2022 George Temple Poole Award, Julius Elischer Award for Interior Architecture, Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture and John Septimus Roe Award for Urban Design | Walyalup Civic Centre | Kerry Hill Architects | Photographer: Nicholas Putrasia

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

Kids' Bridge (Koolangka Bridge) | Fratelle and Brownlie Ernst & Marks (BEaM) | Photographer: Asset Reports


The Australian Institute of of Architects Awards program offers an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the innovative work of our WA architects. The program also provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture within WA, across Australia and internationally.

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 

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. 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.


Due to ongoing local and national growth, our Perth Studio is seeking a talented Senior Architect to join our team and to realise potential through knowledge driven design.

Expressions of interest are sought from experienced Senior Architects to take on a key role in a variety of projects across multiple sectors, scales and complexity of works.

Ideally you will have:

  • A passion and depth of experience in one or more of the following sectors; Education, Aged-care and Commercial Retail
  • Excellent verbal and graphic communication skills
  • An ability to work independently with clients and consultants
  • Possess strong Revit skills, including 3D presentation software, and the ability to efficiently detail and document
  • Knowledge of procurement, construction and building services
  • An ability to lead and develop an internal team
  • Experience in delivering projects from concept through to handover
  • Aptitude to develop a growing external industry presence.

TO APPLY: Please email bfg.admin@brownfalconer.com.au, attention Michael Jorgensen with a cover letter and your CV, before Friday 29 July 2022. For further details click 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


Events and Awards Officer

Business Development Officer


Chapter partners

Major State Partner
WA Architecture Awards Partners
Event Partners

Contact us

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

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

Due to COVID restrictions, please call ahead if planning to visit the WA Chapter office