Sandy Anghie elected President WA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Sandy Anghie has been elected President of the WA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, only the second woman to hold the role in the organisation’s 90-year history.
Sandy will also take office as a National Councillor of the Institute.
Sandy said she was honoured to be elected to the position and was dedicated to promoting the work of West Australian architects and the State’s architecture.
“Our homes and apartments provide a better living experience, and our cities are better places to live and work, when buildings and spaces are well-designed,” she said.
Sandy pledged to collaborate with Institute members and key industry groups, building on existing relationships to help drive the WA Chapter’s advocacy agenda.
“I will work hard to elevate the conversation on design in WA and to raise design standards in our city and throughout the State.”
“By raising design standards and improving the quality of the built environment, we can improve the health and well being of all who live and work in our diverse communities,” she said.
Sandy is actively engaged in the Perth community. Alongside her residential work, she has served
as an Institute Chapter Councillor for the past three years and as editor of “The Architect” magazine, reinventing the magazine.
Sandy is also an architecture writer and contributor to the CO-Architecture and Property Tribune online platforms, and for several years wrote a newspaper column called “Meet the Architect” introducing WA architects to a broad audience.
Sandy’s commitment and contribution to architecture has been recognised in two awards – 2020 WA Emerging Architect Prize and 2018 NAWIC Social Responsibility Award.
In addition to architecture, Sandy holds degrees in law and commerce, starting her career as a lawyer in 1997 before returning to university to pursue her passion and become an architect.
She has served on not-for-profit boards for the past decade and is currently a Councillor at the City of Perth.
With 25 years’ experience across business and architecture, Sandy has the skills to lead the WA Chapter, bringing energy and a fresh approach.