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.

In 2022 we achieved ISO Certification for ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational health and safety management systems) and renewed certification for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality management systems) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental management systems).

This is a great achievement for the deciBel team and also for our clients and stakeholders. ISO Certification ensures that we have systems in place to continue delivering (exceptional) projects into the future, in a high quality (dynamic and fun) environment. You can view and download our certificates HERE.

You can also view and download our current Insurance Certificate HERE.

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
Hotels and Eco Resorts

Integrated Mixed Use
Workplace and Studio
Exhibitions and Installations
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.

(Our Place)


Decibel Architecture
A.O.F. House
110 Johnston Street
Fitzroy Australia 3065


+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.


Australian Design Awards 2023
Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design

Good Design Awards 2022
Architecture and Installation Design

Australian Interior Design Awards 2022
Installation Design

Eco Green Saigon

Melbourne Design Awards 2021
Architecture – International – Proposed

Asia-Pacific International Property Design Awards 2020-2021
New Hotel Construction & Design Vietnam

Build4Asia Awards 2020
Future Projects Category


John Holland: NextHome

Melbourne Design Awards 2021
Interior Design – Corporate

World Festival of Interiors 2021 Inside
Workplace – Large

Build4Asia Awards 2020
Interior Design – Commercial (Completed)


Landsea Shanghai Green Centre

Shanghai Design Awards 2019

(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

Sustainable Urban and Built Environment

AIA 2017 COTE Top Ten Award 2017
Design and Sustainability

AIA Honour Awards for Architecture 2016

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

FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2016
Certificate of Merit

WAF Awards 2016

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

Victorian Premier Design Awards 2014

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

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

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

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)))

EZ Magazine Australia
October 2020

PRC 100th Issue 
January 2020

September 2019

Architecture Victoria
August 2017

Architecture Australia
July 2017

May 2017

PRC Magazine
May 2017

Australian National Construction
The Age: Good Weekend Magazine
October 2016

Paloma Paloma

Architecture and Design
April 2022

ABC Sunshine Coast FM
April 2022

Channel 7 
April 2022

Architecture and Design
January 2022

Real Commercial
January 2022

105 Punt Road

May 2018

Property Professional Magazine
September 2016


Broo Brewery

Pacific Rim Construction
November 2017

Jabiru Rejuvenation

ABC News
March 2018

‘The Project’ Channel 10 
August 2017

Lectures / Talks —

CIBSE UAE Net Zero Virtual Conference 
Dylan Brady

International Conference on
Sustainable Development of
Construction Engineering
‘Deep Green: A Fresh Perspective’

Shanghai, PRC
Dylan Brady

‘Melbourne Masterplan’
Melbourne, Australia
Dylan Brady

MSD Alumni Series:
‘Work: in Play’

Melbourne, Australia
Dylan Brady

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

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

Busan Biennale
Busan, South Korea
Dylan Brady

Wood Innovations Seminar 2016
Rotorua, New Zealand
Dylan Brady

Wood Innovations Seminar
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

(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.