Juliet Moore was born in London, England in 1973. After gaining a B.Arch. from Liverpool University, she graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture from RMIT in 1998. Ben Edwards also from the UK, born in London in 1975 studied at Portsmouth University gaining a BA (Hons)1996 graduating with a Masters degree from Liverpool in 1999
Together they setup Edwards Moore in July 2009, in Melbourne, Australia. The studio has received worldwide attention, with work ranging in scale from private houses, retail spaces, exhibitions and temporary pavilions to public buildings and large scale city planning projects.
The practice aims to encourage new insights, that can lead to design innovation. Pairing back the brief to see past the conspicuous, seeking to provide the inspirational with a connection to nature and the individual.
Completed residential works include the Cubby House, Hillside habitat, Queen Street House (2010) and Light Box House (2013); Retail projects to date include the widely published Melissa Shoe store and iconic Alice Euphemia store in Melbourne(2012); which germinated from early experiments such as the multi-award winning Arnsdorf concept store completed in 2011.
The Car Park Studio in East St Kilda, a translucent timber lined art studio (2012) was commended in the 2012 Vic Archi Awards, received a high commendation at the HOUSES Awards.
Edwards Moore’s work also includes temporary projects such as the “raining diamonds” installation for Ricki Lee’s music video debut (2012), transportable stage sets for Architecture in Helsinki & Muscles as well as numerous exhibitions. Their first exhibition- Fringe(2011), made entirely from woodchips won them best exhibition design at the interior design awards.
The practice was named Designer of the Year at the 2011 IDEA Awards as well as winning emerging interior designers of the year at the Interior Design Awards in 2011,winning both event and installation design categories.
More recently their vision for larger scale projects such as the Parammatta towers (2013) and Ballarat Community Hub demonstrate their ability and vision to work across differing scales.
Juliet’s focus is in clarity of design and program that responds to the client’s expectations as well as its environmental implications. Her infectious energy and belief in an architecture of inclusivity makes her a true team leader, able to organise and co-ordinate complex consultant teams through effective communication and collaboration to ensure spectacular results. Juliet has co-presented and hosted a number of radio programs for RRR and has published numerous articles on architecture as well taking an active role in the design community providing mentorship to young architects. In 2013 she was a judge for the Victorian Australian Architecture awards & is a guest critic at both RMIT and Melbourne University.
Ben has an inquisitive mind, and an astute awareness of the global developments in architecture, art, science and technology. He holds an infallible belief that the changing role of the Architect is one that encompasses the creative industries as a whole in shaping the future spaces we both inhabit and observe.
In 2006 he was short-listed as Young Architect of the year by Building Design magazine. Ben has tutored design at the Icelandic Institute of Design, Liverpool University and Oslo Academy of Arts as well as guest tutoring at RMIT, Monash & Melbourne University.
Whilst participating in a global Architectural dialogue, his passion is also for the minute detail of everyday objects and the poetry of personal experience.
His passion for design has earned him numerous accolades, but Ben’s focus remains on the design in process, challenging the norm in every instance to ensure a product of absolute resolution. Fascinated by materiality and the opportunities it presents. A calm and level personality who encourages and facilitates participation in the design process, his manner assisting the client in ensuring the maximum benefit from their brief, and then realising it in a clear and well communicated manner.