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Construction underway on Redland Hospital Expansion

Construction is underway on the Redland Hospital Expansion Stage 1 Project. Working alongside ADCO Constructions and Health Capital Division of Queensland Health, the Buchan and HKS, Inc. team’s combined Architectural and Clinical Planning expertise will ensure the critical design, documentation and oversight required to lead the Developed Design, Construction Documentation and Construction Service Phases of the project. Enhancing Queensland’s health infrastructure, the Redland Hospital Expansion Project will include a new

A first look at the proposed Te Tōangaroa Auckland Stadium and Waterfront Precinct

A first look at the proposed Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland stadium design by our design alliance partners HKS. Buchan is proud to be working with HKS on this Auckland city-shaping project. We are honoured to be supporting NZ Rugby and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei develop a vision for the Te Tōangaroa land at Quay Park in Auckland, including a new purpose-built rectangular pitch stadium to provide the All Blacks, the NZ Warriors,

Elisa Nakano joins Buchan health team

Buchan’s global health team continues to expand with the appointment of Elisa Nakano as a Senior Associate. Nakano is an architect and creative design thinker with over 15 years of experience, specialising in the delivery of large-scale healthcare projects with a focus on clinical planning. She is adept at taking complex clinical briefs and collaborating with key stakeholders, clients and expert health leads with an emphasis on the end-user experience.

Buchan-designed Invercargill Central transforms regional city’s CBD

The transformational redevelopment of a CBD block in the New Zealand regional city of Invercargill has brought people back to the city centre and boosted economic growth. Invercargill Central, designed by global firm Buchan, is an ambitious project that occupies an expansive 15,137 sqm city centre block bordered by active streets on four sides. The entire site has been redeveloped as a cohesive, masterplanned precinct with curated retail, hospitality, civic,

Buchan UQ Scholarship supports Indigenous student to study architecture

Indigenous University of Queensland (UQ) student Stacey Edwards is on her way to a career as an architect with the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Architecture Industry Scholarship, established by Buchan. Stacey, a proud Yidingi and Ngadjon woman, is a second-year Bachelor of Architectural Design student and grew up in Kaban, a small community in the Atherton Tablelands about two hours from Cairns. She knew little about architecture until

The season for giving

A heartfelt thank you, and best wishes for the new year, from all of us at Buchan. We’re excited to share with you ‘what’s next’ for Buchan in 2024! In this season of giving, Buchan’s client gift this year is a donation to two organisations that play an important role in our communities: NPY Women’s CouncilNPY Women’s Council is an Anangu led organisation that delivers health, social and cultural services

Buchan recognised by LFRA

Buchan has been recognised by the Large Format Retail Association (LFRA) for immense contribution to the industry. For more than 25 years Buchan has collaborated with our clients and industry partners to design and develop new concepts in Large Format Retail that have paved the way for a transition from traditional ‘big box’ to lifestyle-oriented experiences, and with it, new adjacencies to Large Format Retail led by Health, Wellness, Leisure

Sandra Stewart joins Buchan to lead health sector expansion

Global design practice Buchan has appointed Sandra Stewart to lead the firm’s growing health and well-being sector. With 30 years of experience across health and mixed-use, Stewart’s focus will be on building exemplar projects across public and private health drawing on her expertise in the growing area of health precincts. Stewart said the opportunity to help Buchan strengthen its position in the health sector attracted her to the role, where

Celebrating 45 years of Osaka and Melbourne as Sister Cities

Buchan together with Australia Japan Business Council of Victoria (AJBCV) welcomed Mayor of Osaka, Hideyuki Yokoyama and City Council President Ippo Katayama to our Melbourne Studio this week to celebrate 45 years of Osaka and Melbourne as Sister Cities. Thank you to the City of Melbourne and Deputy Lord Mayor Nicholas Reece, Melbourne City Councillors, key Council representatives from Osaka, representatives from Trade & Investment, Department of Premier & Cabinet, our clients, and peers, for joining

The future of precinct design – helpful lessons for Australian developers

Purpose-built shopping centres may be a thing of the past as cities around the world focus on feel-good, mixed-use precincts powered by public and private investment. That’s the headline from three experts who shared insights at the ‘Think International Precincts’ event held at Sydney’s Locomotive Workshop recently. Hosted by global design practice Buchan, the event offered lessons for Australian developers looking to create thriving urban precincts of the future. Here

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