Melbourne Design Studios (MDS) is a young up-and-coming practice for contemporary and sustainable design throughout Australia and internationally. Founded in 2011 by Marc Bernstein-Hussmann and Felicity Bernstein, after almost 20 years in the architecture industry, MDS have already won a large array of awards for their beautiful work, and have gained international attention. Their work has been published in magazines throughout the world and they have started to raise the ‘design bar’ in many areas of the industry. Founder Marc Bernstein is an RIBA Chartered Architect with a German background, registered in Europe. Beside being a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the RIAI, the BDAV and the Australian Institute of Architects, he is also a Certified Passive House Designer and an accredited Thermal Performance Assessor, which means MDS have a lot of Sustainable Design Expertise in house – no wonder this is one of their favourite themes, together with the creation of contemporary architecture for residential, commercial and institutional users.
As an interactive studio for contemporary architecture and design, MDS‘s tagline “we love architecture and we love our clients”, underlies the team’s core philosophy which merges the sensitive personal needs of future occupants with exceptional design prowess and extensive technical know-how.
Melbourne Design Studios (MDS) have won ‘Building Design of the Year 2014’ and have recently received two NABD Awards from Kevin McCloud at the Grand Designs Live Show.
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