‘Make’ Makes Impressive Entrance To Australia


International architecture practice, Make has made an impressive entrance into the Australian marketplace, being appointed as architects collaborating on three major projects – two of which are recognised as ‘state significant’.

In Australia, Make has been appointed on:

  • Brookfield Office Properties’ AUS$1 billion Wynyard Place development
  • Pontiac Properties’ The Sandstones Buildings in Bridge Street
  • Macrolink and Landream’s residential development at 71 Macquarie Street in the Sydney CBD.

Make partner Ian Lomas.

Presenting at today’s Property Council of Australia lunch, Make partner Ian Lomas says the company feels privileged to be working on some of the city’s most noteworthy projects.

“We have had an incredible reception in Sydney so far and feel very humbled. There is a wealth of opportunity in Australia and we feel that we are arriving in the marketplace at a really exciting time. Make continues to deepen its commitment to Australia, having relocated five staff so far from our London headquarters, each with great placemaking experience. We believe our skills, track record and learnings will translate really well here in Sydney and add value to a city which has enormous constraints on its land supply but also an enormous need to serve a growing population,” Mr Lomas said.

Make has one purpose: to design the best buildings, spaces and places in the world. Each Make project is the result of a meticulous, in-depth design process that involves listening to clients, understanding their needs and aspirations and producing bespoke, design-led solutions. This means that unusually for an architecture practice, there is no fixed house style.

World renowned architect and founder of Make, Ken Shuttleworth, will visit Sydney in August to launch the new studio. He said:“In the 12 years since founding Make, we have been privileged to work on some incredible projects around the world, such as Facebook’s UK HQ in London, HSBC’s private banking headquarters in Geneva and a flagship hotel for Swire Properties in Chengdu. We always look to challenge preconceptions, to deliver and exceed the client brief and to ensure that our project enhances its environment. We are looking forward to bringing the Make brand of architecture to Australia.”

Mr Shuttleworth will also unveil a new research report the practice has undertaken as part of its Future Spaces Foundation. The Foundation is Make’s dedicated research arm which undertakes independent studies to analyse how the built environment can positively affect social and economic sustainability. The latest report investigates how transport and connectivity play a critical role in making a city vital and explores Sydney’s connectivity in comparison with other global cities.

Brookfield Office Properties’ AUS$1 billion Wynyard Place development.

Some of Make’s most high profile and award-winning projects include:


5 Broadgate, London, UKFacebook Headquarters, London, UK55 Baker Street London, UKLondon Wall Place, City of London, UKQuai des Bergues, Geneva, SwitzerlandLeicester Square office building, Westminster, UKThe Hiscox Building, York, UKThe Monument Building, City of London, UKSt James’ Market, Regent Street, London


Elephant and Castle Masterplan, LondonStansted Airport, London, UK


(comprising private top-end houses to residential towers)Rathbone Square, London10 Park Drive, Canary Wharf, LondonWeymouth Street, Portland Place, London4-16 Artillery Row, LondonGrosvenor Waterside, Westminster, LondonStanley Gardens, Notting Hill, LondonLun Fat Street apartments, Hong Kong


The Temple House, Chengdu, ChinaThe Montpellier Chapter, Cheltenham, UKWanda Reign Hotel, Wuhan, China


Harrods Escalator Hall, London, UKHarrods Superbrands, London, UKCanary Wharf Kiosk, London


Five separate buildings for The University of Oxford, UKThe Gateway Building, University of Nottingham, UK.

University Square, Stratford, UK


The Handball Arena for the 2012 London Olympics


City of London Information Centre, London, UKChai Wan Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Main image: Harrods Superbrands Hall.

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