NOMA* is an architecture, public realm and interiors practice located in Northbridge, 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 are also aligned with long term commercial objectives.

Established by Simon Venturi in 2012, Simon leads a small team undertaking a diverse range of commercial, retail, fitout, public space, adaptive re-use and residential projects. Our approach is a gap filler. Many designers display little understanding of context. Most large commercial architectural practices inherently have limited connection to 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 and 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. We are registered with the Architects Board of Western Australia as well as being an A+ member of the Australian Institute of Architects.