BKK Architects was establisted in 2000 and is led by Simon Knott, Tim Black and George Huon. The practice focuses on ideas, design thinking and delivering complete solutions to clients.

BKK specialise in design and problem solving rather than specific building typologies. This means we can offer creative solutions to a range of project types. Our clients include institutional bodies, government entities, small and large developers, the corporate and retail sectors, as well as private and public housing.

The practice centres around a vibrant studio environment. The energetic and multi-faceted culture drives desire for intellectual challenge and problem solving. Collaboration underpins the practice's approach. The aim is to expand possibilities, often with unexpected and enriched outcomes. Stakeholders are engaged throughout, ensuring an architecture that embodies the client’s values, aspirations and personalities. Further interests lie in social and environmental outcomes that strengthen and benefit the communities in which we work and live.

BKK are actively involved in public discourse within the wider community, ensuring the design approach remains socially and culturally relevant. BKK Architects has won numerous design awards and our work has been widely published both locally and internationally.

Julian Kosloff was a director of BKK Architects from 2000-2017

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2018 IDEA Awards, Shortlisted, Single Residential, Shrouded House

2018 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

2017 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Shortlisted Urban Design, Acland St Upgrade

2017 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Commendation, Cirqua


2017 Great Place Category, Victorian Planning Institute of Australia Awards, Commendation, Acland Street Upgrade

2017 Interior Design Excellence Awards, High Commendation, Multi Residential, Cirqua Apartments

2017 Premier’s Design Awards, Finalist, Cirqua Apartments


2017 IDEA Awards, High Commendation, Cirqua

2017 Australian Timber Awards, Shortlisted, Monash Parkville Courtyard

2016 Placeleaders Place Project Commendation, Acland St Upgrade


2016 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Commendation for Residential - New, Split House

2015 Houses Awards, House Alterations and Additions, Shortlisted Doll's House

2015 WAN House of the Year Award, Shortlisted Doll's House


2015 Interior Design Awards, Shortlisted Doll's House

2014 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

2013 AIA National Architecture Awards, Winner Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design, Lonsdale Street Redesign

2013 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Winner Melbourne Prize, Lonsdale Street Redesign


2013 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Winner Urban Design, Lonsdale Street Redesign

2013 PIA Australia Award for Urban Design, Commendation, Lonsdale Street Redesign

2012 AILA Awards, Excellence Award for Design in Landscape Architecture, Lonsdale Street Redesign


2012 AILA Awards, Urban Design Award, Central Dandenong Masterplan

2012 Premier’s Design 2012 Awards, Finalist, Hi-pod component of Tower Turnaround

2012 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Winner Small Project Architecture, Hi-pod component of Tower Turnaround


2012 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Winner Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media, Good, Bad or Ugly – Simon Knott and Stuart Harrison

2011 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Winner Residential Architecture New, Beached House

2011 Houses Awards, Finalist New House Over 200m2, Beached House


2010 ASI Steel Awards, Winner Steel Design Award Small Project, Calder Woodburn Rest Area

2010 Interior Design Awards, Winner Colour in Commercial Design, Calder Woodburn Rest Area

2010 Interior Design Awards, Commendation Public Award, Calder Woodburn Rest Area


2009 Bayside Built Environment Awards, Commendation, Twofold House

2009 CCAA Public Domain Awards, Winner Public Artwork Award, Calder Woodburn Rest Area

2009 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Winner Colourbond Steel Award, Calder Woodburn Rest Area


2009 Interior Design Awards, Commendation, Great Wall of Warburton

2005 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Winner Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media, Simon Knott and Rory Hyde

2005 Interior Design Awards Australia, Commendation Retail Interiors, Endless Spirit Chadstone


2004 Australian Timber Design Awards, Winner Best Victorian Entry, 2-Parts House

2004 Australian Timber Design Awards, High Commendation Residential Class 1, Renovation, 2-Parts House

2004 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Winner Residential Architecture New, Wrap House


2004 City of Stonnington Urban Design Award, Winner Judges Award for all categories, Wrap House

2004 City of Stonnington Urban Design Award, Winner Best New Residential Development, Wrap House

2004 Australian Design Awards, Winner Interior Design, Wrap House


2004 Interior Design Awards Australia, High Commendation, Wrap House

2004 Dulux Colour Awards, Commendation, Wrap House

2003 Australian Timber Design Awards, Winner Best Victorian Residential Project, Frame House


2003 City of Stonnington Urban Design Award, Winner Best Alteration & Addition, Frame House

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Made by hand and from the heart, Dolls House, The Age_Domain, November 2017

Cirqua, Architecture & Culture Housing Magazine, South Korea, November 2017

Cirqua, Architecture Australia Magazine, Vol. 106. No.5, Sept/Oct 2017


Doll's House, Inside Out Magazine, Issue 144, November 2016

Living in the Landscape Book, Thames and Hudson, Oct 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


