Business As Usual …

Behind the scenes here at Dig Design it’s business as usual.

We will continue to make your architectural dreams come true, working remotely from home if it comes to that.
We’re ready to go with Zoom for online meetings and invite people to connect with us digitally and over the phone.

There’s nothing we can’t overcome if we work together.

For the most up to date information on COVID-19 please click through to

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Local Community Sponsorship

Some Dig Design team bonding with golf today. ⛳️

This is Gio lining up in front of our sign at the Altona Lakes Golf Club.

Here we get to combine two of our loves … supporting the local community and golf!!



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Mr President

We are super proud to announce that Dig Design’s Lindsay Douglas has been appointed President of the BDAV, for a two year term!!

Congratulations Lindsay, we think you’re awesome!!

#mrpresident #veryimportantperson #getyourpeopletospeaktohispeople



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YouTube Star in the Making

Dig Design’s very own Lindsay Douglas is at it again!!

Interviewing this time with Woodform Architecture for their website and YouTube channel.

#struttingarchitect #hesanarchitectsowecantshowyouhisface #kidding



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Sunny ol’ Williamstown

Gorgeous day for a photoshoot with Derek Swalwell at our Osborne Street project.

We are very excited to have this project featured in a leading Australian publication, but for now its all hush hush.

Publication details to be released soon.




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2016 NABD Awards

National award winners again!!

Our Agnes Street project, this very minute, just won 2016 National Association Building Designers Award for

Best Alterations/Additions $350K -$800K

Construction Cost

#winnersaregrinners #whosahappyboy



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In News Today . . .

A cheeky little article in the Star Weekly popped up today on our Agnes Street project in Yarraville winning two industry awards last month.

Thanks to our friends the Stones for bringing it to our attention.

Click here for the link: ELEGANCE WINS THE DAY



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2016 BDAV Awards

As the celebrations wind down, we are proud as punch to have won two awards for our Agnes Street project at the 2016 BDAV Awards:

Winner . Residential Alterations + Additions $200K – $500K Construction Cost
Commendation . Excellence in Use of Timber

We’d thank our great team at Dig Design and our great clients.

Thanks also to Lonny O’Grady Constructions who did a fabulous job bringing our Dig Design to life.
Awesome photography as always from Rachel Lewis Photography.



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Dig at Golf

The team at Dig Design have a new office obsession …

G O L F !!

Lessons, driving range practice, games … and probably a bit too much youtube-ing 😉

Continuing our love of connecting with our local community and supporting at a grass roots level, Dig Design proudly sponsors Altona Lakes Golf.

You’ll even see us there most morning before work.



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The Things You Find

A night out at the movies with the family, and what do we find in the adjacent book shop?

A book about Maton Guitars.

Maton are Australia’s premium guitar manufacturer, and the design of their current headquarters in an interwar chemical factory was Dig Design’s first project!!

Thanks to Linda and Neville Kitchen for having faith in us all those years ago.



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Six Steps to Restyling the Office

We decided it was time we restyled our Docklands office.  We were after a space that reflected our design style and represented us the way we wanted our clients to see us.

It only takes six steps:

01   “Set the Tone” with new acacia timber desktops

and matte black hairpin legs.

02   “Create Scenery” with birch tree wall stickers.

03   “Revamp Your Meeting Area” awards on show,

new furniture and lighting.

04   “Display Your Wares” with projects on show.

05   “Say Your Words” … and make them count.

… making architectural dreams come true …

… helping our clients create their place in the world …

06   “Brand Your Breakout” create a branded breakout

space for your staff.

And you’re done!!



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2016 BDAV Student Awards

It’s that time of year again … where we judge the BDAV Student Award categories.

As always, Dig Design is impressed with the standard of entries in this year’s awards and congratulates all the entrants.

We spend a day going over in detail all the projects, and here is Gio and Vanessa (a past BDAV Student Award winner) discussing the entries.

Winners to be announced at the BDAV Awards Dinner on the 30th of July.

Good luck everyone and great job!



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Williamstown Seagulls Sponsorship

We love being connected with our local community and supporting at a grass roots level.

It is with great pride that Dig Design announces sponsorship of our favourite player SAM DUNELL at the Williamstown Football Club.

Go Seagulls.



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Where’s Lindsay?

This morning at the office, we wondered where Lindsay was … then we saw this pop up on his Facebook account.

Kayaking from Williamstown to Alton and back again!!

Nice one Lindsay … now back to work.




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Everyone Loves New Stationary!!

Dig Deisgn’s Architecture Team Leader, Lindsay Douglas, has a smile on his face today as his newly designed business cards have arrived.

Now we all want new ones.

Who did the re-design … why little old us of course!!

Matte finish, embossed logo, social media update … what’s not to love!!

If you see Lindsay ask him for one.

Everyone loves new stationary … am I right?



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Neil Smith Architect

Dig Design is back for 2016.

We can’t start the year though without paying homage to a great architect and influence in our lives, my dad, Neil Smith.
Thanks Dad, forever in our hearts. xx



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Digital Marketing for Design Professionals

Julie-Anne Smith was a presenter at the BDAV Seminar on Digital Marketing for Design Professionals. Speaking about her experiences in mananaging Dig Design’s social media presence, Julie-Anne shared her insights and advice.

It was a very successful evening with the seminar being highly praised by those who attended.

“The whole event was of a uniformly high standard.  All presenters provided really useful, understandable, accessible, quality information.”

“Very impressed with the main presenters, all hit the mark.  The three main presenters articulated with passion and enthusiasm, I came away motivated.”

“Excellemt insight into the current way of marketing design servies.”

DVDs of the seminar are available for purchase via the BDAV, click on the logo below to access the store.




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Best in Houzz

Winners are grinners!!

Thanks to the Houzz website for our latest gong.

Best in Houzz for Design … our Carpenter Street project.

Click HERE to learn more about this award winning project …



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2014 NABD Awards

A big thank you to everyone who has been involved on our Carpenter Street project.

We have loved every bit of it … fabulous clients and wonderful builder in Sier Constructions.

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COMPETITION Grand Designs Live Tickets

FREE TICKETS … Grand Designs Live Melbourne …
17 18 19 October … we have 3 double passes to give away.

To win:
VISIT our Facebook Logo page
LIKE our page
SHARE the competition post
COMMENT what day you would like to attend

Winners announced Thursday night and tickets emailed to you.



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2014 BDAV Awards

The tie is off after a night celebrating our latest award … expanding our already impressive wall of awards to
14 wins plus 4 commendations.

On Saturday night in The Great Hall of the NGV, Dig Design’s Carpenter Street project was awarded
“Best Residential Alterations + Additions Over $500K Construction Costs” … and we are wrapped!!

Click HERE to learn more about this award winning project …



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Sacred Spaces

Airing on Channel 31, Sacred Spaces is a show dedicated to “Melbourne’s finest architects talking about their favorite spots in the city. Their sacred spaces.”
This episode features our very own Lindsay Douglas taking about his love of the Sun Theatre in Yarraville,
one of Melbourne’s fabulous Art Deco cinemas.

Originally airing 07.04.2014, you can watch the episode on YouTube, click HERE.