The Design Studio – 2017 Shortlist

The Design Studio honours the practice that thinks forward, creates voraciously and changes perceptions – whether an architect, designer or both.

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Architects EAT is a Melbourne-based architecture and interior design practice. Their projects range from small-scale private homes and apartments to high-rise residential developments, retail, local government and hospitality projects. The practice has grown from a small three-man operation to a firm capable of designing and procuring large-scale commercial projects across Australia and Asia. The Architects […]

Austin Maynard Architects

Austin Maynard Architect (AMA) are interested in life, happiness, fun, family and reward for effort. Fronted by Mark Austin and Andrew Maynard, AMA is a Melbourne-based firm, widely renowned for their boundless creative energy, particularly in the residential sector. Whether it’s an inner-city house in Melbourne or a theoretical protest shelter designed to draw attention […]

Breathe Architecture

For Breathe Architecture, sustainability and longevity are simply a matter of common sense. From a tiny studio sitting snugly in a laneway in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, Jeremy McLeod and his team of seven (plus dog Daisy) spend their days applying this common sense to commercial and residential projects across the city. And their […]

Foolscap Studio

Foolscap Studio is an independent cross-disciplinary design practice centered on built environment and interior architecture at all scales. Led by widely regarded designer Adele Winteridge, the firm works with Australian and international clients on projects ranging from retail and food experiences to workplace and macro precinct strategies. Foolscap design spaces and experiences that go beyond […]

Joyce Wang Studio

Working between two continents, with bases in Hong Kong and London. Joyce Wang Design Studio (JWDS) is a multi-disciplinary firm, specializing in crating highly sensory environments, which respond to their locations and the people within them. Founder of the eponymous studio, Joyce Wang describes herself as a total nomad. “I was born in Hawaii, went […]

Kennedy Nolan

Kennedy Nolan was established in 1999 and has since developed a reputation as a design focused practice with a distinctive approach to built form. The practice is dedicated to the production of architecture that is highly responsive to its context and seeks to form a strong relationship with landscape. Design at Kennedy Nolan is generated […]


Linehouse is an architecture and interior design practice established in 2013 by Alex Mok (Chinese-Swedish) and Briar Hickling (from New Zealand). Both have completed extensive work in Asia, Pacific and abroad. Linehouse operates as a platform to investigate the rituals of inhabitation and how these daily moments can be celebrated through design, transforming the mundane […]

Spatial Practice

Studio for Spatial Practice is an innovative award winning design firm with a multi-disciplinary approach to architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and art. The practice specialises in public realm projects that engage clients and community members in creatively envisioning changes to their environment. Their unique process utilises graphic communication to analyse complex urban situations, explore […]