Architectural History

Established in 1976

BYA Pty Ltd was established in 1976 by Patrick Yeung and John Blythe, two very dynamic people who over 35 years were instrumental in creating, managing, developing and supporting the construction of many of Hobart’s notable buildings. John Blythe retired 1998 & Patrick Yeung on 1st July 2011.

BYA Architects today still comprises a team of talented and versatile professionals, highly skilled in providing architectural and project management services. Lead by Drew Edwards since January 2009, BYA Architects has managed approximately $2M multi residential development, $20M worth of educational projects, $39M worth of Shopping Centre projects, $4.5M of office refurbishment and currently managing $9M worth of new office fit out. We also work with residential clients to create beautiful and functional homes and extensions.

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How BYA works

Technology and working environment

Part of the key to successfully managing projects is BYA’s continued investment in key technology. We currently maintain software and service support agreements for Architectural Project Management Software (Architect’s Office) along with Industry leading Building Information Modelling (BIM) Software (ArchiCAD).

Architect’s Office (AO) is an integrated and centrally controlled relational database system dealing with the Project Administration functions of a typically busy Architectural Practice, and capable of responding to changing requirements. Currently installed in over 100 practices, with over 2000 users, spread across Australia, and New Zealand, Singapore, China, India, UAE and the UK. The system was developed in Australia, by Architects for Architects, over the last 15 years, and is constantly being refined, improved and modified to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s electronic office environment. For a full view of its functionality we suggest visiting the AO website,

Project communications, including Memos and Site advices are all tracked and managed by this database.

Graphisofts ArchiCAD was the industry’s first BIM software released in 1984, its software architecture built from the ground up solely for this purpose. It’s not 2D software that has been rehashed to meet market demands. Today it ensures through an integrated workflow that documentation meets the office standards and construction industry QA requirements. For more information visit &

AO and ArchiCAD have been and will remain integral in BYA Architects obtaining 2nd party Quality Assurance Certification by Quality Management Systems. BYA Architects maintains the latest technology and computer network across the business ensuring robust and efficient outcomes. All hardware in this system was updated in the 2020-21 financial year.

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Our office is open for inspection at any stage, just give us a call to arrange this in advance.