Studio

Since it’s founding in 1999 MWA has developed a reputation as an art & architecture practice with an award winning expertise in public domain projects.

Our track record of award winning projects is testament of the design capability of the office to work at a range of scale and project types. Our projects have won awards from the Planning Institute, the AIA, the AILA and a raft of industry bodies in the fields of Master Planning, Public Space, Multi-residential Housing and Urban Art projects. It is this diversity of both project type and scale that gives our office a lateral edge in the conception and design of much of our work.

An examination of our projects reveals the diversity of our work, reflecting the importance we attach to the unique qualities of each site and client brief. Overriding this diversity of invention and play within our projects is a consistent design framework of research, rigour and analysis ensuring that all aspects of design are coordinated and integrated from the outset.

The office has a reputation for it’s commitment to collaborative relationships with both clients and consultants. We have a strong studio culture, reflected in the open planning and collegiate ambiance of our office, where play and poetics are valued alongside rigour and robust design thinking.


Awards & Competitions

2016 AIA Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing Award
For Bourke St, Woolloomooloo

2015 AIA Lloyd Rees Award
For Crown St Mall, Wollongong, In Association with NSW Government Architect’s Office

2013 AIA Lloyd Rees Award
For Pitt Street Mall, City, Concept Design with TCA + SMM

2010 AILA Design Award
For Railway Park, Auburn. In association with JILA

2009 RAIA For Urban Design Architecture Award
For Jacaranda Sqaure, SOPA, with Aspect Studios and Deuce Design.

2009 AILA State Design Award for Landscape Architecture
For Ben Buckler Point Park. In association with 360ºand Deuce Design.

2008 RAIA For Urban Design, Architecture Award
For Ben Buckler Point Park. In association with 360º

2008 RAIA For Urban Design Architecture Award
For Parramatta Interchange.

2003 Merit Award,
In National Local Government Awards, For Cabramatta Town Square.

2000 AILA National Project Award
For Design In “Landscape Art”

1999 AILA Merit Award
For Peace Park Reserve In Newtown, In Association With Kristen Martin.

1999 Joint Winner – Inaugural Competition For Emerging Architects DPWS
For the design of a pedestrian bridge in association with David Haerstch Architect.

1990 Joint Winner
In Olympic Village Competition With “Team 6”


People

Peter McGregor
Registered Architect NSW ARB #7493

Peter McGregor is the founding director of MWA. He established the office’s distinctive design philosophy and multi-disciplinary work practice, with a track record of award winning projects across a wide range of genres.

Peter has tutored design at UTS, been on Juries at UTS and UNSW, and is a member of the Sutherland Shire Council Design review panel. Most recently he was the 2014 AIA Jury Chair for Urban Design and Public Buildings.

Wesely Grunsell
Registered Architect NSW ARB #8936

Wesley is a Registered Architect with over 10 years experience. He graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2007, obtaining First Class Honours and winning both the C H L Turner Memorial Prize in Architectural Design and Sunlord Perpetual Prize in Architectural Design in his final two years of study.

He has worked as a project architect for over five years at MWA following five years at Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects. He has run a wide range of award winning projects, both public and multi-residential. Notable completed projects include Pirrama Park & Pavilion and Crown Street Woollongong, which both won the Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design. Most recently he was the project architect for the mixed use project at Bourke Street Woolloomooloo, which won the 2016 Residential Multiple Housing Award from the NSW Architecture Association.

Carme Serrano
Master in Architecture, La Salle University of Barcelona

Carme is a graduate architect from La Salle university of Barcelona, who has over 4 years experience in Berlin. She comes to Sydney as a well qualified architect and urban planner, interested in city making.

In Berlin she worked as a junior architect on a range of project types and competitions, from large scale master plan to residential housing. She designed and planned a range of project types, from small houses, luxurious penthouses to the development of large scale residential complexes including the layout of streets and the public domain, including Parks, Squares and Streets.

She also worked on challenging renovation projects of historic post war neighborhoods, including the adaptation of post war apartment buildings to suit contemporary living standards.

Jacob Levy
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), University of Sydney Bachelor of Design in Architecture, University of Sydney

Jacob is a student in his fourth year at Sydney University studying the combined architecture and engineering degree. He is very interested in the relationship between these two disciplines and how the combination of them can enrich the design process. He has very competent skills in architectural visualizations, 3D modeling and digital documentation.

Jacob was selected for the 2017 MADE Sydney Opera House (Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange) scholarship, which saw him working in Copenhagen for six weeks as part of a multicultural team mentored by Steensen Varming, Spektrum Arkitekter and ARUP.