MANNA is a thoughtful Melbourne based Architecture studio specialising in authentic residential and public design made for people to enjoy.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, learn, work and build. We pay our respects to their culture, knowledge and Elders past, present and emerging.

Barrett Street

An absolute pleasure to see Barrett Street, Albert Park occupied. Privileged to have worked with such trusting clients, alongside a highly skilled and patient carpenter.

Shadow play in Toorak.


Central Clubhouse facility, embedded within the landscape and surrounded by a protective verandah in Benalla.


External timber cladding and surrounding eucalypts informing the interior palette and renovation in Elwood.

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Details of a recently completed master robe and en-suite. Victorian ash veneer warms the grey and blue tones used throughout the project.

Barrett Street

Wall sconce lapping up the morning sun at Albert Park.

Barrett Street

Naturally beautiful, this cedar lining in the study alcove at Barrett Street absorbs noise and brings about a sense of warmth and privacy.


Love of venetians continues through to Toorak.

Barrett Street

Albert Park extension is anchored around a private courtyard, we are patiently waiting for the soft landscaping to take over.


Stair balustrade and cedar cladding on the Peninsula.

High Street

Tidy studwork to be expressed through polycarb cladding at an office refurbishment in Prahran.


Elevational study in Brunswick. Discreet rear addition taking formal cues from ubiquitous roller doors and corrugated iron fences.


Skylight integrated along boundary wall in Elwood – washing the reclaimed brick wall with natural light. Looking forward to seeing this space occupied as dining area in the next few months.


Large format porcelain sheet clad the ensuite walls in Toorak.

Barrett Street

Large sliding doors along main hallway link, opening to courtyard in Albert Park – allocation for soft planting was a key consideration during construction.

Formed by Gretel Stent in 2019, MANNA is a Melbourne based Architecture and Design studio that specialises in carefully considered residential and public architecture that aims to surprise and delight the clients we work with.

MANNA offers a range of design and delivery related services focussed on the project brief outlined by you. Flexibility remains a key to the success of our studio and we work with you to ensure tailored services to best suit your project requirements. This might include the simple preparation of a concept plan following the inception of an idea, to full scope design, or somewhere in between.

Our full architectural services include: Feasibility, Concept Design, Design Development, Town Planning / Development Applications, Construction Documentation, Contractor Selection and Contract Administration.

For more information or to discuss a project please email, call 0401 072 392 and follow MANNA on Instagram.

Gretel Stent – M. Arch B.Arch ARBV