Bourke and Bouteloup Architects have been practicing for approximately seven years and have grown out of repeat collaborations with clients across a number of sectors. With a focus on sustainability, we deliver designs that achieve efficient and functional planning arrangements and respond to each project’s unique urban and environmental context. We have a long-demonstrated ability to achieve successful outcomes in many complex projects including health, education, laboratory and municipal facilities.

We offer landscape architecture as a part of our services, ensuring each of our built projects is designed with a focus on the ‘in-between.’

Bourke and Bouteloup Architects has joined with a number of Australian architectural practices to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency.  

Michael Bouteloup

Michael Bouteloup

Director RAIA ARBV B.Arch M.Arch (R)

Michael has extensive experience in the design and delivery of complex community and campus projects through all phases of the architectural service. Before starting Bourke and Bouteloup Architects, Michael had worked with some of Melbourne’s well known architectural design practices and has undertaken postgraduate design research in campus projects and the architecture of accretion at RMIT University.

Sarah Bourke

Sarah Bourke

Principal B.Arch B.Larch

Sarah has had extensive experience in leading the design and development of a range of campus projects including schools and university projects. Sarah has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and uses these skills to embed projects and learning spaces within a synthesised Landscape design. Sarah has worked at prominent Melbourne practices including Allen Powell and Boschler Architects as well as working for her own practice. She has specialist knowledge in the briefing of education and research spaces.

Monica Shanley

Monica Shanley

Senior Architect RAIA ARBV B.Arch Hons

Monica is an experienced architect who has participated in the rich local design culture through work in her own practice and with several award-winning architectural practices. Her broad experience encompasses many building types, where she finds working on construction detailing, and the realisation of a design concept to be the most rewarding

Tim Daborn

Tim Daborn

Graduate of Architecture B.Arch M.Arch

Tim has been with Bourke and Bouteloup Architects since the beginning of 2018 and has valuable experience in the design and documentation of institutional projects including schools, universities and civic buildings. Tim has an interest in publicly accessible architecture, either within the public realm or in education and has a background working in a specialist architecture PR and communications firm in London.

Xin Yan Choo

Xin Yan Choo

Graduate of Architecture B.Arch M.Arch

Xin has had a great deal of experience working on public and educational projects, both with Bourke and Bouteloup Architects and with other practices. Xin was shortlisted candidates for RMIT Architecture Award for Design Excellence on 2018.

capability

The practice has the capability and expertise in the following areas:

Educational - including primary and secondary schools, vocational training, university learning spaces and customized university facilities, including automotive, logistics and fabrication workshops

Research and laboratory - specialized containment PC2 and PC3, animal housing, specialist infrastructure and equipment integration

Health - Clinics, General Practitioner, procedure spaces, Optometry Clinics, Dentist surgeries, cancer facilities

Public - libraries, theatre refurbishment, market projects

Heritage - facade restoration, Heritage Victoria liaison

Residential and multi-residential/mixed use - including sensitive heritage additions

Landscape - integrated learning spaces

design approach

We are concerned with the specifics of each site; we investigate a site for its physical, environmental, historic and social value.

We are interested in the city and how architecture and landscape forms a part of the continuum of the greater city/campus environment.

We believe that the development of the brief (program) is an integral part of the architectural process sometimes yielding innovative solutions and unique architectural outcomes.

We are architects who understand the power of precedent, where existing architectural knowledge, exemplars, peers and other benchmarks provide a background for quality in design and innovation.

environmental approach

Bourke and Bouteloup Architects has joined with a number of Australian architectural practices to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency.

Our practice has a philosophy that promotes sustainable materials use in all of our projects.

We are aware of the contemporary benchmarks for sustainable design which now extend beyond the Green Building Council accreditations. Other appropriate tools that we have used include Passivhaus design principles which can provide highly efficient thermal envelopes and net zero building energy usage, and the Living Building Challenge framework which specifically addresses health and community welfare.