Known for her down-to-earth approach and wide-ranging professional and life experiences, Principal Architect Suzie Hunt has a warm and engaging manner that manifests in the buildings and spaces she designs.
In 2005, as a mum of four young children I established Suzanne Hunt Architect; with fellow architect, mum and now, Associate Catherine Lee. With a couple of computers and a desk in my bedroom I had a dream of delivering beautiful architecture differently.
My 20 years’ experience working in the UK and Australia; in large, small, government and private practices on a range of projects; had highlighted the need for a more personalised, flexible, enjoyable, client-focussed, approach to the delivery of great architecture and design.
Several years have passed and I am proud to say we are still focussed on our clients enjoying their creative journey. It is a delight and privilege to walk alongside our clients providing personalised advice for the duration of their project.
Working with our in-house collaborative design team, our trusted external consultants and professional builders all of whom are selected for their expertise for each project, Catherine and I nurture our clients’ dreams to make them a reality.
Taking on a limited number of projects ensures we have the time to really listen and get to know our clients; and develop considered, holistic design solutions that are fully resolved and documented, financially viable and environmentally sustainable for the long term.
Suzie Hunt graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 1986. She was awarded the esteemed Cohen Medal upon graduation. Suzie is a registered architect with the Architects Board of WA, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and a Chartered Architect of the RIBA. Suzanne Hunt Architect is an AIA A+ Practice and is a registered company with the Architects Board of WA.
Suzanne Hunt | Architects Board of WA Registration, 1993
· Suzanne Hunt | Architects Board of WA Registration, 1993 ABWA No 1600
· SHA Practice Registration | Architects Board of WA, 2005
· Suzanne Hunt | Architects Registration Board of UK, 1989
· Bachelor or Architecture (Hons) Curtin, 1986
· Bachelor of Applied Science W.A.I.T. 1984
· Fellow of Australian Institute of Architects Member, 2016
· A+ Practice Membership | Member, 2014
· Chartered Architect Royal Institute of British Architects, 1989
With over 35 years professional experience Suzie is a trusted advisor, recognised professional leader and non-executive Board Director. She 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.
A strong advocate for the architectural profession and equity diversity and inclusion Suzie was the first women to be elected president of the Australian Institute of Architects WA Chapter in 2017. She established #WorkWomenWisdom for women in design which continues to run events. In 2021 Suzie won the esteemed national architecture award ‘Paula Whitman Prize for Gender Equity’ for her work in grassroots advocacy for women in architecture in WA. Watch the acceptance video here.
She is an active member of the West Australian community sitting on a number of boards and committees. In her spare time Suzie is also a presenter on Channel 10’s Australia By Design TV Show, a recognised public speaker, media commentator and columnist in local newspapers. Check the Advocacy section to read more.
Suzanne Hunt Architect’s designs are strongly influenced by Western Australia’s stunning landscapes, resulting in beautifully detailed timeless buildings and spaces that are fit-for-purpose, financially viable and environmentally sustainable.
State and Local Government Expertise
Suzie has experience working in both local and state government 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, feasibility studies and site selection in the areas of architecture, planning, heritage and urban renewals around Western Australia.
SHA RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS | NEW, ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS
SHA RESIDENTIAL AWARDS
SHA HOSPITALITY, PUBLIC, COMMERCIAL PROJECTS | Architecture, Heritage, Interiors, Strategic Advice
SHA HOSPITALITY, PUBLIC, COMMERCIAL AWARDS
WILSON HUNT HOSPITALITY AND INTERIOR AWARDS
ARCHITECTURE, HERITAGE, STRATEGIC ADVICE AND FEASIBILITY DESIGN
HERITAGE AND INTERIOR AWARDS
Fremantle Prison Conservation and Future Use Project
ARCHITECTURE, MULTI-RESIDENTIAL, HERITAGE, STRATEGIC ADVICE AND FEASIBILITY DESIGN
ARCHITECTURE, MULTI-RESIDENTIAL, HERITAGE
Associate Architect DLPG (Paris)
BA Dip. Arch (London)
M.Arch (UWA) Graduate Architect
M.Arch Graduate Architect (Brazil)