"As a specialist consultant, Ralph has an extensive understanding of sports facility design and masterplanning. His ability to navigate complex projects with multiple stakeholders attests to his experienced management skills, patience and personable manner" .
CEO and Tournament Director
Stadia, Arenas and
New construction and
Local and international
Training facilities for
AFL, NRL & Soccer.
Sports facilities for
overlay for major events.
RWA is an Australian based architectural practice specialising in the design of sport, entertainment and community facilities in Australia, New Zealand and throughout Asia.
Practice Director, Ralph Wheeler has 25 years experience designing a broad range of projects from masterplanning and concept design through to a full project delivery.
RWA is a full service architectural practice. Our scope includes initial concept design, reference schemes, masterplanning, detailed building design, landscapes, interiors, project management and delivery.
We demonstrate environmental concern and efficiency, without the need to compromise on contemporary form. Sustainable building and environment technologies are inherent in our work. Delivering design excellence, whatever the budget, is matched by the emphasis placed on a close working relationship between Client, Architect and subconsultants.
Our philosophy is to utilise our understanding of structure, materials, space and light to deliver quality design. We design and deliver architectural solutions that fulfill clients’ expectations and create unique experiences for all users and future occupants.
May 2022 Update:
KIA Arena has been shortlisted in two categories at the AIA Victorian Architecture Awards - Public Buildings and the Melbourne Prize.
January 2022 Update:
The completed Show Court Arena named KIA Arena ahead of its inauguration at the 2022 Australian Open.
December 2021 Update:
RWA and collaborating architects Marchese Partners unveil concept for a new multipurpose entertainment and exhibition centre for Maroochydore CBD alongside Ted O'Brien MP Member for Fairfax and Special Envoy for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
November 2021 Update:
RWA appointed to Peer Review the design of the new Redlands Sports Precinct, a 15ha recreation precinct for community rugby league, touch football, cycling and BMX and well as open space, trails and boardwalks through conservation areas.
October 2021 Update:
Construction on Melbourne Park's new Show Court Arena is complete. RWA's design of the seating bowl will become the new benchmark for spectator sightlines and DDA compliance for this world leading sports precinct.
September 2021 Update:
RWA and partnering architects NH Architecture appointed to assist Development Victoria with the procurement of Australia's first vertically stacked indoor sports venue in Fitzroy, Victoria.
August 2021 Update:
RWA and partnering architects Hassell Studio are successful in winning design competition for a new grandstand and multi-purpose events centre at Eagle Farm Racecourse.
June 2021 Update:
Aspect Architects, Marchese Partners and RWA complete design development phase for Sunshine Coast Stadium Expansion.
March 2021 Update:
RWA completes the Masterplan for a new boutique stadium and training facility at Cranbourne East for soccer, rugby union and rugby league.