Abbie Galvin

Abbie Galvin is a Principal of BVN - one of Australia’s largest and most highly acclaimed architectural practices with studios in New York and London.

Abbie has worked for over 25 years on urban, public, educational, health, research and workplace projects that have been highly awarded, published and recognised internationally for bringing fresh approaches to common project types.

Amongst her highly varied portfolio of work are the new Northern Beaches Hospital, Taronga Zoo Upper Entrance Precinct, the Braggs Research Institute for the University of Adelaide, The UTS Campus 2020 Masterplan, the HMAS Creswell Redevelopment in Jervis Bay and two of NSW’s largest Public Private Partnerships.

One of her most recent projects is the Centre for Cancer Biology, a significant new contribution to the South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct in the heart of the city of Adelaide. It houses a world class Medical Research Institute, the University of South Australia’s School of Pharmacy along with a major science public outreach initiative MOD - Museum of Discovery that bridges art and science. Beginning at the Urban Park, a vital green space on the precinct, the building integrates the public, academics, researchers, clinicians and students through a series of interconnected volumes – creating multiple community spaces across its 12 levels.

Abbie is a firm believer that building typologies benefit enormously from exposure to other sectors, that experts in their field always have something to learn from the amateurs and that the core of innovation comes from cross disciplinary expertise.

Abbie is passionate about the public domain, and the ability of architecture and our built environment to positively affect human behaviour, the way people interact, and the manner in which institutions and organisations operate.