We make places, people want to return to
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We are Architects, Thinkers, Citizens, Black, Female, Urbanists, and Teachers
For us, design is more than just a tool. It is a dimension of human existence that affects the way we feel and think today, as well as shaping our tomorrow. The effect of design ranges from molecular to planetary, making it one of the most interesting and demanding endeavors in the world.
Make Make is a new studio led by Gary and Anna Bates. After 25 years of practice in our own firms in Europe—new build, urban planning, interiors, and adaptive re-use in the cultural, residential, commercial, hospitality, and public spaces realms—we have come back to the US to contribute to advancing social justice and sustainable urban systems.