The Buchan Group has a design philosophy that comes from a thorough understanding of the ambient and aesthetic requirements of the project and its users, and a commitment to designing buildings which are fit for their purpose. The Buchan Group are passionate about design, and constantly strive to create design solutions that work, right down to the smallest detail.

The Buchan Group operate across nine locations in Australia, New Zealand, London and Dubai, with a total staff of over 400 people.

Local teams and directors' expertise allied with the Group's broad experience and resources provide an integrated range of design services including architecture, master planning, interior design and graphic design across a diverse range of project types.
The Buchan Group’s design for the new Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences is located on the key site of the old Dolphin Arcade.

The use of AutoCAD, Revit and 3Ds Max provided The Buchan Group with a great advantage in this project, from concept design to design development and documentation. A complex project in a large office, the interoperability of the applications at different stages of the project was of key importance in maintaining quality in both design and documentation. Revit was of particular benefit in the design stage, allowing The Buchan Group to rapidly explore form and special options, solar studies, lighting and contextual effects. 

KarelCAD provided The Buchan Group with training and support in AutoCAD, Revit and 3Ds Max via training courses, facilities and CAD Managers' Forum.