23 October 2012 — BVN and Donovan Hill have come together to form a new architecture studio – BVN Donovan Hill. The studio has 14 principals leading 250 staff in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne studios along with adjunct offices in Canberra, Auckland, Bangkok and London. National director James Grose said the move followed “happy syntheses between the two practices on previous ventures”. “An ongoing evolution, change and succession within the Principals group have ensured a depth of experience that will continue to deepen with our latest transition,” he said. Meanwhile, six of the studio’s projects have been shortlisted for the 2012 National Architecture Awards which will be announced on 1 November in Perth.