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volved with no­table projects across Perth in­clud­ing the Guild­ford Ho­tel re­de­vel­op­ment and the Kings Park Link, which con­nects the park to the fu­ture Perth Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal.

“It’s an hon­our to be recog­nised by my peers for my work over the past 15 years,” Ms Schoo­nens said.

“In ad­di­tion to the project work that we do at Fratelle Group, I am pas­sion­ate about the prac­tice of ar­chi­tec­ture and am in­volved with sev­eral bod­ies in­clud­ing the AIA, Property Coun­cil of Aus­tralia and the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Women in Con­struc­tion.

“I am an ad­vo­cate for gen­der eq­uity in the in­dus­try and am also work­ing closely with the Depart­ment of Plan­ning to help drive re­form to en­sure qual­ity de­sign out­comes.

“With the face of Perth chang­ing, it has never been more im­por­tant to take a stance and help shape the fu­ture of our city.”

AIA WA Chap­ter pres­i­dent Philip Grif­fiths said Ms Schoo­nens was a stand-out pick for this year’s WA Emerg­ing Ar­chi­tect Prize.

“As with win­ners in the past, Kylee is deeply in­volved in the prac­tice of ar­chi­tec­ture, is fired with in­fec­tious en­thu­si­asm, and has a mo­ti­vated en­ter­prise bent,” he said.

“She is a great young am­bas­sador for the pro­fes­sion and I pre­dict that she will leave a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­fes­sion and prac­tice of ar­chi­tec­ture.”

Ms Schoo­nens will go on to com­pete for the na­tional prize in March next year at the Aus­tralian Achieve­ment in Ar­chi­tec­ture Awards. Last year’s WA win­ner, Nic Brunsdon, went on to win the AIA’s Na­tional Emerg­ing Ar­chi­tect Prize.

Kylee Schoo­nens with last year’s Emerg­ing Ar­chi­tect Prize win­ner Nick Brunsdon, AIA WA Chap­ter pres­i­dent Philip Grif­fiths and Alu­minum In­no­va­tions’ Ste­wart Wim­mer.

NORTH­BRIDGE-BASED ar­chi­tect Kylee Schoo­nens has been named the win­ner of the Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tects (AIA) WA Emerg­ing Ar­chi­tect Prize, a pres­ti­gious peer-nom­i­nated award recog­nis­ing an in­di­vid­ual’s con­tri­bu­tion to ar­chi­tec­tural prac­tice, ed­u­ca­tion, de­sign ex­cel­lence and com­mu­nity in­volve­ment.

As one of the direc­tors of Fratelle Group along­side hus­band Adrian Fratelle, Ms Schoo­nens has been in- Kylee Schoo­nens.

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