The Power is in the Collective: BVN appoints three new partners

Each day architects and designers make decisions that impact our cities, the environment, and the way we interact. As one of the most influential practices in Australia and with studios in New York and London, BVN takes seriously the responsibility to amplify positive impact. Today, BVN announces three new partners that are creating the learning environments of the future, developing new disruptive business models in collaboration with clients and bringing tactility back into our cities.

Co-CEO Neil Logan expressed; ‘BVN has an embedded belief in design and innovation and see diversity of leadership as an imperative to creating places relevant to all. We are delighted to have Ali Bounds, Sally Campbell and Peter Titmuss join the 14 existing Principals of BVN as equal partners and co-owners working collectively to create positive impact and optimistically embrace the future.’

Ali Bounds is an architect who is working to transform the way we learn in the future. Ali’s approach draws on her cross-sector experience to bring learning and innovation into all types of environments. Ali is the Project Director for BVN’s team in the development of NSW’s first vertical high school, Arthur Phillip High School and Paramatta Public School as well as numerous other projects with learning at their core including MLC School – Senior Learning Centre, STEM School a STEM Science based school for 2,000 students and the new MAAS Parramatta Powerhouse Competition.

‘I am inspired by BVN’s culture of innovation and the importance that BVN places on people. I feel very lucky to join the leading members of the BVN family,’ said Ali Bounds.

Sally Campbell has won workplace of the year award for the last three years for resetting the way we work in the 21st Century. As disruption to the real estate and property market grows, physical space and business strategy need to adapt. Sally is an Interior Designer working at the forefront of this, delivering new coworking and flexible leasing workplace ecosystems with clients GPT, Dexus, Smales, and Hoist.

Sally Campbell said, ‘BVN is a company continually challenging the status quo, pushing boundaries and expanding design possibilities. These are exciting times and I‘m very grateful to be a part of them.’

Peter Titmuss understands the need to embed tactility and character into our cities. As digital technologies are becoming more deeply rooted in our cities and our lives, there has never been a more important time to strengthen the identity of place, maximise human wellbeing and protect the planet. Peter has led many of BVN’s award-winning works including The Australian PlantBank with the Botanic Gardens Trust, Charles Sturt University – National Life Sciences HUB, Wagga Wagga and The University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute.

‘There is a renewed commitment within BVN to deepen our design thinking across everything we do, which as a new Principal is an exciting challenge,’ said Peter Titmuss.

Collective creativity to design a better future is at the core of BVN, this starts at the top with equal partnerships, which makes BVN unique as a large practice. In addition, the appointment of Ali and Sally represents yet another step in BVN’s commitment to gender parity at leadership level, making five female partners and co-owners.

Co-CEO and architect, Ninotschka Titchkosky, one of the few female CEO’s in a major practice said; ‘BVN has adaptation in its DNA, it’s in our mindset and embedded in our business strategy. It always surprises me when issues such as gender parity are said to be difficult to achieve – most architectural practices are privately owned companies that have the power to change in their hands, the difference is we hold it in our hearts also.’

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