Winner: Architecture studio of the year 2022. Austin Maynard Architects is an architecture studio based in Melbourne, Australia.
Happiness, fun, friends, family, ethics and sustainability are the core pillars of Austin Maynard Architects (AMA).
Since launching in 2002, the firm has built an exciting and diverse portfolio and gained a reputation for boundless creative energy and designs that are well-conceived, playful and edgy.
AMA is not inhibited by building type but rather navigates residential, retail and commercial arenas and is rich in envelope-pushing conceptual designs.
AMA explore architecture with enthusiasm; treating each project as a unique challenge, and working directly with clients and occupants, to offer individual possibilities and thoughtful responses to people, brief and place.
Judges' comments: "There is a lot of interesting residential architecture coming out of Australia at the moment, and this practice is a leader in this field. The firm has developed an impressive and diverse portfolio of houses at different scales, all of which have a strong sense of identity. These are homes that people would really want to live in."
Architect: Austin Maynard Architects