People & Culture Manager
Yean Chuan Seng
Hoang Long Nguyen
Marco da Trindade
Our story begins in 1993 when David Hillam, Hillam Architects’ owner and Principal, opened his doors to clients who were looking for a residential Architect who could offer distinctive, high-quality design.
David founded this firm on the belief that the quality of our built-environment, whether in the work-place, at home, or in the public spaces between, directly influences the quality of lives.
David’s passion for understanding how people use and live in buildings, as well as his exceptional eye for design and obsession with detail, established Hillam Architects as one of Perth’s leading design firms. Awards followed, and the business grew.
Having built an enviable portfolio over the past 20 years, Hillam Architects sees opportunity for extraordinary design at every scale, from multi-residential, mixed-use and commercial developments through to bespoke, high-end single residential dwellings. We aim to produce spaces that inspire, elevate and exceed the lifestyle expectations of the people who interact with them.
Directly responsive to the needs of the client, the parameters of the site and climate, our projects reinforce the role of architecture in creating a sustainable future.
Experience gained through working for and with developers, has ensured we’ve adopted a pragmatic, hands-on approach to our commercial projects. We welcome the challenge of combining the business needs of stakeholders and developers with our passion for producing buildings that are innovative, exciting and enduring.
Our practice in this area, coupled with our excellent relationships with local authorities, consultants and contractors, allows us to push the boundaries and ensure projects are delivered on-time and on budget, without compromising on quality or aesthetics.
Architecture that responds elegantly and appropriately to all considerations and constraints be they regarding site, program, budget and marketability.
Hillam Architects have developed an enviable portfolio of award-winning design, gaining market acceptance and recognition in several professional and public award programs.
Positive Office Environment
This firm is built around a core of long-term staff, passionate about collaborative design and dedicated to excellence.
Pro-active management and a flexible company structure allow us resource any type of project effectively and concurrently.
Operating largely in a team environment, this small-medium size firm encourages direct lines of communication between all staff.
Regular in-house and external audits ensure the practice’s own Quality Management System is upheld.
Coupled with this System, Hillam Architects is actively involved in the AIA’s Professional Development Program to ensure all staff and continually improving.
Refined Interior Design
Lead by an experienced Interior Designer, our ‘Interiors’ team embraces a bold and creative approach. Due to efficient planning, diligence for detail and their passion for design, the team are recognised for sleek, and yet, functional spaces.
Advanced Information & Technology
To ensure productive and effective operation, all staff members are proficient with the latest architectural software. All projects are currently designed and documented using CAD platforms, however, we are currently implementing BIM.
Our dedicated visualisation team is able to quickly produce 3D visual renders, allowing the clients to be more involved in the design stages.