Studio

Bird de la Coeur Architects is a boutique firm in Melbourne’s Southbank specialising in housing, including multi-residential housing ranging from high-end apartments for the private sector, to social housing for government organisations, one-off houses and retirement housing.

Founded in 1992 by Neil de la Coeur and Vanessa Bird, Bird de la Coeur have received industry, institute and government awards with our many repeat clients. Over a 20-year period the practice has grown from a 3 person operation to a firm with a portfolio of completed multi-storey buildings across Australia. However our studio-based practice has remained the same. We have a passion for design research, which comes out of the directors’ personal approach to each project. The compelling idea for each project stems from our conversations with clients. Asking questions and listening, remain to be basic architectural devices.

Our work has been awarded many prizes including the UDIA SA High Density Award 2012 and their highest award 2012 UDIA SA President’s Award, the State Government of Victoria’s Victorian Coastal Award for Excellence 2004, the highest Award, as well as RAIA Architecture Awards.

What our clients say

Bird de la Coeur have a large group of repeat clients. They say we provide them with a personal and a holistic service. They value the knowledge and experience that we apply to ‘unlock’ sites and their potential. They say we are organised and drive the program. We are big enough to provide a quality, knowledge-based service, yet small enough to provide a stream lined personal service. For want of a better term, we call that a boutique service.

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