MAKE is a Melbourne based architectural practice with a strong focus on quality and a passion for good design. Our buildings are designed to respond to the seasons and careful thought is put into how spaces are occupied. Believers in quality not quantity, MAKE look for efficiencies and delight in the design of our buildings and focus on ways that these buildings can make our lives better.


2 Hodgson St, Kew VIC 3101
Phone: 03 98534730

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Melissa Bright, Director

"The investigations that MAKE Architecture are making into the domestic realm are courageous yet incongruously they also seem effortless, comfortable and have the rightness of the tried and tested.  The efforts of this practice to think deeply about habitation are paying off, ably helped by their playful and craft based aesthetic which adds poetry to their science."

- IDEA Awards 2015 jury comment

2017 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards: Residential Exterior: Winner: Amado House
2017 Think Brick Awards: Kevin Borland Masonry: Winner: Perimeter House

Mel and Rosa (Coy Yiontis Architects) spoke about 'Designing a Family Home' at MPavilion, presented by the Robin Boyd Foundation.

Contemporary Architects Speaker Series 2015

Mel was a speaker at Contemporary Architects Speaker Series 2015, presented by the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and the National Gallery of Australia.

Process: Drive

Mel speaks at Process: Drive with Monique Woodward (WOWOWA) and Bonnie Herring (Breathe).

International Women's Day Breakfast

Mel speaks at the International Women's Day Breakfast, an event by the Victorian Chapter of Australian Institute of Architects.

2017 Victorian Architecture Awards: Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions): Winner: Perimeter House
National Architecture Awards 2015: Residential Architecture - Houses (Alterations and Additions): National Award: Local House
Mel talks to Architect Victoria about the MAKE approach to landscape and architecture
2015 Victorian Architecture Awards: Residential Architecture - Houses (Alterations and Additions): Local House
Intergrain Timber Vision Awards 2015: Residential Exterior: Commendation: Local House
Think Brick Awards 2015: Kevin Borland Masonry Award: FinalistLocal House
Victorian Chapter of AIA: Emerging Architect Prize 2014: Mel Bright
Mel Bright in Design Place
Local House in Domain
Local House in inside
Local House in Think Brick Awards 2015
M House in Ecologik
Local House in Australian Architecture
Mel Bright in Assemble Papers
Local House in Mezzanine Magazine
Local House in Houses
Local House in Architect Victoria 
House Reduction in New Suburban
M House in Houses