Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
Leonardo Da Vinci

Architecture is the thoughtful making of space

Louis Kahn

Debra Brown has become renowned over the last 30 years for creating innovative, high quality architectural solutions for a range of residential and community based projects.  Debra is a multi award winning architect with a reputation for working cooperatively with clients to provide creative, responsive, functional and appropriate architectural solutions.

For over two decades, Debra’s previous practice, Hofman and Brown Architects, grew into one of Perth’s most respected boutique architectural practices. Now, at Debra Brown Architect we will continue to offer our clients a personalised, professional and comprehensive level of service where attention to detail is paramount.

While considering form, function and materials, we also understand how critical it is for buildings to respond to their environment.  The principles of energy efficiency are incorporated into every project as part of our overall design strategy.

Working closely with our clients is instrumental in achieving the best possible outcomes.  Using a combination of sketches, physical three dimensional models and computer aided graphics, we can make the design process accessible and understandable for all.

Debra has received several industry design awards including several Royal Australian Institute of Architects Architecture Awards and Commendations over the last 20 years.  She Is committed to being involved in the architectural profession, architectural education and community organisations and has held various Board, committee and teaching positions throughout her career.

Qualifications and Professional Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) - Curtin University of Technology, 1987
  • Oldham Boas Ednie Brown prize - Top Honours graduate, 1987
  • Registered Architect in Western Australia - No 1344, 1989-current
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Architects - 1987-current (Fellow since 2009)
  • Member - Architects’ Board of Western Australia, 1996-2001, 2003-2005
  • Chapter Councillor - Royal Australian Institute of Architects (WA Chapter), 1994-2000
  • Examiner - Architects’ Board of Western Australia, 1994-2015
  • Member - Various National and State Visiting Panels - Schools of Architecture at RMIT, UTAS, Uni of Adelaide, UWA and Curtin, 1990-current
  • Founding/Committee Member - Women in Architecture, 1990-1997
  • Member - Royal Australian Institute of Architects Professional Development Committee, 1993-1999
  • Member - National Association of Women in Construction, 1995-1996
  • Casual Teaching - Curtin University of Technology, 1987-1996
  • Founding/Committee Member - Women and Planning Network, 1992-1997
  • Chair - Iona Presentation College Board, member 2001-2005, 2014-current
  • Chair - Iona Presentation College Property and Planning Committee, member 2001-current