Practice Partner Focus: Lovell Chen and Grimshaw

Posted Fri 2nd Aug 2019 | Isabella Radevski

Open House Melbourne is pleased to introduce our final 2019 Practice Partners.

The Open House Practice Partner program is an opportunity for companies within the architecture, design and planning sector to show their support for better-designed cities. Without their financial support delivering the Weekend and our year-round programming would be impossible. We can’t thank them enough for helping us to advocate for good design!



Also re-joining us in 2019 is Lovell Chen, a multi-disciplinary practice with more than 30 years’ experience in architecture and heritage. Their commitment to both preserving and sensitively advancing the built environment makes them a perfect partner for Open House Melbourne. Did you know that Lovell Chen are involved in some way shape or form with 48 different buildings in our 2019 program?! Thats nearly a quarter of the whole program! For one practice this is very impressive indeed.

Their team combines architects and designers with heritage consultants, planners, conservation specialists, historians, researchers, materials experts and other specialists in aspects of the built environment. They are a dynamic, innovative practice bringing together strategic thinking, design skills, technical expertise, research and extensive experience.




We’re excited to once again welcome Grimshaw as a Practice Partner in 2019. The international practice is a passionate supporter of better-designed cities.

Grimshaw was founded by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1980. The practice became a Partnership in 2007 and operates worldwide, with offices in New York, London, Melbourne, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Doha employing over 500 staff. Grimshaw’s international portfolio covers all major sectors, and has been honoured with over 200 international design awards for its commitment to design excellence.


Photo:  Simon Schiff

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