The leading Australian architecture firm, which was formed following the successful merger of BVN Architecture and Donovan Hill in 2012, will henceforth operate under the singular name BVN.

As the studio heads towards greater collaboration both in Australia and overseas, particularly in South East Asia, the singular name will facilitate increased clarity for new partnerships. Since the merger, the architectural studio has broadened the scope of its design work: BVN is currently managing two high rise projects under construction at 480 Queen Street, Brisbane with Grocon and Dexus, and Sydney’s tallest apartment building for Greenland.

BVN is also working on the Australian Embassy in Bangkok, sporting facilities and hospitals, as well as various research, education, residential, defence, transport and workplace projects and significant masterplans.

BVN’s design capabilities continue to be recognised by industry peers with three projects currently in the shortlist for seven awards at the World Architecture Festival being held in Singapore on 1-3 October. BVN had earlier been recognised for its work on the ASB North Wharf project, receiving the New Zealand Architecture Medal as the best building of the year.

BVN now has 14 Principals leading 250 staff in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Bangkok studios along with adjunct offices in Canberra.

Mr James Grose, National Director says that BVN’s rich mix of skills and experience across a wide range of building types has positioned the firm to take on global projects in the fast changing business world.