Brad Wray is a co-founder of Branch Studio Architects and a former associate at a well-known Melbourne architectural practice. Brad has worked in design and project architect roles on a broad variety of project scales where a series of built projects have been realized. These projects range from small residential & high-end residential projects to specialist healthcare and learning facilities.
Brad completed his architectural studies at RMIT, completing a Bachelor of Architecture with first class Honours in 2007. In 2004 Brad studied abroad for a period at the Accademia Di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland/Italy, under Portuguese architects Aires Mateus and to great delight, was also accepted into Swiss master - Peter Zumthor’s design atelier. This experience was integral to Brad’s foundational years before returning and gaining invaluable industry experience with Shane Murray & John Wardle Architects for the next three and a half years in Melbourne. In 2007, Brad’s final year thesis project ‘Opera House in the Cattle yards’, was shortlisted in the national top 15 of the Bluescope Steel student competition.
Brad has a strong interest in all aspects of a project with a passion for design & detailing from an overall concept down to the design of interiors, internal joinery and integrated artwork such as his commission for the Frankston Hospital AMA project.
Brad also likes the thrill and excitement of careering down big tall snow covered mountains in the winter.