About

BKK is a Melbourne based architecture and urban design studio.

Our practice centres on a vibrant team environment. Conversation and problem solving underpin our approach. Through collaboration we bring diverse voices and perspectives to the design process, expanding possibilities and creating value for clients. Through this collaborative approach we have successfully delivered projects in a broad range of sectors and scales, including;

Residential, local government, multi-residential, urban design, masterplanning, infrastructure, commercial and institutional.

While the practice’s primary business is architecture, the common underpinning to all our projects is an enduring optimism and passion for the city, and the power of urban renewal as a tool for positive change. We are grounded in a thorough understanding of urban design, and the critical drivers required for creating vibrant, inclusive and enduring places.

We have had our work recognized through numerous design awards and are published regularly both locally and internationally. We understand ourselves to be part of the ecosystem of Melbourne’s extended design and art community and its public discourse; regularly contributing to design events, review panels and leading University Design Studios, and collaborating regularly with local Melbourne artists.

Our contribution to the extended conversations beyond the workplace support the innovative and progressive attitude we value within the office.We encourage a culture of continual learning through research and development for all staff, providing opportunities to work with industry leaders to develop new ideas around design, technology, materiality and construction.

Luke Tuckman
Architectural Graduate
Simon Knott
Principal
Tim Black
Principal
George Huon
Principal
Deb Adams
Senior Associate
Jennifer Salter
Associate
Elizabeth Mason
Interior Designer
Kelvin Chai
Architectural Graduate
Ange Rosato
Architectural Graduate
Kai Zhu
Architectural Graduate
James Flaherty
Registered Architect
Missy Saleeba
Studio Manager
Kanyanta Chipanta
Registered Architect
Mohammed Kadan
Architectural Graduate
Vaughan Howard
Registered Architect
Lauren Dornau
Architectural Graduate
Marc Sullivan
Architectural Graduate
Aiman ahmad
Registered Architect
Jordan Bell
Registered Architect
Ashlee Pukk
Student of Architecture
Caleb Lee
Student of Architecture
Jennifer Chen
Student of Architecture

Virtually coming together for our team photo. Just one of the many ways we are connecting with each other, our clients and collaborators to deliver projects and continue our lively office culture while apart.

Selected Clients

Australian Centre of the Moving Image
City of Greater Dandenong
City of Banyule
Monash University
RMIT University
Major Road Projects
City of Port Phillip
RMIT University
AFIAA Australia
Neo Metro
Department of Social Housing
Victrack
Department of Health and Human Services
Level Crossing Removal Authority
FourSq
Navire Advisory
Laing O’Rourke Constructions Australia
City of Melbourne
Whitehorse City Council
Bridgeworth Nominees
Assemble Communities
Conrad Garrett
SMEC Holdings

Selected Collaborators

Sibling Architecture
Louise Paramor
McGregor Coxall
Global South
Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Kerstin Thompson Architects
Buro North
Kyriacou Architects
Michael McKenna
Aspect Studios
Jordan Rowe
Sandpit
Monash Art projects
Monash University Museum of Art
Second Story
Warren & Mahoney
Fieldwork Projects
Hassell Landscape Architecture
Peter Elliott Architects

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Selected Awards
AIA Victorian Architecture Award, Commendation, Residential Alterations & Additions, Garden House
2020
DrivenxDesign Melbourne Design Awards, Gold, Interiors – Public or Institutional, Monash Business School Alumni Centre
2020
DrivenxDesign Melbourne Design Awards, Silver, Multi-Residential – Constructed, [TOWER]homes
2020
DrivenxDesign Melbourne Design Awards, Gold, Landscape, Garden House
2020
AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Shortlisted, Residential Additions and Extensions, Garden House
2020
Houses Award, Shortlisted, Sustainability, Garden House
2020
IDEA Awards, Shortlisted, Single Residential, Shrouded House
2019
Australian Urban Design Awards, Built Projects, Swan St Bridge
2019
Melbourne Awards, Shortlist, Urban Design, Swan St Bridge
2019
AIA Victorian Architecture Award, Shortlist, Urban Design, Swan St Bridge
2019
Australian Timber Awards, Finalist, Residential Class 1 - New Building, Shrouded House
2018
Architizer A+ Award, Popular Choice and Jury Winner, Multi Unit Housing - Low Rise (1-4 Floors), Cirqua Apartments
2018
AIA Victorian Architecture Award, Shortlisted, Residential New, Shrouded House
2018
Premier’s Design Awards, Finalist, Cirqua Apartments
2017
Great Place Category, Victorian Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Awards, Commendation, Acland Street, St Kilda
2017
Placeleaders Place Project Commendation, Acland Street, St Kilda
2016
AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Commendation for Residential New, Split House
2016
WAN House of the Year Award 2015, Shortlisted Doll’s House
2015
Houses Awards, House Alterations and Additions, Shortlisted Doll’s House
2015
Interior Design Awards, Shortlisted Doll’s House
2015
AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Architecture Award for Small Project Architecture, Geelong Ring Road Truck Stop Rest Areas
2014
Boroondara Urban Design Awards, Commendation for Best Multi-Residential Development, Two Townhouses
2014
Interior Design Awards, Shortlisted Residential Design, Holiday House
2014
AIA National Architecture Awards, Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design, Lonsdale Street Redesign
2013
AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Winner Melbourne Prize, Lonsdale Street Redesign
2013
Selected Press
Garden House, Houses Magazine, Issue 134, June
2020
Over The Moon, Fitzroy North House, Green Magazine, Issue 69, September
2019
Lifeblood, Cirqua Apartments, Green Magazine, Issue 66, March
2019
Made by hand and from the heart, Dolls House, The Age_Domain, November
2017
Cirqua Apartments, Architecture and Culture Magazine, South Korea, Issue 438, November
2017
Baby Boomers looking for space, style, Cirqua, The Age, 07 October
2017
Cirqua Apartments, Architecture Australia Magazine, Vol.106 No.5, September
2017
Playing House, Doll’s House, Inside Out Magazine, Issue 141, November
2016
Living in the Landscape Book, Thames and Hudson, October
2016
Tender Writing, Architecture Review, Issue 146, September
2016
Good Apartment Design, Open Journal, Issue 2, August
2016
Split House, Houses Magazine, Issue 111, July
2016
Bespoke Harmony, Baxter House, Houses Kitchens and Bathrooms, Issue 11, June
2016
Design comes full circle, Cirqua, The Weekly Review, May
2015
Geelong Ring Road Rest Areas, Steel Profile Magazine, No. 120, May
2015
Opening acts, Doll’s House, Australian Financial Review, May
2015
Doll’s House, Houses Magazine, Issue 103, April
2015
Playtime in the doll’s house, Doll’s House, The Age, March 28
2015
Geelong Ring Road Rest Areas, Architecture Australia Magazine, January
2015
Country calm, Great Wall of Warburton, The Sunday Age Home Style Magazine, September
2014
Enclave House, Chic Haus Magazine Mexico, No. 183, August
2014
Selected Exhibitions
BKK 100 Models, Craft Victoria
2019
Occupied, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne
2016
LightCycle, Electrolight Second Storey Studios, Melbourne
2014
Melbourne Now National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2014
Peculiar Places Exhibition Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Melbourne
2012
Venice Biennale, Now and When Object Gallery, Sydney
2011
The Housing Project, Pin-up The Compound Interest, Melbourne
2011
LightCycle, Electrolight Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne
2011
Abundant Highlights, Venice Biennale AIA, Canberra
2010
Abundant Highlights, Venice Biennale AIA, Kuala Lumpur
2010
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