Silvina Medel

Director
Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) at University of Technology Sydney (2005); Diploma of Architectural Technology at Sydney Institute TAFE, Ultimo (2001); Diploma of Interior Design at KvB College of Visual Communications, North Sydney (1998)

A member of the BKA team for 16 years, Silvina has a highly efficient approach to her work. She understands the complexities inherent in large projects and works through them with effective consultant coordination.

Silvina has substantial project experience ranging from multi-unit residential developments to boutique one-off housing projects. She is experienced in detailing and able to work with any construction system appropriate to the task.

Throughout her time at BKA, Silvina has worked across multiple major projects, including the conversion of an original 1900s, four-bedroom Queenslander farmhouse with 100 acres of cattle grazing and an orchard in the Byron hinterland into a modern home complete with pool house, guest accommodation and conversion of a dairy bale into tourist accommodation – a project due for completion in 2017.  Another project is the headquarters for ‘The Press’ in Christchurch, New Zealand, a mixed-use development of four existing buildings as part of central Christchurch’s revitalisation program. This project includes new offices for The Press newspaper, a heritage theatre on ground floor and seven purpose-built floors above for commercial offices.

Silvina is also working on a number of other projects across all sectors, including a multi-residential apartment building with a 72-place childcare centre in Sydney’s Inner West and educational facilities for the University of Technology, Sydney. Based in our North Coast studio situated in Bangalow, Silvina is focused on developing the firm’s presence in the area in the residential and education sectors.