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Architects on International Women’s Day

7 Mar 2016 – Women architects are gathering on International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8 March 2016, to celebrate with a Pecha Kucha talk, in BVN’s Sydney Studio.

The participants are all from leading Sydney architecture practices who are members of the Male Champions of Change (MCC) programme that was initiated and is run by the NSW Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

The practices include: Architectus, Bates Smart, Carter Williamson, Cox Richardson, Crone, Hassell, PTW and SJB Architects

“Despite being competitors, it is really important that we can come together as united colleagues on big issues such as gender equality on occasions like International Women’s Day. The power for change is actually within our own hands as organisations. Change doesn’t have to wait until tomorrow, we all have the ability to make change happen today. In many ways its complex, but really it’s that simple,” said Ninotschka Titchkosky, Principal, BVN.

The Institute’s Male Champions of Change are developing ideas and processes to improve gender equity in the architecture profession.

Their principles are based on the programme established by Elizabeth Broderick, the previous Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner that requires changes to gender equity to be driven by men in leadership positions to use their influence to see women are more equally represented in leadership roles.

State Netball Centre at the QSAC, Australia
Architects: BVN
State Netball Centre at Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre
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State Netball Centre at Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre – 14 Feb 2016
Queensland’s first State Netball Centre at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, following an announcement by the Treasurer and Minister for Sport, Curtis Pitt MP.

New Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School Building, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Design: Grimshaw Architects / BVN
new Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School
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New High-rise School Building in New South Wales – 11 Feb 2016
Grimshaw Architects and BVN have won an international design competition for the first high-rise public school in NSW.

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Tennis Venue
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Tennis Venue
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Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre design by BVN – 13 Jan 2016
The APIA Sydney international was once again impacted by heat and rain, continuing a summer tradition of play being affected by Sydney’s ever-more extreme summer weather. As drenching rain and over 35 degree temperatures beat down, players are forced from the court, leaving spectators waiting for play to resume. In 2012 the Men’s Doubles and Singles finals had to be played on the following day due to rain.

BVN Donovan Hill architects news
Sydney wins Three International Awards
BVN Donovan Hill – 12 Aug 2013
A research centre, a school and a church in Sydney have been selected by a distinguished group of American architects and educators in the International Architecture Awards 2013 that honour new and cutting-edge design.

55 Elizabeth Street Building, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Design: BVN Architecture
55 Elizabeth Street Brisbane
photo : Willis Lim

55 Elizabeth Street Brisbane – 7 Jun 2013
The building is relatively modest in scale, with a tripartite arrangement which reflects historic CBD development heights, stepping both in plan and section in response to important street views to neighbouring heritage buildings. Each datum of the building reflects the changing contextual qualities and eras at each level – ranging from monumental sandstone planes at entry level to minimalist anodized sunshades to the upper western façade.

Latest Architecture Awards
17 Jul 2012 – BVN has won five International Architecture Awards in the last month.
Monash University Housing
image : John Gollings
The BVN designed Monash Student Housing complex at the Clayton campus of Monash University was the only Australian building to receive a prestigious International Architecture Award when the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recently announced the winning projects in their 2012 International Award programme.
According to the RIBA jury, this large student housing project has a delightful collegiate feel to it and is a creditable and credible application of modern sustainable design principles.
Another of the awards announced were the International Architecture Awards that were given to BVN for the Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) in Sydney and the Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel in Puckapunyal, Victoria.
These Awards are conducted by the Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and will be presented in Istanbul, Turkey in October at the launch of an exhibition of the award winners that will travel across Europe.
In addition BVN’s Robina Hospital Expansion was awarded two Design and Health International Academy Award High Commendations, one for interior design and the other for sustainable architecture at the Design and Health World Congress in Kuala Lumpur. These awards recognise professional excellence in the research and design of healthy built environments.
Mr James Grose, BVN National Director, noted ‘It is a tremendous confidence booster for Australian architects, to have Australian designs being recognised at the highest levels internationally’.

Sulman Architecture Award, Australia
Ravenswood School for Girls Mabel Fidler Building
photos : John Gollings
Ravenswood School for Girls
3 Jul 2012 – BVN won the 2012 Sulman Architecture Award at the Australian Institute of Architects Awards, becoming the first architecture practice to win seven Sulman awards since the award was first given eighty years ago in 1932. It is 22 years since BVN received its first Sulman award, this latest award was given for the Ravenswood School for Girls, Mabel Fidler Building, that contains a Library and Resource Hub, in Gordon, Sydney.

Narbethong Community Hall, Australia
Narbethong Community Hall
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The Narbethong Community Hall – 29 Jun 2012
BVN was successful at the Australian Institute of Architects, Victorian Architecture Awards on 29 June winning two awards for community based projects. The Narbethong Community Hall was a pro-bono job that BVN took on in response to a request from the Narbethong Community to help them rebuild their hall that was destroyed in the black Saturday bushfires.

Robina Hospital, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Robina Hospital Gold Coast
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones
Robina Hospital Gold Coast – 27 Jun 2012
The Australian Institute of Architects’ 2012 Queensland State Architecture Awards were announced on 22 June and a Public Architecture Award was given to the Robina Hospital Expansion designed by BVN.

21 Mar 2012

BVN Architecture – Gold Medal News

Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal won by Lawrence Nield

Lawrence Nield, architect, planner – who led the Sydney Olympics master-plan team, teacher, writer and researcher, has been awarded the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) highest honour, the 2012 Gold Medal.

