Sydney residential architects guiding clients through the design of their most important investment: their home. In urban, suburban, coastal and rural environments, Peter Willett Associates provides solutions for architectural and interior design, difficult council approvals, heritage conservation and environmental sustainability. PWA designs brand new homes as well as maximising amenity and value from existing buildings through alterations, additions and renovations. We have extensive experience in gaining development application approval throughout the area’s of the Inner West, Canada Bay, City of Sydney, Hunters Hill Ku-Ring-Gai, Manly, Mosman, North Sydney, Pittwater, Randwick, Ryde, Waverley, Willoughby and Woollara Councils. The team is also adept at securing approval for clients in other regions, having worked previously with Councils on the Upper North Shore and Central Coast, Western & Inner West Suburbs, Eastern Suburbs and South Coast.
We are committed to unique design and excellent communication, maintaining intimate involvement with each project from concept design to construction. Each design is individual, responding to the needs and desires of our clients and their unique location.


People - PeterPETER WILLETT B.Sci(Arch) / B.Arch (Hons) USyd AIA


Nominated registered architect (NSW) no.5110

Peter established PWA in 1992, after gaining a broad range of architectural experience both in Australia and internationally. Previously Peter had won first prize in the Taylor Square Design Competition.  As an Associate of MSJ Keys Young he organised the winning design for the Southern CBD Design Competition and the urban design concept for the Sydney Olympic Bid. He was also involved in the design of many components of the public open space at Darling Harbour.

Following this, Peter spent a period of time overseas and while working in Basel and Zurich, he was exposed to the rigors and quality of Swiss residential design. This experience proved to be one of the influences in the establishment of PWA.

Peter oversees all projects from concept design to completion. He reinforces that each project is a team effort, and encourages the whole office to be focused on achieving the best results for each of our clients through collaboration and discussion.

Peter is interested in how a house can conform to an urban typology yet also present a unique solution for each client. He sees that the delicate task of striking a balance between a project’s relationship to the streetscape and its individual expression creates both a fascinating challenge at the outset and significant rewards at the end.


People - CindyCINDY LIN B.Arch (Hons) UNSW

Senior Associate

Registered architect (NSW) no.9733

Cindy brings 15 years of experience in residential architecture to the firm. She is engaged in the design and construction documentation review of all projects. Her resilience is evident in handling of the risk management and financial tracking for the firm. Cindy’s curiosity in the detailing and making of things expressed through sketching, painting and modelling ensures the viability of the design direction. Her interest in the design and making of gardens throughout the world makes Kyoto one of her favourite places. She is also fluent in spoken and written Mandarin.







Junior Associate

Lynda brings her considerable communication and design skills to coordinating the concept and research team at the Darlinghurst studio. Her team building skills and interest in form and place making are enhanced through annual expeditions. Her talent in being able to appreciate the big picture while assessing the impact of detail drives her desire to develop a diversity of projects. She is also fluent in both spoken and written Vietnamese.








Architectural Assistant

Natalie assists both the Principal and Senior Associate in client liaison, preparing concept design and with DA submissions. Her curiosity in architectural detailing combined with digital drawing and modelling skills delivers a diligence in finding refined solutions for various design problems.  Her interest also lies in nature and environment and is passionate in realising her pursuit with sustainable design. She is also fluent in spoken and written Mandarin. She is currently on exchange in Eindhoven as part of her Master’s degree.







Anson_website croppedANSON LI B.Des.Arch USYD

Architectural Assistant

Anson is involved in a range of project tasks assisting both the Senior Associate and the Principal. He is a key point of contact during the initial stages of a project with concept and DA submissions. He excels at visualising projects at an early stage, and developing the 3D imagery that allows our clients to participate fully in the design process. He is fluent in spoken Cantonese.









Architectural Assistant

Sarah assists the associates in researching and concept development. She brings a refreshing intellectual rigour to the communication of design investigations and is a valued part of the team. She enjoys travels, skiing and hand sketching.