The Studio

Bree Architects is an architectural design studio based in Bendigo Central Victoria.  The studio was established out of our drive to provide our clients and collaborators with design solutions which stimulate the senses and are responsive to our environmental resources.

Principal Partners Joost and Johanne van Bree established the studio in 2014 having gained  extensive local, metropolitan and international experience.  Basing the Bree Architects Studio in Central Victoria has offered Bree Architects the ability to provide leading architectural services to large geographic area, aligning with our mantra – Think globally, act locally.


Our core values are based around teamwork and positive solutions based outcomes.  We believe that the success of the project is the sum of its parts and as such we align ourselves with like-minded clients, consultants and contractors.  Clear open communication forms the backbone of our approach and we are always open to the ideas and input of our project partners.  Our aim is to guide our clients through the complex world of design and building by bringing together disciplines based in art, science, technology, safety and psychology.

Our Services

Bree Architects has extensive experience collaborating with a diverse range of project partners and project types.  Our design, documentation and project administration services are largely focused on commercial, industrial and residential projects.

– Passivhaus Energy Standard Implementation
– Feasibility Studies
– Master Planning
– Concept Designs
– Design Development
– Development Applications
– Construction Documentation
– Contractor Procurement & Tendering
– Contract Administration
– Post Occupancy Services

Our Useful Features & Services

Insulated - Special windows and a building shell consisting of highly insulated exterior walls, roof and floor slab keep the desired warmth in the house - or undesirable heat out.

Efficient - Passive House buildings allow for energy savings of up to 90% compared with typical existing buildings and over 75% compared with average new best-practice constructions. Similar energy savings have been demonstrated in warm climates where buildings require more energy for cooling than for heating.

Comfortable - Passive House buildings are also praised for their high level of comfort. They use energy sources inside the building such as the body heat from the residents or solar heat from entering the building - making heating a lot easier.

Ventilated - A ventilation system consistently supplies fresh air making for superior air quality without causing any unpleasant draughts. A highly efficient hear recovery unit allows for the heat contained in the exhaust air to be re-used.