We are a global studio with an international reputation for design leadership and ingenuity. BVN is an architectural and design practice spanning 95 years, with a significant portfolio across a diverse spectrum and scale, comprising of complex public and private sector projects. These include many landmark buildings, spaces and precincts. Our curiosity combined with our collaborative approach influences the way we design and deliver our high-quality projects. It’s one of the reasons we’ve received over 700 design excellence awards since 2000.
Design excellence is a focus for all of our projects and creating truly innovative buildings requires going above and beyond conventional standards of architectural practice. Enriched with the merging of BVN’s design excellence and our approaches to sustainability, research, work, and that of our collaborators, we are focused on developing truly pioneering ideas for our projects with people and a sense of place at the centre of our design strategy. To achieve this, it is important to support and cultivate a level of collaboration amongst peers as well as with the wider design and project teams. This is done through promoting transparency, integrity, clarity and trust throughout the project timeframe, to engender a culture of respect and consideration.
BVN Culture - 'The Secret Sauce'
BVN was awarded the 2019 Best in Practice Prize NSW by The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). BVN was commended by the AIA jury “(For) their progressive approach to all aspects of workplace culture. BVN recognises that a diverse and inclusive environment supports engagement, empowerment, and performance. There is a clear understanding that cultural change must be led from the top, and, where possible, policies and benefits are open to all staff, junior and senior. These include access to research time, flexible work, parental leave and profit sharing.”
Our culture is one that nurtures collective creativity, inclusion and diversity, and importantly supports women across all areas of the practice but notably in senior architectural positions (we have four women in Principal leadership including our Co-CEO, Ninotschka Titchkosky).
Benefits - 'The Good Stuff'
Our people come first, and we believe that a balanced, well-lived life is where we will find the most meaning. We live in a world that is fast paced and increasingly complex in its interconnectedness, which makes the call for wellness, diversity and inclusion ever more compelling. We are continually enhancing the BVN Experience and our investment in our people as we strive for better balance, encouraging a respectful and inclusive environment where all our people can thrive and be successful.
We’ve implemented what we call ‘The Good Stuff’ — new and enhanced guidelines that support our people to help achieve the right balance in their lives. It’s part of ‘The Secret Sauce,’ that makes BVN so special.
Embedded in a culture of enquiry, all team members ideas and skills are encouraged, valued, incorporated and shared.
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