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

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 

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.


LIMINAL is currently recruiting for the below roles, with flexibility to be based in Hobart or Melbourne. Applications close 10 January 2022

  • Experienced Project Architect
  • Registered Architect / Graduate with 3+ Years Experience

Find out more


The OGA has two newly created positions:

  • Principal Associate to the Government Architect (SCL6)
  • Associate to the Government Architect (SCL5)

Both positions are permanent full-time appointments. Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part-time) vacancies for a period of twelve (12) months. Applications close 30 November 2021.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience in architectural practice
  • Experience providing strategic leadership in design review, policy and practice
  • Highly developed critical and analytical skills in relation to a diverse range of significant and complex projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated ability to advocate for good design within the framework of government policies
  • Ability to negotiate effectively in difficult and demanding circumstances.

Both roles require a Master of Architecture and/or eligibility for registration as an Architect with the Architects Board of Western Australia

Find out more


Silver Thomas Hanley are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Architectural Technician to join our Perth-based studio. The ideal candidate is a team player, who also works well autonomously and is seeking the opportunity to work on some of Western Australia’s most interesting projects. This full-time position would be well suited to skilled Revit technician with a keen focus on construction detailing and preparation of quality documentation.

Your Skills and Experience

  • 5-10 years’ experience as an Architectural Technician or draftsperson
  • Proficiency in Revit
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Significant technical knowledge and capability to deliver a project through design development, construction documentation and site phases
  • Sound knowledge of standard construction methods and materials
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Find out more here


Silver Thomas Hanley are seeking an experienced Project Architect to join our highly collaborative, Perth-based studio. Ideally suited to a highly motivated individual with exceptional attention to detail and communication skills. The role is perfect for someone who is seeking an opportunity to challenge themselves, progress their career and lead the successful delivery of some of Western Australia’s largest and most exciting projects.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Significant documentation experience of large-scale, complex projects
  • Demonstrated experience in managing the project lifecycle from concept to completion
  • Highly creative and passionate about delivering functional, human centered design solutions
  • A motivated self-starter, who works well both autonomously and within a team
  • Proficiency in Revit (intermediate-advanced)
  • Architectural registration

Find out more here

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.

Chapter Staff

Michael Linke –

Events and Awards Officer

Chapter partners

Major State Partner
WA Architecture Awards Partners
Event Partners