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BRA/NCH

'BRANCH' - MULTI-FACETED DESIGN STUDIO
TWO PRIMARY FIGURES - BRA = BRAD WRAY & NCH = NICHOLAS RUSSO


"We pride ourselves on our hands on approach during the extent of the architectural process and are able to tackle projects at a more intimate level focusing on detail".

"Our commitment is binding and we ensure all key personnel are made available at all times in facilitating each project".

"The people you meet at the founding meetings are the people you deal with right through the duration of the project".

READ MORE ABOUT OUR STORY HERE:


BRAD WRAY

[Director]
[Architect ARBV]

Bachelor of Architecture [First Class Honours]
RMIT University 2007

Brad Wray was born in 1983 in Melbourne, Australia and educated between the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology [RMIT] in Melbourne and the Accademia Di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland/ Italy.

Brad`s international studies at the Accademia Di Mendrisio with Portuguese Architects - Aires Mateus, Goncarlo Byrne and exposure to the Swiss masters Peter Zumthor & Valerio Olgiati was integral to Brad`s foundational years prior to returning and working in Melbourne for John Wardle Architects & later becoming an Associate of a small Melbourne based Architecture practice before the age of 30.

Brad also founded furniture design workshop - Brad Wray Workshop in 2013 and has been widely published for a series of crafted concrete and timber pieces.

Brad has been guest design critic at a variety of Melbourne architecture institutions & more recently on the judging panel for the 2017 Australian Institute of Architects Victorian chapter awards program.


NICHOLAS RUSSO

[DIRECTOR]
[ARCHITECT ARBV]

Bachelor of Architecture
RMIT University 2007

Nicholas Russo was born in 1983 in Melbourne, Australia and educated at the Royal Melbourne institute of Technology [RMIT] in Melbourne.

After completing University, Nick worked for his father in his multi-disciplinary design and sculpture studio. This led Nick to gain valuable experience and understanding in the disciplines of making and detailing across a diverse range of materials and scales. Exposure to the work of sculptors Anthony Pryor and Inge King was also inFLuential at this time.

A trip to Berlin - and speciFIcally a visit to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s NeueNational galerie - was hugely inspirational solidifying Nick’s appreciation for modernist architecture and the work of Mies and his contemporaries including Le Corbusier, Richard Neutra and Robin Boyd & Roy Grounds closer to home.

Nick continues to experiment with materiality through the design and making of furniture and other objects through ancillary studio LTNK


SIMON DINH

[ASSOCIATE]
[ARCHITECT ARBV]

MASTER of Architecture
MELBOURNE University 2014

Simon completed his architectural studies at Melbourne University in 2014.
In 2013, Simon also studied abroad at the Delft University of Technology in Holland.
In 2014, Simon undertook an internship in the oFFIce of world renowned - Shigeru Ban Architects in Japan.