• Meet the BowerBird Team

    December 11, 2018 bowerbirdblog

    Nic Granleese Nic used to be an architectural photographer (and an architect before that). BowerBird now consumes all his time. Believe it or not, Nic actually coded the whole BowerBird platform. He’s a bit of a renaissance man. You’ll find Nic either tethered to his computer churning out new features, or flying around the world…

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  • We’re looking for BowerBird Explorers

    December 11, 2018 bowerbirdblog

    As we work to uncover great architecture throughout the world, we’re reaching out to you, our awesome tribe, to help us find new BowerBird Explorers. A BowerBird Explorer is someone who builds communities in cities and regions around the world. This is an opportunity for people who don’t want to be architects, but want to…

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  • BowerBird has gone Unlimited!

    July 30, 2018 bowerbirdblog

    BowerBird has gone ‘unlimited’. What does that mean? Basically, we want more architects to upload more projects – in fact, we want you to add your entire portfolio. Our plans used to be categorised into three tiers: Studio: 5 BowerKits Medium Practice: 15 BowerKits Enterprise: Unlimited This never sat quite right with us. It felt…

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  • Is this the future of architecture awards?

    March 19, 2018 bowerbirdblog

    How the Victorian Architecture Awards democratised access to the media. In 2017, the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects used BowerBird to promote their Awards Program and Entries. Having previously had mixed success with PR firms, they chose to engage their members — Victoria’s architects — to advocate for architecture in Victoria. Here we…

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  • BowerBird Launches in North America — Thank you Melbourne.

    October 16, 2017 nicgranleese

    Today is a pretty big day here in BowerBird world. We’re about to launch into North America! Even as I write that, it still amazes me. Twelve months ago, we were meeting with anyone in Melbourne who would give us the time of day. Now we have more than 3000 BowerBirders, and publications from all…

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  • Introducing Access Control

    May 11, 2017 benmorgan

    Following feedback from you, our amazing community, we’ve been working hard on an exciting new feature called Access Control. Available exclusively on the Studio Plan, Access Control provides more clarity for Journalists, Editors and BowerKit Owners. For BowerKit Owners Once turned on, Access Control will put your BowerKit into ‘Preview Mode’, giving you one-on-one control…

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  • 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Architects

    January 5, 2017 benmorgan

    For many architects, January is the slow month. Down Under it’s time to hit the beach and hit the refresh button. But it’s also a time for New Year’s resolutions and to start thinking about those higher level ideas, the vision that takes us forward into the next year. For Nic and me, it’s a…

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  • 4 media tips on hero images for architects

    September 6, 2016 benmorgan

    This week BowerBird co-founder and architectural photographer Nic Granleese gives us some media tips on choosing a hero image for your media kit. This post has a sister article on Nic’s personal blog that goes into the photography and technical side of hero shots here. What is a hero shot? You’ve probably heard of the…

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  • A Better BowerBird for architects

    August 29, 2016 benmorgan

    We’re excited to introduce you to an updated BowerBird. You’ll notice a streamlined design, putting all your content right at your fingertips. It is more than just a refreshed design – which we think looks pretty sharp – it’s a nip and a tuck to make your experience much richer. The most obvious change is…

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  • New journalists who want to publish your architecture

    August 2, 2016 benmorgan

    When we started BowerBird (or MediaMap as it was then known) back in 2014, it was a one-way communication tool for architects and designers to send projects to journalists. The biggest development you’ll notice in BowerBird today is the ability for journalists to log in and actively search for new content. Over the past few…

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