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4 Jul 2018
WestSwim Lakelands, Lakelands Town Centre, Mandurah, Western Australia
WestSwim Lakelands, Mandurah swimming pool
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WestSwim Lakelands
Global architectural firm Buchan has taken the design of Swimming WA’s latest aquatic centre – WestSwim Lakelands – to new depths, creating an innovative and sustainably-designed facility for children and adults.

16 May 2018


Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of almost 400 professionals across Australasia, Asia and Europe, Buchan (formerly The Buchan Group) has merged three practices to form one unified company, it was announced today.

The merger is the result of a strong history of working together across borders for more than three decades and will, along with the company’s new brand – also unveiled today – further strengthen its reputation as one of Australasia’s leading firms.

Director and Principal Phil Schoutrop said the merger was the start of creating a truly global design studio.

“The genuine desire to make this merger work has created a strong platform to launch the brand to a wider audience in markets that we have worked across for a number of years,” Mr Schoutrop said.

“We all share the view that we can compete far better within our chosen markets as a merged entity rather than as separate practices, marking the start of Buchan operating as a truly global studio.”

“Clients will benefit from our combined design and project delivery expertise, with our shared values, culture and drive for innovation enabling us to work in multidisciplinary teams all striving for one goal: to deliver world-class design services to our clients,” he said.

Non-Executive Chairman Frank Zipfinger said the merger would see Buchan become one of the most well-connected design studios in the world.

“The merger allows us to bring together the extraordinary expertise from our 11 studios and the diverse perspectives of almost 400 staff,” Mr Zipfinger said.

“Clients of the combined firm will have access to broader and deeper design and project delivery services, including a formal strategic alliance with Nikken Sekkei – the world’s second largest architecture firm – making the design firm one of the most well-connected design studios in the world,” he said.

Mr Schoutrop said the repositioning of the brand reflected the strong history of the company as a well-known and respected firm.

“We’ve shortened our name – from ‘The Buchan Group’ to simply ‘Buchan’ – reflecting how many of our stakeholders already know us, but we’ve retained the heritage of our brand – going back 125 years to our first practice opening in 1890 – of which everyone is still very proud,” Mr Schoutrop said.

“We are really looking forward to promoting the new Buchan brand, along with our strengthened offering of both creative and technical expertise, as we become more recognisable in the Asian and European markets and look forward to seeing what the future holds.”

The architecture firm operates in 11 locations in Australia and across the world – Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Christchurch, Dubai, Gold Coast, London, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai and Sydney. The new combined firm will be led by CEO Andries Meyer.

Buildings by Buchan

Architecture Designs by Buchan

Recent building designs by this architectural practice:

2 May 2018
Felicity on Felix, Lutwyche Apartments, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Felicity on Felix Apartment Building at Lutwyche
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Felicity on Felix, Lutwyche Apartments

27 Apr 2018
Sylvia Park Galleria, Auckland, New Zealand
Sylvia Park Galleria, Auckland Shopping Centre
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Sylvia Park Galleria Auckland

18 Apr 2018
Shellharbour Club, New South Wales, Australia
Shellharbour Building Illawarra
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Shellharbour Building by Buchan

More design projects by Buchan online soon

Buchan Group

Location: 133 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia

Buchan Architects – Practice Information

Architect offices based in Australia, New Zealand, UAE and England

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One of Australasia’s most acclaimed architectural, interior and graphic design firms, operating across 11 locations in Australia, New Zealand, China, UAE and the UK for more than 125 years. The firm ranks sixth globally in Retail in the 2018 World Architecture 100 list and ranks third among Australian practices.

The multidisciplinary team of almost 400 professionals has created some of the world’s most recognised retail, hotel, residential, educational, entertainment, transport, civic, health and commercial projects.

The architecture practice traces its history back to 1890, with the opening of the Geelong practice in Victoria, and 1896, with the Perth practice in Western Australia.

Dining Precinct at Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Oasis Shopping Centre at Broadbeach, Gold Coast
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Oasis Shopping Centre

Queen Street Village, Southport, The Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Queen Street Village on the Gold Coast
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Queen Street Village Queensland

Narellan Town Centre Expansion, south West Sydney, NSW, Australia
Narellan Town Centre Sydney Retail Hub
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Narellan Town Centre Sydney

Singapore High Line Park
Signage and Wayfinding Consultants – Brisbane office of this architectural firm
Singapore High Line Park
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Singapore High Line Park

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Gooseberry Hill house
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