WHDA (formerly Woollan Hamlett Architects) are a design and architecture practice in Melbourne led by Redmond Hamlett and Douglas Wan with a primary focus on community and residential architecture.
We seek to play our part of the enduring project of contextual modernism; to harness rationalist design rigour in entwining disparate scales of individual and collective needs. We design for meaningful spaces of contemplation and comfort, we design for the public agenda and a culture of social exchange.
To this end we layer design impulses from a range of sources - from site specificity to culture, material texture to programming, economy to spatial strategy, with the aim of guiding a project through a iterative process of collective authorship.
We are experienced in a wide range of projects including educational, community, residential and commercial buildings.
We provide a full range of architectural services for client groups including community engagement processes for community organisations and institutions that are building educational and other community facilities in Victoria.
Masterplanning and Community Engagement
VISBGA Feasibility Studies for Capital Grant Applications
Concept and Schematic Design
Town Planning Applications
We offer a comprehensive service; from project brief establishment to visualisation through 3D maquettes, and privilege the BIM blueprint as the locus of project information between stakeholders, consultant team and builders. The practice has had extensive experience on working with independent schools to prepare capital works grant applications to the Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority (VISBGA).