Bay View House,
CSA Craig Steere Architects, Photo: Angus Martin

What's on in WA

Hello from the Chapter President

Hi everyone,

One of the key responsibilities of the Institute is to advocate for the sustainability and progress of the architecture profession. For quite some time architects have become increasingly devalued in design and construction and as an Institute we need to be reversing that trend.    

In practical terms that means having influence with decision makers and an effective presence in the media. It also involves operating more collaboratively with other industry organisations, academia and government to capitalise on each other’s strengths. Collectively, our messaging about the importance of high quality design is more powerful.

I was delighted when our last national council meeting adopted policies on affordable and indigenous housing, multi-residential standards and internships. Our next task is to develop a position on the procurement of architectural services at both local and state government levels. The methods currently used are not delivering good results, and our members are suffering, as we have seen in the media . We will also be looking at how architects can become more involved in the growth industry tourism. 

Recent highlights:
  • Reduced registration costs for CPD events resulting in increased attendances
  • Sold out REVIT workshops at Curtin University
  • Meeting with Hon Peter Tinley, State Minister for Housing
Important upcoming events:
  • Joint Association of Consulting Architects meeting with Master Builders Association
  • Awards Presentation Night to be attended by Hon Peter Tinley, State Minister for Housing
Best wishes

Meeting with Hon Peter Tinley, State Minister for Housing
Awards Exhibition of Entries

Western Australian events, awards & prizes

The Western Australian Chapter's program of awards provides opportunities for public and peer recognition of the state's achievements in architecture. Its awards and events program features many highlights of the state's architectural calendar.

The Institute acknowledges the generous support of our major state partners.



Thanks to everyone who came to the Awards on Friday night and BIG congratulations to HASSELL for taking out the George Temple Poole Award for Willetton Senior High School.

Click here to view all the award winners.

View photos from the night here.
*Images by Aimee Jones Photography


What are the future skills sets and capabilities for the built environment?

5.30pm to 7.30pm
Reveley Room, Perth Arena

John Nicolaou - 
Executive Director, ACIL Allen Consulting

Ian McGivern - Managing Director, Goodland Building Company
Dean Goodliffe - Construction Executive
Kylee Schoonens - Director, Fratelle Group

Click here to Register
Click here for the Flyer

Presentation Evening

E.G. Cohen Medal

Eustace Gresley Cohen was an English born farmer and architect. He practised architecture in Bunbury and became involved with the Institute of Architects of WA. 

He always took a very keen interest in the work and progress of young people in architecture. 
It was for this reason that he established in 1924 a bronze medal to recognise students who have set themselves apart with their work, their attitude to their fellow peers and the respect they have within the profession.

Students are nominated from both The University of Western Australia and Curtin University, submitting a written submission and attend an interview.

The medal is presented at the Exhibition Opening for the WA Architecture Awards at the end of June, by the grandson of Eustace Gresley Cohen.