NOMA* is an architecture, public realm and interiors practice located in Perth, Western Australia. We work closely with a network of experienced consultants and contractors to deliver engaging, sustainable and socially responsible outcomes contributing to local communities. We believe these qualities align with long term commercial objectives.

Established by Simon Venturi in 2012 he leads a small team undertaking a diverse range of commercial, retail, fitout, public space, adaptive re-use and residential projects. Many outcomes display little understanding of context and have limited appreciation of local communities. Developed from our involvement in local community groups, local council design review panels, academic research as well as architectural practice our highly contextual approach embodies the following principles; 

  • Use local context as a generator to inform our design direction
  • Commence projects by focusing on contribution to community 
  • Incorporate ‘local knowledge’ to generate innovative outcomes 
  • Explore opportunities to integrate the basic notion of ‘sharing’
  • Strengthen each areas unique sense of ‘place’ through our response
  • Acknowledge streetscape as an opportunity to engage with community
  • Generate outcomes referencing local vernacular architectural language
  • Establish spaces encouraging growth of micro communities on the site
  • Merge built form, public space, landscape + public art to generate engaging outcomes

NOMA* was recognised for its Standby Espresso ‘hole in the wall’ coffee bar in the 2016 Australian Institute of Architects WA Architecture Awards. It is also registered with the Architects Board of Western Australia as well as being an A+ member of the Australian Institute of Architects.