building ideas

Forming in 1994, eiw have created a culture whereby the knowledge and minds of its staff and clients are continually enriched with powerful and innovative thinking.

We are structured to provide architectural services in a way that engages, encourages and inspires our clients. At the heart of our philosophy is recognition that we become part of a planning and design team, working with people in the context of respect and innovation.

We call it Building Ideas.

A spirit of collaboration enables visionary ideas to be formulated, sustainable design solutions to be proposed and engenders ownership for the end users in all projects. All team members have an appreciation of this concept of collaboration, a desire to embrace current trends and research, and a commitment to delivering projects within time and budget constraints.

This results in a strong studio culture where problems are discussed, ideas canvassed and solutions proposed. We welcome you on this journey with us.

our values

eiw values respect in all our relationships. This is embraced with clients, authorities, sub-consultants, trade representatives, builders and sub-contractors alike.

Creative thinking goes beyond design solutions and encompasses any task carried out within our organisation. eiw encourages staff members to think creatively in all situations.

eiw harnesses experience from 20 years of working with institutional clients and acknowledges that each are unique. We encourage a sensitivity from our staff to offer ideas in the context of each clients’ ethos.

eiw staff that are enriched through their work are passionate about the tasks they perform and the architecture they create.

Architecture is a service profession and all tasks performed need to be seen in this context. eiw also supports community service projects and staff are individually involved in a number of voluntary roles within the community.

eiw team

Philip Idle Philip Idle Director

Favourite quote or line from a film?
“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.” - Casablanca

Tony D'Andrea Tony D'Andrea Director

Did you have a favourite toy as a child?
Scalextric slot cars

Andrew Teoh Andrew Teoh Architect

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be and why?
Orangey-red, not quite dull, not quite bright but something about it seems just right.

Chad Mollett Chad Mollett Senior Draftsperson

Chloe Summers Chloe Summers Architect

Favourite place to go in Perth?
Chu Bakery, because avocado on toast is life.

Florence Wong Florence Wong Draftsperson

Do you have a favourite book?
A Pristine Mind by Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

Jennifer Vos Jennifer Vos Interior Designer

Favourite song quote or line from a film?
“You don't have to believe everything you think We've been programmed wake up, we miss you They call you indigo, we call you Africa Go get baptized in the ocean of the people Say reboot, refresh, restart Fresh page, new day, O.G.'s, new key.” -The Healer Song by Erykah Badu

Kate Miles Kate Miles Studio Manager

I can’t live without….
Flowers, coffee, mid-century furniture and my favourite humans.

Lauren Stokes Lauren Stokes Architect

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be and why?
Raw Sienna - it reminds me of summertime in Italy.

Les Hannd Les Hannd Senior Draftsperson

Given the chance, who would you like to be for a day?
Kelly Slater

Mark Oliver Mark Oliver Associate

Do you have a favourite book?

Tanya Grobbelaar Tanya Grobbelaar Graduate

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be and why?
Orange – I’m drawn to its energy and happiness.

Peter Quake Peter Quake Associate

What do you hate eating?
Bananas (very overrated)