Scott Carver is headed to Melbourne, permanently!

Scott Carver has expanded its operations to the east end of Melbourne, following two wins for large-scale projects in the region.

Located in the T&G building at 161 Collins Street, the practice has opened the doors of its new studio to the world.

“While we operate in the Pacific region with active projects in all states of Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, our decision to close our China office 3 years ago before the pandemic proved to be a wise move. A pivot to Melbourne during the pandemic has proven equally successful with these new wins,” says Scott Carver CEO Rodney Paesler.

One of the major projects that was handed over to Scott Carver will start next month. Designated Australia’s largest Build-to-Rent development, the development comprises a 700-apartment, 3-tower precinct in South Melbourne for Greystar Australia.

“This is an exciting project with a major world leader in housing,” says director Nicholas Bandounas.

“We have a unique opportunity to contribute, in some way, to this historic transformation that will have far-reaching and long-term benefits for the community. Physically being here to engage in dialogue, experience the journey, and guide the design process is an important part of making the most positive impact we can.”

Scott Carver hopes to bring residential expertise and commitment to the Victorian market by opening an office in Melbourne. Honing his skills within NSW’s complex planning environment, the practice has designed more than 40,000 homes in his home state over the past decade (including the Theater Royal, pictured above), as well as in the Foreign. The team is confident in responding to the nuanced details of Melbourne.

“We are very comfortable with delivering projects nationally and internationally, and wanted to set up a team in Melbourne, primarily for a couple of major projects that have been given the green light, as well as looking towards local projects in the future. future. ”, says Bandounas.

“Despite the familiarity, ease and technical ability we have to work remotely these days, the value of having people on the ground working face-to-face, responding and building personal relationships with clients, contractors and contractors cannot be underestimated. and other interested parties. ”

The Melbourne team is led by local associate and studio manager Janette Chow, who has been an architect and project leader at the firm for over 5 years.

“We look forward to serving the Melbourne market and beyond from our CBD studio, and will no doubt bring inspiration from the city’s rich local character and our unique style to all of our projects,” he says.

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