Led by directors Broderick Ely, Jonathon Boucher and Andrew Piva, the B.E Architecture team is young, dynamic and multicultural, with a range of personal interests and specialities. Members of the firm work closely with their clients, builders and individual contractors to ensure that the building expresses the client it was built for and everything needed is in its place. The designs are quiet, yet strong creating a response that is appropriate to its surroundings with attention to materiality that ensures projects will continue to improve over the passage of time.
As design director of B.E Architecture, Broderick combines creative design ideas with a highly hands-on approach to create buildings with character. He is constantly researching and developing new concepts to find appropriate design solutions that express the interests of our clients, integrating innovative technologies as well as time-honoured building techniques. He is active in the fine arts community in Australia and abroad, often curating and commissioning significant works of art into B.E’s projects.
As co-founder and director of B.E Architecture, Jonathon is an architect with an understanding of both the design process and the bigger picture of engaging with key stake holders and councils to help clients accomplish their goals, making visionary projects a reality even within strict constraints. His ability to work in the fields of design, planning and contract administration set him apart from most architects. He is an active member of the AIA Victoria.
With more than 12 years at B.E Architecture, Andrew has helped develop the company’s design standards and is responsible for quality assurance to ensure project outcomes. He is highly involved in the design process working collaboratively with clients in the briefing process, developing design schemes and overseeing construction to ensure the expectations are met. With a broad knowledge of materiality, furnishings and fabrication he leads project teams with a holistic approach.
With more than 20 years of practice, B.E Architecture has built a body of work in various locations around Australia, with international commissions currently under development. Our projects are deeply grounded in understanding of context and the user’s experience of the building so that they are meaningful and continue to be relevant over time.
Our work has been recognised by numerous awards as well as being published widely both in Australia and overseas. The firm’s experience in creating sophisticated, timeless architecture has earned them the respect from peers and more importantly from our clients. B.E Architecture has a long history of excellence in architecture for residential and commercial spaces.
A diverse practice, B.E Architecture employs a multi-disciplinary team working in architecture, landscape, interior, furniture, lighting and object design, each bringing different skills and viewpoints to a design challenge. Working collaboratively, the team has been able to deliver holistic, integrated design solutions, often exceeding expectations.