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Introducing Bar Alba

Buchan is proud to introduce one of Melbourne’s most anticipated bar reveals of the year: Bar Alba. Designed for local restauranteurs Jesse and Kym Davidson and taking cues from Kew’s renowned interwar architecture, the recently completed wine bar channels the old-world European charm of Italy’s enoteche while respecting the remnants of its heritage-listed site. The monolithic bar is the showpiece of the fitout, stretching nine metres down the right-hand side

Buchan announces suite of promotions

Buchan has made five new appointments to its global design team with leadership promotions announced across its Perth, Auckland and Christchurch studios. Bojana Hynes and Rhys Maxwell have been promoted to senior associates, while Alessandro Paladin, Arno Pieters and Bradley Hunting have been appointed as associates. Buchan CEO Stephen Auld says the announcement is a reflection of the practice’s ongoing evolution as an internationally acclaimed architectural, interior and brand experience

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Congratulations Brisbane – confirmed host of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. All of the team at Buchan throughout Australia, New Zealand and Shanghai, and especially our Buchan Brisbane and Gold Coast studios, celebrate this wonderful opportunity for Queensland and Australia! It’s going to be a busy few years … let the games begin … in 2032! Buchan – helping create Queensland places.

Buchan appointed to Australian Antarctic Division panel

Buchan has been appointed to the Australian Antarctic Division Standing Offer for Architectural Services. We are proud to be able to support the AAD’s Tasmanian and Antarctic facilities and Commonwealth investment in research to better understand our planet. Being on this panel accessible by other government departments and agencies also enables Buchan to support the Commonwealth with architectural and built environment projects across the country. Photo credit: Torsten Dederichs

Buchan project shortlisted for Urban Developer Awards 2021

Buchan is delighted to have Ipswich Tulmur Place and Public Library shortlisted for the Social Infrastructure category in The Urban Developer Awards 2021. The Urban Developer Awards for Industry Excellence recognise the best of urban development from across Australia and New Zealand. Buchan has worked closely with the Ipswich City Council and local community over many years to realise this City’s vision though the development. You can read all about the finalists

Sydney’s heritage reimagined by Buchan

Sydney’s heritage reimagined – the South Eveleigh Locomotive Workshop continues to transform from Industrial-era precinct into an immersive hybrid destination with the site’s history being an intrinsic part of the experience. Buchan has been engaged by Mirvac and working in association with Sissons Architects and heritage consultants Curio Projects to reimagine the historic Locomotive Workshop, leveraging the design studio’s experience in architecture, interior design, adaptive-reuse and heritage interpretation. The new South Eveleigh precinct will deliver a

Buchan hosts first EmAGN Network Forum for 2021

Buchan’s Melbourne Studio hosted the first Australian Institute of Architects Emerging Architects and Graduates Network (EmAGN) Forum for 2021 on 13 May. It was fabulous to joined by forum co-chair Hilary Duff (Kennedy Nolan Architects) to lead an engaging and thought-proving discussion on flexible working in a post-COVID world, with our special guest panel Lisa O’Kane (Lyons Architects), Alice Alexander (Lander & Rogers) and Monique Woodward (WOWOWA Architecture).  Key topics of discussion included the failures, the successes, and opportunities that have arisen from alternate

Buchan aligns with CallisonRTKL to target burgeoning Build to Rent market

Buchan, which enjoys a 130-year history of delivering award-winning architecture, across Australia and New Zealand, has announced the establishment of an innovative alliance with CallisonRTKL (CRTKL), the global architecture, planning and design practice. Now in its 75th year, CRTKL has become internationally renowned for its cross-sector expertise and delivery of dynamic urban environments that bring together outcomes across residential, hospitality, retail, workplace, and healthcare. Built on their 30-year working relationship

Transformation of Invercargill ramps up with building contract awarded for HWR Tower

The transformation of Invercargill’s CBD has ramped up today with the building contract for the upcoming HWR Tower awarded to Naylor Love. The $26 million mixed-use development will feature apartments and commercial space set across 9 stories, with retail tenancies on the ground floor which will flow seamlessly through to the neighbouring ‘Invercargill Central’ retail precinct – also designed by Buchan – which is currently under construction as a part

Excitement builds for luxury hotel in North Queensland

Port Douglas will soon be home to a new $300 million five-star Fairmont resort, with construction due to get underway on the luxury accommodation in Q1 this year. Buchan has been selected to lead the architecture for the iconic Fairmont brand as it enters a new landscape. Working in close collaboration with Hotel Operator Accor, Developer Chiodo Corporation and Landscape Architects Durie Design, the vision for the 253-room environmentally-conscious resort is

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