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Buchan adapts three properties into biophilic headquarters for Peregrine Corporation

A transformational adaptive reuse has converted an Adelaide warehouse and two adjacent buildings owned by Peregrine Corporation into a bright and welcoming company headquarters, with architecture and interior design by global design firm Buchan. Buchan project leader Valerie Mack says the project unites Peregrine’s employees in a connected workplace designed to support wellbeing, boost productivity and provide flexibility for the future. Peregrine Corporation is an Australian business success story. Starting

New appointments boost health, sport and entertainment at Buchan

Three new appointments across global design studio Buchan have expanded the practice’s health, sport, and leisure and entertainment capability. Lynn Van Dievoort has been appointed a senior associate. With qualifications in architecture, urbanism and spatial design, Van Dievoort has a strategic focus and is adept at managing concurrent projects across all stages of design and delivery. She has worked in Europe and Australia and her experience in the health and

Buchan Principal Rob Guild checks the pulse of densification in Auckland

Buchan Principal Rob Guild questions if urbanisation is delivering the design quality that supports the health and wellbeing of our communities. And, how we should move forward under increasing pressures, including extreme weather events. The opinion piece also features commentary from Buchan Principal Raylene McEwan who shares insights on designing for disaster. With over 20 years working on resilient design, Raylene warns against ignoring the past. You can read the full story in

Think Precinct

Buchan hosted ‘Think Precinct’ in Perth this month, an interactive conversation on the creation of successful mixed-use precincts, that harness liveability, sustainability and new thinking in construction opportunities and materiality. The event brought together influential design voices from across Buchan and international design firm Nikken Sekkei including Phil Schoutrop, Sector Lead Precincts, Buchan; Harvey Male, Sector Lead Living, Buchan and Ikumi Inoue, General Manager – Strategic Planning, Nikken Sekkei; and our host for

Locomotive Workshop shortlisted for 2023 NSW Architecture Awards

Locomotive Workshop has been shortlisted for the 2023 NSW Architecture Awards, which celebrate design excellence in architecture across the state. Shortlisted for both Heritage and Commercial Architecture categories, Sissons Architects with Buchan and Mirvac Design, and Curio Projects, collaborated to transform Locomotive Workshop from an Industrial-era building into a captivating multi-use commercial and community precinct that honours the site’s rich history. Project: South Eveleigh Locomotive Workshop, Gadigal LandDesign and Delivery: Sissons

Buchan takes flight at Vivid Sydney 2023 with Aloft

Buchan is proud to be a part of Vivid Sydney 2023. Taking inspiration from the ribbons of wood wrapped around The Exchange, and the classic neon lights of Chinatown, ‘Aloft’ blends traditional frame by frame animation with modern LED to bring birds to ‘the bird’s nest’, as it is affectionately referred to by locals. The dynamic installation features a sequence of birds making their way across the building façade as they

Indigenous architecture scholarship supports reconciliation

A new architecture scholarship will support an Indigenous student though their degree and prepare them for a career in design thanks to a partnership between Buchan and the University of Queensland (UQ). The Buchan Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Architecture Industry Scholarship is the first of its kind for the University with the inaugural placement to commence in 2023. The three-year scholarship will support a student through their undergraduate studies,

Buchan strengthens industry voice with new Property Council Committee appointments

We are proud to share that five of our team have been selected for Property Council of Australia Committees across the nation. Valerie Mack Sustainable Development Committee | VICDong Uong Precincts Committee | VICPhil Schoutrop Retail Committee | QLDEmma Ridings Regional Gold Coast Chapter | QLDAndre Jones Retail and Hotels Committee | WA With close to 4,000 nominations from across the country, these appointments recognise and value the knowledge, insight and design innovation Valerie, Dong, Andre,

Buchan shares The Men’s Menu

This year the Buchan team was inspired during Men’s Health Week to come together through a shared passion for good food, good company and good conversation. We unleashed our creativity in the kitchen, swapping our drawing boards for chopping boards!  The connection and community felt by this initiative led to the creation of our very own Men’s Menu, a compilation of much-loved, tried and tested, and culturally diverse recipes gathered

Sam Shaw 2022 AIA Victorian Student Ideas competition win

Congratulations to Buchan Student of Architecture Sam Shaw for his award-winning design submission in the 2022 Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Student Ideas Competition. Sam’s award-winning submission considered ‘Ageing in Autism’ and the challenges facing our health and aged care systems as people with intellectual disabilities begin to outlive their parents and primary carers. The jury highlighted the project as being: A well-balanced design response which has an exemplary consideration


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