WILLIAMS BOAG architects (WBa) is a Melbourne based architectural firm providing expertise in the fields of architecture, planning, urban design and interior design. WBa was established in 1975 and has built an enviable professional reputation based on carefully designed and finely crafted architectural solutions. 

 

WBa practices with an alignment of purpose, personal commitment and accountability, and share one common goal: the provision of fit-for-purpose design solutions from concept to hand over. Clients enjoy responsiveness, personal commitment, and agility in project delivery brought to their project.

WBa's commitment to a sustainable future is without question. The company's approach to responsible design is to address sustainability in an holistic manner through all project typologies acknowledging the different facets of sustainability - social, cultural, ecological, and economic and responding to the various challenges with a considered approach to their impact on the design and delivery process.​

WBa's design approach starts by addressing sustainability issues and opportunities in the concept or master-planning phase of any project which leads into consideration of the environmental impacts generated by the selection of building systems and services, the choice of materials, and the application of passive and active design strategies.

Richmond DHS Housing

Watson Hall Ballarat Clarendon College

Old Colonists Association Victoria Rushall

Richmond DHS Housing

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"WBa understands the value of the strong relationship between client and architect as professional advisor."

Peter Williams AM

Founding Director

Tim Lang

Associate Director

Ray Cangadis

Associate

STUDIO

Aaron Hughes

Colin Brandt

Danica Foo

Greg Meyers

Jacqueline Hays

Maryanne McRedmond

Peter Wolf

Sean Earl

Sejal Karadia

Peter Williams is a highly regarded practitioner who successfully combines the responsibilities of heading a well known architectural firm and membership of allied professional bodies and other organisations within the community. Under his guidance, WBa has been acknowledged by numerous design awards at both National and State levels. The firm received International recognition in the Stockholm Partnerships for Sustainable Cities program in 2003. 

Peter provides strategic design leadership and ‘hands-on’ design involvement in WBa’s projects, supporting all project personnel in the design team. He works closely with clients and fellow staff to ensure delivery of considered, responsible, and appropriate design solutions. 

 

In keeping with a broad interest in the role of the architect in society Peter had an early founding involvement with the Architecture International Series (AIS) and the RAIA Monograph publications in 1985. The AIS was awarded the RAIA President’s Award for its contribution to the development of architectural culture in Australia. 

Peter was president of the Architects Accrediation Council of Australia (AACA) in from 1994-1998 which paralleled his Chairmanship of the Architects Registration Board of Victoria from 1988-1997. Peter is a member of the NPrA of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia.

 

Peter was a Member of the Heritage Council of Victoria from 2002 to 2008 which utilised both his design ability and insight into heritage matters and was appointed to the Victorian Government Design Review Panel in June 2012.

Peter regards himself first and foremost as a practicing architect. He is generous with his time and promotes the value of professionalism with all his fellow staff, clients and the community with which he comes into contact.

Tim Lang joined Williams Boag in 1985 whilst still studying architecture at RMIT. Tim's experience spans more than three decades in the industry and is an indispensable part of the service provided by WBa. 

 

Tim has acted as project architect on numerous significant projects in the housing, educational, commercial, and institutional sectors during his time at WBa.

These  projects include  the award winning redevelopment  of the Melbourne GPO in 2003-5 and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School VCASS in Southbank. Tim was project architect for the Winyu House Project  in Gungahlin, ACT and the Mildura Arts Centre (MAC). He played a conceptual role in the  Tyne St Housing in Carlton which received the Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban design and the Victorian Architecture Medal

Tim currently is the project architect overseeing the execution of the masterplans for Ballarat Clarendon Colleges' Senior and Junior campuses.

Ray has practiced with WBa since 2003. During this time, Ray has worked in all aspects of project delivery on a variety of project types.

Ray has led the development and documentation on a number of award winning institutional and educational projects. These include key roles as project architect on the masterplan and design of a new double gymnasium, library and classrooms for Box Hill High School, a masterplan vision for the award winning Altona P-9 School, the Docklands Early Learning Centre, and the National CEFPI Award winning Gungahlin Senior College in the ACT.

Ray’s currently involved in the delivery of the redevelopment of the music and performing arts precinct for Goulburn Valley Grammar, as project architect for Port Melbourne Primary School, and the Roxy Theatre in Leeton NSW.

