2020 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

Kilmarnock | Kerry Hill Architects | Photographer: Nicholas Putrasia

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 | The Buchan Group - Perth | 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.


Koombana Bay Pedestrian Bridge | Gresley Abas | Photographer: ETC

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.

Narrogin Cottage Homes - Maxwell Dementia Wing | SPH Architecture + Interiors | Photographer: Robert Frith

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

Belmont Forum | The Buchan Group - Perth | Photographer: Silvertone

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 77 entries across the 11 categories.  

From the 77 entries there are 17 projects that will be considered for the Sustainable Award,  11 for the Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture and 25 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.

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.

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

Sasha Costanzo
Member Services Officer 

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 Partner