Individual or bespoke design has its rewards: one-on-one contact to meet client requirements, designing around location demands (one standard design does not suit everyone) and your choice of builder. Formally qualified and with many years practical design experience in this state,  winner and finalist of many design awards as well as being an avid traveler to many countries.

Enjoy your design creation experience with ACW or WDG

A little about us

Alex started this practice many years ago in the belief that he could provide a personal approach to the design of buildings, heritage and place-making – bringing together both experience and fresh ideas.

Rather than being part of a large company the client benefits by becoming involved with all aspects and deals directly with Alex. Alex documents everything rather than contracting out. A raft of consultants are available should they be required.

Projects come from many sources: commercial syndicates or the wider community.

The approach has always to bring ideas, some practical others slightly different. Often the circumstance is complex: a mixture of regulations, policies and a desire to deliver a creative opportunity, resulting in that no two projects being the same.

Over time Alex has added qualifications; skills required to ensure competence, diversity and interest. For example: a Master’s in Cultural Heritage and another Master’s in Planning (professional)(urban design). Similarly by belonging to many Institutes and Associations, these memberships ensure keeping abreast of current issues – professional development. Alex today, is the project design manager.

Have a thorough look through the website – should you be interested in pursing a design for any sort of building or place-making project, Alex will certainly be interested.


 In support it is often a requirement to provide specialist services:
In addition to consulting with local authorities,
ACW Building Design P/L engineers the services as determined:

  • Structural Engineer
  • Hydraulics
  • Land Surveyor
  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape
  • BCA Compliance & Certification
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Modelmaking
  • Heritage
  • Fire Services Engineer
  • Traffic Engineers
  • Estimator
  • Acoustic Engineer
  • Soils Analysis
  • Thermal Assessor


Building Designers’ Association of Western Australia and National Designers Association of Australia.

Winner and or finalist of different residential/commercial categories within the following years:

1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2014

Housing Industry Association of W.Aust. Home of the Year: 1989, 1993, 1994.

Sponsors’ Awards: 1995, 1995, 1996, Western Power, CSR Monier.

James Hardie.

Student awards/certificates – winner category:

Pyneboard Fine Furniture.

Peter Sim Industrial Design., Leederville Technical College: Top Student Interior Design.