Suzanne Hunt Architect is a boutique architectural and interior design practice specialising in residential, heritage, hospitality and mixed use projects in Perth and country Western Australia.

Known for her down-to-earth approach and wide-ranging professional and life experiences, architect Suzie Hunt has a warm and engaging manner that manifests in the buildings and spaces she designs. Her practice – founded in 2004 – specialises in architecture and interior design across a range of sectors, and provides strategic advice on design and heritage issues.

Suzie employs a small in-house team of architects and interior designers, and works with trusted external consultants and professional builders, all of whom are selected for their expertise and suitability for each project. She prides herself on maintaining a highly personalised service for her clients, from site selection, initial briefing and concept design through to construction, administration and project completion.

Her work is strongly influenced by Western Australia’s stunning landscapes, resulting in timeless buildings and spaces that are fit-for-purpose and beautifully detailed. Suzie brings a wealth of knowledge to the business of architecture; as well as running her own practice she has worked at state and local government levels, and currently sits on several executive boards. As such, Suzanne Hunt Architects delivers projects that are financial viable, environmentally sustainable and aesthetically innovative.

One of Suzie’s most important roles as an architect is to help her clients enjoy their creative journey; she listens carefully so she can nurture and shape their dreams. “Great architecture enriches our lives physically, psychologically, spiritually and emotionally, and leaves a legacy for generations to come,” she says. “It’s important that we get it right, together.”

Read more about Suzie’s approach to designing homes.

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Suzie is a registered architect in Australia and the UK with over 30 years experience. Suzanne Hunt Architect can assist with:

  • Site selection and climate analysis
  • Strategic advice including heritage advice in relation to Burra Charter principles
  • Development of detailed briefs and sketch designs
  • Architectural and interior design development and detailing
  • Detailed contract documentation drawings and specifications
  • Finishes, fixtures and all furnishing selections and scheduling
  • Contract administration
  • Cost analysis
  • Approval negotiations for local government approvals – development approvals, building licences, environmental and heritage assessments

State and Local Government Experience

Suzie Hunt has experience working in both government sectors in strategy, design and advisory roles particularly in the heritage sector. With this depth of experience we can assist you with statutory government authority approval processes in architecture, planning, heritage and urban renewals.

  • City of Subiaco – Metropolitan Heritage Advisor 2006 – 2011
  • Town of Cottesloe – Metropolitan Heritage Advisor 2006 – 2011
  • Heritage Matters Magazine – Contributing Writer 2006 – 2011
  • Department of Justice (Prisons) – Architectural and Heritage Advisor 2004 – 2006
  • Building Management and Works – Project Architect Fremantle Prison, Schools, Justice 1991 – 1996

Boards & Committees

  • Board Member, Rottnest Island Authority, Governor of WA appointment (2010 to current)
  • President, WA Chapter, Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) (2016 to current)
  • Board Member, Curtin University Architecture Advisory Board (2017 to current)
  • Committee Member, AIA Gender Equity Committee (2014 to current)
  • Councillor, Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Chapter Council (2014-2016)
  • Committee Member, City of Melville Urban Development Planning Advisory Committee (2010-2016)
  • Committee Member, Heritage Council Development Committee  (2004-2006)
  • Committee Member, RAIA Practice Membership Committee (1994 -1996)
  • President, Curtin Architectural Students Association (1984)


  • Bachelor or Architecture (Hons) Curtin 1986
  • Bachelor of Applied Science W.A.I.T 1984
  • Architects Registration Board of UK 1989 Reg No 056402H
  • Architects Board of WA Registration 1993 Reg No 1600

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Architect of Royal Institute of British Architects 1989
  • Associate of Australian Institute of Architects Member 16183 1995
  • Australian Consulting Architects Member No 6024
  • Fellow of Australian Institute of Architects Member No 16183 2016
  • A+ Practice Membership Member No E3821
  • Design Institute of Australia (pending)


Suzanne Hunt Architect Pty Ltd

  • 2018 Gerry Gauntlett Award for Outstanding Conservation or Adaptive Reuse: Western Australian Heritage Awards
  • 2018 Conservation or Adaptive Reuse Award: Western Australian Heritage Awards
  • 2015 Bedfordale House Winner: Housing Industry Awards (HIA) Gransden Constructions (Suzanne Hunt Architect)
  • 2015 HIA CSR Australian Home of the Year
  • 2015 HIA Best Australian Custom Build Home of the Year
  • 2015 HIA National Peoples’ Choice Award
  • 2015 HIA WA Home of the Year Award
  • 2015 HIA Perth Home of the Year Award
  • 2015 Bedfordale House: Timber Design Interior Fitout – Residential, Australian Timber Design Awards
  • 2014 Bedfordale House WA Architecture Awards: Architecture Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
  • 2014 Bedfordale House WA Architecture Awards: Architecture Award for Interior Architecture
  • 2014 Bedfordale House MBA Most Livable Home Award (Gransden Constructions)
  • 2011 Yallingup Coastal House MBA SW Home of the Year (Interior Design)
  • 2008 Witchcliffe House MBA Country Home of the Year WA (Architecture and Interior Design)
  • 2007 Witchcliffe House MBA SW Home of the Year (Architecture and Interior Design)

Wilson Hunt Design Consultants 1999 – 2004 (Suzie Hunt Director)

