About us

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.

Contact

2 Hodgson Street Kew Victoria 3101 (see map here)
+61 3 9853 4730

info@studiobright.com.au
work@studiobright.com.au

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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.

 

Melissa Bright

Director

Rob McIntyre

Director of Design Realisation

Emily Watson

Associate

Ryan de Winnaar

Associate

Annie Suratt

Associate

Maia Close

Project Architect

Jaxon Webb

Architect

Robert Hillman

Graduate

Pei She Lee

Graduate

Amy Tung

Graduate

Patricia Karallis

Studio Manager

Rachel Freeman

Horticulturist

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

2020 Houses Awards – House in a Heritage Context: Shortlisted: Clinker Brick House

2020 Dulux Colour Awards – Residential Interior: Commendation: Ruckers Hill House

2020 Houses Awards – House in a Heritage Context: Commendation: Ruckers Hill House