Director and Founding Partner
Bachelor Architecture, Auckland University (New Zealand)
Alec has been a practicing architect since graduating from Auckland University in New Zealand in 1976 and he co-founded Parry + Whyte Architects in 1984.
The problem-solving element of architecture and design is what has kept Alec interested for the breadth of his career, and he loves the creative process of working with clients, users and contractors to meet challenges, always with the aesthetic in mind.
Alec’s interest in art history and visual art have been complimentary to his architectural practice, and during his career he has received a Commendation from the Housing Institute of Australia for Additions and Alterations to a Single Residence, Design for Climate Awards from the HIA and a Heritage Award for the Railway Institute Building Refurbishment.
Alec is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, a member of Access Consultants Australia, a registered architect with the Architects Board of Western Australia and an A+ Practice member of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Anne has been the Parry + Whyte Architects office manager since 1988 and over her time with the business she has watched the company grow and expand its practice, from the early days when the business was based in West Perth.
She has a keen interest in design and has various interior design certificates from Home Base Wembley, in addition to her Teachers Diploma in Word Processing and Associate Diploma in Secretarial Studies, both from TAFE.
Anne is an avid short story writer, traveller, explorer of houses and buildings and she loves spending time with her family.
She believes our homes say a lot about who we are and what we love, and says the environments we spend time in have a huge impact on our quality of life.
BSc (Honours) Architectural Design Technology Coventry University
Richard’s expertise is in creating, developing and managing the production of architectural drawings through a project life cycle.
He spent five years in the United Kingdom working with architects and planners in the residential, commercial, educational, justice, and health care industries, prior to taking on his role at Parry + Whyte Architects in 2011.
Richard has a broad knowledge of industry standards and is well equipped to analyse and interpret legislative documents to ensure all drawings comply with requirements such as Lifetime Homes, Australian Standards and disability briefs.
He adapts easily to using new software and has extensive expertise in CAD and 3D modelling for documentation.
Richard studied Architectural Design Technology at Coventry University and has always been fascinated with 19th Century architecture, particularly the Victorian and the Gothic Revival styles.
He believes developments in technology and engineering along with new aspiring minds of architects can offer the world new iconic buildings.