In 1997, Peter Bickerton and Andrew Masters founded Bickerton Masters Architecture (BM_) embracing a fresh approach to the provision of architectural services for community, education, aged care, and health care clients.
BM_ prioritises a collaborative design approach. We are informed first and foremost 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.
We value relationships. To understand our clients’ objectives, ethos and concerns, we ensure open communication, trust, and mutual commitment. It is from this approach that our vision, mission and values stem.
Designing environments that enrich lives and communities.
Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Courage, and Innovation
To be a highly successful architectural company that lives its values and works closely with its clients as a trusted strategic partner.
Our Design Ethos
BM_’s design credo is design through understanding.
This is to say that we take a first principles approach to each project whereby we first look to understand what motivates our clients and the people who use the spaces that we create and then apply our knowledge and skills to ensure that our designs respond with an outcome 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.