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“BCD has consistently impressed us (Australian Catholic University) with their ability to interpret our needs, their creativity and the quality of their design solutions. Most importantly BCD has an outstanding capacity to consult with the university’s stakeholders to develop a design brief which reflects our functional needs, desired user experience, contemporary design influences and the values of Australian Catholic University. Colleagues from across the university have been extremely positive about the collaborative and respectful way BCD has engaged with themselves and their staff to plan for the spaces.

Their extensive knowledge of all aspects of design and project delivery is a rare asset that we value very highly. While BCD has experience in a broad range of contexts, my colleagues and I have valued their perceptive understanding of the contemporary learning and amenity needs for students and staff in the current higher education context. BCD has recently successfully completed the redesign of our library space to accommodate increased student demand for flexible group and independent learning spaces, while at the same time increasing the collection requirements to include a Law collection, as well as a Moot court which doubles as a video conference facility. The result is an outstanding success, delivered on time and below the budget indicated by the Quantity Surveyor.

A number of our projects involve reuse of existing spaces (some over one hundred years old), or refurbishment for temporary use, pending more substantial development of the site at a later date. BCD has a sound understanding of the current requirements for base building, while appreciating the needs of internal stakeholders to have value for money and significantly rejuvenated learning and work spaces.

BCD has shown superior skills in delivering high quality designs at exceptional value for money. Their active management of projects has ensured that both facilities’ quality and budgets have been maintained at agreed levels. BCD has a consistent record of delivering projects within agreed timelines and at or below approved budgets.

BCD’s extensive experience of project management has given us confidence that potential problems are identified and resolved early. BCD’s commitment to full and transparent communication has meant that I have always been fully informed of progress and potential issues in projects. I am confident that BCD manages our projects in ways that uphold our ambitions for ethical behaviour and integrity and preserves the good reputation of our university.

BCD demonstrates superior ability to undertake multiple challenging projects concurrently while meeting quality, program and budget requirements. The strength of the relationships that BCD fosters in delivering projects brings additional value to our projects and supports development of valuable strategic relationships that have enhanced our capacity to take on more ambitious works. Importantly, staging the work to ensure business continuity during the construction period has been very much appreciated by our internal stakeholders.

It is a pleasure working with Dimitra Lomis and her colleagues (BCD), and I have no hesitation in recommending Big City Design.”

Prof Marea Nicholson, Associate Vice-Chancellor (Sydney),  ACU



“The contemporary look of the (SASH) hospital is part of our image brand. We now have a reception area in both buildings where staff greet clients with a calm, professional manner.”

Dr James Radecki, Practice Manager, SASH


“Dimitra and her team exceeded my expectations beyond words, and they actually made a start-up business easy!  From the time I opened my doors, the client feedback about the design of my business has been very highly commented on.  Reaching the finals for the Telstra Business Awards last year and hearing the judges repeating words such as ‘wow’ reiterated that my brief to Dimitra on ‘wow-factor’ had even impressed the judges…I have nominated BigCity for the Telstra Business Awards as I truly believe they are an award winning company, with excellence in every area of design, delivery and project management.  I cannot thank BigCity enough for delivering an exceptional quality fitout which has drawn clients through my doors at a critical time.”

 Julie dos Santos, Owner, Divine Creatures

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 “Over the past 12 month Cadwell Constructions & Interiors have built a solid working relationship with BigCity Design.  BigCity Design delivers projects with uncompromised professionalism, quality and a strong focus on client satisfaction. We have recently completed a fairly complex $1.5m fit-out at ACU North Sydney within a very tight time frame. This would not have been possible without the support and responsiveness of BigCity Design. Their in-depth knowledge of design and functionality is second to none, and their ability to manage projects exceeded industry standards. We look forward to continuing working with BigCity Design in the future.”

Soren Jensen, Managing Director, Cadwell Construction & Interiors

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Schiavello Constructions has completed multiple projects with BigCity Design over the last two years.  Our experience with Dimitra and her team of highly skilled individuals, with ample construction experience, has been extremely positive.  BigCity’s ability to provide practical solutions to construction challenges, together with their immaculate documentation and extremely high level client liaison skills, have been determining factors in all projects being completed to programme, budget and client satisfaction.

BigCity’s reputation and client focus are some of the seminal factors that have enabled them to be amongst elite of design and management firms in the industry and would highly recommend BigCity Design as an extremely capable and professional firm.

Alan Al-refaei, Project Manager, Schiavello Constructions

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“Thanks so much for all of your marvellous work on our office – we LOVE It.”

Carmen Pavlovic, CEO and Producer, Global Creatures

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 “I have subcontracted to BigCity Design for three years now. In this time I have found them to be a very professional and trustworthy in everything they do. Headed by Dimitra Lomis, the staff are:

  1. Conscientious and hardworking
  2. Understanding of the level of detail and quality to goes into their designs
  3. Generous with their time in order to get the work completed for the Client

As a subcontractor, I realised early on that Big City Design took a more personable and hands on approach to their Projects. This resulted in a cohesive build team, all working for the best outcomes for the client in terms of quality delivery and budget. I have no hesitation to commend Big City for the tireless and professional work that they undertake.”

Lyn Evans, Managing Director, Elam Cabling Group



“…a big thanks to BigCity Design and Dimitra for her tireless efforts”.

Anthos Simon, General Manager, Deluxe Australia (formerly Atlab)


“Colleagues from across the university have been extremely positive about the collaborative and respectful way BCD has engaged with themselves and their staff to plan for the spaces… “

Prof Marea Nicholson, Associate Vice-Chancellor (Sydney),  ACU