  • 2003 Design Institute of Australian Interiors – Hospitality Award (The Carine)
  • 2003 AHA Pub of the Year Award (The Carine)
  • 2003  AHA Best Redeveloped Pub (The Carine)
  • 2000   RAIA Interiors Award (Western Power)

Building Management and Works (Suzie Hunt Project Design Architect)

  • 1996 National Trust Award (Fremantle Prison Conservation and Future Use)
  • 1994 Heritage Conservation and Property Value Award Merit Certificate (Fremantle Prison Conservation and Future Use)
  • 1994 Dulux Colour Awards (Fremantle Prison Western Workshops Redevelopment )
  • 1994 City of Fremantle Certificates of Commendation for Conservation (Fremantle Prison – 2, 4, 6, 10 & 12 The Terrace; The Former Hospital and West Workshops)
  • 1994 Master Builders Association of WA Certificate of Merit for Restoration/Renovation of an Historic Building up to $500,000 (Fremantle Prison – Houses 2, 4 & 6 and The Terrace)

Curtin University Student Awards

  • 1986 Cohen Medal Curtin University (Final Year Student)
  • 1985 Concrete Association State Award (Student)

Projects Completed

Suzanne Hunt Architect Principal Architect Residential

  • Dalkeith House (2014)
  • Bedfordale House (2013)
  • St Pauls Heritage House Additions and Refurbishment (Building Licence BL)
  •  Holiday House Augusta (Development Planning Approval DA)
  • Guildford Historic House Additions and Refurbishment (2012)
  • Toodyay 1860’s Holiday  House Refurbishment (2013)
  • Toodyay 1860’s Cottage Refurbishment (2011)
  • Yallingup Coastal Residence – Interior Design (2010)
  • Kennedy Cole Interior Refurbishment Dalkeith (2010)
  • Peppermint Grove House Heritage Additions and Refurbishment (2009)
  • Heytesbury House 1 Heritage Additions and Refurbishment  Subiaco (2009)
  • Furlong Refurbishment Peppermint Grove (2008)
  • Heytesbury House 2, Subiaco (2007)
  • Armitage Hayes House Heritage Additions and Refurbishment Shenton Park (2007)
  • Witchcliffe Residence – Margaret River (2005)
  • Cha Am Holiday Cottages Thailand (DA)
  • Parkerville House (DA)
  • Injidup Holiday House (Development Approval DA)
  • River Residence Dalkeith (DA  – Owner Builder)
  • Preston St Exmouth Residence (DA)
  • Gnarabup Holiday House (DA)
  • Singleton House (Sketch Design)
  • Nullaki Caretaker Cottage Denmark (BL)
  • Nullaki Holiday Home Denmark (DA)
  • Heytesbury House 3 Subiaco (1998)
  • Lawler St House Subiaco (1992)

Heritage, Hospitality, Commercial and Education

  • Cue Community Resource Centre and Visitor Centre (2017)
  • Leeuwin Estate Stage 1 works (2017)
  • BMW Mindarie Senior School Home Economics Refurbishment (2013)
  • BMW 140 William St Strategic Acoustic Advice (2013)
  • Heritage Gates Restoration & Adaptive Reuse Subiaco Oval 2012
  • CBD Design Guideline Review – City of Subiaco (2011)
  • Leeuwin Estate Restaurant Maintenance Works (2011)
  • Coolbellup Childcare Centre (DA) (2006)
  • Heritage Advice – St Josephs Church Subiaco (2007 – 2013)
  • Home Provedore Fitout Claremont Heritage Precinct (2006)
  • Capitalis Office Fitout Perth CBD (2007)

Wilson Hunt Design Consultants – Director 1999 – 2004

  • The Goose Function Centre, Busselton WA
  • Outram St Offices, West Perth  (Heritage Adaptive Reuse)
  • The Cape Wine Bar, Dunsborough WA
  • The Carine Tavern Carine WA
  • Broadwater Medical Centre, Busselton WA
  • Quattro Café / Brassiere, Fremantle WA Heritage Refurbishment – Interiors
  • Western Power Executive Offices and Conference Facilities
  • Leeuwin Estate Winery and Restaurant Margaret River
  • Martin Residence, Cottesloe WA
  • 5- 9 Lawrence Ave Apartments West Perth

Building Management Authority – Project Leader 1991 – 1996

  • Fremantle Prison Conservation & Future Use Project
  • Supreme Court Design Proposals & Options
  • Co-located Supreme & District Court Project Feasibility Studies, Perth
  • Parliament House Condition and Strategic Report
  • Swan Barracks Feasibility Design, Perth

Scott Brownrigg and Turner Architects London – Design Architect 1988 – 1991

  • Twyford Abbey Hotel Development, London
  • Manor Farm, Surrey Mixed Use  Feasibility, Surrey
  • Ross on Wye, Mixed Use  Feasibility Gloucestershire
  • Exchange Court, Mixed Use  Feasibility London
  • South Kensington Station Residential Redevelopment
  • Rajhastan Conference Centre Feasibility, India
  • Bollo Lane Office Development, Chiswick
  • Felixstowe Mixed Use/Tourist Facility, Felixstowe
  • Pavord Drummond Cottage, Wales

Goddard Manton Architects London – Graduate Architect 1987 – 1988

  • The Weirmill Mixed Use Development ,Kent (Adaptive Reuse)
  • Limehouse Cut Mixed Use Development, London (Adaptive Reuse)