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

Shivin Bhatia

founder bio


Masters in Architecture

Dip. Building Design & Drafting

Managing Director Shivin Bhatia founded DBD with a single aim: to bring  transparency to the residential building industry. The son and grandson of Delhi property developers, Shivin was introduced to the industry at a very young age, sparking a lifelong passion for design and building.

Believing that the building industry needed to be more client focused and ethical, Shivin is driven to deliver changes in the industry and deliver high quality, bespoke builds with honesty and integrity. A natural people person Shivin connects with clients on both a professional and personal level and he supports each and every client during the building process. 


Shivin holds a Masters in Architecture from Curtin University, where he was awarded the prestigious E.G. Cohen Medal for Best Graduate Architect in 2014. He also holds a Diploma in Building Design & Drafting. In 2019, he was nominated for the Ric Rising Star award by the Master Builders of Western Australia. In 2020, he was nominated Australias Kitchen Designer Finalist for the KBDI Institute.

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