are an award-winning Melbourne based design-intensive architecture & design practice specialising in:
Interior Architecture & Design
Urban Design & Master Planning
Art Based Installations
OUR PHILOSOPHY & APPROACH
"Our projects are engrained and developed from a series of ideas that enrich each individual project no matter how large or small"
"It is out belief architecture is far more enriching when it has meaning and substance linking each project to site, context, culture of place & inhabitants"
"As a design focused practice - we don`t do cookie cutter buildings"
"We believe each project is unique and deserves to be treated in such a way"
"Our solutions to problems or brief requirements are well researched, tested and implemented to produce a forward thinking and engaging outcome"
"Budget is no excuse for bad design - we think there is always a possibility for opportunity no matter how small or large the project and its budget"
"We work closely with our clients and use their involvement as an enriching and positive contributor to each project"
"Our proven track record shows our commitment to each project and excellent construction documentation packages to minimise variations on each project"
"WE BELIEVE SUSTAINABILITY GOES BEYOND THE REALMS OF STAR RATINGS & 'Broccoli' ADDITIONS".
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
"Well you really did put us on the map. Not sure they'd be to many schools around that have an award winning library.
Thanks so much for your risk taking as well. You're talent is amazing"
A.Chirico - ST MONICA`S COLLEGE
"BRANCH STUDIO ARCHITECTS WERE VERY FLEXIBLE IN THEIR APPROACH, ALWAYS APPRECIATING & BEING VERY ACCOMMODATING
TO OUR VISIONS AND PROJECT EXPECTATIONS AT ALL TIMES”
- BUSINESS MANAGER - ST MONICA`S COLLEGE
"WE ARE EXTREMELY PLEASED TO HAVE RECOGNISED YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS THROUGH WHAT IS ARGUABLY ONE OF THE INSTITUTE`S MOST IMPORTANT INITIATIVES AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE OUTSTANDING WORK BY BRANCH STUDIO ARCHITECTS IN THE FUTURE"
- VICTORIAN CHAPTER PRESIDENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECts
"A masterpiece, your talent is extraordinary" - PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL CLIENT
Involves rigorous investigative analysis & research resulting in a collective matrix of ideas that are refined and enriched to produce a meaningful, contemporary and carefully considered outcome, regardless of size, scale or budget.We can provide a ‘hands on’ approachas we are able to tackle projects at a more intimate level focusing on attention to detail and are able to maintain the integrity of a design from concept to construction. We have successful working relationships with external consultants and contractors to maintain a smooth transition from design to built form and to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget. We promote the collaborative engagement of our clients at every stage of the design process to create an enriched final result that encompasses our clients, values, aspirations & personalities.
Branch has direct exposure, and is able to collaborate closely, with a vast network of industry, artists and crafts people which allows for the successful integration of many ‘one-off’ features into our projects and ensures that our designs are not restricted in regards to their constructability. We can also design and construct commissioned pieces for private collections or for integration into existing spaces.
Branch has a successful working relationship with a variety of client types ranging from private residential, property developers, private education organisations and community user groups & committees.
Some of our educational clients include:
St Monica`s College, Epping
St Francis Xavier College, Berwick & Beaconsfield
Caroline Chisholm College, Braybrook
Capabilities & Resources
Our project capabilities are: but not limited to:
Residential Alterations & Additions
Hospitality & Retail
Cultural & Civic projects
Branch Studio Architects offer a complete package of architectural services from concept design through to construction administration
Concept / Schematic Design
Town Planning Applications
Contract Procurement & Tendering
WE BELIEVE SUSTAINABILITY GOES BEYOND THE REALMS OF STAR RATINGS & 'Broccoli' ADDITIONS.
SUSTAINABILITY IS ABOUT DESIGNING FOR THE LONG TERM.
SUSTAINABILITY IS ABOUT LIVEABILITY, SOCIAL & CULTURAL CONNECTION TO PLACE, THE SENSE OF HUMAN WELLNESS & CONNECTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SUSTAINABILITY IS ABOUT DESIGNING THE MAXIMUM OUT OF THE MINIMUM.
WE ENGAGE WITH:
Thermal massing & systems
Building & Programatic Orientation
Reduction of land fill & waste through material selection
Low environmental impact design