Dunn & Hillam Architects

Architectural Design and Project Management

Sydney, New South Wales



About Dunn & Hillam Architects

Dunn & Hillam's aim is to produce honest, beautiful and practical architecture that is of an international standard, whilst being distinguishably Australian. They believe that architecture is an important tool in the creation of community, the way they interact with and create places, and the way people engage with each other. Dunn & Hillam Architects follow three basic principles in everything they do.

It's the people that matter: Great clients, great staff, great consultants and collaborators make great projects. Architecture is for people and should benefit those inside it and those around it.

Good design is sustainable design: A building doesn’t have to flag itself as sustainable. Dunn & Hillam believe in building smaller but better as the most important move towards sustainable architecture. Sustainability is always in environmental, economic and social terms.

Architecture is not a consumer object: Architecture should not become obsolete or out of fashion. It should work with the past and with the future to contribute to our cities, towns and landscapes in ways that are lasting and positive. Architecture is spatial and three dimensional and its success is based more on how it makes you feel than on how it looks.

We believe in the idea of business working towards common good and wanted to be part of a world of like-minded businesses.

The Change We Seek®

Dunn & Hillam Architects wants to see quality architecture and urban design for everyone. Their skill as architects is to envision a better future, and they want their creativity, experience and resources to be put towards designed solutions at all scales for all people. They are advocates for change in their industry in relation to employment practices and equity and diversity.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2016

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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