Boardgrove Architects

BoardGrove Architects is a Melbourne based design studio, established in 2016 by Holly Board and Peter Grove. We are interested in all creative projects - from objects to city plans. Our work has won awards in both Australia and Europe.

What We Do

We take a brief, site, budget, use and context – and create something that captures the imagination and emotionally resonates with the people who interact with it. We do this through testing and exploring over and over again. By taking time to allow for experimentation, the unexpected, the delightful and the unique can be uncovered.


Holly Board

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

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 was educated at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, graduating in 2003. Peter has 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. Peter 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



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
SGS Planning & Economics
Spa Country

Selected Press

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


Brodie Norris – Writer
ByDave – Furniture Maker
Haydn Cattach – Photographer
Peter Ivanoff – Steel Fabricator
SODA Studio – Architecture + Design Studio London
The Mighty Wonton – Website
“Faux? Non, Faux!” – Graphic Design

Contact Us

11 | 107-113 Grey Street
St Kilda, Victoria 3182

+61  403  960 124
Instagram: @boardgrove