ACA – WA focuses on addressing issues that affect the business of architecture and helping its members to operate as efficiently and profitably as possible.
ACA – WA is an active member of the Built Environment Design Professions (BEDP) committee, which meets three times every year with representatives of Building Management and Works to discuss issues of common interest in the delivery of public works in WA.
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WA EOFY Lunch
The ACA – WA Committee is delighted to invite you to our next lunch, held in celebration of the end of financial year.
Farewell Theo Gaunt, Welcome Emma Brain
ACA – WA farewells Theo Gaunt and welcomes Emma Brain as the new branch executive officer.
Have Your Say on the Future of the WA Architectural Services Panel
The WA government is seeking input regarding the future of the Architectural Services Panel and new arrangements for commissioning architects for government projects.
Procuring Architectural Services - an Industry Discussion Paper
The ACA Industry Discussion Paper on Procuring Architectural Services aims to provoke conversation and thought about the role procurement plays in the development of our cities and communities.
Procuring Architectural Services: An Industry Discussion Paper
Join the ACA – WA for a discussion event to launch our Industry Discussion Paper on Procuring Architectural Services on April 12.
Contracts and How to Survive Them
Making contracts work for you. In the April ACA Insight national webinar Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan outline key issues in contracts, and provide some tips on how to negotiate them.
ACA - WA Update
Best practice in procurement is top of the agenda for the ACA – WA this year, with several initiatives planned.
Wanted: More women at the top
Women make great leaders, but a seat at the top table is often elusive. Emma Williamson explores the obstacles women face on the road to the top.
ACA Insight - the National Webinar Program
ACA Insight – the National Webinar Program gives all members the opportunity to join a national discussion on the business of architecture.
The Future of Practice: The architectural firm as a design knowledge ecosystem.
What is the future of architectural practice? In the first ACA Insight national webinar for 2017, Dr Peter Raisbeck argues that practices need a major rethink and a new focus on design knowledge ecosystems.
The ACA and the Institute - Distinct but Complementary
An interview with ACA – WA President Kieran Wong about the ACA and potential collaborations with the Institute of Architects.
Announcing the ACA Insight 2017 Webinar Program
The ACA is delighted to announce the 2017 ACA Insight National Webinar Program. Put the dates in your diary now!
Design WA Submissions
ACA – WA has submitted responses to four Design WA documents and policies.
Do Unto Others
ACA National President Steve Kennedy wishes all well, and urges architectural practices to look forward to 2017 with 'optimism for ourselves but also with optimism and generosity towards our staff'.
WA 2016 Update
It has been another busy year for the ACA in WA. President Kieran Wong gives an overview in his speech from the 2016 President's Cocktail Party.
ACIF Forecasts - November 2016
ACIF has released is Construction Industry Forecast for November 2016.
ACA 2016 Annual General Meeting
2016 ACA Annual General Meeting – Monday 12 December.
ACA Member Offer - Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops around Australia in May and June.
ACA - WA Welcomes Changes to the DAP System
ACA – WA welcomes the announcement of amendments and improvements to the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) process in Western Australia by the Hon Donna Faragher MLC, Minister for Planning; Disability Services.
DAP and DACs in WA - survey report
The ACA – WA member survey on WA Development Assessment Panel and local authority Design Advisory Committees is providing an important evidence base for advocacy with the Minister for Planning.
Know Your Employment Contract
Join Michael Corrigan and Paul Viney in conversation on 19 October about the ins and outs of employment contracts.
2016 Salary Survey Report and Analysis
The ACA has released the report on findings of the 2016 National Salary Survey – salaries are up very slightly, but worrying trends continue – there is still a gender pay gap and some practices persist in paying under Award minimums!
People @ architecture - national webinar
Laraine Sperling focuses on the people of architecture for the August 2016 webinar.
ACA - WA Survey - How effective are DAP and DAC processes?
What are your experiences of the WA Development Assessment Panel (DAP) and local authority Design Advisory Committees? Please tell us at a panel discussion on 29 August.
A Cautionary Note on Software Cost Structures
Software costs structures are changing; this could have significant impact on your business’s long-term profitability. ACA – WA outlines the issues.
Join ACA – WA for lunch on Friday June 24 to mix and mingle with fellow members.
Architects in Australia
Insightful reports by Gill Matthewson chart the professional profile of architects and the industry’s growth and development in recent years through the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses.
ACA - WA President's Overview, 2014
Richard Young, President of ACA – WA, summarises activities of the past year.
2016 - Continuity and Change at ACA - WA
New ACA – WA President Greg Howlett introduces himself and ACA plans for 2016.
WA President's Cocktail Party
Richard Young invites WA members to the President’s Cocktail Party.
WA President's Cocktail Party - with pics!
ACA – WA's Cocktail Party farewelled Richard Young and welcomed Greg Howlett as the new President.
Farewell Richard Young
The ACA wishes Richard Young, the current ACA – WA President, well in his retirement, and welcomes Greg Howlett as the new WA President.
Building Information Modelling, Procurement & Contracts
Does BIM require or benefit from new contract provisions and new procurement models? Find out at a breakfast talk by Professor David Mosey in Perth on 13 November.
To Outsource or not to Outsource?
ACA – WA's August seminar looks at the complexities of outsourcing. Book now!
National Salary Survey Webinar
What are current pay rates in the industry? What are the trends for 2017 and how have salaries changed? Gill Matthewson analyses the ACA National Salary Survey for the May 2017 ACA National Webinar.
ACA – WA invites members to the Succession Planning seminar conducted by Steve Goddard.
Information, advocacy and new architects
ACA – WA welcomed new members at a lunch event that saw Steve Kennedy reflect on the role of the ACA in addressing issues facing the profession through information and advocacy.
Construction Market Report
What are the economic forecasts for your state? The ACIF Construction Market Report is out now.
The Changing World of Architecture
Leigh Robinson reports on the ACA – WA discussion event.
The Changing World of Architecture
The way we deliver projects is changing at an ever-increasing rate. Are we keeping up?
Welcome new ACA members
The ACA is delighted to welcome new members across Australia.
What are We Doing to Ourselves?
Nic MacCormac reports on a vibrant discussion in Perth on architectural business issues, changes in the industry and how we can adapt to them.
What are We Doing to Ourselves?
ACA – WA's next discussion event asks the tough questions!
Head in the Cloud
Is it reassuring or not to be told there are many definitions for ‘the Cloud’? Dean Wood reports and reflects on a recent ACA – WA event.
New Insurance Agreement re AS 4122
A new agreement with Planned Cover means that architects insured with it after 17 March are automatically covered for the current version of AS 4122 – 2010.
Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held around the county in November.
WA Government Contracts
An update on ACA – WA's ongoing advocacy for better conditions of engagement in government contracts.
WA Architectural Panel - update
Negotiations continue in WA over the government’s Building Management and Works contracts. Richard Young provides a further update.
Conditions of Engagement in WA - An Update on Negotiations
Richard Young reports on progress in addressing concerns about the Architectural Services Panel Conditions of Engagement.
Guide Employment Agreements
The ACA Employment Agreements provide member practices with guide that they can review and adjust to suit their particular practice.
PI Insurance & AS 4122 - 2010
Does signing the AS 4122 – 2010 General Conditions of Contract put your PI insurance at risk? The ACA – WA is working to rectify this. Richard Young, ACA – WA President, outlines the issues and progress thus far.