 

Awards and Industry Recognition

AIA Victorian Chapter 2021

The John George Knight Award for Heritage Architecture

Bendigo Former Mining Exchange

AIA Victorian Chapter 2020

Award for Heritage - Creative Adaptation

Abbotsford Convent Magdalen Laundry

MBA National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards 2015 

Commercial/ Industrial Project $20M - $50M 

Winyu House

Bayside Built Environment Award 2015

Most Outstanding Contribution over the Past Decade

John Knox Church

AIA Victorian Chapter 2014

Award for Multiple Housing

Richmond DHS Housing

Bendigo Heritage Awards 2013

Winner of ‘Development within a Heritage Area’

Howard Place Safe Transport Space

CEFPI Awards 2012

Australasia Regional Winner, Overall Winner 

Gungahlin College, Library CIT Learning centre & Town Park

CEFPI Awards 2012

Australasia Regional Winner

Category 1: New Educational Facility Construction/Entire Educational Facility

Gungahlin College, Library CIT Learning centre & Town Park

Bayside Built Environment Award 2011 

'Best Heritage Renovation & Restoration'

John Knox Church 

City of Monash World Environment Day Built Environment Award 2011 

James Gormley Bike Arrival Station

School Design Awards 2010

Best School Awards above $3.5m

Altona P-9 College

City of Whitehorse - Building a Better City Design Awards 2009
Winner Best New Institutional Building Award

Box Hill High School


Winner Environmental Sustainability - Institutional Award
Box Hill High School


Winner Mayoral Award
Box Hill High School

Dulux Interior Design Awards 2009

Winner Sustainable Interiors Award

TAC Geelong Headquarters

Architectural Excellence in the South East Award 2009

Outstanding Building Conservation

Port Phillip Accomodation Project, St Kilda Town Hall

RAIA Heritage Award 2008

Centre for  Theology and Ministry and Dalton McCaughey Library, University of Melbourne 

RAIA Public Architecture Award: Alterations & Additions 2008

Port Phillip Accommodation Project, St Kilda Town Hall 

Architectural Excellence in the South East Award 2007

Best Commercial Building

Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove

 

MBA Excellence in Construction Award 2007

Commercial  Buildings $10M-$20M

Dalton McCaughey Library and Centre for Theology

RAIA The Special Jury Award 2005
Inkerman Oasis Stage 1

RAIA (Victorian Chapter) 2005 Sir Osborne McCucheon Award
Commercial Architecture Melbourne
Melbourne GPO Redevelopment

RAIA The Commercial Architecture Award 2005

Melbourne GPO Redevelopment

RAIA (Victorian Chapter) 2005  Harold Desbrowe-Annear Residential Architecture Award

Inkerman Oasis Stage 1

Exemplar Status and National Jury Commendation in the ‘Towards Sustainable Communities Award’ 2004

Inkerman Oasis Housing Development

RAIA National Commendation for Sustainable Architecture 2003

Monash Science Centre, Monash University

Stockholm Partnership for Sustainable Cities

Inkerman Oasis Housing Development, St Kilda 2002

RAIA Commendation Award

Institutional Architecture Alterations and Additions

McClelland Gallery Langwarrin June 2000.

United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Award 2000

Local Government Best Specific Environmental Initiative award
The Depot housing project, St Kilda
June 2000.

Urban Development Institute of Australia Excellence Award 1999

Former St Kilda Uniting Church Site, St Kilda

RAIA Joseph Reed Award for Urban Design 1999

Former St Kilda Uniting church site, St Kilda

City of Melbourne Building and Planning Awards 1994

Merit Award, Multiple Dwellings Category

Tyne Street Redevelopment Project, Carlton

RAIA Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design 1994

Tyne Street Redevelopment Project, Carlton

RAIA Victorian Architecture Medal 1994
Tyne Street Redevelopment Project, Carlton

RAIA Merit Award 1993

Multiple Residential

Tyne Street Redevelopment Project, Carlton

RAIA Merit Award 1990

Residential Alterations & Extensions

King House, Rye

RAIA Merit Award 1988

Institutional Alterations & Extensions

Mount Waverley High School - Staff Admin Area Upgrade

RAIA Merit Award 1987

Multiple Housing

Cole Street Housing Project, Williamstown

RAIA Merit Award 1985

Institutional Architecture

St. Helena Post Primary School, St Helena

RAIA Citation 1979

Project House Award

Landmark Project House “Sun House” Templestowe July 1979

The Herald - HIA Top Homes 85 

Narrak Road Display House for Landmark Builders (Category Display ‘D’ - over 190m2) September 1977

The Age/RAIA House of the Year Award 1975

Langner House,Canterbury

The Age/RAIA Citation No. 26
Alterations to Terrace House,
Park Drive, Parkville. April 1975