In the decade to 1990 Bellevarde was a Canberra-based builder specialising in high quality architectural building, mostly throughout the Snowy Mountains. In 1988–89 we built Crackenback Village. This led to a project with Richard Johnson at Burrawang West.

We knew some architects but not enough, and set out to find the best way to show our work to them. We were introduced to David Pidgeon, an internationally multi-award-winning graphic designer who understands both architecture and communication, and colleague of revered architectural photographer John Gollings. David immediately recognised Bellevarde’s integrity and designed an elegant booklet outlining our work.

‘Building with Bellevarde’, now in its second edition, talks to architects in a language and style they appreciate. It tells of clients’ and architects’ experiences of building with us, in their own words. It makes clear that we love outstanding architecture and are up for challenges.

David attends to all Bellevarde’s graphic communications, from the website to the new Maintenance Van signage. More recent is our bi-annual Bellevarde News—a booklet that surprisingly expands into a giant poster-sized image of a recently-completed house.

To see more of David's work, visit Pidgeon Ward. 


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