Matt Gibson Architecture + Design Pty Ltd is a design based Melbourne practice that provides architectural, interior, landscape and furniture design services. The work of Matt Gibson Architecture + Design is based upon a solid foundation of design excellence, including budget and programme control, proficient project management and the achievement of best value and architectural quality. Matt Gibson Architecture + Design is rapidly growing a reputation as one of Melbourne’s best young architectural practices featuring regularly in local and international design publications. MGA+D’s work has been included in exhibitions and is regularly shortlisted for awards. The practice has won a number of awards including the national award for Best Emerging Practice in 2005 and national awards since over various categories for Residential, Corporate and Retail projects. Most recently MGA+D won the 2009 World Award for Retail Design presented in Dubai for experimental project ‘The Coop’.
Philosophically the practice aims to engage with issues of culture and habitat through rigorous interrogation and a belief in design as a means of addressing both spatial and programmatic concerns within a wider historical and social context. MGA+D is interested in architectural spaces that address the primal experiential nature in people, through basic attractions to light, material and patterns of movement. The spaces are concerned with formally consistent compositions of volumes & elements where interior and exterior are conceived as an integrated idea. This involves a commitment and close attention to the detailing of scale, surface, threshold and junction and the rigorous exploration of the zones between what has come before and what is new.