Boardgrove Architects

BoardGrove Architects is a Melbourne based creative architecture and design studio, established in 2016 by Holly Board and Peter Grove.

What We Do

We are interested in all creative projects – from objects to urban plans, rural to city environments – and are not bound by style or typology. We aim to deliver original projects that delight and surprise whilst being rigorous and precise. Our work has an equal weighting to form and experience. Fostering long term relationships and quality outcomes is of great importance to us and as such Holly and Pete are present in every project. We listen, we collaborate, we participate, we challenge, we learn, we lead and we aspire to be responsible to the place and the environment. We take time to experiment and aim to create buildings, spaces and objects that capture the imagination and emotionally resonate with the people who interact with them.

Design Excellence

Our work has won awards in Australia and Europe. We have recently won a number of prestigious awards including; The Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter Kevin Borland Award for Small Project Architecture for the NGV Triennial Outdoor Pavilions and the Good Design Award Best in Class: Product – Furniture and Lighting for the MPavilion Stool Dolly. We have exhibited internationally at Milan Furniture Fair and were subsequently picked by Yatzer as showing one of the best products of Salone. We are represented by Gallery Sally Dan Cuthbert in Sydney, Australia’s first Visual and Function Art Gallery dedicated to Australian artists and designers. Our completed projects have received wide press coverage in various countries, online, in books and in magazines.


Holly Board

B.A. (Hons) Interior Design | B. Arch. (Hons) | ARBV | NSW ARB

Holly graduated from Interior Design at RMIT University in Melbourne in 2003 and subsequently Architecture in 2007. With an education in both these fields Holly has a wealth of experience across many diverse types and scales of projects both in the UK and Australia, including numerous award winning residential and commercial projects. Holly has worked for a number of respected design firms including Duggan Morris Architects, DesignOffice, Carr Design Group, John Wardle Architects and Wood Marsh Architecture. She has worked as a senior researcher at Monash University, exploring how design can improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and Australia’s ageing population along with her involvement as a university critic.

Peter Grove

B.Sc. (Hons) Architecture | Dip. Arch. | ARB

Peter studied at the prestigious Bartlett School of Architecture in London, under the eminent architect and Archigram founder Peter Cook. Award winning London based architect, Niall McLaughlin taught Peter and this had a great influence on his creative education. Since graduating in 2003 Peter has had a wide range of experience working in the UK and Australia, including seven years at London based Duggan Morris Architects where as Associate Director he worked on a number of large scale and award winning commercial, multi residential and educational projects. He has also worked for MA Architects, BE Architecture, Gollifer Langston Architects and Penoyre & Prasad. Peter has been a critic at leading design schools including the Bartlett School of Architecture, Birmingham School of Architecture & Design and RMIT University and has taught at Monash University.

Architectural Registration

ARBV Reg. 18786 (Holly Board) + 51607 (BoardGrove Architects)
NSW ARB Reg. 10954 (Holly Board – Nominated Architect)


Winner Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter Awards 2021: The Kevin Borland Award for Small Project Architecture (NGV Triennial 2020 Outdoor Pavilions)
Winner Good Design Award Best in Class 2021: Product – Furniture and Lighting (MPavilion Stool Dolly)
Winner Eat Drink Design Awards 2021: Installation (NGV Triennial 2020 Outdoor Pavilions)
Award of Merit Designers Australia 2021: Use (MPavilion Stool Dolly)
Commendation Australian Interior Design Awards 2021: Installation (NGV Triennial 2020 Outdoor Pavilions)
Shortlisted Australian Institute of Architects National Awards 2021: Small Project Architecture (NGV Triennial 2020 Outdoor Pavilions)
Shortlisted The Victorian Premier’s Design Awards 2021: (NGV Triennial 2020 Outdoor Pavilions)
Shortlisted The Design Files Awards 2021: Furniture (MPavilion Stool Dolly)
Shortlisted Interior Design Excellence Awards 2021: Object Furniture + Lighting (MPavilion 2020 Stool Dolly)
Shortlisted Interior Design Excellence Awards 2021: Event (NGV Triennial 2020 Outdoor Pavilions)
Finalist Design Anthology Awards 2021: Hospitality – Dining Spaces (NGV Triennial 2020 Outdoor Pavilions)
Longlisted Dezeen Awards 2021: Seating (MPavilion Stool Dolly)
Shortlisted Dulux Colour Awards 2019: Commercial Interior – workplace/retail (Angle + Earl St. Studio)
Winner Dulux Colour Awards 2017: Single Residential Interior (Footscray Apartment)
Winner Restaurant and Bar Product Design Awards 2017: Coffee Tables (Two Tables)
Commendation Australian Interior Design Awards 2017: Emerging Interior Design Practice
Shortlisted Australian Interior Design Awards 2017: Residential Design (Footscray Apartment)
Shortlisted Shortlisted Houses Awards 2017: Unit or Apartment (Footscray Apartment)
Shortlisted Interior Design Excellence Awards 2017: Emerging Designer
Shortlisted Interior Design Excellence Awards 2017: Object – Furniture | Lighting (Two Tables)

Gallery Representation

Gallery Sally Dan Cuthbert, Sydney


Osmosis with Gallery Sally Dan Cuthbert, Melbourne Design Week 2020 (Drop Tables)
Alcova Salone, Milan Furniture Fair 2019 (Two Tables)
Fringe Furniture 2018, Melbourne (Four Stools)
Factory Design District 2016, Sydney (Two Tables)

Selected Clients

Angle | Earl St
Ensemble House
Maribyrnong City Council
Monash University
Naomi Milgrom Foundation
National Gallery of Victoria
Parks Victoria
Private residential clients
Rathbone Wine Group
SGS Planning & Economics
Spa Country

Selected Press

Wish, The Australian, Australia
Divisare, Rome
MPavilion, Melbourne
Yellowtrace, Australia
The Design Files, Australia
Wallpaper*, London
This is Paper, Berlin
The Age, Melbourne
Architect Victoria, Australia
Dezeen, London
Divisare, Rome
Curbed, New York
Grazia, France
Vogue Living, Australia
Home Magazine, Paris
Inside Out Magazine, Australia
Kitchen Living – Gestalten, Germany
Nyarum, Stockholm
Opumo Magazine, London
Real Living, Australia
The Local Project, Australia
Urbis and Interior, New Zealand


BoardGrove Architects studio is located on the traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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Contact Us

Studio 2
2 Macquarie Street
Prahran, Victoria 3181

+61  403  960 124
Instagram: @boardgrove