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Our Story

In 1997, Peter Bickerton and Andrew Masters founded Bickerton Masters (BM_).

They embraced a fresh approach to the provision of architectural services for community, education, aged care, and health care clients.

We value relationships, prioritising a collaborative design approach.

To understand our clients’ objectives, ethos and concerns, we ensure open communication, trust, and mutual commitment. We are informed by client objectives, end-user needs, and value-for-money solutions. Collaboratively, we enable charitable and outward-looking organisations to maximise their social impact through thoughtful, well-resolved and beautiful architecture.

It is from this approach that our vision, mission and values stem.

Our Vision –
To be a highly successful architectural company that lives its values and works closely with its clients as a trusted strategic partner.

Our Mission –
Designing environments that enrich lives and communities.

Our Values –
Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Courage, and Innovation

Our Design Ethos

Design through understanding.

We take a first principles approach to each project.  We first look to understand what motivates our clients and end-users and then apply our knowledge and skills.  We believe this is important as our experience shows that doing this results in outcomes that enriches the lives of the people who live and work in the environments that we create.

A famous artist once said that ‘through education comes understanding. Through understanding comes true appreciation.’  For us, true appreciation means achieving a result that goes beyond the expectations of our clients.

A few words from the MD...

“We know when a project is successful because clients actually talk about what we’ve achieved together; not what our architect’s done for us.”