Paul Wellington holds the current architectural qualifications:
Paul formed Paul Wellington Architects Pty Ltd in 1980; and has had commissions for residential as well as commercial design and construction with work published in the RAIA’s professional journal Architecture in Australia.
He was engaged by School of Architecture as a design tutor (1980-85) and consultant to Melbourne University’s Programme in Antarctic Studies consulting on the rebuilding programs for the ANARE’s Antarctic stations.
Paul then moved to Perth in 1993 where he was appointed the RAIA WA’s Chapter Executive Director 1993-96, acting as secretary for the Defence of Council House, contributing to the founding of the Building Design Professions of WA and RAIA Archicentre WA. He then returned to private practice in 1996 with commissions for industrial and residential design and construction. During this period he was active in RAIA Archicentre concerning building defects with engagements as an expert witness in legal proceedings.
Paul won an RAIA Architecture Award for the Hamersley Road house in Subiaco for interior architecture and commendations for house design, sustainability and lighting. He continues to practice in residential and small commercial design.
He is an Associate of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects from 1973 and a Fellow from 1999. Since 1996 has been a Senior Counsellor for the Institute, a member of the Architects Board of WA, the Institutes representative on the Building Regulations Advisory Committee, the Municipal Building Surveyors Qualification Committee and the Government of WA’s working party for the Building Act WA. Architects Board of WA examiner for Architectural Practice Examination and IAMA (Resolution Institute) examiner for mediator certification.
He is engaged as a consultant to Department of Housing and Works (now Building Management and Works) for the Construction Contracts Act WA, for consultancy engagements on client/architect agreements and the Australian Standard’s construction contracts.
He is also engaged by solicitors for expert opinions on claims of negligence, breach of contract and building defects.