About Chaney Architecture

Chaney Architecture is an Australian urban design and architecture studio working with learning and research institutions, property owners, investors, artists, and authorities to increase institutional capacities, create better places and enrich communities.

Chaney Architecture collaborates freely and strategically with organisations and individuals to achieve exceptional outcomes for our clients. We value the expertise and knowledge of other disciplines. We work to create processes and design methodologies that optimise the contribution of our project partners.

We seek out and celebrate:
The new ways of living, working and inhabiting our cities

The knowledge and insight of our clients
The generosity and ingenuity of our collaborators
The inventiveness and pragmatism of the construction industry

The optimism and imagination of artists
The order and possibilities of architecture
The beauty, mess and vitality of cities
The restorative qualities of nature

We work iteratively and collaboratively. We invite and welcome the input and thinking of our clients and project partners.

Fred Chaney | Principal

Fred Chaney is the founding principal of Chaney Architecture.

The work of the practice is guided by Fred’s abiding interest in achieving excellent public and community outcomes, and the creative processes that underpin those objectives. Fred has delivered award-winning projects in the university sector, training and secondary education, justice, planning and urban design.

Fred has taught regularly at architecture schools in Australia including the University of Western Australia, Melbourne University and RMIT University. He is the Chairman of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre in Perth.

Fred’s professional background and experience includes twelve years of practice in Melbourne (including six as a Director of a national architectural practice), three years in the U.K. and over twelve years in Perth, Western Australia where the Chaney Architecture studio is based. His established relationships with national design and consultancy practices have directly informed the collaborative ethos of the practice.

  • Fred Chaney

    Principal and Founding Director

    B.Arch. (Hon.UWA), M.Phil. (Cantab.)

  • Jody Chaney

    Studio Manager

    B.App.Sc. (Arch.), B.Arch (Hon.Curtin), Grad.Dip. Property (RMIT)

  • Josh Mangan

    B.PD(ARCH) (MELB) M.Arch (UWA)

  • Erin Fowler

    B.Env.Des., M.Arch (UWA)

  • Wilfred Cheung

    05BArch (UWA, current)