Out and about

Lovell Chen goes forth

Nyoah Rosmarin
AIA Super Studio : national design competition
Nyoah Rosmarin will join the jury for the 2024 Australian Institute of Architects Super Studio design competition. Super Studio is open to SONA (Student Organised Network for Architecture) members at any level, and teams of up to three students can enter.
More information : AIA Super Studio >
Winners announced 12 August 2024


Michael Cook
Open FRAME : Capturing 50 Years of Heritage
Landscape architect and Lovell Chen senior associate Michael Cook is joining the judging panel for Open House Melbourne and the Heritage Council of Victoria’s photography competition, Open FRAME. Topic: your favourite building or object on the Victorian Heritage Register. Entry is free and open to all Victorians. Photo submissions by midnight on 12 June.
Lovell Chen is an Open House Major Practice Partner.
More information : Open Frame photo competition >
Winners announced 26 June 2024

STUDENT CONGRESS / Maxwell Bracher

Maxwell Bracher
Ground Matters : 2024 Australasian Student Architecture Congress
Associate Maxwell Bracher will be attending the upcoming student architecture congress in Mipaluna/Hobart. Lovell Chen is an Official Partner.
Ground Matters >
25-29 June 2024

SHOWCASE EVENT / Tina Tam + Bob McDougall

Tina Tam Bob McDougall
New Architects Melbourne / NAM 43
Lovell Chen associate principle Tina Tam and associate Bob McDougall took part in a NAM 43 showcase presenting a series of architects that influence how we build things, specifically related material use, retrofit, reuse systems and sustainability. The venue was the newly retrofitted Sanders Place.
New Architects Melbourne
24 April 2024

DISCUSSION / Katherine White

Katherine White
VPELA : Planning at the Pub: Past, Present & Future
Katherine White spoke at a VPELA event in April at the Clyde Hotel in Carlton — a discussion on the intersection of heritage preservation and urban development, exploring the value of Melbourne’s historic pubs. She spoke alongside Tom Birch (Sand Hill Road Group).
Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association (VPELA)
17 April 2024

GUEST LECTURE / Maxwell Bracher + Bob McDougall

Maxwell Bracher Bob McDougall
MSD, the University of Melbourne : Measured Drawings & Digital Heritage
Lovell Chen associates Maxwell Bracher and Bob McDougall — guest lecturers for the Melbourne School of Design course on measured drawings and documentation of heritage.
6 March 2024


Kai Chen
Living Building Challenge Design Competition : ILLUMANATE
Kai Chen joined the judging panel for the Living Building Challenge Design Competition, which is run by the Living Future Institute of Australia in partnership with Development Victoria. It’s an ideas competition for a real building on a real site — a repurposed heritage building.
Living Future Institute of Australia
November 2023

Focus on Lovell Chen

AA article July 2022


It’s not complicated: Sustainability in conservation and adaptation
by Kai Chen, Anne-Marie Treweeke and Milica Tumbas
originally published in Architecture Australia issue: Jul/Aug 2022 … DOWNLOAD >
republished : Architecture AU >

Jewel Box case study


Melbourne University Boat Shed
in Good Design + Heritage … issue 07
Office of the Victorian Government Architect … download >

Jewel Box case study


Jewel Box house
in At Home with Heritage: a considered approach to renovating your house
Heritage Council of Victoria online guide … news >
May 2021

Jewel Box


Jewel Box house
in WISH magazine, published by The Australian
Building a Legacy, by Lisa Greennews >
April 2021

Trades Hall


Trades Hall, Melbourne
The Age
Kai Chen and Stuart Hanafin interviewed
published 5 March 2021

Architecture Australia March-April 2021


Profile: Lovell Chen
in Architecture Australia, by Peter Raisbeck … download >
March/April 2021

Her Majesty's Theatre, Ballarat


Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat
The story of the restoration works …
Commissioned by Ballarat City Council for Ballarat Heritage Festival …
Made by Ingot Media
Peter Lovell Interviewed : March 2021
Available on YouTube >

Regent Theatre Melbourne


Regent and Palais theatres, Melbourne
ABC/Film Victoria : Cinema Spaces series
Peter Lovell Interviewed
31 March 2021