Profile

Established in 2016, Studio Edwards is an ideas–led practice. Combining architecture, interiors and conceptual design with a dedication to pushing these disciplines in innovative and unexpected directions.

Drawing on a breadth of experience to conceive and deliver outcomes that are independent of scale. Characterised by innovation, materiality and restraint. Providing full design services from initial concepts through to finished buildings and spaces.

People

Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards
Director
BA (Hons), B.Arch
RIBA | AIA | ARB | ARBV 20575

Born in the UK, Ben studied architecture at Liverpool University. In London he worked for a number of years within large commercial practices before re-locating to Melbourne – working at LAB, Grimshaw Architects & Edwards Moore Architects as a Director. 

Ben has a passion for the art of making things and the conceptual rigour that underpins them. A calm and level personality who encourages and facilitates participation in the design process. 

He has tutored design at various design schools – including the Icelandic Institute of Design, Monash University, RMIT, Liverpool University & The Oslo Academy of Arts. He has also been a judge for the Victorian Architecture Awards Program & was selected by the Design Institute of Australia for the DIAlogue tour in 2017.

Nancy Beka

Nancy Beka
Director
B.Arch

After studying architecture at University of South Australia, Nancy relocated to Melbourne working as both design assistant & project management roles within Studio Edwards.

Nancy’s innovative and emotive perspective to design thinking, along with her strong focus on fostering long term relationships with clients, contractors and designers, resulted in her advancement to co-director in 2020. Nancy is also a co-curator of the alt. material design collective curating prototypes & experimental works by leading & emerging designers. 

She has also tutored at LCI Melbourne & lectured at Melbourne University offering mentorship to young designers within the industry. More recently Nancy has also completed a Diploma of Project Management. 

Incubator

Studio Edwards collaborate with entrepreneurs & start-ups to help realise exciting business ideas. Providing expertise and resources in exchange for being a part of the business outcome. 

With the understanding that many startups & entrepreneurs lack sufficient funding for architectural & design services. The incubator reduces upfront costs spent on design fees whilst ensuring the design component forms an early part of the project consideration. The studio is passionate about all facets of design and believe this is an essential component to delivering a comprehensive and financially successful outcome 

To date Studio Edwards has worked with a number of startups -developing design concepts into award winning & financially successful projects such as micro-homes, retail stores, hospitality & rentable workspaces.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, the traditional owners and custodians of the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.

Recognition

Recent Press –

Selected Awards -
2022 Australian Interior Design Awards

2021 Workspace Awards

2020 Good Design Australia

2020 Sustainability Awards

2019 Workspace Awards