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The Become story began when our founders, Andrew Talbot and Ben Reid, decided to pool their decades of multinational practice experience to build a true relationship-based approach to architecture and construction.

Since our launch in 2014 we’ve grown into an agile practice that collaborates with clients that share our vision to nurture new places that completely serve and satisfy the people that use them.

We build places for people.

good design needn't cost more - it just takes a little more thought on the drawing board

Andrew TalbotFounder + Director


One day we had a moment of clarity. It was a split second when it hit us deep in our gut that our projects are about people. Not just inspiring design; or bricks and mortar; or glass and steel; or even fresh air and light. Sure, all these aspects are critical to every project we bring to life, but we’re driven by something a little deeper.

We passionately believe buildings can only be valued as successful when they fully meet the needs of the people who will inhabit that space.

This realisation led us to make a promise to ourselves to live by a set of Principles that guides us to pursue the kind of projects we love to create and build a different kind of architectural firm.


Principle 1

We strive to design and create buildings and spaces that become places that enrich people’s lives and communities.


Principle 2

We’re driven to help those less fortunate than ourselves by creating these places with our skills and service.

Principle 3

We’ll only work with decent, honest, talented people fostering mutual respect and trust.


Principle 4

Our approach makes our client’s jobs and lives more successful and enjoyable by helping them overcome challenges and solve complex problems.

Principle 5

The business relationships we build will be long lasting and lead to repeat work through trust, understanding and efficiency.

Principle 6

Our office will be an inspiring working environment where our team can flourish and achieve their full potential through development and mentoring.

Principle 7

By undertaking financially successful work we’ll be able to continue to offer excellent client service and stability for our staff.



We wake every day to ignite a little magic in how people live, learn, heal, work & play by creating buildings and places that enrich our communities.
Yes, it’s deliberately ambitious.
But, quite simply, it guides us to create Places for People.


Become. is AS/NZS ISO 9001 Certified, and in conjunction we have a Quality Policy.

This policy has been developed in support of our commitment in constantly striving to improve our systems and processes through training, innovation, technology, and experience. A copy of our Quality Policy can be provided on request.

Andrew Talbot NSW ARB 10387

Ben Reid NSW ARB 8767

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is Become.Architecture’s policy to respect your privacy and comply with any applicable law and regulation regarding any personal information we may collect about you, including across our website,, and other sites we own and operate.

This policy is effective as of 16 July 2021 and was last updated on 16 July 2021.

Information We Collect

Information we collect includes both information you knowingly and actively provide us when using or participating in any of our services and promotions, and any information automatically sent by your devices in the course of accessing our products and services.

Log Data

When you visit our website, our servers may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser. It may include your device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version, the pages you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on each page, other details about your visit, and technical details that occur in conjunction with any errors you may encounter.

Please be aware that while this information may not be personally identifying by itself, it may be possible to combine it with other data to personally identify individual persons.

Personal Information

We may ask for personal information which may include one or more of the following:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone/mobile number

Legitimate Reasons for Processing Your Personal Information

We only collect and use your personal information when we have a legitimate reason for doing so. In which instance, we only collect personal information that is reasonably necessary to provide our services to you.

Collection and Use of Information

We may collect personal information from you when you do any of the following on our website:

  • Use a mobile device or web browser to access our content
  • Contact us via email, social media, or on any similar technologies
  • When you mention us on social media

We may collect, hold, use, and disclose information for the following purposes, and personal information will not be further processed in a manner that is incompatible with these purposes:

We may collect, hold, use, and disclose information for the following purposes, and personal information will not be further processed in a manner that is incompatible with these purposes:

  • to contact and communicate with you

Please be aware that we may combine information we collect about you with general information or research data we receive from other trusted sources.

Security of Your Personal Information

When we collect and process personal information, and while we retain this information, we will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.

Although we will do our best to protect the personal information you provide to us, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, and no one can guarantee absolute data security. We will comply with laws applicable to us in respect of any data breach.

You are responsible for selecting any password and its overall security strength, ensuring the security of your own information within the bounds of our services.

How Long We Keep Your Personal Information

We keep your personal information only for as long as we need to. This time period may depend on what we are using your information for, in accordance with this privacy policy. If your personal information is no longer required, we will delete it or make it anonymous by removing all details that identify you.

However, if necessary, we may retain your personal information for our compliance with a legal, accounting, or reporting obligation or for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific, or historical research purposes or statistical purposes.

Children’s Privacy

We do not aim any of our products or services directly at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information about children under 13.

International Transfers of Personal Information

The personal information we collect is stored and/or processed where we or our partners, affiliates, and third-party providers maintain facilities. Please be aware that the locations to which we store, process, or transfer your personal information may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. If we transfer your personal information to third parties in other countries: (i) we will perform those transfers in accordance with the requirements of applicable law; and (ii) we will protect the transferred personal information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Your Rights and Controlling Your Personal Information

You always retain the right to withhold personal information from us, with the understanding that your experience of our website may be affected. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights over your personal information. If you do provide us with personal information you understand that we will collect, hold, use and disclose it in accordance with this privacy policy. You retain the right to request details of any personal information we hold about you.

If we receive personal information about you from a third party, we will protect it as set out in this privacy policy. If you are a third party providing personal information about somebody else, you represent and warrant that you have such person’s consent to provide the personal information to us.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time. We will provide you with the ability to unsubscribe from our email-database or opt out of communications. Please be aware we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity.

If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant, or misleading, please contact us using the details provided in this privacy policy. We will take reasonable steps to correct any information found to be inaccurate, incomplete, misleading, or out of date.

If you believe that we have breached a relevant data protection law and wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the alleged breach. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint. You also have the right to contact a regulatory body or data protection authority in relation to your complaint.

Limits of Our Policy

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.

Changes to This Policy

At our discretion, we may change our privacy policy to reflect updates to our business processes, current acceptable practices, or legislative or regulatory changes. If we decide to change this privacy policy, we will post the changes here at the same link by which you are accessing this privacy policy.

If required by law, we will get your permission or give you the opportunity to opt in to or opt out of, as applicable, any new uses of your personal information.

Contact Us

For any questions or concerns regarding your privacy, you may contact us using the following details:

Andrew Talbot

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

Contact Us

Suite 104, 46-48 East Esplanade,
Manly, NSW 2095

Call Us

Andrew Talbot | Director 0400 442 541

Ben Reid | Director 0438 235 429

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