About Us

Here Studio grew out of lots of little collaborations between friends, colleagues, and love in 2009.

‘here’ originated from the ‘here and now’ theme for our first project: Pecha Kucha Haiti / Melbourne. We wanted to bring it back to home and connect with the local. Your street, your neighbour, your Dad. The world is not just over there, it’s here.

We believe architecture should be accessible and affordable to everyone. 

We specialise in:

  • “everyday affordable architecture”

  • “participatory design” and “placemaking” methods

  • “strategic and tactical” urban design of complex sites

We use art, design, research and action to generate community + public space.

We are activists – because we are driven to transform our skills into action, for people.


It’s hard to list all the ingredients, but clearly Urban Village Melbourne Inc was our first testing ground. Our nature is to network around complex projects, which form and change us fundamentally – like Wrongtown, South Melbourne Commons, Hub Melbourne, Burnley Backyard, Ballarat Coworking Inc, Ballarat CivicHallSite or even WELOVEPT, they made us and we appreciate each colour, scar, and wisdom they granted us.

We are proud to have led seminal projects and been instrumental in making change happen.

Visit our 2010 to 2016 website: www.archived2016-herestudio.net

Here Studio was registered as a Pty Ltd company in October 2010 and is currently owned by Ammon Beyerle and Michelle Emma James.

ABN 70 146 747 855

Here Studio is also an Architectural Company registered with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria.

ARBV 51269