Bild Architecture ︎

Our Work
The Panopticon House
888 House
Blurred House
Unwaste Bookcase
Mirror House
Veneer House
Liminal House
Split House
Uncanny Companion
California Dreaming
UpCycle House

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About Us
Build (verb) -  |bɪld|
  1. to engage in the art, practice, or business of building.

We are architects specialising in residential design.
We believe the power of design to uncover the particular qualities of a place, community & our clients, and to translate this information into unique human environments….

Bild Architecture
36 Cobden St, North Melbourne
+61 3 9018 8187

Build (verb) -  |bɪld|

  1. to engage in the art, practice, or business of building.
  2. to construct (especially something complex) by assembling and joining parts or materials: 
  3. give form to, according to a plan
  4. make or become stronger or more intense

We are architects who specialise in residential design. We believe the power of design to uncover the specific qualities of a place, community and our clients, and to then translate this information into unique human environments.

We believe our primary role is working with clients to discover what is driving your project, what it’s ‘problem’ is, and then tackle this head on to develop a unique solution that meets the needs of our clients. Good design is not about fashion, or a surface treatment, but about deeply investigating any given task; using the unique convergence of client, site and brief as a springboard for design innovation. Our process is interactive and consultative – we believe that to meet the needs of a client with innovation requires diligence and consultation.

Our Approach

Fuzzy Thinking

Design thinking is non-linear, our key skill and the real value of our services are to take often competing interests (budget, scope, council or heritage restrictions) and generate a solution that not only addresses these requirements but transcends them.

We don’t have a ‘style’

We think that every project deserves fresh eyes, and a dedicated approach. We don’t have a formula or standardised aesthetic. Our work is not about us, it is about the unique qualities of each project speaking through the finished work.

Sustainability is integral,
not an add-on

We wholeheartedly believe that we have a responsibility both to our clients and to the community to minimise the environmental impact of all our projects. We approach sustainability from the outset of every project to integrate simple, economic and yet effective design strategies to minimise environmental impact both during construction/manufacture and the whole life of our projects.


We have a vested interest in the successful delivery of your project on time and on budget. We understand that careful cost management is essential in meeting your expectations for a successful project.


In depth Brief Development & Project investigation
Masterplanning & Urban Design
Sketch Design & Design Development
Town Planning/Development Approvals
Construction Drawings & Cost Estimation
Tendering management & Selection of Building Works Contractors
Contract Administration & Post Occupancy Reviews

Key Staff and Experience

Ben Milbourne
Ben is the founding director of Bild Architecture. He holds a PhD in Architecture and Urban Design from RMIT University, a Bachelor of Architecture with first class honours from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Environmental Design at the University of Tasmania. Prior to establishing Bild, Ben worked for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture/ Rem Koolhass, in Rotterdam and LAB architecture studio in Melbourne.

In collaboration with other artists and designers Ben has published and exhibited installation based art works, domestically and internationally, including exhibiting work at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale.
In recognition of Ben’s contributions to the profession, architectural education and the wider community he was recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects as the Victorian Emerging Architect of the Year in 2017.

Evie Blackman
Evie is an Associate at Bild Architecture. Evie completed her Master of Architecture at Monash University with high distinction in 2012. During her education she also studied at the University of Melbourne and abroad in Europe. Evie teaches architecture at RMIT and Monash Universities.

Before joining Bild Architecture, Evie has worked in other practices gaining diverse experience working at many scales. At MGS Architects, she was a apart of their Urban Design Team primarily working on large scale University Master Plans and prior she was involved in a mix of commercial and residential interior projects at DesignOffice.