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WA International Women’s Day lunch

8 Mar 2021 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AWST

We can choose to challenge and call out gender stereotypes and bias. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change. Choose to challenge.

The WA Chapter will be coming together at our annual International Women’s Day lunch on Monday 8 March to #ChooseToChallenge.

This special event will feature a keynote address from Rebecca Moore, WA Government Architect, followed by an in-depth panel discussion featuring high profile professional women in Western Australia.

Networking to follow with lunch and drinks included in the ticket price. Open to members and non-members. People of all genders and backgrounds are welcome.

Event Partner: Hassell
Venue Partner: Living Edge


Members and ACA members: $50
Non-members: $85


Rebecca Moore – WA Government Architect

As Western Australia’s Government Architect since September 2020, Rebecca Moore provides leadership and strategic advice to government to enhance the design of public buildings and spaces, and create better built environment outcomes for WA.

A highly qualified architect with over two decades of diverse experience both here in Perth and overseas, Rebecca has expertise in design, planning, heritage and construction.

During her time as a practicing architect, Rebecca was involved in adaptive reuse, commercial, heritage and education projects. Her residential portfolio spans mixed-use, single and multi-residential developments, including an award-winning town house development in Subiaco.

Rebecca is a nationally accredited mediator and long-standing member of the State Administrative Tribunal, with a strong background in decision-making and mediation across a variety of complex development projects.

She has held key roles in the Australian Institute of Architects and was an examiner with the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia for a number of years.

Rebecca is also Chair of the State Design Review Panel, playing a significant role in the design review of COVID-19 economic stimulus projects.

She is committed to delivering a built environment that gives Western Australians a sense of identity, belonging, and shared heritage, without compromising functionality, sustainability or aesthetics.

Suzie Hunt

Suzie Hunt is founding director of Suzanne Hunt Architect and Immediate Past President of the WA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, the first woman to be elected to this role since its establishment in 1896.

A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and Chartered Architect of the RIBA Suzie currently holds the position of Chair of the Curtin Architecture Advisory Board.

In 2017 while president Suzie founded #WorkWomenWisdom, a networking group for women in design that continues to this day.

A mum and step mum of five young adults in her spare time she is a presenter for the Australia By Design stable of TV show’s broadcast on Channel 10.

Tanya Jones

Tanya Jones studied Architecture at UWA. Her 28 years of architectural experience has included time in small, medium and large architectural practice, as well as several years as a Project Manager.

Tanya’s main area of interest and expertise lies in the legal and contractual aspects of both practice, and project delivery.

In addition to her role as a Director at Gresley Abas, Tanya provides executive oversight to most of the projects as they proceed to and whilst on site. Her main focus involves mentoring staff through contract administration, with a view to managing profitability, minimising dispute and generally improving the quality of delivery during construction, whilst minimising staff stress and burnout. 

Dr Lara Mackintosh

Dr Lara Mackintosh coordinates the architecture programs at the Fremantle School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame Australia. As a researcher, teacher and registered architect, Lara’s passion for understanding how we live within and value built, social and natural environments informs her approach to learning, curriculum development, and architectural practices.

Lara’s roles within the Institute focus on architectural education at all levels and as co-chair of the Chapter Education Committee, she ensures issues relevant to WA are head in reviews and discussions at a national level. In addition, Lara is an active member of the Association of Learning Environments Australasia at the chapter, regional and international levels and currently coordinates the WA Chapter Awards Program and is the lead for the LEWA p[r]ep research project.

As a leader of academic and professional teams, Lara empowers others to implement practices that sustain the growth of the profession, actively contributing to the positive working environments in which successes and challenges can be shared, and positive and engaging experiences are provided.


8 Mar 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AWST
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