Kate Hislop

Kate Hislop

Dr, BArch MPhil W.Aust. PhD W.Aust , LFRAIA, Registered Architect

  • The University of Western Australia (M433), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Kate has been Dean/Head of the School of Design since 2017, during which time she has led the academic mission of the school to deliver education, research and engagement that is transformative, inspiring and impactful. She has been an academic at UWA for 25 years and is an award-winning teacher and practitioner in architecture. 

Industrial relevance

Kate is a registered architect in Western Australia (ABWA 1747). Between 1990 and 1999 she was employed in various architectural offices in Perth (Western Australia) as well as in private practice. She has also undertaken architectural consultancies as a UWA employee.

Throughout her employment as an academic at UWA she has maintained strong involvement in the architectural profession at state and national levels. She is a long term member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and held positions as a Chapter Councillor (WA) as well as membership of the WA Practice Committee and WA Publications Committee. She was the first female editor of the long-running journal 'The Architect' (WA). She has participated in juries for the Architecture Awards (WA) and in 2014 was Chair of Juries. She has been a member of the Architects Board (WA); and an examiner of candidates presenting for the Australian Practice Examination (APE). She is currently the Chair of the National Advisory Panel to the AACA (Architects Accreditation Council of Australia) and has participated in two reviews of the National Standard of Competency for Architects, as well as numerous accreditation panels across Australia. 



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Member Infrastructure and Commercial Development Committee, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Mar 2023 → …

Chair, National Advisory Panel, Architects Accreditation Council of Australia

2016 → …

Examiner for Architectural Practice Examinations

UWA Senate Representative to Council, St Thomas More College

Industry keywords

  • Built Environment
  • Education

Research expertise keywords

  • Architectural history
  • Architectural theory
  • Professional practice


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