Bruce ShawManaging Director, Melbourne
Bruce Shaw is the Managing Director of Buchan in Melbourne and plays a key role in the strategic direction and leadership of the Firm. In addition, Bruce is a key designer with particular expertise in the design and master planning of major retail and mixed use developments and town centres. He has excellent commercial skills and an ability to maintain strong management control over the design process in order to satisfy the brief, the budget and the programme. Bruce continues to manage major award winning projects and contributes expertise focused on meeting client requirements and achieving optimum commercial outcomes.
Chris Ball has 30 years’ experience as a design leader with Buchan and over 40 years industry experience. His focus is on the design of retail, education, residential and commercial facilities, covering all aspects of the architectural design and delivery process. His projects include the award winning Emporium Melbourne, Chatswood Chase in Sydney, Watergardens Town Centre, the VRC Members’ Grandstand, facilities for Caulfield Grammar School, Victoria Point residential tower, and various facilities for BMW.
David DroverPrincipal, Interior Design
David Drover is a Melbourne-based Principal and leads our Interior Design studio. He joined The Buchan Group in late 2014 and brings to his role extensive experience in the design of commercial and hospitality interior projects for premium clients in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. His focus as a design professional has been enhanced and informed by extensive post graduate studies in business and management, and he is currently completing a Master of Business Administration. Prior to taking up his new position, David was a director at Kann Finch and Elan Creative, and held senior roles with Woods Bagot in Sydney and Thailand.
David Forbes has specialist expertise in the design and master planning of mixed use hotel, entertainment, residential, and retail projects, with lead roles on projects such as the Adelaide Casino redevelopment; the Star City Casino redevelopment in Sydney; No. 1 Martin Place, Sydney; Quay West Apartments, Melbourne; Conrad Jupiters Casino master plan; St Philip’s Church, Melbourne; and Christchurch Art Gallery. He has also led the practice on the Northland Shopping Centre redevelopment and the Stockland Tooronga retail project, both in Melbourne.
Since 1991, Ikumi has worked as a Project Manager for numerous non-Japanese clients of financial institutions, logistics industries, pharmaceutical companies and luxury brand groups. She excels in working closely with various stakeholders, architects, engineers, and contractors. Ikumi was involved in cementing the global business alliance between Nikken Sekkei and The Buchan Group, and became a board member of Buchan in October 2016. Since moving to Melbourne in January 2016, Ikumi has sought new collaborative opportunities for Buchan and Nikken Sekkei. She has been extensively involved in business development, particularly in the China market where many mixed-use opportunities are available. Ikumi looks after contractual arrangements and progress of these collaborative projects, and promotes exchange of young architects and study tours between the two entities.
Peter Lourey has over 15 years of experience at Buchan and previously owned his own architectural practice and construction business. He is a specialist in master planning, retail and sports venue design, documentation and site services administration. Peter’s architectural expertise and hands on construction experience give him a unique insight into project processes and delivery.
Andrew Mackenzie has been one of Buchan’s leading specialists in the planning and design of retail, entertainment and mixed use facilities for over 23 years, and has built a reputation through award winning projects. Andrew is engaged in all aspects of the design process including early investigative work, initial strategic concepts and planning, through to detailed design development.
In his role as Principal, Harvey Male is responsible for all aspects of the design process and design development, fulfilling the roles of project architect and project creative director on a series of major public and private developments. Harvey has a strong background and international record of achievement in a wide range of architectural projects, with a particular focus on the master planning and design of large scale mixed use projects incorporating residential, hospitality, retail and commercial components. Harvey has a unique offering in his considerable international design experience, having worked in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.
Ashley Sheppard has a career at Buchan spanning 10 years, and has been pivotal in some of the firm’s most defining retail projects across Australia and the U.K. Ashley has extensive design experience, particularly in large and complex mixed use projects, and consistently delivers projects that reflect international best‐practice. His highly consultative approach results in high quality projects offering planning and operational efficiencies within established budget and program restraints.
Grant WithersPrincipal, Head of Design Melbourne
Grant Withers has over 20 years’ experience as a lead design Architect with Buchan and over 14 years as a Director, focusing on large and complex mixed use, retail, entertainment and leisure projects, as well as multi-unit residential, commercial office and hotel projects. Grant is focused on the development and profiling of Buchan as a global architectural practice, promoting the brand in Australia, the Middle East and Asia - particularly retail expertise, developing relationships with key Client groups and designing and delivering significant projects in the region.