DBD Design Build Develop was founded by our managing director Shivin Bhatia with the aim to bring a change to the journey of designing & building residential homes in Western Australia. With over 10 years of design & construction experience, he set about to create a brand that explores innovative, sustainable and efficient building methods that are second to none.  


With a flair for design he believes in designing buildings that work with the environment exceptionally and more importantly contribute by feeding energy & resources back to the grid. Whilst some projects may vary in size, scale, and geographic conditions, this thorough understanding of architectural building science has been the key driver in all his past & present projects.


Alongside his passion for design, he is also committed to the client by providing a range of services which makes the process so much easier for the client. From finding the right block to designing the vision he aims to provide solutions & advice specific to the client & brief and tailored to the site/budget. The keyword here being Budget whereby he listens to the client's requirements in full depth before guiding them along the way to make decisions that are pragmatic, thoughtful, site-specific & within their budget. 


The process is streamlined & clear from the first meeting onwards and no matter the scale of the project. he is always willing to help. With no hidden costs policy &  no variations policy, he has built this brand with a strong reputation and large referral base of clients who vouch for his work and trust the process. 

"A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasured." - Louis Khan

founder bio


Masters in Architecture

Dip. Building Design & Drafting

Shivin is an award-winning building designer with a passion for Sustainable and Solar Passive Designed houses.


His father, a property developer & builder, brought him on-site at a very young age and introduced him to the construction process. This sparked Shivin’s interest in building design  & construction.


He initially learned the art of Building Design & Drafting at T.A.F.E and followed on to study his Masters in Architecture at the Curtin University of Technology in Bentley where he was awarded the west Australian prestigious award E.G. Cohen Medal for Best Graduate Architect in 2014. In the year of 2019, he was nominated for the Ric Rising Star award by the Master Builders of Western Australia.


“Designing buildings for our Environment” is Shivin’s philosophy, and he loves the challenge of creating designs that exceed client expectations and minimize environmental impact on site.