dB(A)))

(About)

Decibel Architecture delivers exceptional outcomes, on purpose. Our Architecture is imagined with, formed for and shaped by our clients' aspirations.

Be it to heal, to educate, to house or to inspire: we advocate for deeper engagement in the process of design. We explore and challenge our clients' expectations and ensure their purpose and aspirations are reflected in their outcome.

Decibel Architecture builds on a rich and diverse experience across industries to conceive and deliver compelling outcomes in sustainability, culture, healthcare and organisational change. We bring fresh perspectives to every project and relationship, and relish new ways of listening.

Contributing as Architects, Design Thinkers and Strategists we are shaping positive change in the world. We work across scales, typologies and the human sphere to design exceptional, ecological and ethical Architectures, Experiences and Transformations.

We are energised by imagining and designing better futures. We weave compelling stories that enthral and ignite minds and we commit to defining challenging problems and providing innovative solutions. We consider our challenges as symbiotic ecologies integrating the full spectrum of potential.

We support our people and our clients to be focused, effective, kind and curious.

Together we embark on creative journeys to extraordinary destinations.

We look forward to working with you.

(What we do)

Full Service Architecture
Specialist Artistic Facade Design
Urban Master Planning
Tall Building Design
Engineered Timber Design
Interior Design

Integrated Sustainable Design
Healthcare Design
Sculpture Collaboration
Rendering and Visualisations
Augmented and Virtual Reality

(Where we do it)

Retail and Commercial
Cultural and Performing Arts
Urban and Landscape Masterplanning
Public and Institutional
Healthcare
Hotel and Eco Resorts

Education
Residential
Integrated Mixed Use
Workplace and Studio
Exhibitions and Installation
Interiors
Moonbases and Spaceships

(Our Ensemble)

At Decibel Architecture we promise vivid thinking from engaged people, working on purpose. Architecture is collaboration, and our people are the key to our success. Together we can adventure beyond the possible.

Dylan Brady
Conductor

Dylan is a registered Architect. Dylan has been contributing to the public realm of architecture since 1992, and has delivered extraordinary buildings and outcomes in that time across Asia and Australia. Founding director of studio505, and now founding Conductor of Decibel Architecture, Dylan loves to be a fun dad, work in the garden, draw ideas with Pen 1.0, and deliver outrageous promise.

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Stephanie Brady
Producer
Arthur Chen
Graduate (Architecture)

Arthur is interested in parametric design and likes exploring how algorithms can change the way people design architecture. Outside of work, he is a big fan of comics and enjoys watching those fantasy scenes. During holidays, he also loves travelling and taking photos of some awesome buildings.

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Adrian Coleiro
Senior Architect

Adrian is a registered Architect. He is interested in sustainable architecture as well as the ability for architecture to have a positive effect on the way people experience the world around them. On the weekend’s Adrian can be found cycling, meditating or experimenting with culinary techniques.

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Rachael Coupe
Finance (Manager)
Chris Jones
Associate

Chris is a registered architect with over twenty years of institutional, educational and hospitality experience, having worked in Melbourne, Sydney and London. He thrives within a project team environment, enjoying good relations with clients, consultants and contractors. Chris understands that communication, whether verbal, written or drawn is the key to successful working relationships and successful project outcomes.

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Lillian Le
Associate

Lil is a traveller, graphic artist, insomniac, snowboarder… she loves learning new languages, both cultural and visual, likes to find herself in unexpected situations, and can be found hand sketching across the globe and drawing her life into comic strips.

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Joshua Loke
Associate

Josh believes that architecture is the most meaningful when it makes life better, for those who are most in need. If he had super powers, he would create and live in a world where people are kinder to one another. To unwind, Josh likes to create fine-line ink drawings, eat noodles and watch drag queens competing on TV.

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Elena Nentcheva
Graduate (Architecture)

Elena is inspired by all forms of creativity. The scale between sculpture and building excite her most because of its ability to manipulate the human experience and encourage interaction. She constantly changes her hobbies and hopes to one day know how to build, design and realize any idea. Her dream is to move to the mountains with her dog, build a wooden cabin and furniture, and paint cityscapes from afar.

