BUILDING TO SUCCESS
ARCHITECT WINS PRIZE
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.