Russell & George
Russell & George is an internationally recognised and award-winning design practice employing architects, designers, theorists, strategists and urbanists. The Melbourne-based studio believes in good design as problem solving – in spaces, buildings and cities that improve the way we live and work. Russell & George believes in efficiency in delivery and design that responds to site and social context, wherever that may be.
The studio has completed projects on four continents, in cities as diverse as New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Toronto and Rome. This is in addition to projects in New Zealand and five Australian states. The studio works with some of the world’s most dynamic brands, leaders, institutions and individuals creating unique works that push, challenge and evolve clients’ businesses as well as the way they live.
Russell & George brings its experience in environment reinvention to all projects. It offers a holistic, full-service approach to spatial design that looks at all aspects of a business or client, and designs spaces that are individually tailored to each individual or organisation. Its projects are as diverse as its clients, and the studio approaches every project without preconceived ideas about what a client’s spatial proposition should be like. The studio prides itself on being an example to the industry with its sustainability initiatives, both internally and in practice, and strives to grow staff into the best professional versions of themselves.
In 2018, Russell & George completed Space & Time, a project which not only houses the studio but speaks about its vision of the future of workspace – a future that allows for rapid transformation in the type of work dependent on the time of day. The workplace celebrates a hybrid model for how design businesses can operate, moving beyond a pure service model into fields of hospitality, retail, and ultimately as an incubator for ideas and experimentation.
Photography: Paul Martin, Dianna Snape