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Breathe is a Melbourne-based design studio. We create and contribute to world-class built environments that have an enduring, meaningful impact on communities and the planet.

Work that makes a difference

Breathe transforms built environments into sustainable places to live, work, and thrive.

We work across a range of typologies and building types, from workplace and learning spaces to hotels and hospitality; from multi-residential mixed-use projects to alterations, additions and interior fitouts. We focus on achieving the greatest positive impact in everything we do, so some of our work isn’t form-based at all.

Our goals mean our work is a marathon, not a sprint. We’re in this for the long haul: for our own future, and the future of generations to come.

Work with like minds

The Breathe crew are change agents: environmentalists, humanitarians, urbanists and activists. We hold ourselves personally accountable for our work, and we genuinely value its outcomes, so we always push that extra mile to innovate and problem solve beyond conventional approaches. We recognise humanity, value individuality, and work on the understanding that we are always stronger together.

Diversity is an integral part of our history, culture and identity. Inclusion is the way we treat and perceive all differences. We want to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as real value for Breathe, our clients and the communities we serve.

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Work where you matter

Supporting the family

Breathe’s family policy is reflective of our core values, bringing together aspects of financial and social support with environmental considerations. We want our staff to feel supported to take time away from work for the birth or adoption of a child and be encouraged and empowered to return to work on their own terms, in whatever way is right for them and their family.

A better balance

We value our team members as real people who have personal obligations as well as professional ambitions.

Flexible work arrangements

We happily support our staff to work flexibly when needed.

A diverse workplace

We are committed to an inclusive environment where each individual feels safe, heard and comfortable to bring their authentic selves to work.

Reasonable hours

Our core work hours are between 9am and 5.30pm, with a 37.5 hour full-time work week.

Ongoing professional development

We run monthly in-house CPD sessions on a broad range of topics, and offer Archicad training sessions as needed.

Productivity improvements

Our annual productivity reviews ensure you have the tools and support you need to do your best work.

A safe work environment

We offer on-demand ergonomic assessment of your workstation.

Breathe wellbeing balance

An allowance for items to support the physical and mental health of our employees, such as gym memberships, mental health appointments and more.

GreenPower allowance

The single biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is from energy for building operations. We work with our staff to help them ensure they’re getting 100% accredited GreenPower to their homes and we make a financial contribution to ensure staff are supported to do this.

Green transport allowance

We walk the walk (literally). Carbon emissions related to transport are the third biggest contributor to climate change. We support our staff and incentivise them to use sustainable modes of transport with an allowance for their Myki and bicycle repairs.

Mentoring program

We collaborate with other leading architecture firms to help partner our future leaders with leaders of today.

Bicycle insurance

If you ride, we’ll cover your insurance. Your health and safety is important to us.

Hump day hangs

Home-cooked Wednesday lunch and conversation is on us. (of course with COVID safe principals in place)

A whole lot of fun

Get set for periodic team events, from rock climbing to project tours.

Carbon-neutral office

Breathe is carbon neutral. If you work for us, you’re not contributing to climate change.

Current openings

There are no positions currently available. Please follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn where we will publish any new opportunities.

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