architecture
+ design

urban
+ design

industrial
design

two houses for two brothers

This design celebrates both the connection between two clients as well as their unique qualities. The unified design ties two very different streetscapes together, whilst detailed articulation engages with the street, and yields surprises along the way.

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artisan

We see this project as a benchmark for harnessing the synergies between living, working, and social spaces - an engine room for driving diversity and regeneration that is inherently urban, but which also connects us to the natural and to each other.

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a new masterplan in malaysia

This riverside site was once a water treatment facility supplying drinking water to a neighbouring city. Developed in association with Architectus, together with Aspect and EcoHarvest, the Concept Masterplan proposes a new future built around a simple central proposition: Let's work with nature, not against it.

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approach

design excellence

we combine design excellence with expertise in project delivery and we think laterally to find unique solutions to the specific needs of each project

creating better places to live

we are committed to making our cities better places to live. To facilitate an enriching and adaptive way of living which is inherently urban but which also connects us to the natural and to each other.

innovation

we are innovators always looking for ways to optimise the design and construction process to achieve savings, deliver greater quality, and enhance environmental performance.

the power of ideas

we believe in the power of ideas, informed by rigorous analysis, and that through collaboration and discourse, great outcomes are achievable under a shared vision of the future.

a sustainable future

we seek an architecture that engages with its urban, social, and historical context. It should be inherently driven by performance, structural legibility, spatial and organisational clarity and it should delight, inspire, and surprise.

working together

we are good listeners who understand that great projects come together through the efforts, energy, and skill of many hands working together toward a common goal.

approach

design excellence

we combine design excellence with expertise in project delivery and we think laterally to find unique solutions to the specific needs of each project.

creating better places to live

we are committed to making our cities better places to live. To facilitate an enriching and adaptive way of living which is inherently urban but which also connects us to the natural and to each other.

innovation

we are innovators always looking for ways to optimise the design and construction process to achieve savings, deliver greater quality, and enhance environmental performance.

the power of ideas

we believe in the power of ideas, informed by rigorous analysis, and that through collaboration and discourse, great outcomes are achievable under a shared vision of the future.

a sustainable future

we seek an architecture that engages with its urban, social, and historical context. It should be inherently driven by performance, structural legibility, spatial and organisational clarity and it should delight, inspire, and surprise.

working together

we are good listeners who understand that great projects come together through the efforts, energy, and skill of many hands working together toward a common goal.

what we do

architecture + Design

Urban Creative was formed by Andrew Milward-Bason and Greg Pitts who have over 25 years experience between them, working on award winning projects both here and internationally. In this time they have worked on a wide range of architectural projects, from single dwellings for private clients through multi-dwelling and mixed use development, retail, university buildings, transport and commercial architecture.

industrial design

Whilst our core focus is on architecture, Urban Creative is fundamentally about making and innovation and we like to get involved at all levels of design. We will soon be launching a new lighting design range called lumen, and will continue to develop and release new designs on an ongoing basis.

urban + design

Both Greg and Andrew have worked on a number of masterplanning and urban design projects from city blocks to university urban campuses, to re-imagining of whole sections of cities and towns. 

“Construction is the art of making a meaningful whole out of many parts.”
– Peter Zumthor

team

Andrew Milward-Bason
B.ARCH, BA (ARCH), ARBV
Andrew is a passionate designer with a breadth of experience and skills developed over 20 years working across a range of award-winning architectural and urban design projects within an international context. 

Together with co-director Greg Pitts, Andrew is committed to making a positive transformational contribution to our urban and architectural landscapes. He seeks an architecture that engages with its urban, social, and historical context, and that fosters a sustainable future through innovation, rigorous analysis, and inspiration.

Andrew’s strengths lie in his creative ability to work alongside clients to understand their aspirations, bringing people together toward a common goal to produce inspiring and responsive design solutions. He is an effective leader and collaborator, with a depth of understanding in construction, materials and systems. Andrew has been a studio leader, tutor and critic for seversal schools of architecture both here and overseas and is currently a Masters studio leader at Melbourne University.
Greg Pitts
B.ARCH, M.ARCH, PHD
Greg has worked on a range of projects across Australia, Asia and the Middle East. In this time, he has conducted a number of collaborative research projects with Deakin University, and has recently completed a PHD based on the use of Parametric Modelling in Architectural practice. He has published a number of research papers in international journals and was lead designer for Deakin University's winning design for the Model T Ford for the 21st century.

Greg has a focus on what is achievable through the use of innovative design technology in the design of our built environment.  He is committed to collaboration between universities, practice, design teams and clients to find the best possible architectural solution attuned to the specific needs of projects. Greg pursues an architecture that is driven by performance, possesses structural legibility, spatial and organisational clarity, and delights, inspires, and surprises.
projects
oct, 2015 - by sarah

Developed in association with Architectus, together with Aspect and EcoHarvest, the Concept Masterplan proposes a new future built around a simple central proposition: Let's work with nature, not against it.

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launch party
sep, 2015 – by sarah

We see this project as a benchmark for harnessing the synergies between living, working, and social spaces - an engine room for driving diversity and regeneration that is inherently urban, but which also connects us to the natural and to each other.

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launch party
sep, 2015 – by greg

Pete's Pad is a dual occupancy site with a new townhouse inserted behind a heritage listed residence. The design proposes the retention of the generous front yard and renovation of the existing dwelling with a cleverly planned two storey dwelling .

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Casa Tebrau
aug, 2015 - by sarah

This design celebrates both the connection between two clients as well as their unique qualities. The unified design ties two very different streetscapes together, whilst detailed articulation engages with the street, and yields surprises along the way.

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launch party
jun, 2015 – by sarah

By cleverly utilising natural falls on site, vehicular accommodation is hidden beneath this dual occupancy development, enabling the dwellings to fully engage with the street and take advantage of beautifully framed views.

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launch party
jan, 2015 – by greg

A huge thanks to all of our Kickstarter backers. Our Homes for Homeless Youth campaign has been successfully funded. We are now pushing on with concept design on one of these new homes.

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journal
lumen 01 light
nov, 2015 - by andrew

We have been having a great time working away on a new range of lighting that is now available to order. Initially emerging as a way to improve the lighting in our own studio, the Lumen 01 series is a ribbed plywood luminaire with sleek lines and short-radius turns. 

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launch party
oct, 2015 – by greg

Greg Pitts, Director at Urban Creative, has completed a PhD exploring how digital design systems may inform the urban design process and unlock potential outcomes.

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urban design studio
oct, 2015 – by sarah

This project has been visually represented by Urban Creative based on the designs of Kerstin Thompson Architects.

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Studio 10, Level 6  Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street  Melbourne  3000