Studio Bright (previously MAKE Architecture)
It’s #duluxstudytouralumni time of year again and we’ve been lucky to visit Canberra. Thanks to @duluxaus for your continued contribution to Australian architects. Lovely to visit the Australian War Memorial and to see the beautiful work by @editionoffice and @d a n b o y d ‘For our country’.
Looking forward to talking tonight about our proposal for an office building in Alexandria, Sydney. This was for a @cityofsydney design excellence competition. ⠀ With @ openwork we responded to the erased condition of Shea’s Creek and its hinterland. The pre-colonial and pre-industrial ecology of the site was a dynamic one that slippered between tidal flats and low shrubby forests. An ambition of the project was to redeploy and reclaim the scale of the landscape and to expand an ecology by folding it up from the horizontal datum of the wetland to the vertical datum of the new building. ⠀ Please join us at @armarchitecture ‘s ‘Branch Meeting’ in Sydney at Sneaky Possum at 6:30pm with winner @angelo candas and @armarchitecture both presenting their schemes. #bourkerdcomp sb
Our proposal with @ openwork for an office building in Alexandria, Sydney. This was for a @cityofsydney design excellence competition. ⠀ We were up against @angelo candas and @armarchitecture .... tough competition to say the least. We’re so pleased to be considered against such esteemed practices and while we didn’t win, we’re happy to be in the mix. Congrats to Candelapas Associates for the winning scheme. #bourkerdcomp sb
We are so happy to see our Garden Wall House shortlisted in the AIA National Architecture Awards in the Residential Alts and Ads category. ⠀ Such an honour to be amongst some of our favorite projects by our friends and peers. @kennedy nolan @jellway @aaron vokesandpeters @stuart vokesandpeters @austinmaynardarchitects @robertsimeoniarchitects @david boyle architect @bencemulcahy ⠀ #gardenwallhouse sb 📷@seanfennessy @institute architects aus
We are delighted to be contributing to this project for @wpi homes and so pleased to see it through planning. ⠀ The project is a pilot for WPI’s older women’s program. The model for this program allows women with too few assets to achieve home ownership to invest and secure affordable and appropriate housing into the future whilst preserving their capital. These women will no longer be locked into the private rental market, watching their savings dwindle. ⠀ Thanks to @architecture au for the article today and to @eckersleygardenarchitecture for your wonderful contribution to landscape and @brickworksbp for your generous support of this project with the supply of bricks.
(Previously MAKE Architecture) Under our new name Studio Bright, we couldn’t be more excited about the future. We have many projects currently under construction and many on our desks that we just can’t wait to see realised. ⠀ We are delighted that our contribution to the built fabric of our cities is being recognised and we are pleased to be collaborating with larger practices both locally and internationally on projects of city shaping scales. ⠀ Our love of designing houses remains a great passion and we look forward to working with more families to help them realise their forever homes. ⠀ Please check out our new website at www.studiobright.com.au ⠀ Thanks to the photographers that have shared their unique perspectives on our work. @peterbbennetts @seanfennessy and @arorygardiner . And thanks to all of our collaborators over the years. Clients, Builders, Colleagues, Suppliers. Many of you have become our good friends and we look forward to working with you in the years
(Previously MAKE Architecture) Same team….new name. While our new name ‘Studio Bright’ has been named after Mel, there is a reason why we are not ‘Mel Bright Architects’. MAKE was built on the hard work and efforts of an amazing team. This team has worked with endless passion and enthusiasm to achieve what we have to date. ⠀ We are a team that is a family and we support and rely on each other. Architecture takes perseverance, passion and much tenacity. Our team of talented individuals have these qualities in spades. It’s not always easy and it can be hard to retain enthusiasm... buildings often take years to realise. The thing that gets us through is the superb bunch of people we get to work alongside each day. ⠀ Thank you to the Makers of Studio Bright, it is our great pleasure to work with you. ⠀ Please check out our new website at www.studiobright.com.au
(Previously MAKE Architecture) After 13 years of making, we are delighted to launch our new identity and name; Studio Bright. ⠀ The name acknowledges Mel’s ongoing leadership of the practice and also the collaborative team environment we enjoy that is so critical to good outcomes. ⠀ Our journey has offered us opportunities for which we are profoundly grateful, and looking back, we feel immensely proud of our achievements. We’ve had the fortune to gain professional recognition at State and National levels. Proud highlights include an AIA National Award for Local House, a recent Victorian AIA Award for Garden Wall House and also for Perimeter House. ⠀ Our team has created a much-loved home in a riverside barn conversion that embeds our daily work in nature. ⠀ Working with so many brave and trusting clients has been a privilege and we have taken much joy in seeing families happy in their homes, and user communities of all scales benefitting from our contribution to city
Studio Culture | Diversity, supportive, sustainable ⠀ Our design work starts at home. One of our greatest design projects is our own lives and the lives of our family and studio team. Our working environment fosters a supportive, collegiate atmosphere. A place where young talent is encouraged and nurtured, where experiences are gained and knowledge shared. ⠀ We insist on a sustainable and socially responsible work culture where ideas and projects are discussed amongst all. We value the input of everyone and encourage the voice of all staff. Design, for us, isn’t one sketch; it’s many iterations and requires many hands. ⠀ Collaboration and rigorous testing are at the heart of everything we do.