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Tim Percy
Design (Strategy)

Tim delivers insight and solutions through knowledge, strategy and evidence at the intersection of people, place, culture and performance. With experience across human centred design, data analytics and design research, Tim defines projects with the strategic approach required to make impactful change and deliver on our clients’ purpose.

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Dauntie Rutty-Muirhead
Manager (Studio)

Dauntie’s obsession with organisation is habituated through eight years of office life.  When she’s not behind Reception or re-stocking the snacks, she organises film nights, reads grisly detective novels, and volunteers at equestrian events.  A self-diagnosed word-nerd and curious soul, there is almost nothing she won’t find interesting.

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Sarinder Charlie Singh
Delivery (Architecture)

Charlie enjoys building; with over 20 years experience across a multitude of sectors, he has developed a commanding understanding of creating lasting change through the built environment. When not constructing clients dreams he’s busy reminding everyone how amazing his two boys are (but really, he’s just being a rad dad and excited about enjoying their company), and how nothing is ever original (the classics are always better).

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David Smith
Architect
Lam Tran
Graduate (Architecture)

Lam joins the Decibel team with five years of professional experience in Vietnam, Singapore and Australia, bringing a great variety of expertise to the studio. Lam is continuously developing and improving his design, making his artistic vision come to life. When not hard at work in the studio, Lam can be found playing tennis, painting miniatures and travelling.

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Johnny Xu
Student (Architecture)

Johnny’s passion for Architecture stems beyond the built form to a user-centred design that is both playful and novel in nature. Through the lens of entrepreneurship, Johnny strives to use technology and computational design to change the world for the better. He is a self-taught pastry chef and enjoys Basketball and Volleyball outside the studio.

 

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Yvonne Yu
Graduate (Architecture)

Yvonne loves to unfold the hidden gems in all walks of life. She appreciates the growth and development discovered through the challenges faced in life. Yvonne believes the power of architecture not only stimulates the imagination, but also empowers a way of life philosophy. Yvonne pursues her dream of skiing the seven continents from around the world outside the studio.

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Is this you?

If you think you have something to give, and that you could be part of our story, please email a brilliant letter, an outstanding folio and your vital details (max 10mb) to work@db-a.co.

 

(Our Place)

(Address)

Decibel Architecture
Level 3 Pixel Building
205 Queensberry Street
Melbourne Australia 3053

(Contact)

mail@db-a.co
+61 3 8648 8484

(Challenge Us)
dB(A) is open and ready to listen to you
and hear about your project and your dreams.
Let’s make them real together. Throw down
the gauntlet to our Conductor by sending a proposition to dylan@db-a.co

(Challenge Yourself)
If you think you have something to give,
and that you could be part of our story,
please email a brilliant letter, an outstanding folio and your vital details to work@db-a.co

 

(Our Awards)

(As Decibel Architecture)

Architecture has a long fuse. dB(A) projects are just now being submitted for or being granted permits. Our schemes are in process, but hey - we only started in 2016. Stay tuned, as the projects we are working on will definitely be in contention for awards when they are here in the world.

Landsea Shanghai Green Centre

Shanghai Design Awards 2019
Gold

(As studio505)

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Design & Health International Academy’s Awards
International Healthcare Project above 40,000 sqm
Highly Commended

Salutogenic Design Project
Winner

Sustainable Urban and Built Environment
Winner

AIA 2017 COTE Top Ten Award 2017
Design and Sustainability
Winner

AIA Honour Awards for Architecture 2016

European Healthcare Design Awards 2016
Healthcare Design (over 25,000sqm)
Highly Commended

FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2016
Institutional
Certificate of Merit

WAF Awards 2016
Health
Finalist

Leadership Excellence Assessment Framework & Singapore National Parks
Certificate of Recognition
Outstanding Project

Building & Construction Authority
Green Mark Awards 2013
Platinum Award

Nanyang Primary School

Architizer A+ Awards 2016
Architecture +Colour
Jury Winner

Phoenix Valley

Australian Institute of Architects Awards 2014
International Architecture Commendation

