Stadia, Arenas and Community Facilities
New construction and
Local and international projects.
facilities for AFL, NRL and Soccer.
Sports facilities relating
"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
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 20 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.
January 2020 Update:
RWA have been commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne to assist with a major refurbishment to the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
December 2019 Update:
RWA is currently collaborating with Hassell Studios Brisbane on the University of Queensland's latest ground breaking project. It will be the first integrated 'Health and Recreation Centre' of its kind in Australia with over 6500sqm of useable floor area with the flexibility to evolve with ever-changing end user requirements.
September 2019 Update:
RWA have partnered with NH Architecture on the new AFLW upgrades to Casey Fields in Melbourne. This includes a significant refurbishment of the existing changerooms and the addition of new Strength and Conditioning Gym as well as a new Indoor Training Facility.
February 2019 Update:
Following our previous successful collaboration on the Melbourne Park Masterplan for Stage 3, RWA have teamed up with NH Architecture + Snøhetta to design the much anticipated Show Court Arena, a 5000 seat open air arena in the heart of Melbourne Park's iconic sports and entertainment precinct.