Lawrence Nield:
Lawrence Nield architect
Vickky Wilkes

According to the jury he has ‘made an outstanding contribution to architecture for over forty-five years. His career combines a prolific and continued output of significant architecture and urban design projects with services to the AIA and academic and teaching achievements, including a distinguished list of writings and publications.’

Recent News for BVN Architecture

Monash Student Housing Before Awards Jury
Monash University Housing
image : John Gollings
Monash Student Housing – 21 Mar 2012
A nominee in this year’s Institute of Architects Awards that will be presented to the jury next Saturday 24 March is the Monash Student Housing that sets a new standard of student housing. BVN Principal, Ninotschka Titchkosky will explain to the jury how the new housing at Monash responds to the need for higher end facilities for students ‘this has been done by moving away from dormitory accommodation, and providing self contained bedroom/study space,’ she said.

Brain and Mind Research Institute – Youth Mental Health Building, Australia
Brain and Mind Research Institute Sydney
photo : John Gollings
Brain and Mind Research Institute – 9 Sep 2011

Griffiths House, HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia
HMAS Creswell Griffiths House
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HMAS Creswell Griffiths House – 6 Sep 2011
Griffiths House is an accommodation building built on the site of HMAS Creswell in Jervis Bay, established in 1915 as the location for the Royal Australian Naval College. It provides short term accommodation for Officers of the RAN who are at HMAS Creswell to undertake leadership and management training, and consists of 32 single bed units with shared ensuite and deck facilities.

8 Jun 2011
BVN Architecture design blood processing facility Building, Australia
BVN Architecture has turned a world’s best practice blood processing facility into a piece of architectural art for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Answering the brief to design a building to house Australia’s largest blood processing centre BVN decided to ensure the design brought a level of delight to staff and visitors by opening up the laboratory, administrative and public spaces with a large atrium facing the street and inserting a delicately detailed curving timber staircase through its centre.

BVN Architecture Sydney Studio, NSW, Australia
BVN Architecture Sydney
photo : John Gollings
BVN Sydney Studio – 5 May 2011

Puckapunyal Memorial Chapel, Victoria, Australia
Puckapunyal Memorial Chapel
photo : John Gollings
Puckapunyal Memorial Chapel – 4 May 2011

BVN Architecture Awards News

BVN Architecture winners at New South Wales Architecture Awards
New South Wales Architecture Awards 2011 – 6 Jul 2011

BVN Wins 4 Interior Design Awards
BVN Architecture won four prizes at the Interior Design Awards (IDA) that were presented in Melbourne on Friday 15 April. They picked up Best of the State Awards in both NSW and Victoria, as well as the Public Design Award and the Sustainability Advancement Award.
Read more at : Bligh Voller Nield – 18 Apr 2011

Energex Headquarters, Brisbane, Australia
Cox Rayner / BVN Architecture
Energex Headquarters Brisbane
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones

Energex Headquarters

Key Projects by BVN Architecture

Major Developments by BVN, alphabetical:

The Academy, Melbourne, Australia
The Academy Melbourne
photo : Anson Smart
The Academy Melbourne

Boolarong & Kinkabool, Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
Boolarong & Kinkabool Queensland
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones
Boolarong & Kinkabool

Goods Shed North, Melbourne, Australia
Goods Shed North
photo : Peter Clarke
Goods Shed North

The Ivy, Brisbane, Australia
The Ivy Brisbane
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones
The Ivy Brisbane

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BVN Architecture Practice Information

Bligh Voller Nield – Contemporary architects office with studios in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne & Sydney

BVN Architecture : Australian Architects

2008 Design Institute of Australia: Interior Design Awards
14 Apr 2008

BVN Architecture – Santos Centre, Adelaide:
2008 Award for Interior Design Excellence and Innovation

Santos Centre : Best of State [South Australia] Commercial Interior Design Award Santos Centre : National Corporate Interior Design Award

Lincolne Scott : short-listed – Corporate Interior Design category
Lincolne Scott : commendation – Environmentally Sustainable Design category

BVN Architecture Building Images

Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal, NSW, Australia:
Boolarong & Kinkabool Queensland
photo from BVN Architecture

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, Australia:
Sydney Olympic Park Buildings
photo from BVN Architecture

Sydney International Tennis Centre, NSW, Australia:
Sydney International Tennis Centre
photo from BVN Architecture

Sunshine Coast University Library, Australia:
Sunshine Coast University Library Building
photo : John Gollings

UNSW L5 Building, NSW, Australia:
UNSW L5 Building
photo from BVN Architecture

Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Centre, China:
Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Centre
photo : John Gollings

Cook & Phillip Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
Sydney International Tennis Centre
photos : Anthony Browell

Mt Druitt Hospital, Mount Druitt, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:
Mt Druitt Hospital
photo : Max Dupain

BVN Architecture – Buildings, no images

Gold Coast City Council Chambers, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Hall of Memory, Australian War Memorial, Australia

Latrobe City Council Corporate HQ, Australia

Lincolne Scott, Australia

Santos Centre, Adelaide, South Australia

University of New South Wales – L5 Building, New South Wales, Australia

RIBA International Award 2007
Client: University of NSW

Australian Buildings

Architecture Studios

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