Melbourne Design Awards 2014
Gold Winner

IDEA Awards – International Project 2014
Shortlisted

Victorian Premier Design Awards 2014
Finalist

China National LuBan Award 2014
Construction Excellence

China 3 Star Rating for Sustainability 2013
Award Here

WAF Inside Festival Awards 2013
Culture Category – Shortlisted

Wintergarden Façade

Architectural Review Emerging Architects Award 2014
Highly Commended

Dulux Colour Award 2013
Commercial Exterior Category

Melbourne Design Award 2012
Architecture – Commercial – Constructed

UDIA Awards 2012
Finalist

LSAA Awards 2013
Winner – LSAA Award of Excellence

The Waratah Studio

International Architecture Awards 2015
Small Project Architecture Commendation

The Timber Awards 2013
Outdoor Standalone Structure Winner

Chelsea Flower Show 2013
Best In Show Gold Medal

World Architecture Festival 2013
Display Category – Shortlisted

Pixel Building

Premier’s Design Award 2012
Finalist

Innovation & Excellence Awards 2012
Property Council of Australia
Nepean Award for Innovation

ARBS Awards 2012
HVAC Project Excellence Award

National Master Builder’s Awards 2011
Boral National Environment and Energy Efficiency Award

BPN Sustainability Awards 2011
Large Commercial Award & Best of the Best’ Award

Australian Property Industry Awards 2011
Presidents Award

Victorian Architecture Awards 2011
Award for Sustainable Architecture

Premier’s Sustainability Award 2011
Built Environment Award & Products or Services Award

Pixel Building Cont.

FSC Developer of the Year 2011

Pixel 100% FSC Certified

Australian Business Awards 2011
Best Eco Product – Pixelcrete

Master Builders Association Awards (Vic) 2011
Best Sustainable Building

Melbourne Award 2011
Contribution to Sustainability – Corporate

Green Building Award, New Buildings
Asia Pacific, Commercial Project Merit Award 2010

Banksia Award for Built Environment
Harmonious Man Made Landscapes 2010

Australian Private Business Award 2011
Finalist

United Nations Association of Australia (Vic) 2011
Finalist World Environment Day

Royal Domain Tower

City of Port Phillip Design Development Award 2007
Best Contribution to Urban Art

Suzhou SCAC

China National LuBan Award
Construction Excellence

White Noise

RAIA Best Interior Architecture Award 2008

Museum Industry Recognition Awards (MIRA) 2006
Honorable Mention 

Australian Pavilion, 2005 World Expo

Bureau International des Exhibitions (BIE)
Silver Medal

 

(Our Publications)

(As Decibel Architecture)

In the Press —

As deciBel (Architecture)))

Australian National Construction
The Age: Good Weekend Magazine
October 2016

PRC Magazine
May 2017

Modelo
May 2017

Architecture Australia
July 2017

Architecture Victoria
August 2017

GTAV
September 2019

105 Punt Road

Property Professional Magazine
September 2016

Domain
May 2018

 

Broo Brewery

Pacific Rim Construction
November 2017

Jabiru Rejuvenation

ABC News
March 2018

‘The Project’ Channel 10 
August 2017

Lectures / Talks —

FRAME Australia 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Dylan Brady

Brickworks 2017
Sydney, Australia
Dylan Brady

Melbourne Design Showcase
Hong Kong
Dylan Brady

Midrise Timber Building seminar
Perth, Australia
Dylan Brady

Architecture Television (ArchiTel.tv)
Episode 102: Architects Overseas
Dylan Brady

Busan Biennale
Busan, South Korea
Invited to Lecture
Dylan Brady

Changing Perceptions of Engineered Timber for Construction
Rotorua, New Zealand
Dylan Brady

Wood Innovations Seminar 2016
Rotorua, New Zealand
Dylan Brady

Wood Innovations Seminar
2016
Melbourne, Australia
Toby Pond

FRAME Australia 2016 Conference and Exhibition
Melbourne, Australia
Dylan Brady

AIA National Seminar Series 2016
Melbourne, Australia
Dylan Brady

MADA Presentation 2016
Melbourne, Australia
Dylan Brady

AIA Building Abroad Presentation 2016
Melbourne, Australia
Dylan Brady

Science without Borders 2016
Melbourne, Australia
Dylan Brady

MSD Alumni Series:
‘Work: in Play’

Melbourne, Australia
Dylan Brady

(As studio505)

There are literally too many to repeat here on the dB(A))) website, so please follow the links to studio505 media and studio505 lectures.