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At Become, we specialise in community housing to create spaces that positively impact people’s lives and the built environment.

At Become, we specialise in community housing to create spaces that positively impact people’s lives and the built environment.

We are Architects who wake every day to ignite a little magic in how people live, learn, heal, work and play by creating buildings, spaces and places that enrich our communities.

Client Solutions

Solutions for

Community Housing Providers

Solutions for

Government Housing Providers

Solutions for

Project Managers

Our founders

Andrew Talbot and Ben Reid – two sides of one coin; sunrise to sunset; the yin to the yang – like a perfectly balanced chemical reaction their individual skills work perfectly together to ignite something special.

Meet our team
Founder + Director

Andrew Talbot

"To me, buildings are simply shelters or sculptures unless they fully respond to place, purpose and real human need - then they become Architecture".

To me, buildings are simply shelters or sculptures unless they fully respond to place, purpose and real human need – then they become Architecture.

I have over 25 years experience as an Architect in the UK and Australia. From boutique practices to multinational firms as well as client side in property development. This means I understand what makes a project successful from an end-user, design and financial perspective.

At Become. I use my passion and strengths at the front end of our projects. Firstly, I listen to fully understand every client’s mission and objectives, then put myself in the shoes of the people who will use the building to guide my design thinking.

The first time I met an architect was in my late teens when my parents were building a new house in the country. I expected the architect to show a large portfolio of impressive designs, instead, he asked If they took delight in being woken by the sun in the mornings. He went on to ask how they wanted to live and so designed a home that suited them. I thought this was an inspiring example of the power of architecture to enrich people’s lives and it led to me becoming an architect.

 

 

andrew@become.com.au
0400 442 541
Founder + Director

Ben Reid

"Some people strive for being award-winning architects, but it's positively affecting people’s lives that gives me the most enjoyment in architecture".

Some people strive for being award-winning architects, but it’s positively affecting people’s lives that gives me the most enjoyment in architecture

I’m a Technical Director and have 20 years industry experience in Australia and Dubai, focused on Coordination & Construction of projects in both architecture & interiors.

I’m conscious that every dollar counts with Community and Social projects. It’s about spending money on the right things and being realistic about where that money should be spent. I prefer to provide better amenity for the people who will use that place, rather than details that perhaps only my industry colleagues will ever notice.

It took me a long time to find an actual passion in architecture, I liked it, I appreciated it, I enjoyed it, however the passion didn’t hit me until the moment we were standing out the front of our newly completed Boarding House for Mission Australia Housing where the facilities manager said there were 4 women moving in on Monday who were survivors of domestic and family violence and this was their opportunity to be safe. This made me realise that I wanted to positively contribute to people’s lives, in particular those that are doing it tough, not through creating architecture, but through helping facilitate the creation of places.

 

Projects

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Fresh air, sunlight and hope

Fresh air, sunlight and hope

Coffs Harbour Social Housing
A new start, safe behind new doors

A new start, safe behind new doors

Kingswood Social Housing

What do you need?

I am a Community Housing Providers and I need....

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How can I find an affordable solution for my Government project?

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I want to balance affordability with liveability for my community housing projects

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Become. Architecture + Interiors
Creating Places that enrich our communities.

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Suite 603, 250 Pitt Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Andrew Talbot | Director 0400 442 541

Ben Reid | Director 0438 235 429

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