• Are Architects worth it? The results are in!

    November 30, 2020 bowerbirdblog

    Research for Architects in Small Practice (RAsP) – THE RESULTS ARE IN! Launched on Thursday 19 November the Research for Architects in Small Practice (RAsP) report provides consumers with the long awaited answer to the question; are architects worth it? In 2018 ArchiTeam Cooperative, in conjunction with the University of Melbourne, undertook the first-ever crowdfunded…

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  • What is Storybanking?

    November 23, 2020 bowerbirdblog

    In the last few weeks before Christmas, online editors around the world are on the hunt for projects so they too can enjoy a well-earned festive break. Have you ever heard of storybanking? It’s what happens when online editors are trying to have some time off. With the expectation of weekly, if not daily, stories…

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  • BowerBird x WAFVirtual | World Architecture Festival Reveals Full Programme for WAFVirtual

    November 20, 2020 bowerbirdblog

    We are excited to announce that BowerBird is once again joining the World Architecture Festival as a Media Partner in 2020. We’re kicking things off with the 2020 WAFVirtual program.  We are delighted to reveal the WAFVirtual Programme. Keynote speakers will include; Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates, Anuradha Mathur…

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  • BowerBird x World Architecture Festival 

    November 27, 2019 bowerbirdblog

    BowerBird is excited to be a Media Partner for the 2019 World Architecture Festival (WAF19). As part of our partnership, we will be attending the festival and interviewing shortlisted entrants, visitors, and other key delegates. Nic Granleese (co-founder), Celeste Bolte (BowerBird UK), and Eszter Riga (BowerBird Europe), will be on the ground in Amsterdam next…

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  • 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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  • Why we believe in messaging…

    March 29, 2016 bowerbirdblog

    We made a conscious decision when redesigning the BowerBird app. We knew that communication between architects and journalists was the most important part. We didn’t want emails and clunky systems to get in the way of that communication – the app had to serve conversations. So we developed BowerBird Messages. Why not email? While we…

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  • Designing for the Little Guys

    March 22, 2016 bowerbirdblog

    When we started BowerBird, one thing became instantly clear to us; our focus was not on the big architecture and design firms, it was on small, passionate creatives. In a world of media where ‘who you know’ can seem more important than ‘what you do’, we wanted to help small-to-medium sized practices share their stories…

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