western Australia (BDAWA) and the Building Designers Association of the Northern Territory (BDANT) in successive months from March to May 2014.  The Association unifies 85% of the nation’s building design association members.


As at May 2015, the NABD had over 2700 in the association and represents 5 States/Territories.


  1. To be the voice on national issues.

  2. To promote and develop the profession of Building Design and advance the quality of the built environment.

  3. To facilitate the exchange of information and foster continuing professional development.

  4. To circulate information affecting the profession of Building Design, to print, publish, circulate such papers, periodicals, books, circulars and any other literary publications as may seem conducive to the objects of the Alliance.

  5. To confer and enter into any discussions with any government, authority or industry.

  6. The Association will not affiliate with or support any sectarian body or political party.

The NABD National Council

From Back Left

Damien Griffen (BDASA Vice President) | Alastair McDonald (BDAV President) | Sam Payne (BDAWA Vice President) | Lindsay Douglas (BDAV Vice President)

From Front Left

Karalyn Patrick (BDASA President) | Paul Wilson (BDAWA President) | Tamica Lewis (BDAQ Vice President) | Steven Claridge (BDAQ President) | Darron Lyons (BDANT President) 


The NABD National Design Awards is the flagship event for the National Association of Building Designers and has been developed to acknowledge the expertise, creativity and excellence of building designers nationwide.

Nominations in the Awards competition will come from the individual State/Territory Award Winners/Commendations.   

The Awards will be judged by an eminent panel of design professionals from across the country reflecting the importance of peer accolade for award winners.

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