Welcome to BCA
We are a small studio based in Northcote, Victoria on Wurundjeri land.
We provide bespoke architecture specific to our clients’ needs.
Our team loves working with like-minded people and we develop strong relationships with our clients and builders. The positive energy this creates pervades our design process and is embedded in all of our homes.
Our practice is registered with The Architect’s Registration Board in Victoria. We are A+ members of the Australian Institute of Architects and members of ArchiTeam Cooperative. We are also members of the Australian Passivhaus Institute and are certified Passive House Designers.
We participate in continuing professional development through these organisations to broaden our knowledge and expertise.
Sustainability is an issue that we take seriously. While we know that that true sustainability is hard to achieve in anything we humans do, we have taken steps to make our operation in our studio as environmentally responsible as possible: We are signatories to the Architects Declare movement, along with over 500 other Australian architects, and are committed to operating carbon neutral.
Our studio vehicle is 100% electric and charged with on-site generated solar power. We have conducted internal carbon audits and minimised our energy consumption where possible and for the electricity that we do need, use 100% Green Power. We are paperless in operation using digital design and presentation methods and digital file storage in virtually all areas of our practice. We also off-set emissions through Greenfleet Australia – planting native forests in Australia and NZ.
Ben is passionate about architecture, building and environmentally sustainable design and loves to create beautiful buildings. Since graduating from The University of Melbourne’s Masters of Architecture in 2003 Ben has designed and project managed many houses for happy clients. His buildings have won awards including The Sustainability Awards, Australian Timber Design Awards, City of Yarra Sustainability Awards and City of Bayside Sustainability Awards.
Ben started this practice in 2014 with the aim of designing buildings that are delightful for our clients to occupy with minimal environmental impact and in 2019 we won the Architeam Emerging Architect Award. Ben regularly presents at The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture’s Environmental Building Systems course and has also shared his experience at events including Green Magazine’s ‘Green Talks,’ The Australian Institute of Architects Small Practice Forum and The Sustainable Living Festival.
Outside work, Ben loves spending time with his young family and enjoys running, snowboarding and, somewhat tragically, following the Saints in the footy.
Mil has a background working on high-end architectural projects alongside some of Melbourne’s most respected design firms. She grew up on building sites of her father’s construction company.
Mil brings a unique layer of expertise to our team, a mix of valuable interior design and detailing knowledge, and diligent project management skills.
She has a deep interest in visual arts, draws and paints, and is motivated by understanding people and the ways they like to live.
Mil studied both Architecture and Construction Management, completing part of her studies in Berlin.
Mat has a passion for all things timber and sustainability.
Having graduated from Monash University he has gained experience across a variety of residential scales. From small and intricate heritage extensions to new homes on rural properties.
In his work, Mat most enjoys details where he is able to combine the technical with the tactile to create idiosyncratic moments of joy.
Outside of the office Mat pursues the craftsmanship involved in designing/making furniture and woodturning.
- Commendation: Wakanui Trail House
- Finalist: Wakanui Trail House
- Winner: Emerging Architect Award
- Shortlisted: Elemental House
- Winner: Beyond House
- Finalist: Callery House
(Vic Chapter) Sustainable Architecture Award
- Shortlisted: Brunswick Lane Solar House
- Winner: Brunswick Lane Solar House
- Winner: Young Designer's Award
- Grand Designs Australia - issue 11.4
Wakanui Trail House
- Dream Home - Foxtel
- Country Style - October Issue
- Habitus - issue 51
Through the Looking Glass
- Sanctuary - issue 55
- Green - issue 75
- Green - issue 75
- Green - issue 67
- Sanctuary - Issue 49
- Grand Designs Australia - Issue 8.1
- Sanctuary - Issue 41
- Green - issue 59
- Sanctuary - Issue 36
- Green - issue 40