Melbourne Design Studios is an interactive studio for contemporary architecture & design.

Our recent awards include :

  • Winner BDAV Awards 2016 (Lightweight)
  • Commendation Interior Design (Residential) & Alterations/Additions : BDAV Awards 2016
  • ArchiTeam 2015 : Commendation (Commercial Category)
  • Winner BDAV Awards 2015 New Residence (Unbuilt)
  • IDEA (Interior Design Excellence Awards) 2014 : Winner Workplace Design
  • Australian Interior Design Awards AIDA 2014 : Commendation Workplace Design
  • Nationwide NABD Awards 2014 : Winner Alterations & Additions
  • Nationwide NABD Awards 2014 : Winner Interior Design (Non-Residential)
  • Winner ‘Building Design of the Year’ 2014
  • Winner Interior Design 2014 BDAV Awards for Birkenstock Australia HQ
  • Winner Alterations & Additions 2014 BDAV Awards
  • Winner for Best Use of Timber in the 2014 BDAV Awards
  • Shortlisted as ‘Emerging Designer’ in the 2014 IDEA Interior Design Excellence Awards
  • Winner Australian bpn Sustainability Award 2013 (Small Commercial)
  • Winner Interior Design (Commercial) 2013 BDAV Awards for Reactive Digital Media Fitout
  • Winner Alterations & Additions (Commercial) 2013 BDAV Awards
  • Winner of the Melbourne Design Awards 2013 : Headquarters for Birkenstock Australia
  • Winner of the 10 Star Challenge 2013 : Sustainable Inner City Living (Multi-Res Luxury Urban Residences)
  • Winner of the Melbourne Design Awards (Best Residential Proposed 2012) : The MDS 10 Star PassivHaus
  • Winner of the Melbourne Design Awards (Best Commercial Proposed 2012) : Sustainable Company Headquarters for Birkenstock Australia
  • Winner of the 10 Star Challenge 2012 : A sustainable 10 star rated family residence in Melbourne (1st Prize 2012)
  • Finalist in the ‘Premier’s Design Awards’ for the Headquarters for Birkenstock Australia (2013)
  • Finalist in the Melbourne Design Awards (Interior Design Corporate 2013)
  • Finalist in the Melbourne Design Awards (Residential Proposed 2012) : “Skin & Shelter” Beach House in Sorrento
  • Finalist in the Melbourne Design Awards (Residential Proposed 2012) : Luxury Townhouse Development “Richmond Hill 1″

Prior to becoming director of Melbourne Design Studios (MDS), Marc Bernstein-Hussmann was also involved in the following awards/honours :

  • Yarra City Sustainability Awards : The Upside-Down House (Finalist, 2010, with PGA)
  • Opus Ireland Awards (Winner, 2008) + RIAI Awards (Highly Commended, 2009) : Residence Maytree, Co Wicklow, IE (with ODOS)
  • AAI Awards (Winner, 2006) + Opus Ireland Awards (Winner, 2006) : Subdivision family residence plus artisan cottage, Dublin, IE (with ODOS)
  • AAI Awards (Special Mention, 2006) : Extension and refurbishment of Heritage listed residence residence Portobello, IE (with ODOS)
  • Venice Architecture Biennale 2006 : Design Team for the Irish Exhibition, with ODOSarchitects

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