Baldasso Cortese celebrated their 30th Anniversary by hosting an evening of celebration for clients and staff at their Melbourne office. The atmosphere was abuzz with Guests and staff reflecting on past achievements and celebrating the ongoing success of the company. A string quartet played atmospheric music in the background whilst an array of canapés and a selection of cocktail drinks were served.
The practice was founded in 1987 by partners Anthony Baldasso and Steven Cortese with their office base at 57 Hunter Street, West Brunswick. Despite these humble beginnings the fledgling firm was soon commissioned for projects ranging from small residential to industrial and commercial buildings. For such a young firm, this diversity of work was unusual but it would be a characteristic of the practice for the next three decades.
Today, Baldasso Cortese has offices in Melbourne and Christchurch and a strong team and formidable expertise with design leaders across the education, commercial/retail, health and aged care and residential sectors including a newly appointed CEO as part of the growing BC family team. Baldasso Cortese’s strength as a business has been that with each move, the practice has reassessed its priorities and seen reinvention and reinvigoration as critical to its success. We believe that our values, our behaviours, our culture of focusing on the customer, and our passion of creating an environment that empowers people to grow are all areas for success.
Baldasso Cortese would like to thank all current and past staff, clients, consultants, developers, builders and collaborators for all their support over the past 30 years and we look forward to continuing as an empowering and inspiring design practice that continues to grow sustainably.
See more photos of the celebration here.