mcmahon and nerlich

architecture – interiors – design – urbanism

mcmahon and nerlich is an experienced design studio based in south melbourne, founded in 2013 by directors rob nerlich and kate mcmahon. our multi-disciplinary studio brings unique vision and dedication to each project. we work across all scales with expertise in housing, education and urban design across metropolitan and regional areas. we remain passionate about designing houses for people. we don’t follow trends, but each project forms a continuum of our practice research.  we hold studio leader positions at the msd, melbourne university. we have a growing portfolio of built work across the residential and commercial sectors and we have and a strong and clear practice / process philosophy and social sustainability ethic . we welcome you to contact us for your next project.

Kate McMahon in South Melbourne, VIC, AU on Houzz
....we believe that good design should be embedded in everything in our built environment, and that every community and every client deserves the joy of great architecture....

elizabeth st warehouse

2019, work

Marysville Mixed Use

2018, live large


2018, work

Blue Ivy House

2018, live

TIDA Australia – Architect-designed bathroom


TIDA Australia – High Commendation – Architect-designed Homes 2


TIDA Australia – High Commendation – Architect-designed Homes


TIDA Australia – High Commendation – Architect-designed Kitchens


blue ivy house sneak peak…


brighton cafe

2017, eat

jigsaw house

2017, live

Rosamond Townhouses

2017, live large

Australian Institute of Architects – Architecture Awards – Shortlisted – Urban Design


buddhist temple

2017, community, work

388 elizabeth

2017, work

cherryhill orchards

2017, work

Trends Ideas; Volume 32 No. 6 (A)


TIDA Australia – Architect-designed apartment


TIDA Australia – Architect-designed Bathroom


TIDA Australia – Architect-designed Master-Suite


frame terrace

2016, live

Grand Designs Australia magazine, Volume 5 Issue 2


city green west housing

2016, live large

cherryhill orchards cafe

2016, eat

Trends Ideas; Volume 31 No. 13 (N)


brighton apartments

2014, live large

secret house

2016, live

two peaks studio

2015, live

the city gable

2015, work

sons of mary

2015, eat, work

avenue apartment

2015, live

two peaks house

2015, live

TIDA Australia – Architect-designed kitchen


Architeam Cooperative – Architecture Award


skin-box house

2014, live

park-edge apartments

2014, live large

the tower motel

2014, eat, work

balmain terrace

2013, live

urban hill house

live, to 2012

st kilda craft house

live, to 2012

fitzroy bachelor pad

live, to 2012

canterbury loft

live, to 2012