Melissa Bright of MAKE Architecture and RMIT Architecture sessional staff member and alumna was awarded The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) 2014 Victorian Emerging Architect Prize.
Established in 2011, this prize recognizes an emerging architect or architectural collaboration’s contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement that advances the profession’s standing in the public arena.
Bright has distinguished herself with an excellent body of built work at MAKE Architecture and has taught extensively at RMIT since 2001. She has also contributed to lectures and forums and been an active contributor to the profession in leadership roles. The judging panel was particularly impressed by Bright’s consistently original and crafted built work.