BVN Donovan Hill

From 1997 to 1999 a series of mergers between Bligh Voller Architects, Lawrence Nield and Partners Australia, Grose Bradley and Pels Innes Nielson, and Kosloff BVN formed Bligh Voller Nield, which was renamed as BVN Architecture in 2009. Then, in 2012, BVN Architecture merged with Brian Donovan and Timothy Hill’s Donovan Hill to establish BVN Donovan Hill.

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“The 2012 merger with Donovan Hill further strengthens the rich mix of skills and experience within the practice, allowing BVN to participate in the broadest range of architectural projects” – BVN.

The privately held company specialises in Architecture, Masterplanning, Interior Architecture, Feasibility Studies, Urban Design, and Sustainable design.

All project areas include:

  • Commercial
  • Defence
  • Education
  • Health+Science
  • Lifestyle
  • Masterplanning
  • Public Buildings
  • Residential
  • Sport
  • Transport
  • Urban Design

BVN says that what makes the company unique is the collaborative, collegiate approach that the design team takes to their work.

The company operates throughout Australia, as well as on an international level. International work is often conducted through company alliances, or through designing projects in Australia and shipping overseas.

The company has won several awards including;

  • Aecom Workplace Sydney – Raia Nsw Interior Architecture Commendation
  • Brain And Mind Research Institute – Youth Mental Health Building – The European Centre For Architecture/Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
  • Cerberus And Geelong House, Hmas Creswell – Raia Act Commendation – Heritage
  • Gym Hmas Creswell – Raia Act Award For Public Architecture
  • Monash University Student Housing – Raia Vic Residential Architecture- Multiple Housing Award, Riba International Award
  • Narbethong Community Hall – Raia Vic Public Architecture Award
  • Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel – The European Centre For Architecture/Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
  • Ravenswood School For Girls – Raia Nsw Sulman Award For Public Architecture

According to the company website BVN Donovan Hill follows these core philosophies:

  • We are a design based collaborative practice that values the input of others
  • We actively seek out opportunities to work with and learn from others
  • We are committed to design excellence, our primary interest is in facilitating innovative solutions
  • We are a forward looking practice
  • We care about keeping the practice strong and vigorous through renewal
  • We are good at solving difficult problems, we relish a challenge
  • We are good at budget conscious, high impact work
  • Some of our best work has been achieved through design and construct commissions
  • We recognise that the practice is a business and it has to be treated as such
  • We have extensive systems to monitor our performance

Working with BVN Donovan Hill:

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  • Australian Centre For Christianity And Culture
  • Belconnen Police Station
  • Bendigo Bank Headquarters
  • Brolga Theatre
  • Civic Square Library And Theatre Link
  • Comprehensive Cancer Research Centre, Queensland Institute Of Medical Research
  • Cook And Phillip Park
  • Gold Coast City Council Chambers
  • Kingston Library
  • L5 Building, The University Of New South Wales
  • Latrobe City Council Corporate Headquarters
  • Mackay Courthouse Redevelopment
  • Narbethong Community Hall
  • National Science And Technology Centre
  • Port Of Brisbane Visitors Interpretation Centre  Fisherman Island
  • Queanbeyan Civic Cultural Centre
  • Taronga Park Zoo Upper And Lower Entry
  • The Workshops Rail Museum
  • Tree Kangaroo And Pademelon Exhibit, Taronga Zoo
  • Ultimo Community And Childcare Centre

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