Studio Profile

MAKO Architecture emerged from a shared a vision to create an urban design focused practice where ideas, process and the environment are at the forefront. Directors Simon Mather and Alex Koll have each practiced Architecture over the last 20 years, and have collectively worked on over 2.5 million square metres of Architecture and Urban Design projects in Sydney, throughout Australia and internationally.

With the shared belief that the quality of outcome responds directly to the quality of communication between designer and client, MAKO maintains a high degree of director participation on each and every project. We are a design practice composed of highly experienced registered Architects; a productive built environment studio benefiting from the collective knowledge and creativity of our team and collaborators.

We are guided by a strong sense of curiosity and of responsibility to future generations, imbuing our drive to find comprehensive, resilient and often unexpected solutions.

Our small size allows for flexibility and transparency, with each project benefitting from the direct attention and expertise of all staff, no matter the size of project. 
Awards + Recognition

Cynthia Breheny Award - Phased Change House
2018 ACT Architecture Awards - Small Project Architecture

Shortlist - Illume Little Bay
2019 NSW Architecture Awards - Multiple Housing

Award - Marty and Naomi’s Suntrap
2020 ACT Architecture Awards - Residential Architecture – Houses
(Alterations and Additions)

Design Advisory Panel Residential Subcommittee Member
City of Sydney

Preferred Consultant Panel Urban Design Services
City of Sydney

Preferred Consultant Panel Strategic Planning
City of Ryde
Our Methodology

With every opportunity, we aim to operate innovatively in finding creative and pragmatic solutions for our clients.

At the forefront of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and parametric software, we are committed to delivering progressive solutions using our in-house expertise in parametric feasability and environmental modeling. This allows our team to design, test and compare responsive design solutions with efficiency and accuracy.

Our studio’s wholistic capabilities extend to the production of supporting material including rendered imagery, model making, 3D printed prototyping and hand drawn illustrations.

We’re small, skilled and proactive.

Our Clients


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