Geelong Ring Road Rest Areas, Steel Profile Magazine, No.120 May 2015

Design Comes Full Circle, Cirqua, The Weekly Review, May 6-12, 2015

Opening acts, Doll’s House, Australian Financial Review, 1-3 May 2015


Geelong Ring Road Rest Areas, Steel Profile Magazine, No. 120 May 2015

Design comes full circle, Cirqua, The Weekly Review, May 6-12, 2015

Geelong Ring Road Rest Areas, Steel Profile Magazine, No. 120 May 2015


Opening acts, Doll’s House, Australian Financial Review, 1-3 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, Jan/Feb 2015

Country calm, Great Wall of Warburton, The Sunday Age Home Style Magazine, 21 September 2014

Enclave House, Chic Haus Magazine Mexico, No. 183 August 2014


Holiday House, Houses Magazine, Issue 99, August 2014

Roadside outhouse a gem of urban infrastructure, Geelong Ring Road Truck Stop Rest Areas, The Age, 11 July 2014

Australian Garden Shelters, Steel Profile, No. 117, May 2014


Revitalising Central Dandenong, Lonsdale Street Redesign, Landscape Architecture Australia, Issue 141, February 2014

First House, 2-Parts House, Houses Magazine, Issue 95, 2013

Capturing the wild beauty of the outback, Australian Garden Shelters, The Age, July 31 2013


Enclave House, Grand Designs Magazine, Issue 113, July 2013

Boundary House, Architecture Durable & Bois France, June July August 2013

‘Sculptural twist’ for Southbank apartment tower, Clarke St, Herald Sun, 30 January 2013


Inspire ANAA 2012, Hi-pod, Australian Institute of Architects, 2012

Reluctant star takes centre stage, Twofold House, The Sunday Age (Domain), 15 December 2012

Momentum: New Victorian Architecture, Calder Woodburn Rest Area, Miegunyah Press, 2012


Pure Luxury World’s Best Houses, Enclave House, The Images Publishing Group, 2012

Beached House, Architecture & Culture Magazine Korea, Issue 368 / January 2012

A juggling act falls into place, Enclave House, The Age (Domain), November 12 2011


Forty-six Square Metres of Land Doesn’t Normally Become a House, Twofold House, Thames & Hudson, 2011

Beached House, Financial Review, Life & Leisure Magazine, Issue 31 / Summer 2011

Beached House, Specifier Magazine, Issue 99, 2011


Contour House, Architecture Durable Magazine France, No.07, September/October 2011

Beached House, Z Mag China, July 2011

Beached House, 2011 Architecture Awards, Architecture Australia Magazine, 2011


Beached House, 2001 Victorian Architecture Awards, Architect Victoria Magazine, July 2011

The way we’re living, Beached House, The Sunday Age (Domain), June 19 2011

Habitat21, Architecture Australia Magazine, Vol. 100, May/June 2011


Architects on air, The Architects – RRR Radio, Belle Magazine, June/July 2011

Time for a new start, Wrap House, The Weekly Review, March 16 2011

Great Wall of Warburton, C3 Magazine Korea, No. 319, 2011


Designing for all ages and life stages, Wrap House, The Age (Domain), February 12 2011

Enclave House, Houses Magazine, Issue 78, 2011

The Sourcebook of Contemporary Houses, Beached House and Great Wall of Warburton, Harper Collins, 2011


A Place in the Sun, Beached House, Thames & Hudson, 2010

Habitat21, The Sunday Age (Domain), November 7 2010

Beached House and Great Wall of Warburton, Casa International Magazine China, No. 87, October 2010


21st Century Houses Downunder, Beached House, The Images Publishing Group, 2010

Parkiteers, Bicycle Parking at Stations, Architecture Australia Magazine, Vol. 99, November/December 2010

21st Century Kitchens, Contour House, The Images Publishing Group, 2010


Now + When 2010 Venice Biennale, Architecture Australia Magazine, 2010

Now + When 2010 Venice Biennale, Ar Magazine, No. 116, August/September 2010

Beached House, Dwell Magazine America, Vol. 10, September 2010


Great Wall of Warburton, Object Magazine, No. 6, 2010

Beached House, Houses Magazine, Issue 74, 2010

Great Wall of Warburton, Monument Magazine, Issue 97, June/July 2010


Calder Woodburn Rest Area, Artichoke Magazine, Interior Design Awards Special Issue, 2010

The good wood, Twofold House, The Sunday Age (Living by Design Magazine), March 2010

Boundary House, Ar Magazine, No. 113, Summer 2009/2010


Calder Woodburn Rest Area, Steel Profile Magazine, No. 104, November 2009

Twofold House, Facing Design Magazine, Issue 3, September/October 2009

X Space, Bettina Liano and Endless Spirit Chadstone, Sandu Publishing China, 2009


