BDAQ was formed in 1990 to give recognition to a profession of critical importance to the building industry.
BDAQ lobbied the government for registration of Building Designers for three years until June 1993 when the Minister for Housing and Public Works, the Hon. Terry Mackenroth announced at the Townsville BDAQ Conference that "on the recommendation of the Queensland Building Services Board, Building Designers would be licensed under the Queensland Building Services Authority Act.”
BDAQ is at the forefront of aligning all Australian building designers nationally through the National Association of Building Designers (NABD), enhancing public recognition of building designers at local, state and national levels.
The mission of the BDAQ is to promote the pursuit of excellence and integrity within the building design profession and to support and promote Building Designers in Queensland working within a local, national and international context. BDAQ also endeavours to guide Building Designers to a position of respect and dignity in the built environment industry.