Our Clients Say

'Working with BDLC makes building and property development enjoyable.  I have worked with Neil, Vanessa and their team on a range of different major projects, and their professionalism and talent is outstanding.  The result of our collaboration has been the successful development of a new shopping centre in Camberwell and a 6-star rated apartment building in North Fitzroy.  I would have no hesitation in recommending BDLC for any major projects.'

Andrew Myer
AV Myer Group
Roi, The Well

'Lead by Neil and Vanessa, BdlC are a fabulous hands-on energetic architectural practice who deliver. Let's just say size does matter. I have worked with large corporate firms and their 4 to 5 man teams and they just do not deliver on creative design, service or performance. The success of  'Roi Apartments' revolved around the innovative and distinctive design, which set the development apart from the masses in a heavily supplied market. The delivery of the product relied on concise documentation produced in a timely manner. BdlC delivered on all fronts. Excellent job many thanks to Neil, Vanessa and the BdlC team.'

Phillip Maynes, Director
Rare City Acre
Roi

'I have had a long-standing relationship with Bird de la Coeur through my projects in the Forrest Hill precinct. Neil and his team have the ability to meet my requirements of architectural flair with solid commercial principles with ease. Neil’s personality, credibility and extremely good planning knowledge have proven very important in our dealings with Council. Mostly, I trust Bird de la Coeur completely. They do what they say they are going to do – they go into bat for you in the darkest of hours and are very practical with their solutions.'

Michael Yates
Michael L Yates & Co.
15 Claremont St, 50 Claremont St, 7 Yarra, 9 Yarra, Yarra House

‘Vanessa’s imaginative design for our house exceeded all our expectations. Her accessibility, engagement, responsiveness and attention to detail during the design and construction process, made it a pleasure to deal with her.'

Graham and Rhona
McBride House

‘Red.c has had a close business relationship with BdlC for over 10 years and is proud to be associated with them. We value their design expertise in architecture, interior design, urban design and master planning. It is without doubt that they understand the commercial issues on projects and are able to deliver innovative design solutions for us, work to extremely tight time constrains and have the ability to deliver what is promised. BdlC has the flexibility to provide a personalised and responsive service at the local level and have an excellent relationship with officers from both State and Local Government.'

Andrew Evans, Director
red.c
15 Claremont St, 50 Claremont St, 7 Yarra, 9 Yarra, Yarra House

'We approached Bird de la Coeur Architects with a request to work with us to reimagine a Victorian double-fronted villa. We had done our research and believed Vanessa Bird would be an ideal architect for us – and so she was. Throughout the project Vanessa demonstrated exemplary professionalism by her thoughtful interpretation of our requirements, creative design abilities, attention to detail, unwavering availability, and her courteous and effective on-going negotiation with Port Phillip Council.  Best of all, though, was the enthusiasm she brought to the job, her engagement with our own tastes and her faultless aesthetic.

It is a joy to live in this house. It is lovely, rational, filled with light, warm in winter, cool in summer, intimate for a couple and welcoming for small or large gatherings of friends. Guests love staying with us. Musicians love to perform here and recorded music sounds beautiful in the house.'

Di and Syd
Wedmore House

'I have been associated with Neil and the team at BdlC for over 8 yrs on various high profile projects by M Yates and Co (Sth Yarra).

Over this period we at ICONCO have found Neil and the team to be professional, understanding and respectful.

With any development the integration and relationships formed play a significant role in the success of the overall project.  It would be fair to say that Neil is a major contributor to ‘fusing’ the process and ensuring the development and the documents are “well oiled”.  More specifically Neil has a very good knowledge of the Melbourne Construction scene including the process, sub-contractors and industry rates and costs, which assists in proficient tendering, overall cost planning and successful delivery of development, for all parties.

Neil and the team and BdlC are great value, easy to work with, understand the process, react accordingly to key issues, to ensure the process continues.

We at ICONCO look forward to future projects with Bird de la Coeur.'

Andrew Pettenon, Design Manager
Icon Construction Australia Pty Ltd

'Bird de la Coeur have recently completed the ROI project with us and the process was invigorating from commencement. Not only was the aesthetic and spatial planning of the development first rate, but the staff led by Vanessa and Neil took the time to engage with the Builder to ensure the design married in with the building methodology that was required on such a restricted site.

The result is a wonderful collaboration that has allowed both our businesses to record the Roi project as a success. We look forward to the next opportunity to further develop our strong working relationship.'

Bernie Nolan, Construction Manager
Probuild