eiw architects is structured to provide architectural services in a way that engages, encourages and inspires our clients.

Our Process

EIW is structured to provide architectural services in a way that engages, encourages and inspires our clients. At the heart of our philosophy is recognition that we become part of a planning and design team, working with people in the context of respect and innovation. A spirit of collaboration enables visionary ideas to be formulated, sustainable design solutions to be proposed and engenders ownership for the end users in all projects. All staff has an appreciation of this concept of collaboration, a desire to embrace current trends and research, and a commitment to delivering projects within time and budget constraints.

Our Values


EIW values respect in all our relationships. This is embraced with clients, authorities, sub-consultants, trade representatives, builders and sub-contractors alike.


Creative thinking goes beyond design solutions and encompasses any task carried out within our organisation. EIW encourages staff members to think creatively in all situations.


EIW harnesses experience from 20 years of working with institutional clients and acknowledges that each are unique. We encourage a sensitivity from our staff to offer ideas in the context of each clients’ ethos.


EIW staff that are enriched through their work are passionate about the tasks they perform and the architecture they create.


Architecture is a service profession and all tasks performed need to be seen in this context. EIW also supports community service projects and staff are individually involved in a number of voluntary roles within the community.

Our History

EIW began practicing as Edgar Idle Wade Architects in January 1994 with Directors John Edgar and Philip Idle. Focused initially on institutional clients, the company grew quickly to embrace a diverse range of clients throughout Western Australia. In 2007, Antonio D'Andrea became a Director having been with EIW since shortly after its establishment. John Edgar retired at the end of 2010 leaving a legacy inherent in EIW's philosophy. The company was rebranded to eiw architects in 2011.

Our People

Well what can we say...never before in the field of architecture has there been such an attractive and age diverse group of passionate professionals. All members of staff contribute to a strong studio culture where problems are discussed, ideas canvassed and solutions proposed. Building ideas is embraced by all eiw team members.

Philip Idle B.Arch (WAIT) ARAIA
Antonio D'Andrea B.Arch (Curtin) RAIA

Associate Directors:
Danielle Martin B. AppSci (UC) B.Arch (Curtin) RAIA

Mark Oliver B.Arch (WAIT)
Peter Quake Dip.Arch.Draft (TAFE)