An open and agile creative studio space for Gray Puksand’s Melbourne-based team of architects and designers.

Gray Puksand has completed its new Melbourne studio fit-out by walking the walk on their own design methodologies. The team drew upon a wealth of experience in workplace to deliver a world-class creative studio space in Melbourne. Pushing the boundaries of what a workspace should be, the design focuses on agile working styles – moving away from static dedicated workstations, to communal desking, collaboration spaces, formal and informal meeting spaces, and retreat spaces. The focus was providing for a variety of work settings. The design employs everything from sit-to-stand desks, to collaboration desks, retreat-style spaces, and project areas with pin boards ideal for workshops. Perhaps the most prominent addition is the oversized stepped seating, which is utilised as a presentation space, as well as for informal seating and collaborative working. The raw aesthetic and minimal colour palette have been partnered with blonde timbers, plants, and flourishes like the neon entry sign and black-metal detailing.

“It’s really exciting to see that we’re still testing new ways of working, which we can report back on to our clients and help them to make more-informed decisions down the track.”

Heidi Smith
Partner, Gray Puksand

“We’ve got a really cohesive studio feel, and now we don’t have a reception area, it’s actually really transparent and our guests are welcome to wander straight into our studio,”

Heidi Smith
Partner, Gray Puksand

Every element of the design is built around supporting the methodologies espoused by Gray Puksand. From the consultative, collaborative process behind the design, to the range of spaces which support better design, this is a workplace by designers, for designers, and its already proving a dream workspace for the Melbourne team.