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In late 2019, Bickerton Masters formalised our alignment with Campbell Luscombe Architects. A Sydney-based practice established in 1977 by Leo Campbell and Professor Desley Luscombe, they are distinguished for work that leveraged design excellence to deliver long term value.

Campbell Luscombe Architects brings to the BM group over 40 years of experience in the aged care, retirement living and education sectors throughout NSW. The firm’s emphasis on design is reflected in the number of repeat clients and the array of significant awards, publications and exhibits. As a symbol of this merger, the Sydney practice will now trade as BM_ Campbell Luscombe.

Lifestyle Manor, Bondi
Finalist in the UDIA Awards, NSW (2009)

Campbell Luscombe Architects has built a strong reputation by working alongside some of Australia’s major seniors and aged care providers, including UNITING, Catholic Healthcare, RSL Lifecare, the Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution, Unity, Lendlease & Waterbrook Lifestyle Resorts. They have also worked with private and commercial clients, including three of Sydney’s universities, the NSW Department of Public Works, and the NSW Attorney General’s and State Housing Departments.

Leo Campbell FRAIA

“Alongside our office in Brisbane, we’ve had a presence in Sydney for the last few years in facilitating key aged care projects like The Village by Scalabrini. With Leo joining the BM_ team and taking on a role as Sector Lead in Aged Care & Retirement Living, we’re looking forward to a partnership that enables our employees to develop and learn under one of Australia’s most esteemed architects in the seniors living sector.”

– Andrew Masters, Managing Director at Bickerton Masters

“Ensuring the longevity of the relationship between the practice and our existing clientele was a desired outcome with this partnership. We’re also eager to see new opportunities to work on interstate projects and develop a national expertise that grows upon the work that we’ve established over the past 40 years.”

– Leo Campbell, Aged Care & Retirement Living Sector Lead

Brighton Retirement Community
Finalist in the UDIA Awards, NSW (2016)
Finalist at the 4th APAC Eldercare Innovation Awards (2016)

This is not the first time that Bickerton Masters and Campbell Luscombe Architects have crossed paths. In 2014, both firms had several projects published in Architecture for an Ageing Population.

Bickerton Masters’ Boondall & Westcourt projects for Holy Spirit Care Services (now St Vincent’s) were acknowledged for a providing an integrated care and retirement living environment. This maintained the community legacy embedded within the 41 year history of the existing nursing home.

Campbell Luscombe Architects work at Waterbrook Yowie Bay & Lifestyle Manor Bondi were noted for the enabling of luxurious seniors living through ambitious measures within a suburban setting.

Leo’s work for UnitingCare at Nambucca Heads and Port Macquarie was recognised for the provision of dementia care required home-like environments that are deinstitutionalised and foster a person-centred care approach.

Our offices have collocated at Studio 3, L3/35 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills, NSW.
Both phone numbers will remain active.