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Care Development Opportunity in Helena Valley

Are you looking for the perfect site for an aged care development?

KPA Architects were approached by Seniors Own Real Estate to prepare a concept plan for Proposed Lot 66 Part of Lot 2 – 2 Midland Road in Helena Valley. This site is up for sale and holds great opportunity for a potential 2 storey, 120 bed care development. As we are familiar with this site and have extensive experience in aged care and retirement living, we would be honoured to offer the successful purchaser our architectural services for a proposed development on this site. If you would like to talk about this great opportunity please do not hesitate to contact our Director Todd Paterson on (08) 9367 6866 or

Click below to read the Information Memorandum about this great site.

Information Memorandum Proposed Lot 66

Bethanie Gwelup Eldercare

KPA Win Finalist Award for Bethanie Gwelup at the 6th Eldercare Innovation Awards 2018

KPA Architects are proud to announce our project Bethanie Gwelup won Finalist Award for ‘Best Silver Architecture – In-Operations’ at the 6th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2018. The awards were held in Singapore on the 15th and 16th of May with entrants from around the world participating. A great achievement for the project and we congratulate The Bethanie Group, PACT Construction, the design consultant team and all parties involved for their hard work and efforts. We also congratulate all finalists and winners of each category.

Bethanie Gwelup is an innovative “campus style model” where residential aged care living is cohesively linked to the apartment living. The concept behind this model is to allow for a ‘Continuum of Care,’ something that Bethanie are committed to delivering to their residents. The development comprises of 112 high care and dementia bedrooms with ensuites, 68 assisted living (retirement) apartments, the Lake Gwelup Christian Church and community facilities.

You can read more about our Bethanie Gwelup and Lake Gwelup Christian Church projects by clicking here.
For the full list of winners at the 6th Eldercare Innovation Awards click here.


KPA Architects are now Affiliated with LASA

KPA Architects are proud to announce that we are now affiliated with LASA (Leading Age Services Australia Ltd) and are listed as a service provider. LASA is a purpose lead national body representing and supporting aged care providers and services across retirement living, residential and home care. LASA’s purpose is “to enable a high performing, respected and sustainable age services industry delivering affordable, accessible, quality care and services for older Australians” which aligns with our values. We look forward to being affiliated with this great service provider.

If you would like to see our listing as a service provider please click here.
If you would like to find out more about LASA please click here.

LASA NEXT GEN has been developed by young professionals in the aged care industry and a one day forum was held at the Perth Arena on Tuesday, 15th May. The forum was a place where young leaders held constructive conversations and shared ideas between different generations. Hon Ken Wyatt MP (Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health) started the day off with an inspiring speech and KPA’s Director Todd Paterson was the event’s master of ceremonies. A great event and we look forward to the next LASA NEXT GEN forum.




Italian Aged Care Commences on Site

KPA Architects are excited to announce our aged care project Italian Aged Care has commenced on site with the turning of the sod by Chris Roberts from Italian Aged Care. This project is due for completion in 2019 and will provide 80 new bedrooms and great amenity for residents, their families and staff. We look forward to working with Badge Constructions (WA) and our client Italian Aged Care over the coming year.

Left – right
Todd Paterson (KPA Architects), Angus Harriman (Badge Constructions WA), Mark Kamid (Badge Constructions WA), Marc Spadaccini (KPA Architects), Stephen Young (Badge Constructions WA), Chris Roberts (Italian Aged Care), Julian Timmis (Badge Constructions WA), Sheldon Turner (Total Project Management)



Koh I Noor Grand Opening

KPA Architects are proud to announce our project Koh I Noor Contemporary Aged Care had its grand opening on the 27th March 2018. Located in Wembley, the project features 80 aged and dementia care beds including courtyard spaces, activity, dining and lounge areas.

A successful project led to a successful opening night! A great team effort by all involved and we congratulate everyone on their efforts.

The project was featured in the West Australian on the 18th April 2018. Please click on the image below to read the article.

Koh I Noor Opening Article

Image credit: OP Properties


KPA’s Penni Sutton is Guest Speak at Designing for Dementia Talk

KPA Architects Senior Designer Penni Sutton was a guest speaker at the AIA WA Chapter Office for the Designing for Dementia talk on Monday, 12th March 2018. She presented alongside Jason Burton from Alzheimers WA.

Penni presented on dementia design, specifically looking at the key decisions which guide architecture.  She presented key design principles and approaches to design, colour and materials with an emphasis on the interior environment, using examples from our recently completed Bethanie Gwelup.


Happy International Women’s Day 2018

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today our KPA ladies attended lunch at the Australian Institute of Architects WA Chapter where Hon. Cheryl Edwards gave an inspiring talk. Today is a special day for women, men and everyone around the world who strive for equality in the workplace and in our everyday lives. Diversity and inclusion will only be a reality by getting everyone on board.

The KPA Awards 2017

At the end of each year in the KPA Architects office, we host an awards ceremony where each staff member can vote for others for their excellence in areas such as leadership, teamwork, contribution and most importantly the Director’s award, chosen and awarded, by our Director Todd Paterson. This year we are very proud to announce our winners:

THE SHIELD AWARD (for teamwork)
Honourable mention: Penni Sutton
Winner: Rosslyn Masters

THE SWORD AWARD (for leadership)
Honourable mention: John Loreck
Winner: David Spreadbury

THE ST. KENNETH AWARD (for knowledge and development)
Honourable mention: Jessica Radny
Winner: Gawie Stickling

THE WYVERN’S AWARD FOR WORDSMITHERY (for the best one-liner)
Honourable mention: Rosslyn Masters
Winner: Sheridan New

THE SAINT’S STEED AWARD (for exceptional contribution)
Honourable mention: Craig Savoury
Winner: Sally Jones

THE KPA AWARD (for project of the year)
Winner: Italian Aged Care

THE DRAGON’S DOMAIN AWARD (for most awards nominations)
Winner: David Spreadbury

THE ST. GEORGE AWARD (the Director’s award)
Winner: David Spreadbury