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.
2023 WA Architecture Awards
2023 WA Architecture Awards Gallery
The Australian Institute of of Architects Awards program offers an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the innovative work of our WA members.
The program also provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture within WA, across Australia and internationally.
WA CPD Program
The WA 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.
Gender Equity Initiatives
Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize
An initiative of the Institute’s National Committee for Gender Equity, the Leadership in Gender Equity Prize recognises exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution of an Institute member, to the advancement of gender equity in architectural practice, education and governance.
It’s named after the late Paula Whitman, Queensland architect, university professor and renowned advocate for gender equity in the profession.
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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.
Policy and advocacy
medium density policy review
The WA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects in collaboration with the WA branch of the Association of Consulting Architects have produced a short film aimed to outline the key points of the
State Government’s new SPP7.3 Draft Medium Density Code. We have been working with the DesignWA team at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage at various levels of stakeholder engagement and testing of the new code.
This has been a great opportunity for architects to be at the centre of the conversation about the future of our cities and communities.
The Australian Institute of Architects is proud to announce an exclusive three-year partnership with ArchiBuild Expo. This strategic alignment showcases our Continuing Professional Development program (CPD) to a broad industry
Australian architects will find it easier to have their professional registration recognised internationally, following a series of landmark agreements. The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia has reached binding agreements with the Board
Architects will have the opportunity to acknowledge, learn and respect First Nations’ Connection to Country at a three-day immersive course in February next year. The Country. Culture. Community. program –
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. The magazine can be purchased at a range of local newsagents and book stores for a limited time. Click here for a full list of stockists.
Western Australian OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for a new career opportunity in Western Australia? Or a new space to lease? View architectural and built environment employment and location opportunities below.
A co-share workspace in Subiaco is available for lease, currently shared by 2 small architectural practices, nashandghersinich architects and interior designers and Maze Architects.
There are extra spaces (4 – 5 workstations) suitable for a like-minded small practice or sole practitioners in architecture or other design-related
professions. For further details, please contact Derek Nash on 0402 792 066.
Level 4, 56 William St, Perth
Built in 1930, 56 William Street makes a grand impression with its unique character and heritage features.
The existing tenants include Gresley Abas Architects, Mode Design Corp and Site Architecture Studio, who all have great co-existing relationships between each other. Another Architect Studio would be a perfect addition.
The level 4 office offers an impressive outlook over Central Park and surrounding area which provides plenty of amenities and lunch options. The tenancy has parquetry flooring, high ceilings, openable windows and an abundance of natural light, making this available suite an exceptional working space.
This suite is fully fitted with a modern functional fit out of 2 meeting rooms, breakout, storeroom and 20 workstations.
For further details, contact Bryce Daniel 0437 225 632 or Daniel Wee 0451 411 506
Samuel French – Interim Operations Lead – WA
Member Services Communications Officer
NATIONAL STAFF LOCATED IN WA
Policy & Advocacy Manager