Established in 2001, Kister Architects is a design focused architecture practice based in Melbourne.

Engaged in projects large and small, the studio has a particular interest in housing, small commercial and health care projects.

We design spaces that are beautiful in their own right, as well as a blank canvas for clients to inhabit the way they dream. We use materials that are appropriate for the site that will age well with time. We believe that buildings should be energy efficient and space efficient. No two projects are the same with each project being site specific, responding to client brief, typography, memory and context. We like to test new materials or use everyday materials in new ways. We integrate architecture, interiors and landscape for a seamless environment. We prioritise subtle detailing, lighting and volumes that create moments, spaciousness and intimacy.

Architecture is not just the sketch design, but watching the initial concepts evolve into functional buildings that surprise people with the changes of seasons and light. We believe construction is a handmade art. Architecture’s wonder is in pairing it back so that it not only is an object of beauty, but becomes a vessel for its intended function.