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Karen was invited to give an Occasional Address at the Graduation Ceremony at The University of Melbourne in 2017

Here’s the transcript of the Occasional Address Graduation Speech when I was invited to speak at The University of Melbourne in 2017!

MAA seeking an experienced Project Architect

We’re looking for an experienced Project Architect to work on design focused, mid sized multi residential projects. Click here for a full job description. Email to

Come join our team!

Looking for a fresh start in the new year? Come join our team! We’re looking for a bright young graduate with 2+ years’ experience, ArchiCAD experience preferred, passion for design essential! Click here for a full job description. Email to


“Books open the door on high-density living, done with style” – Article in The Sydney Morning Herald, September 22, 2017

Image shown is the Walsh Street development, designed by MAA, interiors by Carr Design for Neometro.

“Will better design convert Australians to compact apartment living?”

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“Shortage of Affordable, Family-Sized Apartments in Melbourne Could Soon Change” – Article in Domain, Oct 6, 2017

Image shown is the Farmer Cutter & Swan development, designed by MAA, for Beams Projects in collaboration with Icon Developments.

“Families looking to apartments for financial reprieve are being met with disappointment, with an acute shortage of affordable options on the market.

…Developers have largely shifted focus away from investors, increasingly catering to young owner-occupiers in the inner suburbs. And in recent years, they have reported stronger demand for bigger dwellings from couples who are happy to raise a family in an apartment complex.”

Click here to read the full article.


We’re also looking for you!

We’re also looking for a second project architect to join the MAA team. 15+ years experience preferable. Click here for a detailed job description. Please email your application with cover letter, resume and sample folio to

We’re looking for you!

We’re on the lookout for a project architect to join the MAA team! 6-7 years experience. Passionate about design. Click here for a detailed job description. Please email your application with cover letter, resume and folio sample to

MAA seeking a student

Are you passionate about design? We’re looking for a student to join our team for 1 year. Click here for a detailed role description.

Seeking talented Senior Interior Designer

MAA is seeking a talented senior interior designer with 7-10 years of experience in established design practices to join our studio on a full time basis.

Our practice has a culture of design innovation; the successful applicant must have a strong appreciation of design and demonstrated experience in the design development and documentation phases.

The role offers the opportunity to work on a diversity of project types at various stages of design and documentation. You will be responsible for building relationships with existing and new clients and play a vital role in shaping the direction of MAA interiors.

Reporting to the Director, you will be self-motivated and passionate about design, have excellent communication skills and be proficient in ArchiCAD.

Click here for a detailed job description. Submit your applications including 1 page covering letter, CV and portfolio to as a single PDF with a maximum file size of 5MB.

9 Smith Street – Houses Awards Shortlist 2017

Our project 9 Smith Street, in collaboration with Neometro, has been shortlisted in the Apartment / Unit category for the 2017 Houses Awards. Click here to check out the project on Houses Awards 2017.