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 Boon Wurrung 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.
Director of Design Realisation
Ryan de Winnaar
Senior Project Architect
Pei She Lee
Louis Anderson Mokak
Cultural Advisor and Student
2020 Houses Awards – House Alteration and Addition over 200m2: Winner: Ruckers Hill House
2020 Houses Awards – House in a Heritage Context: Commendation: Ruckers Hill House
2020 Victorian Architecture Awards – Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions): Architecture Award: Ruckers Hill House
2019 Victorian Architecture Awards – Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions): Winner: Garden Wall House
2019 Houses Awards – House Alteration and Addition Under 200m2: Shortlisted: Garden Wall House
2019 Houses Awards – House in a Heritage Context: Shortlisted: Garden Wall House
2019 Houses Awards – House in a Heritage Context: Shortlisted: House with a Tree Room
2018 City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards: Residential Dwelling – Alteration or New Build: Commendation: Myrtle Tree House