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WMK Architecture: Creating sustainable design and innovative solutions

The Silicon Review
November, 2019


WMK is a dynamic, award-winning firm that has gained a reputation for delivering value and results through innovative design, responsive performance, and intelligent commercial solutions.

It provides comprehensive architectural, interior design, strategic facilities planning, and corporate branding services to a wide spectrum of business and lifestyle clients. WMK's understanding of corporate identity and brand in the built environment underpins our approach with each of our clients on every project.With offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and associated offices in New Zealand and India, its team of architects and interior designers are each a specialist in their respective fields. They are supported by an integrated network of the industry's latest technology in flexible, interactive studio environments.

WMK's award-winning sustainable design expertise delivers innovative, commercially-viable solutions developed from a holistic perspective. The company pushes the envelope in this emerging field and deliver ground-breaking solutions that continue to inspire.As well as being experts in design, WMK has a detailed knowledge of WH&S and access and egress requirements, and have policies and procedures in place to ensure these issues are thoroughly considered during the design process. WMK also has a detailed quality management system in place that follows the guidelines of AS/NZS ISO9000-2006 to ensure high-quality outcomes for its clients.

WMK’s award-winning ESD expertise delivers innovation together with holistic and commercially viable sustainability features. Itpushes the envelope in this emerging field and has delivered ground-breaking solutions that continue to inspire. Its documentation is thorough and tailored to the client’s preferred delivery method ensuring a more accurate costing, fewer variations, and improved site time. 

The company specialises in understanding environmental psychology to maximise the potential of a brand in the built environment – aligning user behaviour, company culture, and market position to improve operational efficiency, staff performance, and sales. WMK’s significant expertise gives its clients an advantage in positioning buildings and businesses to reach their target audience.


WMK can help an organisation reach exceptional outcomes through smart solutions. WMK offers a PhD-level understanding of environments, productivity and self-identity and can facilitate a whole range of strategy projects - from master planning, to education strategy, workplace strategy, or design strategy. 


WMK provides award-winning architectural services to a wide spectrum of business and lifestyle clients. Its architectural projects not only stand the test of time - they are also known to push the envelope in sustainable design and deliver ground-breaking solutions that continue to inspire.


The company specialises in understanding environmental psychology to maximise the potential of a brand in the built environment – aligning user behaviour, company culture and market position to improve operational efficiency, staff performance, and overall company efficiency. It is anexperts in manifesting a client’s brand in the built environment to create a unique workplace that reflects our client’s ethos and culture.


WMK has its prime focus on achieving its clients' goals through experienced strategic thinking, award-winning interior concepts, viable sustainability initiatives, and brand integration in the built environment.


The firm takes a consultative approach and follow a clear process – at each step listening to the client’s requirements and direction as it progresses the design to deliver highly innovative built environments tailored to your specific brief.

Our process allows flexibility but includes checkpoints to ensure we are all aligned going forward.


The initial phase is all about understanding. It establishes the client’s needs and drivers, defines their positioning and target market, and identifies opportunities for them.


The creative phase brings together vision, experience, and industry and technical knowledge. The company share its concepts as it develops the design in an exciting, collaborative process with the client and other specialist consultants.


Once the design principles are clear and agreed, it resolves final details and prepares the drawings, schedules and written documents necessary for council approvals, consultant coordination, competitive tendering and efficient construction. 


The translation from design into the built environment is monitored closely during the building phase, guiding quality and accuracy on site to deliver award-winning outcomes. 


WMK is a market leader in sustainable design. It applies sustainability principles to a range of projects, from master planning and new developments through to the refurbishment and re-positioning of existing assets and interior fit-outs.  The company’s work is award winning for its approach to sustainability. It has an understanding common rating tool, the range of available materials and finishes and interaction between the interior fit-out and base building and applies this understanding to ensure the most appropriate sustainability outcome.

Its holistic approach considers not only environmental sustainability but the social and economic sustainability of all organisations. This holistic approach, coupled with WMK’s understanding of corporate identity, ensures a sustainability approach that is tailored for your organisation and offers long-term benefits.

Meet the innovative leader, Greg Barnett

Greg Barnett is founder and managing director of WMK Architecture. Throughout his extensive career, Greg has designed and managed the delivery of award-winning architectural and interiors project throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea, including office buildings, luxury hotels and resorts, and industrial developments.His skill in strategy and master planning complex facilities is matched by his insightful commercial input on every project. 

“We utilise the latest and most appropriate ideas in technology and construction to ensure the building's optimum performance. “


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