Studio Bright (previously known as MAKE Architecture) is a Melbourne based practice creating enduring and responsive architecture for people and places. For us, every project is an opportunity to contribute in a positive and generous way to the social and built fabric of our cities. We approach challenges with optimism and consider how design can meet fundamental human needs.
And while the scale of our projects might shift, from residential, to civic, educational and multi-residential, each is bound by a sense of craft and considered detail. Often it’s here, where the bigger stories lie. At the most primary level, Studio Bright makes spaces. But we’re about much more than that—we’re about connecting individuals and communities, enriching daily life, and balancing rigour with joy, every step of the way.
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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Eastern Kulin nation on whose country we work and create.
We also acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands where our projects are placed. We recognise their ongoing connection to country, land and waters that were never ceded and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and future generations.
Studio Bright is certified Carbon Neutral since December 2020. The emissions produced from our operations, products and services have been calculated by the Carbon Reduction Institute. Studio Bright has purchased carbon offsets accredited under the Gold Standard to offset these emissions.
Director of Design Realisation
Ryan de Winnaar
Pei She Lee
Grace Upton Jones
2021 AIDA Awards: Residential Design: Commendation: 8 Yard House
2021 Houses Awards: New House over 200m2: Joint Winner: 8 Yard House
2021 Houses Awards: Garden or Landscape, in collaboration with Peachy Green: Winner: 8 Yard House
2021 Victorian Architecture Awards: The Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New): Named Award: 8 Yard House
2020 IDEA. Awards – Designer of the Year: Shortlisted:
2020 Houses Awards – House Alteration and Addition over 200m2: Shortlisted: Richmond House
2020 Houses Awards – House Alteration and Addition over 200m2: Shortlisted: Clinker Brick House
2020 Houses Awards – House Alteration and Addition over 200m2: Winner: Ruckers Hill House