The MODE Melbourne Studio has moved to a new studio space in Carlton on 51 Leicester Stree, which will see it collocate with WBa, formerly Williams Boag Architects.

According to MODE, the collocation of the two independent organisations represents a natural evolution of their collaborative relationship spanning the last 15 years.

The larger space will allow MODE Melbourne to further expand its local resources and meet its growing workloads in the residential, workplace, health and infrastructure markets.

Both Edward Lynch, National Director of MODE, and Peter Williams, Founding Partner of WBa, agree that the two organisations will continue to work independently, while coming together periodically to collaborate on design projects.

“It is a very timely move; having established ourselves in the Victorian market through the delivery of the $600 million Hopkins Correctional Centre in Ararat, MODE are now focussed on expanding our capacity, offering and presence in the Victorian market in a meaningful way,” said Lynch.


^ Hopkins Correctional Centre by MODE, Ararat, VIC

MODE has nine design studios across Australia and New Zealand, and employs over 100 design professionals. Its Melbourne office is a key studio in the network. 


^ ABA Remote Community Stores by MODE, Alice Springs, NT. Images: MODE