ACA – WA

ACA – WA has a busy calendar of events, activities and advocacy – find out more about what is coming up and what we have done in the past via the links below.

We look forward to seeing you at some of our social events – breakfast in February, lunch in July and Christmas drinks at the end of the year – and at some of our many CPD sessions.

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WA Branch Launches Wellbeing Forum

22 February 2021

The WA branch is proud to launch the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum on Wednesday 3 March.

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New WA Branch President Kukame McPierzie

5 February 2021

The ACA is delighted to announce the appointment of new WA Branch President Kukame McPierzie, who shares his first message for 2021. 

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WA Member Survey

30 January 2021

The WA Committee invites all West Australian members to complete our 4-minute survey!

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Welcome Breakfast in WA

29 January 2021

The WA branch committee and incoming WA President Kukame McPierzie are hosting a welcome breakfast for members on Wednesday 17 February.

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Western Australia Update 2020

6 December 2020

Our WA branch offers an overview of 2020, a glimpse of upcoming advocacy and activity in 2021, and some reflections from our retiring WA President Malcolm Jones and Committee stalwart, Leigh Robinson.

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Christmas Drinks in WA

1 November 2020

WA President Malcolm Jones and committee will host drinks on the rooftop of the Alex Hotel on 3 December to celebrate the start of the festive season.

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Xmas in WA - Save the Date!

27 September 2020

The WA Committee is excited to announce that our Christmas drinks are back on the rooftop of the Alex Hotel for another year!

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Business Resilience with Bill Withers

27 September 2020

Join the WA Committee and tech entrepreneur Bill Withers on 15 October to explore how to build a successful and sustainable business, through challenges and adversity.

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WA Update - August 2020

10 August 2020

The WA branch committee provides an advocacy update and is delighted to welcome three new committee members.

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Infrastructure of long-term benefit

3 August 2020

ACA – WA President Malcolm Jones reflects on JobKeeper, the flexible workplace, and the need for more resources for infrastructure of long-term benefit.

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WA Advocacy & Business of Design

14 July 2020

The WA branch is getting back into the swing of things, with an upcoming government meeting and the annual Business of Design lunch.

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WA Branch Update - May 2020

29 May 2020

Highlights for 2020 for ACA - WA have been three successful online events and continued government advocacy.

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Innovation, Resilience & Relationship Building

20 April 2020

COVID-19 disruption has been all-encompassing, but there are signs of innovation, community resilience and relationship building emerging all around us, observes Kate Fitzgerald of Fremantle-based Whispering Smith.

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Managing Remote Teams Webinar

8 April 2020

Join the ACA for a Remote Working Webinar on 15 April, with leadership and communication specialists Hannah Fitzhardinge and Jeroen van Dalen.

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Managing Small Business Finance in a Crisis

8 April 2020

Join the ACA - WA's Business of Small Practice (BoSP) team and Line Paras from business support agency Counting Clouds on 22 April for a webinar on how to manage small business finance in a crisis.

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April Webinar - Marketing Gold

24 March 2020

In the first of our re-worked events that we are now presenting as webinars, communications expert Rachael Bernstone will teach us how to re-purpose our awards submissions into marketing gold on 1 April.

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Tight Financial Management and Open Communication

22 March 2020

TheFulcrum.Agency partner Emma Williamson explains how the consultancy is responding to COVID-19 and offers advice about how to proactively manage through a crisis while maintaining the cultural integrity of your practice.

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Trialling Remote Working

19 March 2020

Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick (TRCB) has been trialling staff working from home for a number of weeks. Leigh Robinson generously shares details about how this is working, lessons learned, and the guidelines the practice has developed.

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WA Calendar of Events 2020

20 January 2020

The ACA – WA Committee has a host of interesting events planned for 2020. Here’s a rundown. Keep an eye on your inboxes for more detailed invitations.

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End of Year Celebrations in WA

20 January 2020

Our WA branch celebrated the end of the year with drinks at the rooftop bar of The Alex Hotel, with special guests and a broad range of members from all scales of practice.

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WA 2020 Welcome Breakfast

12 January 2020

The ACA - WA Committee invites all members to a casual breakfast on Thursday 6 February to celebrate the start of a new year in business.

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WA Update - Survey, Events & Plans for 2020

2 December 2019

The ACA – WA Committee offers an overview of 2019 and a glimpse of 2020’s upcoming initiatives.

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The Architecture of Emergency

31 October 2019

The ACA - WA committee is proud to support a public forum organised by the WA chapter of Architects Declare that will debate how we as a profession might tackle the climate and ecological emergency.

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Money Matters Event Recap

5 October 2019

The Business of Small Practice forum series is an initiative of the WA Committee of the ACA. It brings together architects to share insights about the behind the scenes functions of practice. The third BoSP event in Perth focused on Money Matters.


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WA Event on Lacrosse

9 May 2019

Join the ACA - WA on 31 May for an exclusive luncheon presentation on the Lacrosse Fire ruling and its implications for architects.

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Gender Equity Discussion in WA

1 April 2019

There was standing room only at the ACA's recent Data at Work event in Fremantle, which combined a presentation of Parlour's most recent Census Report with a panel discussion about future action and advocacy. Emma Brain reports.

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WA Panel Discussion on Joint Ventures

25 March 2019

Join the ACA - WA on Thursday 4 April for a panel discussion on the merits and pitfalls of joint ventures.

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BoSP2: Organisational Structure

12 December 2018

The ACA - WA recently held its second Business of Small Practice event, talking shares, trusts, asset protection and employee ownership.

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Office of Regional Architecture

10 December 2018

Business courses, development programs and mentoring opportunities have helped motivate a reassessment and continual improvement approach for Rosalie Pech Eva.

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Lunch with MATES in Construction

10 October 2018

Join ACA - WA and Cbus on 2 November for a 'Lunch and Learn' about mental health on site and in practice.

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The Business of Small Practice

21 September 2018

The ACA - WA’s first Business of Small Practice forum focused on the importance of the ‘connected economy’, with networking and relationships at its core, writes Rachael Bernstone.

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Welcome Malcolm Jones

19 September 2018

The ACA is delighted to announce the appointment of Malcolm Jones as President of the WA branch.

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Farewell from Kieran Wong

6 September 2018

ACA National President and WA Branch President Kieran Wong steps away from his leadership roles, and we thank him for all his passion and hard work.

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PTX Architects

17 July 2018

A client focus and a reverence for place have been fundamental for Denmark firm PTX Architects.

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Langoulant Review into WA Major State Projects

2 April 2018

An inquiry led by former under treasurer, John Langoulant, into recent WA state government projects and contracts has revealed gross incompetence and highlighted the need for a major reformation to current procurement processes.

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Procuring Architectural Services - an Industry Discussion Paper

13 April 2017

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.

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