Design key in Perth shift to micro lots

Designing Perth Homes on Micro Lots

The WA Government is opening up the way for home building on smaller blocks. The Australian Institute of Architects supports this because it creates more options in the city and takes advantage of existing infrastructure. I’m very pleased with this as it will create more affordable housing for young families and people who are ready […]

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Reports from the front line of #WWW in Perth

Last year, I guest-hosted the Parlour Instagram page, which provides a platform to discuss and promote  women in architecture. This allowed me to highlight a momentous gathering we held in November in Perth – when about 150 women architects gathered at the inaugural #WorkWomenWisdom event to celebrate being a female architect in 2017, with honest discussions […]

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Pearls of Wisdom

It was a delight to have my mentor and WA’s first female attorney general – Cheryl Edwardes AM – as the guest speaker at our recent International Women’s Day lunch. Held at the Institute of Architects, we welcomed colleagues from the Planning Institute and Landscape Architecture Institute, and there were about 90 people present on […]

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Holiday House Augusta 2

Reflections of a mid-career architect

In my role as President of the Institute in WA, I have a lot of conversations with many different architects – working in all kinds of fields and places – and being the first woman in the role, I’m often approached by younger women seeking advice and insights about how to progress their career in […]

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End of year event – my speech

Last year was a big year for me personally, and for the Institute of Architects as we progressed our Advocacy agenda through various key initiatives. Here is my speech from our end of year gathering, where I summarised all of those activities for members. Good evening and thank you all for attending tonight’s event…especially as […]

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#WorkWomenWisdom event – my speech

Last year I hosted about 150 women architects at my home, as a way of starting a conversation about how to achieve gender equity in our profession. Here’s my speech from that momentous night!  Thank you all for coming tonight I really appreciate your interest and attendance. A bit of housekeeping, although this house needs […]

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Cue project wins two major awards

Our three-year project with Stephen Carrick Architect to transform Cue’s disused Post Office building into a Visitor and Community Resource Centre was rewarded with two major accolades at the State Heritage Awards last Friday night. The project won the award in its category – Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place – and the overall […]

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President’s Wrap Up

Thursday 21 December 2017 Hello everyone Thanks for taking the time to join me in reflecting on 2018. As always, we packed quite a lot in, but several things stood out in our pursuit of a better built environment. I hit the ground running back in March just after Trump was inaugurated and a new […]

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Message from the Chapter President

Friday, 8 September 2017 Fellow Architects and Members Before I was elected to Chapter Council I often reflected on the value proposition of membership. More bluntly, what is the Institute doing to improve the profile of architects? Six months into my presidency I believe we can confidently say quite a lot, so I thought I’d […]

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