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. Many times an award winner, formally qualified altogether with years of practical design experience in this state.

Enjoy your design creation experience with ACW or WDG

A little about us

Alex started the design practice many years ago in the belief that he could provide a personal approach to the design of buildings, heritage, planning 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 of the building’s design and deals directly with Alex.   A raft of consultants are available should they be required.

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

The approach has always to bring design  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; design 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 pursuing 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,
Willis Design Group P/L augments 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
  • Planners
  • Drone


Golden Key International Honour Society. Top 15% on university academic performance.

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

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

1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2017

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.