Michael is the director and founder of Open Architecture Studio.

 

The studio is a collaborative design practice founded on the belief that every local community should have access to well designed civic spaces and public buildings that not only bring people together but inspire a sense of pride, ownership  and belonging.

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Michael is the director and founder of Open Architecture Studio.

 

The studio is a collaborative design practice founded on the belief that every local community should have access to well designed civic spaces and public buildings that not only bring people together but inspire a sense of pride, ownership  and belonging.

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 Background Image: Eatons Hill. Completed whilst at Cox Architecture

experience

work shown here was completed at Cox Architecture, Donovan Hill and BN Group.

Eatons Hill Village

Eatons Hill Village

Cox Architecture. Design and Project Architect Shopping centre and motel that embraces the edgy vibe established by the adjacent tavern and entertainment venue.

Sir Samuel Griffith Centre

Sir Samuel Griffith Centre

Cox Architecture. Project Architect. $40M Zero Carbon keystone teaching and research building with world first hydrogen fuel cell technology at Griffith University Nathan Campus.

Red Zones, Griffith University

Red Zones, Griffith University

Cox Architecture. Design and Project Architect. Technology and experience rich student engagement centres that reinforce the Griffith University brand.

Lagoon Court

Lagoon Court

Michael Bailey. Design and Project Architect. Much loved family home that embraces the lakeside setting and a casual subtropical lifestyle.

Translational Research Institute

Translational Research Institute

Donovan Hill. 3D Documentation. $250M clinical research and production facility characterised by its verdant central courtyard.

Soul Boardwalk

Soul Boardwalk

BN Group. 3D Documentation lead. Premier retail location in the heart of Surfer's Paradise on the Gold Coast.

SL8 Apartments

SL8 Apartments

Donovan Hill. 3D Documentation lead. 120 apartments in west end that explore concrete construction and create a strong urban response.

Trinity Place, Creek Street

Trinity Place, Creek Street

Donovan Hill. 3D Documentation lead. Bespoke commercial tower that reflects the detailing of the historic NAB bank building.

Skygate Shopping Centre

Skygate Shopping Centre

BN Group. 3D documentation lead. Simple but effective shopping centre at Brisbane Airport.

 

"... buildings should be complex and beautiful.... objects of art that embrace their natural setting and joyously amplify the beauty of living..."

Eatons Hill. Completed whilst at Cox Architecture

about

bespoke design architect

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innovative urban planner

  • 15 years of experience working on award winning public, residential and commercial buildings in Australia.

  • Practiced with Cox Architecture, one of the 50 largest design firms globally.

  • Mentored by Donovan Hill, the most awarded Australian architectural firms.

  • Registered with the QLD Board of Architects

  • Masters of Architecture from the University of Queensland, Brisbane.

  • Bachelor of Architectural Design, University of Cape Town.

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"...we first shape our buildings, and they then shape us..." - Winston Churchill

Sir Samuel Griffith Centre . Completed whilst at Cox Architecture

happy clients from previous practices include:

Matthew Joyce

Deputy Director Facilities James Cook University

Paul Henwood,

Senior Project Manager Watpac

Rob Palmer,

Project Manager Griffith University

Rob Comiskey,

Director

Comiskey Group

Ray Budden

Director BWI Development Group

"...our built environment has tremendous capacity to nurture wonderful relationships, with both people and nature"

Sir Samuel Griffith Centre . Completed whilst at Cox Architecture

values

Strong, honest relationships are the foundation of all good projects

Thoughtful design supports rich and wonderful ways of living

Architecture should be underpinned by ideas that are both robust and poetic

Environmental responsibility is an obligation

The natural landscape provides delight and a sense of belonging

Clear communication is important for direction and purpose

Curiosity, invention, mystery & whimsy all have their place in good design

 

Sir Samuel Griffith Centre . Completed whilst at Cox Architecture

"...details need to be beautifully and meticulously conceived... each joint and connection must be thoughtfully designed and crafted to enhance and strengthen the original idea..."

 

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