100 Country Houses, Great Wall of Warburton, The Images Publishing Group, 2009

Great Wall of Warburton, Domus Aurea Magazine, Czech Republic, 2009

Calder Woodburn Rest Area, Ar Magazine, August/September 2009


Calder Woodburn Rest Area, Architecture Australia Magazine, Vol. 98, July/August 2009

Winning ways: designs outside the square, Boundary House, The Sunday Age (Domain), July 5 2009

Wall solutions break down the barriers, Twofold House, The Australian Financial Review, June 26-28 2009


Topological Revolution, BESO Bridge, Ar Magazine, 2009

Passages become corridors of power, Great Wall of Warburton, The Australian Financial Review, January 23-26 2009

Abundant, 2008 Venice Biennale, AIA, 2008


Strike a Pose – Eccentric Architecture and Spectacular Spaces, Great Wall of Warburton, Gestalten Germany, 2008

The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, 2-Parts House, Phaidon Press United Kingdom, 2008

Contemporary Beach Houses Down Under, Shack House, The Images Publishing Group, 2008


The Australian House, Great Wall of Warburton, Pesaro Publishing, 2008

Great Wall of Warburton, Monument Magazine, Issue 86, August/September 2008

100 Dream Houses from Down Under, Contour House, The Images Publishing Group, 2008


Great Wall of Warburton, Sydney Morning Herald, June 26 2008

Contour House, Wallpaper Magazine UK, Issue 109, April 2008

A Place in the Country, Contour House, Craftsman House, 2008


Revitalising Central Dandenong Masterplan, Ar Magazine, 2008

Great Wall of Warburton, Case Da Abitare Magazine Italy, No. 117, 2008

Great Wall of Warburton, (Inside) Magazine, Issue 51, 2008


Two into one, Frame House, The Age (Melbourne Magazine) September 2008

Windows to the world, 2-Parts House, The Australian Financial Review, January 25-28 2008

BKK Profile, MINI International Magazine UK, No. 2, 2007


Contour House, Hinge Magazine Hong Kong, Vol. 149, December 2007

Contour House, Wallpaper Magazine Thai Edition, Issue 25, September 2007

Contour House, Ar Magazine, No. 103, 2007


Contour House, Sustain Magazine UK, Vol. 08, Issue 05, October 2007

Next Wave, Emerging Talents in Australian Architecture, BKK Architects Profile, Thames & Hudson UK, 2007

Stretching the boundaries, 2-Parts House, Australian Financial Review, June 15-17 2007


A modern monolith, Contour House, Sydney Morning Herald, June 7, 2007

Australia Architecture and Design Book, Wrap House, daab gmbh, 2007

Contour House, Mark Magazine Holland, No. 9, August/September 2007


BKK Architects Profile, Houses Magazine, Issue 55, 2007

Soaring expanses to lift the heart, Wrap House, Australian Financial Review, January 19-21 2007

Great Spaces, 2-Parts House, Carles Broto i Comerma Spain, 2006


Great Spaces Home Extensions, Frame House and 2-Parts House, Carles Broto i Comerma Spain, 2006

Past + Present + Future, BKK Architects Profile, RAIA Victorian Chapter, 2006

Wrap House and Retreat House, IW Magazine Taiwan, Issue 52, May 2006


Out of the box, profile on Simon Knott, The Sunday Age (Magazine), October 29 2006

By the book, 2-Parts House, The Sunday Age (Magazine), October 22 2006

Making room for more on the double, Frame House, Australian Financial Review, August 4-6 2006


Bettina Liano Chadstone, (Inside) Magazine, Issue 42, 2006

Out of the Square, Wrap House and 2-Parts House, The Images Publishing Group, 2006

Bettina Liano Chadstone, Interior Fitouts Magazine, May/June 2006


Profile of BKK Architects, Pol Oxygen Magazine, Issue 16, 2006

Hot Homes, Wrap House, Aurum Books UK, 2006

Pavilions for New Architecture Catalogue, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 2005


Deakin Interconnect Footbridge, Ar Magazine, No. 94, 2005

New Domestic Interiors, Wrap House, Carles Broto i Comerma Spain, 2005

Frame House and 2-Parts House, IW Magazine Taiwan, Issue 43, May 2005


Compact Houses, 2-Parts House, Page One Publishing Private Limited Singapore, 2005

100 Top Houses from Downunder, Retreat House, The Images Publishing Group, 2005

Endless Spirit Chadstone, (Inside) Magazine, Issue 35, 2005


Wrap House, Driven Magazine, 2005

Minimalism rules, but there’s still a place for books, Wrap House, Australian Financial Review, February 11-13 2005

