Melissa Lunardon, Interior Design

Melissa joined BCT in September 2019 and is responsible for working with our clients on their interior selections to ensure their home is functional, beautiful and reflective of their lifestyle and personalities.

Over the last 10 years Melissa has established herself as one of Melbourne’s most respected and skilled interior designers. Working across residential and commercial design, Melissa couples forward-thinking style with extensive industry knowledge and connections. Her work has been featured in leading design magazines and blogs including Home Beautiful and The Interiors Addict. 

Susan Baker, Architect

Sue joined BCT in June 2019 as demand continued to rise for our design offering. Sue brings a wealth of experience to the team  as one of Victoria’s most respected architects.

Sue has been in the building industry for over 30 years focussing on design, documentation and contract administration. For the last 25 years, Sue has served as a Victorian judge in the HIA Housing Awards. 

Sue is responsible for developing architectural drawings, offering architectural expertise to the team, and mentoring our graduate architect, Ngan. 

Ngan Tran, Architectural Graduate

Bachelor of Architecture

Ngan joined the team in August 2018 as an architectural graduate. Ngan works closely with Sharon, translating vision to paper by collaborating designs and ideas onto working drawings.
 

After four years of blood, sweat, tears and countless all-nighters, Ngan finished her degree and BCT was lucky enough to snap her up. Quirky by nature and a lover of outdoor adventures, Ngan has been bitten by the travel bug and is keen to beat her own record of exploring six countries in six months. 

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Architecture and Interior Design

Planning a home renovation but no idea where to start? 

Looking for a one-stop-shop that can handle it all from go to whoa?
We manage everything from design concepts to construction completion. 

At BCT Group we take the stress out of home renovation by handling everything from design to construction. Our architects and interior designer will work with you to design a home that is beautiful, buildable and doesn’t break the bank. 

Why should you choose a company that designs AND builds your home?

 

  1. You'll get a design you can afford.
    When we started out, we quoted jobs with plans prepared by others only for our clients to realise that the design was way out of their budget. At BCT Group, our designers consult directly with the construction team from the get go so they only present you with design concepts that align with your budget. 
     

  2. You benefit from local expertise.
    It’s vital that your architect and builder understand the local conditions as well as all relevant building regulations. Before design begins, we carefully analyse your site to ensure we understand the structural integrity and any potential limitations to the scope of work. Because we only work in the inner western suburbs of Melbourne, we have a thorough understanding of your hood (including that highly reactive soil).  
     

  3. We’re pretty darn good at what we do. 
    Our design and construct team know their stuff. They’ll come up with ideas you haven’t even considered and go beyond the basics to create a home that suits your life and reflects your style. In addition to detailed drawings and a quality build, we can help you select everything from tiles and tapware to paint colours and pendant lights. 

 

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Meet our design team

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Rhys Carter

Projects and Design

Bach Architecture, Bach Construction Management 

Before joining BCT Group in 2021, Rhys spent five years in the commercial construction industry and considers working on the Queen Vic Market Community Hub as a highlight.  

While studying a double degree in Architecture and Construction Management, Rhys completed two semesters in Sweden and London. After graduation, he continued to travel, working as a volunteer coordinator for schools and orphanages in South America.

Rhys ensures that our design team works as efficiently and collaboratively as possible so we can meet deadlines and deliver the highest standard of work possible.  Away from work, he enjoys woodwork and acting in the occasional play. Rhys is Bevan's nephew and Travis's cousin. 

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Sook-Yan Ho

Architecture

Bach Architecture, Registered Architect

Yan joined the BCT team since 2020 and has 15 years experience in residential design. Graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor Degree in Architecture , Yan worked for a number of architecture  firms in Melbourne and Canberra where she developed her skills and practical knowledge working on different types of projects from small houses to large scale commercial projects.⁠ 

 

As part of the Inner West community, Yan understands the needs of our clients and young family. She prides herself as a good listener to clients' needs and wishes.  She believes that good design is collaborative and consultative journey with our clients to deliver design outcomes that strike balance between budget and aesthetic. 

 

Outside of work, Yan enjoys spending time with her family, baking and reading. She also likes to run and listen to podcasts

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Ebony Hopmans

Architecture

As a student, Ebony worked at FPPV Architecture on community projects as well as Peter Barton Architects on high-end residential renovations. Ebony’s experience and talent saw her thrive as a freelance interior designer and draftsperson before she joined BCT Group. 

 

Ebony believes design should be informed from a micro to macro level. Her work emphasises the importance of starting with interior spaces and how clients live, then using that process of routine as a means for directing the form.

Her experience at BCT has led to an extensive knowledge on council processes. She works a lot on small lots, often with heritage overlays. She feels that the best design outcomes are a result of collaboration. Ebony thrives working closely with clients to ensure that their wishes are met, whilst also adhering to design constraints.


When she is not weaving her design magic, Ebony loves spending time with my family, cooking, making cocktails and attending live music. She also owns more than 60 houseplants!

Bach Architectural Design, Master Architecture 
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Kevin Cortes
Architecture

Master of Architecture; Bach Design (Architecture), Adv Dip Building Design

Kevin joined BCT Group in 2021 after graduating with a Masters in Architecture. Prior to pursuing his career in commercial and residential design, Kevin worked in the retail and hospitality industry.

 

Kevin supports our clients through the design process to ensure they feel heard and achieve the ideal result for their home or commercial space. 

 

Growing up in England gave him considerable knowledge in living in small spaces and how a design can best achieve making a small space feel larger than it is.

 

When he's not flexing his creative and technical skills at BCT Group, Kevin likes to keep active and relax with friends. He plays soccer for a club in Laverton three times a week and loves to travel.

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Anne Spirou
Senior Interior Design

Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)

Since graduating from RMIT 15 years ago Anne has built up a range of industry experience ranging from single residential, commercial, healthcare, and high end multi-residential. After various roles in the Architecture and Design industry, the need for a change of scene landed her work in the home renovation reality TV industry.

 

Anne loves the ever-evolving nature of the Design industry and its ability to adapt to our environment.  She relies on her creative instinct and problem-solving skills, combined with her innate sense of scale and colour, ensuring all your interior needs are met, and the best possible outcome is achieved.

 

On weekends Anne is often out on day trips, hiking, occasionally Latin dancing and always planning her next holiday.

 

As an adolescent, Anne spent much of her spare time re-designing house plans with tracing paper and colourful markers.

View some of our recently completed design projects