2021 WA Architecture Awards | Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre | iredale pedersen hook architects with Advanced Timber Concepts Studio | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

Western Australian CHAPTER

The WA Chapter represents the interest of the Institute and all of its members in Western Australia. Working in accordance with the Institute’s strategic plan, our committees implement programs to support our members and respond to current issues and opportunities for the profession.

We also focus on advocacy, raising the bar of excellence in architecture and the built environment more broadly in WA while actively engaging with the broader community, industry partners, universities, and state and local government.

The WA Chapter recognises the Noongar people as the traditional land owners of Nedlands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Programs and Activities

South Terrace Mezzanine House | Phillip Stejskal Architecture | Photographer Dion Robeson

The Institute is committed to developing and promoting a strong architectural profession and advocating for safer, more sustainable communities. Learn about local and national advocacy initiatives.

The Melbourne Hotel | Buchan | Photographer Joel Barbitta

Our Chapter and National Awards programs are an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the valuable contribution architecture makes to our communities locally, nationally and internationally.


Margaret River House by MDC Architects. Photo: Dion Robeson

Continuing Professional Development is an important avenue to improve professional knowledge and competence. CPD is compulsory for registration in Western Australia.

View our range of online and face-to-face CPD opportunities.

South Perth Foreshore Connect South Canopies | iredale pedersen hook harchitects with Place Laboratory and ETC | Photographer Peter Bennets

Meet our Chapter Councillors and discover our local committees helping shape our work and the built environment.

SwanCare New Leisure Precinct | iredale pedersen hook architects | Photographer Peter Bennetts

Our Chapter hosts a range of local events celebrating architecture and catering to the profession and the broader community. Discover upcoming events now.

The Architect is the official journal of the Western Australian Chapter.

Looking for the latest architectural jobs in Western Australia? Check out our notice board for information.

2020 WA Architecture Awards


The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the innovative work of our WA architects.

We’ve received 79 entries across the 11 categories.  

From the 79 entries there are 7 projects that will be considered for the Sustainable Award,  8 for the Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture and 31 for the WA Lighting Award sponsored by Mondoluce.  

Continuing Education

WA CPD Program

The Chapter hosts continuing professional development (CPD) events that address many aspects of architectural practice.

We also conduct activities including site tours for emerging architects as well as forums addressing consumer and industry trends.

Partner with us

2021 partnership opportunities

Partner your business with the peak body for architecture and design!

Partnership with the Institute provides your business with a range of different engagement and networking opportunities, allowing you to connect with key decision-makers from architectural firms throughout WA and Australia.

For more information see our 2021 Partnership Prospectus or contact us at wa@architecture.com.au 

The Architect

Journal of the WA Chapter

The Architect is the biannual journal of the Institute’s WA Chapter. WA Chapter Members receive The Architect as part of their membership. Non-members can purchase from Boffins, New Edition, Crow Books and Planet Books

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Notice Board

Western Australian JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for a new career opportunity in Western Australia? View architectural and built environment job openings below.

This is a full-time Fixed Term position for a period of up to 12 months (with the possibility of extension). The most competitive applicant will be offered the position as an Expression of Interest, secondment opportunity or Fixed Term Contract depending on their circumstances.

This role is a Main Roads Western Australia position but will require the successful applicant to be based at the Office of Government Architect.

With Architecture Studio is a medium scaled design-led studio based in Northbridge. The practice has a firmly established state and national reputation. We deliver progressive architecture that is the result of design and documentation rigor and proactive project teams. We employ a process of inquiry and analysis, looking beyond the brief and challenging convention to discover something unique that will yield engaging experiences and create value for client and community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed senior architect that can add knowledge, local experience and capability to our studio.

The successful candidate will be someone who will complement our team and be a valued addition to our studio. We expect you to be open-minded, enthusiastic and attentive to detail. You will demonstrate the technical knowhow to assist us in translating creative ideas into constructed reality.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes and demonstrated experience:

A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience (post-graduate) in running multi-residential and educational projects independently from Schematic through to Project Completion

Contract Administration

  • Experience acting as a Superintendent or Superintendent’s Representative
  • Experience in D&C contracts
  • Experience in delivering Department of Finance projects is welcome

Project Management

  • Able to manage and lead a project team to meet deliverables whilst maintaining architectural intent
  • Experience in project programming, job planning and project resourcing
  • Experience in consultant engagement

Documentation and Construction

  • Experience in local construction systems and construction detailing
  • High level of experience in Revit documentation
  • Experience in writing specifications
  • An understanding of building codes, Australian standards and local planning regulations
  • Ability to efficiently produce clear and accurate contract documents
  • Competency and understanding of Revit/BIM processes and protocols

Practice Culture

  • A strong commitment to teamwork and will positively contribute to the practice’s standards, processes and culture
  • A genuine appreciation for quality architecture delivered through excellent documents
  • Willingness to mentor younger team members
  • A keen attitude and interest to participate in studio activities and events and will embrace the studio identity and culture.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application Requirements

Digital applications to info@withstudio.com.au and must include

  • a cover letter with contact details,
  • recent resume including employment history
  • some samples of projects on which you have had a significant contribution
  • two referees.

Want to advertise a job? Free job listings are an exclusive benefit for Institute members. Contact us at wa@architecture.com.au to find out more.

Room Hire

The WA Chapter has rooms for hire from informal meeting spaces to our large boardroom with seating up to 75 theatre style and approximately 20 boardroom style.

Contact us to book.

Chapter Staff

Alison Hargraeves
Member Services Officer

Contact us

WA Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects

33 Broadway
Nedlands, WA 6009

P: +61 8 6324 3100
E: wa@architecture.com.au



Chapter partners

Major State Partner
WA Architecture Awards Partners
Event Partners