In harmony with the environment, Retreat House, Australian Financial Review, February 11-13 2005


2-Parts House, Australian House and Garden Magazine, February 2005

Frame House, Wallpaper Magazine UK, Issue 74, December 2004

Architects on the Air, The Architects – Triple RRR Radio Show, The Age (Domain), December 8 2004


2-Parts House, Ar Magazine, No. 089, 2004

Light and action, Lite III Exhibition, The Age (Domain) August 4 2004

Brave new buildings, Wrap House, Australian Financial Review, July 30 – August 1 2004


Best of the rest, Wrap House, The Age (Domain), June 23 2004

Wrap House, Artichoke Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 11, 2004

Wrap House, The Architecture Review Magazine UK, Vol. 215, No. 1285, March 2004


Wrap House, (Inside) Magazine, Issue 31, 2004

Lite II Exhibition, Monument Magazine, 2003

Wrap House, Australian House and Garden Magazine, December 2003


Wrap House, The Age (Domain), October 29 2003

Wrap House, Monument Magazine, Issue 57, October/November 2003

A sense of journey, Wrap House, The Age (Domain), October 29 2003


Two for one, Frame House, The Age (Domain), June 11 2003

Frame House, Ar Magazine, 2003

Lite I Exhibition, (Inside) Magazine, 2002


Exhibitions

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UPCOMING: 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 2013 – 2014

The Housing Project, Pin-up The Compound Interest, Melbourne 2011

LightCycle, Electrolight Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne 2011


Venice Biennale, Now and When
Object Gallery, Sydney 2011

Venice Biennale, Now and When
The Seoul Museum of Art, Korea 2011

Peculiar Places Exhibition Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Melbourne 2012


Abundant Highlights, Venice Biennale
AIA, Canberra 2010

Abundant Highlights, Venice Biennale
AIA, Kuala Lumpur 2010

Abundant Highlights, Venice Biennale
AIA, Singapore 2010


Advertisements for Architecture
Openhaus, Melbourne 2009

Venice Biennale, Abundant
Italy 2008

Homer Faber III
SIAL, RMIT, Melbourne Museum 2008


State of Design Festival, Totally Open
BKK Office, Melbourne 2008

Homer Faber II
SIAL, RMIT, Melbourne Museum 2007

Waterworks, Council House 2
National Design Centre, Melbourne 2007


Lightcycle
Electrolight, Melbourne 2007

Homer Faber I
SIAL, RMIT, Melbourne Museum 2007

Past and Present and Future
AIA, Melbourne 2007


Pavilions for New Architecture
Monash University Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne 2005

Australian Poster Annual
National Design Centre – Fed Square, Melbourne 2005

Lite III, Faites de la lumiere
Bus Gallery, Melbourne 2004


Lite II, Faites de la lumiere
Bus Gallery, Melbourne 2003

Lite, Faites de la lumiere
Penthouse and Pavement Gallery, Melbourne 2002

Small Span Galleries, Melbourne
AIA Exhibition, Melbourne 2001


Simon Knott
Prinicpal
B.Arch (Hons), RMIT

Tim Black
Principal
B.Arch (Hons), RMIT
MBA, (MBS)

George Huon
Principal
B.Fine Art (Painting), VCA,
M.Arch, RMIT


Deb Adams
Senior Associate
BA (Hons), MArch, Uni of Nott. (UK),
ARB

Jennifer Salter
Associate
B.App Sci (Arch), UCanberra
M.Arch, UNSW

Missy Saleeba
Studio Manager
Dip. Int Des & Dec, RMIT


Elizabeth Mason
Studio Administrator/Interior Designer
B.Des (Interior), Swin
B.Bus, Swin

Ewan Carson
Registered Architect
B.Arch, B.Env (Eng), Deakin
MBA, Torrens Uni,

Mohammed Kadan
Registered Architect
B.Arch (Hons), M. Arch, QUT


Vaughan Howard
Registered Architect
M.Arch, UMelb,
B.Des Interior (Hons), RMIT,

Jordan Bell
Registered Architect
B.Arch, M.Arch, Deakin

James Flaherty
Registered Architect
B.Arch, M.Arch


Lauren Dornau
Architectural Graduate
B.Arch (Hons), RMIT

Ange Rosato
Architectural Graduate
B. Arch, M. Arch, UoWA

Luke Tuckman
Architectural Graduate
M.Arch, RMIT


Kelvin Chai
Architectural Graduate
B.Arch, M.Arch, RMIT

Kai Zhu
Architectural Graduate
B.Arch (Hons), M.Arch, MU

Vasili Zhelezniakov
Architectural Graduate
M.Arch, UoM


Ashlee Pukk
Student of Architecture
B.Arch, RMIT

Caleb Lee
Student of Architecture
B.Arch, RMIT