2023 George Temple Poole Award | Boola Katitjin | Lyons with Silver Thomas Hanley, Officer Woods, The Fulcrum Agency and Aspect Studios | Photographer: Lyons

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

Main Roads and Department of Transport Geraldton Office | TAG Architects | Photographer: Robert Frith

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.

His Majesty's Theatre - Balcony Reconstruction | Griffiths Architects | Photographer: Griffiths Architects

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.


The Claremont Hotel | Rothelowman (Previously Fratelle) | Photographer: 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.

Karla Katitjin Bushfire Centre of Excellence | Site Architecture Studio | Photographer: Michael Conroy

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

Rottnest Bakery Shelters | Hartree+Associates Architects | Photographer: Robert Frith

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.

Curtin Exchange Precinct Stage 01 | Christou Design Group with Wardle, Nettleton Tribe and Six Degrees | Photographer: DMAX Photography

An initiative of the Institute’s National Committee for Gender Equity, the Leadership in Gender Equity Prize recognises exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution to the profession.

Celilo Springs | Western Architecture Studio | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

Partner with us to build on your brand image, create relationships with influencers and advocates of the profession, and connect with the industry’s key decision makers.

Old Courthouse, Fremantle | Slavin Architects | Photographer: DMax

Discover our history from when the West Australian Institute of Architects was first formed in May 1896, sixty seven years after the foundation of the Swan River settlement as well as our past presidents.

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.

School of Design & the Built Environment, Curtin University | Wardle | Photographer: Dion Robeson

Continuing Education

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.

The WA President's Wall - the first of many women to come

Partner with us

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 2022 Partnership Prospectus or contact us at wa@architecture.com.au 

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 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. 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.

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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

Want to advertise a job? Post your job in the member community forum.

Chapter Staff

Claud Mottolini

Member Services Communications Officer



Beata Davey

Policy & Advocacy Manager

Contact us

WA Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects
33 Broadway
Nedlands, WA 6009

P: 08 6324 3100
E: wa@architecture.com.au



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