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Architecture appointments in February 2024


BVN announces a major leadership change, while a Fender Katsalidis partner is appointed to the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) in this month’s round up of appointments in Australian architecture and interior design.

BVN announces new co-CEO
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BVN’s Neil Logan and Ali Bounds. Photo: Jes Lindsay

On 15 February, BVN announced a major change in leadership, welcoming Ali Bounds to the role of co-CEO alongside current co-CEO, Neil Logan. 

BVN’s co-CEO model reflects a “collaborative approach fundamental to the studio’s values”, according to a statement from BVN. 

“The role exists at BVN to support the development of our strategy, future planning and culture leadership,” Bounds says. 

“I am particularly excited about continuing to build on my studio experiences in my commitment to the whole practice. I look forward to working more directly with Neil in a partnership that maintains continuity while also embracing change as BVN responds to the needs of our industry.”

With a passion for architecture that enables thriving communities, Bounds has been with BVN for 12 years and a part of the principal leadership team since 2019. Her experience spans many sectors, including adaptive reuse, education, and public buildings, with a focus on creating connections and placemaking outcomes.

Bounds will replace Ninotschka Titchkosky, who has held the co-CEO position since it was established in 2019 and whose overall career at BVN has spanned more than 20 years.

Ninotschka Titchkosky. Photo supplied by BVN

“BVN is a family of great people and having the opportunity to co-lead BVN over the last five years has been so rewarding. I’m excited to see how BVN continues to evolve with Ali and Neil,” Titchkosky says.

Taking this opportunity to cast her net beyond BVN and explore the power of creativity,

advanced technologies and whole systems thinking, Titchkosky says she looks forward to continuing to lead organisations to a regenerative future. 

Following a successful six-week transition, Ninotschka will depart BVN on 28 March 2024, with Ali Bounds and Neil Logan commencing their co-CEO partnership effective from 1 April 2024.

Fender Katsalidis partner branches out
Fender Katsalidis architecture appointments
Rob Mirams

Fender Katsalidis partner Rob Mirams has been appointed to the Urban Renewal, TOD and Local Town Centres UDIA NSW 2024 Committee.

The committee is focussed on improving the development in existing parts of the city, including urban renewal and regeneration, apartments, mixed-use and housing diversity. Mirams says he relishes the opportunity to become part of a “proactive organisation championing positive development outcomes”. 

“It is a great honour to join the Urban Renewal Committee and collaborate with enlightened professionals to find ways to enhance our planning system and the built environment.”

UDIA (NSW) southern regional and research manager Nathan Boulous says the committee is looking forward to working closely with Mirams to shape its advocacy in these sectors of growing significance to the NSW development industry.

Lead image of Neil Logan and Ali Bounds by Jes Lindsay.

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