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.


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


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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


Rob McIntyre

Director of Design Realisation

Emily Watson


Ryan de Winnaar

Senior Project Architect

Annie Suratt

Project Leader

Maia Close

Project Architect

Robert Hillman


Jaxon Webb


Pei She Lee


Amy Tung


Patricia Karallis

Studio Manager

Harrison Smart


Louis Anderson Mokak

Cultural Advisor and Student

Rachel Freeman


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

2017 Victorian Architecture Awards – Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations And Additions): Winner: Perimeter House

2017 Think Brick Awards – Kevin Borland Masonry: Winner: Perimeter House

2017 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards – Residential Exterior: Winner: Amado House