Ecological Design
Creative Direction

We live and work on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

We partner with clients and stakeholders to realise interdisciplinary projects across architecture, design, art installation and film, exploring playful ideas and the role of design in bringing forth a better world.

Creative Director & Co-Founder
Architect & Co-Founder

Bronwen Main — Founder

Bronwen has worked with prominent global and local cultural insitutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has extensive experience working with Melbourne’s leading architects and builders across heritage, residential, hospitality and cultural projects. Bronwen has taught at the University of Melbourne and Monash University in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture.

Bronwen studied at leading universities in China & New York, including the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NYC. During this time, she researched with The Consortium for Research and Robotics, working with New York City’s largest industrial robot to research new modes of creative production.

Bronwen co-founded Main Studio to design at all scales to enrich people’s lives, from chairs and lamps to exhibitions, buildings and urban places. Bronwen’s close relationship with nature informs her love of natural materials and sensitivity to site and place.

Frank Burridge — Founder

Frank is on a mission to transform our homes, schools and cities into zero-waste systems and thriving biodiversity hubs.

Frank has designed and delivered buildings and masterplans for leading schools in Australia, translating the school’s educational beliefs into purposeful learning spaces that empower learners and teachers.

Frank designs future-focused buildings that help people to thrive in a changing world.

As a Teaching Associate at Monash University, Frank teaches aspiring architects to design building systems as extensions of ecosystems through close observation of plants, animals and landscapes, creating buildings that close the loop on wasted materials.