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Female owned
Custom work
Boutique Interior Design & Architectural Studio based in Sydney
DBA Designs (Aust) is a local Australian architecture-interior design firm based in Sydney CBD. It was established by experienced architect and interior designer Helen Xiao, who established one of the first private architecture firms in China. DBA Designs (Aust) lead designers are Helen Xiao and Hong Liu. Helen graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Tongji University, in Shanghai, China the top university for architecture in China. She stayed on at Tongji University as an assistant professor for 9 years, before establishing her own architecture firm, which was one of first privately-owned architecture firms in China. Helen's work eventually expanded to include interior design. Her expertise was recognised by a popular TV show in China, and resulted in Helen presenting an interior-design segment. Helen strongly believes in consistently learning and updating her skills and knowledge, and has recently graduated from an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Tongji University. Hong graduated with a Bachelor of interior design in TongJi University. His interior design work has gained international recognition. His rich design experience attracts clients who come back time and again, and proudly refer Hong to their friends and networks. DBA Designs (Aust) is a top tier architecture and interior design firm with many of their designers graduating from top international universities from England, Germany, France and USA. DBA Designs (Aust) has won various international awards for their work. Helen's clients love her creative ideas on space re-arrangement and the fact that she brings both architectural and interior design experience into her projects. This results in creative spaces, beautiful materials, colour, lighting, furniture and decor. When Helen is not designing she loves music, playing violin, painting, travel, reading, yoga and her lovely cat. AWARDS for Hong & DBA DESIGNS (Aust) 2019 - Honorary title "Person of the Year" - WAD World Young Designer Conference 2020 - Appointed Director of "China Design Alliance" 2020 - Silver Award of the 10th Aiding Award Villa Design 2020 - Awarded "Top Ten Luxury Space Designers" by Asia Pacific Space Design 2020 - Selected as one of the "Chinese Design Leaders List" - Top 100 Outstanding Designers of Year

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Accessible Design, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Colour Consulting, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Blinds & Shades, Custom Bookcases, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Custom Entertainment Units, Custom Fireplace Mantels, Custom Furniture, Custom Home Bars, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Pantries, Custom Rugs, Custom Shelving, Custom Walk-in Wardrobes, Custom Wall Bed, Dining Room Design, Downsizing, Drafting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Feng Shui Design, Floor Plans, Furniture Selection, Hallway Design, Home Office Design & Construction, Home Staging, Home Theatre Design, House Plans, Interior Design, Kids Bedroom Design, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Renovating, Laundry Room Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Nursery Design, Playroom Design, Project Management, Space Planning, Staircase Design, Sunroom Design & Construction, Sustainable Design, Wardrobe Design, Wine Cellar Design, residential and commercial architecture design. ex

Areas Served

Sydney, Darling Point, Rose Bay, Double Bay, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Chatswood, Castle Hills, North Shore, Hurstville, Macquarie Park, Rockdale, Ashfield, Redfern, Waterloo, Chippendale, Woolloomooloo, Alexandria, Ultimo, Pyrmont, West Ryde, Ermington, Beecroft, Mosman, Epping, Hornsby, North Ryde, Gladesville, Neutral Bay, Pymble, Forestville, Chatswood, North Sydney, Wollstonecraft, Normanhurst, Berowra, Kirribilli, Castlecrag, Mooney Mooney, Castle Cove, Ryde, Marsfield, Northbridge, St Ives, Mount Kuring-Gai


Numerous throughout the years, see above

Professional Information

Registered Architect in China

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DBA Designs (Aust)
Average rating: 5 out of 5 stars
North Shore & Ryde, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Typical Job Cost $10,000 - $2 million