Our People

Bickerton Masters has a core group of dependable, loyal, experienced staff who are in-tune with our organisational values. As we grow, we continue to welcome new staff whose experience and values strengthen our own.

Our desire for continued growth and innovation means that we also value the contribution of architectural students and graduates across our organisation.


Managing Director

Since founding BMA in 1997 with Peter Bickerton, Andrew has been instrumental in the success of hundreds of projects contributing particular expertise to the master planning, strategic planning, design and documentation of health, aged care and other community projects. His logical, efficient and forward-thinking designs are renowned in the health and aged care communities.
Andrew’s vast experience in community projects, predominantly in the health, aged care, heritage and community sectors, enables him to actively guide and encourage BMA’s staff in all facets of our projects.
His passion for good architecture is contagious, and his role as Managing Director enables him to maintain close involvement in projects as well as strong relationships with our clients and colleagues.
Andrew regularly attends and presents at industry forums to keep abreast of contemporary needs and philosophies in the architectural, health and aged care industries.


General Manager

With over 18 years experience managing Bickerton Masters resource and financial positions, Kerri works closely alongside Andrew Masters and BM_’s Project Delivery Leaders to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget. As the General Manager, Kerri is responsible for the administration of BM_’s Information Management System, which ensures consistent, high quality service delivery and work practices. As part of the IMS, Kerri also ensures that BM_ complies with environmental management and safety in design legislation.
As a CPA, Kerri’s expertise in financial management enables her to contribute strategically to project and business management to keep BM_ in the best position to provide good outcomes for our projects.


Design Director

Bruce has delivered many successful projects over his 30 year career, including some of BM_’s largest and most complex undertakings.
His varied experience with a wide range of client groups in the health and aged care, retirement and education sectors have honed his design and delivery skills to provide consistently successful outcomes.
Bruce regularly and actively contributes to design forums both within BM_ and in the wider design community. As an advocate for continued learning and skill development, Bruce has been instrumental in developing BM_’s design ethos and the processes that support clear design solutions.





Lois Smith has been an integral member of the BM_ team since our foundation in 1997. As a principal, her unique skill and tenacity in brief development and contract administration has ensured the delivery of outstanding education and community projects. With expertise in designing for early learning and innovative pedagogies, Lois excels at consultant management to ensure a shared project vision. Her specialist knowledge of BGA and government funding applications and procedures has enabled many of our school clients to realise projects that far exceed stakeholder expectations on limited budgets.


Principal | Sector Lead - Education

As a principal, Matt is a strong project leader who contributes significant specialist education and construction knowledge to the design and contract administration process. He continually demonstrates skill in project team coordination, making sure his projects exceed their brief and are completed on time and within budget. Matt has experience in many portfolios of work from Universities, Primary, and Secondary Schools in Australia and internationally. Because of his diverse knowledge, Matt is particularly well equipped to encourage, mentor and direct his colleagues while managing and collaborating with contractors to deliver the highest quality project outcomes.


Principal | Sector Lead - Healthcare



As a Principal of BM Hede, Rich leads our Victorian education sector from the BM_ Group's Melbourne studio. Day-to-day he coordinates the delivery of primary and secondary school facilities, special developmental schools, and schools for autism. Genial and steadfast, Rich's strong interest in pedagogy and universal design is evident within a proven and demonstrated track record.

Rich's experience extends to projects and buildings that support and accommodate marginalised groups within the community. Through these projects, Rich applies a highly empathetic design approach. He strongly believes that in addition to operational design aspects, form and materiality are critical to creating environments that foster care and wellness.


Principal | Sector Lead - Aged Care & Retirement Living


Principal | Sector Lead - Community Facilities

In no uncertain terms, Simon Phillips has a penchant for beautiful architectural design. As a Principal and Project Delivery Leader, Simon guides education, community and aged care project teams from concept design through to post construction. He is highly engaged with stakeholders and provides a knowledgeable and cooperative contact point for clients throughout all project phases. With a background in civil engineering, Simon brings foresight to projects, and an aptitude to design for future growth and flexibility rarely seen in traditional architecture. Simon is happy to challenge the status quo when he sees an opportunity to improve the lifestyle of end users and fulfill a client’s vision in an affordable, functional and aesthetically valuable way.


Associate | Sydney Practice Leader

Murray's extensive and diverse background gives him the ability to lead a team in the delivery of a range of outstanding projects in nearly any sector. His expertise and specialist knowledge of construction processes and techniques makes him a valuable contributor during contract administration to maximise efficiency and minimise cost. Moreover, his understanding of building codes, standards and regulations enables him to oversee and deliver construction documentation of exceptional quality.

As an Associate and in his role as Sydney Practice Leader, Murray's clear and concise communication style ensures the stakeholders are kept informed and clear directions are given to contractors and consultant teams, ensuring that project delivery is smooth and consistent with the client brief.


Project Delivery Leader | Sector Lead - Local Government