PETER 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.
CINDY LIN B.Arch (Hons) UNSW
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.
NATALIE WANG B.Des.Arch USYD
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 has recently completed her exchange at Eindhoven University in the Netherlands and is currently completing her masters at USYD.
SARAH GAN-BROWN B.Des.Arch USYD
Sarah assists the Principal and Senior Associate with D.A. submissions and the development of our urban design strategies and presentations. She is responsible for organising PWA’s William Street office. She enjoys travel, skiing and hand sketching.
LORRAINE LI B.Arch UNSW
Lorraine assists the Principal in preparing concept designs and urban design strategies. She is a good communicator and enjoys all aspects of design. Her interest in other cultures has been encouraged by extensive travel. She is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin and is currently completing her Masters at UNSW.
ELLEN ZHANG B.Des. Arch USYD
Ellen assists the Principal in urban design strategies and planning issues. She is a determined team player and believes in more cooperation within the greater design community. She is also fluent in written and spoken Mandarin and is currently completing her Masters in Urban Design at USYD.