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    National Alliance of Building Designers welcomes South Australia as members

    Nathan Johnson

    The National Alliance of Building Designers has announced the Building Designers of South Australia (BDASA) have joined as its fourth member association.

    With the addition of South Australia, the National Alliance, says it moves as the peak representative body for the profession in Australia further towards a total unification of the nation’s building design association members.

    National Alliance of Building Designers president Michael O’Sullivan said that his organisation was thrilled to welcome South Australia to the organisation, especially so soon after the inclusion of Western Australia.

    “This is a great opportunity to work with our South Australian colleagues to further develop the framework for supporting building designers in the future. We look forward to the valuable contribution that South Australia will make,” O’Sullivan said.

    BDASA president Karalyn Patrick said the expanded recognition and profile of the BDASA offered by the National Alliance was a key factor in their decision to join the National Alliance.

    “Joining the NABD is a positive step forward allowing us the opportunity to share education programs, ideas and knowledge between jurisdictions”, Patrick said.

    She also highlighted that it will go a long way in promoting building design as a holistic concept that provides complete services rather than just a “draftsmen role.”

    “This will only improve the profile and professionalism of local building designers in South Australia.”

    The National Alliance of Building Designers was formed in July 2013 and now includes the Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ), the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV), and the Building Designers Association of Western Australia (BDAWA).

    The Alliance nopw claims to unify in excess of 80 per cent of the nation’s building design association members.

    The Alliance is currently developing a National Design Awards program to acknowledge the expertise, creativity and excellence of building designers nationwide in 2014.

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