The Building Design and Drafting Team

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The Building Design and Drafting Team2019-01-24T14:53:22+10:00
Owen Tregarthen

Owen Tregarthen

Owen Tregarthen is a qualified architectural & structural consultant. After completing an apprenticeship in building structures with a large consulting engineering practice and appropriate architectural drafting course in Sydney worked with various architects, consulting engineers, government departments in Sydney, Canberra & UK. In 1986 formed Port Stephens Design Services at Nelson Bay with a partner Engineer. The company completed extensive building design & engineering work in the area including subdivisions, housing, commercial, industrial & marine structures for both private & government entities. In 1999 after returning from the UK having worked on telecom projects for 18 months, he established Tregarthen Services Pty Ltd  in 2015 the company name was changed to Building Design and Drafting Services (BDDS) to reflect the work the company carries out.
Julie Tregarthen

Julie Tregarthen

Director , Company secretary

Julie Tregarthen is a Director and Company Secretary of Building Design & Drafting Services. Julie is responsible for HR compliance and is involved in strategic planning of the business.

Melissa Shewaram

Melissa Shewaram

Office Manager

Melissa is the Accounts and Office Manager. She has worked in accounting and office management for many years. She has extensive experience in accounting and administration across many industries, including building design, and has a particular focus on project costing. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Psychology

Ron James

Ron James

Senior Project Designer

Ron has 21 years experience, working for several high profile architects as well as running his own practice for 10 years. He is a specialist in the design & preparation of documentation for development and construction approval of residential & commercial buildings.

Qualifications: Assoc Diploma in Arch. Drafting & Bachelor of Architecture at UTS

Chris Pasfield

Chris Pasfield

Project Director

After completing a certificate IV in Architectural Technology, Chris joined BDDS in July 2005 where he learned his trade in Architectural, Structural & Civil drafting under the supervision of the Director Owen Tregarthen.

Chris & Owen worked as a 2 man team for several years and as a result gained invaluable experience in a wide range of residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Including some time abroad where Chris continued to work on projects for BDDS. Chris has had over 9 years experience and is now a senior member of the BDDs management team.

Randa Sedrak

Randa Sedrak

Senior Building Designer.

Senior Building Designer

Randa is qualified architect who has been practicing Architecture for more than twenty years. She has worked on a variety of projects including hospitality, residential, commercial and educational projects. She has gained a wide range of skills and expertise spanning across design, documentation, construction details, finishes and material selection.

She has also worked as an interior designer for four years, designing and documenting hotels, clubs, restaurants, boats and quality residences in the Middle East.

She was also involved in market research, feasibility and implementation of company QC policies.