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Architecture that Matters - A new home for the School of Design and the Built Environment. 

An outline of JWA’s process of delivering a landmark building for Curtin University, from briefing and concept design through to detailing and construction.  Exploring how the core design themes, functional requirements and technical performance of the building interweave to generate a unique and meaningful architectural outcome.          


John Wardle Architects is internationally renowned for making extraordinary buildings and places that matter. A team of 100+ design professionals work across Australia and internationally from our two studios in Melbourne and Sydney.

The practice is a large collaborative environment where every project has a range of creative, technical and strategic contributions from a diverse team of architects and interior designers within JWA. Retaining the creative energy of a small studio, pinning work up, and exploring new territory is fundamental to how the practice works. JWA have expertise in master planning, urban design, architecture, and interior design. Led by Founding Principal, John Wardle, the work ranges across education, residential and commercial projects, encouraging the cross fertilisation of ideas.  Many projects by JWA have been highly awarded. In 2018, this included National AIA Awards for Educational Architecture and Interior Architecture, the RIBA Award for International Excellence and the Dezeen Award for Best House Interior. JWA has twice been recognised with the prestigious Sir Zelman Cowen Award for best public building in Australia in 2002 and 2006, and has twice received Robin Boyd Awards for best residential project in Australia. The practice has also won two Victorian Architecture Medals.

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