About PBD

PBD Architects is a multi-disciplined design practice committed to creating buildings that meet objectives of the project brief and adhere to the highest Architectural standard.

The size and scale of projects undertaken range from 2 luxury apartments to major master planning works comprising 4,500 dwellings. PBD are always conscious and selective of the number and type of projects accepted into the practice so as to ensure the high-quality standards are maintained.

The general Ethos of PBD is a balance between quality Architecture, efficient planning and interior design which meets the specific needs of the intended target audience. Typically taking projects from inception to completion including thorough involvement at concept/ feasibility level, all authority submissions, interior design, construction documentation and on-site design management services.

This integrated procurement method is undertaken with the majority of clients, ensuring the design integrity of a project is carried through to the end product. The practice has established links to a network of repeat clients ranging from individual investors, local development companies and major international listed development corporations.

Our People

Experience within the PBD team stems from all facets of the construction industry including Design/Architecture, Project/ Development Management, Contract Administration and Technical Support. This combined knowledge ensures a holistic approach to design and building procurement.

Design, cost and program are key commercial elements in what the team at PBD Architects an ‘integrated design process’ where limitations of a project should be posed by the site and not its designer.

We are committed to provide an honest, reliable and personalized service in which balancing the financial and management goals of our clients with quality architecture as our primary concern.

Paul Buljevic
Managing Director

Paul Buljevic is a Registered Architect in New South Wales and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects. He has extensive experience in the design of residential housing and mixed-use developments of varying scale.

Paul’s knowledge of the processes involved in bringing a project to fruition stem from a history of working closely with Property Developers from early stages of site acquisition through to building procurement and Project Marketing.

Tomy Chan
General Manager

A long history in Development and Project Management coupled with a background in Architecture provides Tomy with the added knowledge of the processes of design and planning.

Tomy has a passion for numbers. Responsible for preparing detailed feasibility studies on raw sites, Tomy has the capability to work with other team members in master planning and concept development strategies. This holistic approach to development is seen favourably by PBD’s client database both locally and abroad.

Phillip Lord
Practice Manager

Phillip’s experience over nearly three decades covers all aspects of architectural design and management. His wide project experience includes medium and high density residential, retail and industrial, university, aged care and public buildings and major urban renewal.

Many projects included the investigation, analysis and resolution of complex site constraints ranging from augmentation of and relocation of existing services, new infrastructure, heritage and landscape conservation as well as the need to undertake the development in and around occupied buildings.

Duncan Reed
Senior Associate

Duncan is a Registered Architect in New South Wales with over 20 years’ experience in the building industry. Duncan has worked on a wide range of projects, from highly detailed individual houses up to multi-tower commercial projects in London. In addition, he also had the opportunity to run his own practice for 8 years covering all aspects of architectural services.

Duncan has a strong focus on design that allows most of opportunities for positive connections to landscape and the public realm to be achieved.

Katharina Koschitz
Senior Associate

With more than 17 years of experience working as an architect in key position on a variety of projects ranging from small design tasks to high-profile assignments, Katharina has acquired a broad spectrum of experience in the fields of architecture, interior design and landscape architecture.

As a result of leading her own practice for 10 years overseas and having worked in leading positions in Australia since 2014, Katharina has been able to develop notable competency in client liaison on CEO and directors level and team-leadership.

Steven Christoforidis
Associate

Steven has over 16 years’ experience working in the architectural profession. He has had a key involvement in highly successful residential, commercial, infrastructure & telecommunications projects ranging from $10 million to $60million.

He has wide and extensive experience in all phases of design development, detailed documentation, and project management. His attention to detail, knowledge and collaborative approach ensures high client satisfaction. Steven’s experience and knowledge places him in an excellent position to be a project leader of major developments.

Karen Siu
Associate

Karen’s experiences range from multi-residential, health, government/public housing, commercial and mixed use developments, being involved with the design development and documentation as well as interior detailing and finishes selection.

Karen has a keen attention to detail and seeks to deliver high quality design outcomes and to achieve positive project objectives and satisfy client expectations.

Nathan Law
Associate

Nathan has over 20 years of experience in coordination of projects from individual houses to multi residential apartments, senior livings, churches to educational developments.

With a career working closely with building companies, Nathan has developed extensive construction knowledge and understanding of the buildability of design.

Architecture

PBD Architects have a passion for Architecture and are committed to all things Design. A strong desire to learn and understand each client’s needs from project inception, ensures the final built form is a reflection of not only the Architects early vision for the site but also the intended target market.

Architectural services include:
- Sketch Design/ Concept Studies
- Council Submissions
- Contract Documentation
- Contract Administration

Maintaining a history and developing a continuing role in design and detailing from sketch stage to contract documentation makes certain the original concept is carried through to the end product.

Interiors

PBD Architects have a passion for all things design, which coupled with a desire to keep learning and discovering, allows PBD Architects to realise beautiful spaces. These are spaces which exhibit strong concepts and functionality.

Interior Design services include:
- Sketch Design
- Finishes, Fixtures and Equipment Selection
- Furniture selection
- Contract Documentation
- Contract Administration
- On-site assistance

Key to a project’s success is the involvement of an Interior Designer through all phases of design. With knowledge of the project history, and having developed the concepts, our Interior Designers can help deliver amazing spaces, finished to the highest quality.

Masterplanning

Regardless of the size, scale and complexity of a development, the final built form must be a reflection of the Architects response to a variety of complex macro-scale issues. The PBD team maintains a holistic approach to master planning and urban design- we believe in formalizing an approach to address key issues of existing site conditions, the immediate urban environment and the public domain early on in the design process. This ensures urban design/ master-planning concepts have the opportunity to develop in detail throughout the Architectural and Documentation process.

Client testimonials

Anthony Andreatta
BridgeLane
Curtis Field
Aoyuan Group
Ilya Melnikoff
Luxcon
Steven Wang
Poly Global
Justin Brown
CBRE

Clients we've worked with