About us

At ML Design, we bring our team and our clients together to deliver results that inspire remarkable places to live, work and play.

Our holistic studio approach means we can work closely with our clients through all stages of the design process. Whether it’s the innovative planning and concept development phase, or the detailed construction phase – our integrated design solutions are there every step of the way.

Relationships matter to us. That’s why we partner and engage with our clients. We want to build stronger relationships and create unique and memorable spaces – together.

We collaborate to develop stronger ideas, stronger strategies and to deliver stronger outcomes.

Our key point of difference? Our natural ability to take charge of the entire design process – giving us the opportunity to collaborate and grow our skills and knowledge across the field.

Our ability to solve complex problems by using our creative strategies is what makes ML Design trusted design advisors to the entire development and property industry.

Our values



We bring our clients, partners and our team together to keep our studio open, authentic and transparent.



We achieve results through the skills and knowledge of our team. Our studio will inspire meaningful outcomes.



We are passionate about our design, our strategy and our community. We deliver results worth talking about.



We create a collaborative environment that has the capability to tackle complex problems. Together we can achieve more.

Our evolution

ML Design is a multidisciplinary design studio that has been delivering creative and memorable spaces through innovative design and collaboration for over 30 years.

From detailed streetscape studies to the planning of entire cities, our studio has a broad range of complex planning, architecture and urban design experience spanning Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

The practice, originally McKerrell Lynch, was established in Brisbane, in 1987, with the merger of the architectural practices of Tom McKerrell and Bevan Lynch.

In 2014, ML Design grew its ownership base and the studio is now led by a group of diverse and experienced professionals. Our leaders are passionate about design and the future for the studio, our team and our clients.

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With collaboration at the heart of ML Design, we’re actively involved in the development and property industry. By being members of leading industry groups, we’re able to continually keep learning and innovating, and working toward the future of design. ML Design are proud members of:

  • Property Council of Australia (PCA)
  • Brisbane Development Association
  • The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)
  • Australia & China Business Council
  • Regular Contributor to Urban Developer



ML Design has achieved over 10 years of ongoing ISO 9001 certification from Sci Qual International Pty Ltd.



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