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.
Read more about ACA – WA.
2020 Rates of Pay
The 2020 Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees in architectural practices are applicable from 1 November 2020.
Business Resilience with Bill Withers
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.
WA Update - August 2020
The WA branch committee provides an advocacy update and is delighted to welcome three new committee members.
Infrastructure of long-term benefit
ACA – WA President Malcolm Jones reflects on JobKeeper, the flexible workplace, and the need for more resources for infrastructure of long-term benefit.
WA Advocacy & Business of Design
The WA branch is getting back into the swing of things, with an upcoming government meeting and the annual Business of Design lunch.
WA Branch Update - May 2020
Highlights for 2020 for ACA – WA have been three successful online events and continued government advocacy.
Innovation, Resilience & Relationship Building
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.
Managing Small Business Finance in a Crisis
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.
Managing Remote Teams Webinar
Join the ACA for a Remote Working Webinar on 15 April, with leadership and communication specialists Hannah Fitzhardinge and Jeroen van Dalen.
Marketing Gold with Rachael Bernstone
PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SUPPORT SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19.
Don’t miss the WA branch’s next Lunch and Learn event on 20 March, when communications expert Rachael Bernstone will share her tips on how to turn your awards entries into marketing gold.
WA Calendar of Events 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.
End of Year Celebrations in WA
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.
WA 2020 Welcome Breakfast
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.
WA Update - Survey, Events & Plans for 2020
The ACA – WA Committee offers an overview of 2019 and a glimpse of 2020’s upcoming initiatives.
Don’t Miss Xmas Drinks in WA
Raise a glass with us and celebrate another great year in the business of architecture in Perth on Thursday 5 December.
The Architecture of Emergency
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.
Money Matters Event Recap
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.
Future Plans, Mentoring & Prizes in WA
The ACA – WA recaps recent events and future plans, and talks mentoring schemes and prizes.
Non-conforming Building Products in the Built Environment
Join the Institute of Architects WA Chapter and the ACA – WA on 5 August for a presentation on Non-Conforming Products in the Built Environment.
Consumer Confidence in the Title ‘Architect’
ACA – WA Committee member Kate Fitzgerald discusses the growing trend for incorrect use of the title ‘Architect’ in an age of declining consumer confidence, and how the time is right to reclaim the title.
Welcome Kukame McPierzie
ACA – WA is pleased to welcome Kukame McPierzie, design director at Gresley Abas, to our branch committee.
Congratulations Kukame McPierzie!
Congratulations to Kukame McPierzie on receiving the WA Emerging Architect Prize from the Australian Institute of Architects.
Book Now for BoSP 4
ACA – WA is delighted to present BoSP 4, an in-depth session with Sydney-based HR expert Merilyn Speiser on 2 August.
Don't Miss the WA Members Lunch
Clear the diary on 25 July for the ACA – WA's annual Members Lunch to celebrate the start of a new financial year.
Financial Health of Small Practice
WA's Business of Small Practice forum is proving a popular staple on the event calendar, with the recent instalment focusing on the delicate balance of financial health, personal values and enjoyment of the work.
Digital Twins for the Built World
The ACA – WA Committee, in partnership with Hassell and Consult Australia, is proud to present a discussion about innovative new technology with keynote speaker Joshua Ridley on 4 July. Book now!
WA Event on Lacrosse
Join the ACA – WA on 31 May for an exclusive luncheon presentation on the Lacrosse Fire ruling and its implications for architects.
WA Cladding Update
ACA – WA President Malcolm Jones gives an overview of the WA cladding audit, issues around ACP compliance, and some early next steps.
How do you improve your bottom line without letting go of your values or your daily enjoyment of the work? On 10 May, Warwick Mihaly will share his insights for BoSP3 in WA.
Gender Equity Discussion in WA
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.
WA Panel Discussion on Joint Ventures
Join the ACA – WA on Thursday 4 April for a panel discussion on the merits and pitfalls of joint ventures.
Parlour Census Report Event in WA
Please join the ACA, the Institute and Parlour on 21 March for a presentation on the Parlour Census Report, followed by a panel discussion about future action and advocacy.
Data at Work in WA
Please join the ACA and Parlour at Notre Dame University on 21 March for a presentation on the Parlour Census Report, and a discussion about future action and advocacy.
2019 Welcome Breakfast in WA
The ACA - WA Committee welcomes in the new year with breakfast for members and sponsors at one of Perth's best cafes.
Extensive Event Program for 2019
The ACA – WA Committee is delighted to announce its calendar of events for 2019. More details will be provided in the new year.
BoSP2: Organisational Structure
The ACA – WA recently held its second Business of Small Practice event, talking shares, trusts, asset protection and employee ownership.
Christmas Celebration in WA
There was a healthy turnout for the ACA – WA's annual President’s Cocktail Party on the rooftop of the Alex Hotel.
Office of Regional Architecture
Business courses, development programs and mentoring opportunities have helped motivate a reassessment and continual improvement approach for Rosalie Pech Eva.
Business of Small Practice 2: Organisational Structure
Join the ACA – WA on 23 November to talk shares, trusts, asset protection and employee ownership at a breakfast BoSP event.
President's Drinks in WA
Come along to our annual President's end-of-year drinks on the rooftop of The Alex Hotel!
Lunch with MATES in Construction
Join ACA – WA and Cbus on 2 November for a 'Lunch and Learn' about mental health on site and in practice.
Farewell from Kieran Wong
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.
The Business of Small Practice
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.
Welcome Malcolm Jones
The ACA is delighted to announce the appointment of Malcolm Jones as President of the WA branch.
WA Calendar Update
Western Australia is gearing up for a busy end to 2018! The following events have been scheduled, with dates to be announced shortly.
A client focus and a reverence for place have been fundamental for Denmark firm PTX Architects.
The Business of Small Practice Forum
The ACA – WA is excited to announce the first event in a new series curated specifically for small business.
2018 Award Rates
Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for the Architects Award – effective from 1 July.
What’s on in WA?
The ACA – WA Committee has a host of interesting events planned for 2018. Here’s a rundown.
Troubling Times for the WA Construction Industry
Join the ACA – WA to discuss risk allocation, insolvency and the local precarious state of the construction industry at their next event on 17 May.
Wanted: New Committee Members for ACA - WA
The WA Committee is on the hunt for new members.
WA Event: Breakfast at the West End Deli
Join us for breakfast in Perth and learn more about our new Strategic Plan!
Langoulant Review into WA Major State Projects
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.
Welcome to ACA - WA
Come along to our first event of 2018 to find out more about the ACA Toolbox and how we can help you improve your business.
Kieran Wong reviews 2017
ACA National President Kieran Wong reviews the ACA’s 30th year and outlines his plans for the future.
WA Xmas Drinks
Join ACA – WA for Christmas Drinks, 23 November at the Alex Hotel.
Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held in five cities around Australia in November.
Farewell and Thanks
Peter Hodge and Greg Howlett are retiring from the ACA – WA Committee. Thanks for all the work and wisdom!
Breakfast with Adrian Hughes QC
ACA – WA invites members to meet with pre-eminent barrister, Adrian Hughes QC, at an event held in conjunction with Consult Australia and the Society of Construction Law.
Congratulations Michael Gay
Congratulations to Michael Gay, ACA – WA’s newest committee member, on being awarded the WA Emerging Architect Prize from the Australian Institute of Architects.
Procurement in WA: Government as ‘model client’
A joint submission to the WA Commission of Inquiry into Government Programs and Projects.
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.
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 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 April
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.
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!
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.
National Salary Survey
The ACA National Salary Survey provides important data on architectural salaries across Australia.
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.