Day Bukh Architects

Day Bukh Architects


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Matt Day – director

Sc Arch, B. Arch, USyd
Member, Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
Reg. 7748 Matt Day – director

Matt has 17 years experience within the architecture and construction industry, including 7 years in Denmark, and is a director of Day Bukh Architects. He holds two architecture degrees and possesses a broad range of experience in urban planning, public, heritage and residential practice. Matt has won 5 international architecture competitions for public building, including a museum and library which are now built.In addition Matt won Europan 7 – a European housing competition for architects under 40 years of age, and an urban design competition for the renewal of the foreshore areas to Hillerod Castle (Denmark)

Matt was a member of the design team for the winning design of ‘Shearer’s Hall of Fame’, Hay, Australia, which was built in 2001.Matt has taught architectural design at the University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney.Matt Is a board member of the charity ‘School For Life’ and is involved in the ongoing design of schools in Uganda, Africa.Matt completed the Glenn Murcutt Masterclass 2015.

Rikke Bukh – director

Diploma in Architecture, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen, Denmark. MAA Member of the Institute of Architects Denmark

Architect (DK) Rikke has 13  years experience within the architecture and construction industry, including 4 years in Denmark , and is a director of Day Bukh Architects. Rikke has experience in public, heritage and residential practice, in particular schools and child care centres. Rikke won an architecture competition for exploring new methods in combining work and child care centres, a project which is currently being realised by the City Council of Copenhagen.
Rikke was also a member of the winning design team for Europan 7 – a European housing competition for architects under the age of 40.

Rikke has taught architectural design at the University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney.

Lachlan Whitford

BA Arch(Canberra), MArch(Hons1)(Newcastle)

Lachlan completed a Master of Architecture degree with first class honours at the University of Newcastle in 2015.  He was awarded the Commissioner K.G Hoffman Prize as the top final year student in urban design.  Lachlan is passionate about  creating thoroughly  situation-based architecture and pursues a rigorous and holistic investigation of place. In the course of his studies Lachlan has been exposed to a broad range of architectural thinking, attending three different universities, including the University of Canberra, and Cal Poly (USA).  In his final undergraduate year at the University of Canberra he was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Academic Distinction and second prize for the Canadian High Commission design competition. Lachlan completed the Ozetecture Student Summer School in 2015 with Peter Stutchbury and Richard Leplastrier. Lachlan worked as an architectural assistant on the Glenn Murcutt Masterclass 2015. In addition to architecture, Lachlan is a qualified facilitator and outdoor instructor and worked at Outward Bound Australia with people of all ages and backgrounds, facilitating teams undertaking challenging tasks.

Practice Ideology

Located in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Day Bukh Architects has a public, urban and residential design focus.We at Day Bukh Architects are deeply interested in designing ecological and sustainable buildings for the Australian context.  Our ecological concerns extend beyond reducing energy use to social sustainability.  This involves designing buildings that last by using environmentally friendly materials that withstand the harsh Australian environment, and also designing buildings that can be adapted for reuse, thus ensuring longevity.

Our focus on social and environmental sustainability is expressed in our aim to create buildings that have a harmonious relationship with their natural environment, rather than dominating it.  We have a particular sensitivity to the unique qualities of the Australian sunlight and landscape and where possible we encourage the use of local materials. Our team works closely with a select group of professional consultants so that every design is intelligently informed at the critical time.  Our team has special expertise in project management ensuring smooth running projects that satisfy our client’s individual needs.

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