Monday, June 24, 2024

New government architect for WA

The WA Government has today welcomed the appointment of leading architect, Emma Williamson, to the role of Government Architect.

Ms Williamson (pictured) is the co-founder and Partner at award-winning creative consultancy, TheFulcrum.Agency, with nearly 30 years of architectural experience. She was named a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects in 2022, and has worked on projects including the WA Museum Boola Bardip, Murdoch University’s Boola Katitjin, and the Karratha Super clinic.

“I welcome the appointment of Ms Emma Williamson to the role of Government Architect Western Australia and Chair of the State Design Review Panel,” said WA Planning Minister, John Carey.

“Ms Williamson is a highly credentialled architect – with more than three decades of practical experience in the design and delivery of both public and private sector projects of all sizes.

“Ms Williamson’s experience in design review will be integral to the position, as she will play a central role in the review and assessment of significant development proposals – through the new permanent assessment pathway – as part of our Government’s planning reform agenda to take effect on Friday,1 March 2024.

“I would again like to thank outgoing Government Architect Ms Moore, for her contribution to the design of our State, and wish her well in her next endeavours.”

Ms Williamson holds degrees in Architecture and Interior Design, and is a member of the Western Australian and South Australian State Design Review Panels, as well as the Chair of several local government Design Review Panels.  

Ms Williamson’s appointment follows the announcement that Ms Rebecca Moore would step down from the role after three years of service.

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