Architectural firm BVN has made a record-breaking 37 new appointments this month, with many promotions of young staff to associate and senior associate positions.

“This is a reflection of the deep pool of talented architects working in the BVN studios,” BVN chief executive James Grose said.

At the top level, 14 practice directors were appointed, eight of which were women.

“These senior appointments reflect BVN’s continued move toward gender equity,” Mr Grose said.

Senior practice directors are: Ali Bounds, Stephanie Costello, Dan Cruddace, Sally Johnson, Kellie Newman, Debbie Nicholls, Catherine Skinner and Robert Vider.

Practice directors are: Andrew Buchanan, Adrian Mignot, Hayley Sainsbury, Lovro Smoljo, Katherine Wiedersehen and Stuart Young.

Senior associates are: Isabell Beck, Andre Callanan, Jan Christel, Scott Crichton, Michelle Farman, Jessica Farrell, Tim Gibson, Glenn Irwin, Alfred LaSpina, Lucas Leo, Daniel Londono, Marco Montevecchi, Rachel Wardrobe and Sam Wightley.

Associates are: Rana Abboud, Jess Enander, Guy Hansen, Simon Hubert, Max Melser, Delia Ngay, Joseph O’Meara, Bella Pescia and Phillip Rowden.

Phil Tait, who had been principal for 37 years also retired.

“Phil’s contribution has been absolutely central to the success of BVN and he leaves a legacy that extends beyond the wide range of projects he brought to fruition,” Mr Grose said.