• We are Perth-based Architects with an established design-focus and broad experience with commercial office, industrial, urban, mixed-use, hospitality and residential projects. We deliver compelling and creative design solutions inspired by in-depth understanding of our client’s requirements and we diligently manage the whole process with our quality assurance and administrative work practices. We are always concerned about our client’s experience of our service and the environmental, moral and social sustainability of our designs.

  • Our design principle is to find the essence of the project and represent it as a singular idea. At the heart of our business is the desire to inspire people through architecture to become conscious of a greater meaning and purpose by connecting with the built environment and with an awareness of the natural environment. We call this aspiration ‘temple realisation’, and it is at the heart of our service.

  • If this design essence is nurtured with integrity throughout the process, then innovative and great architecture will emerge.  The result goes beyond the provision of space and shelter and connects people to a sense of meaning and insight. Architecture is an integral part of how people choose to live and interact with the world and we strive to provide services that positively add to the human experience and respect our planet.


Our Team

Wayne Dufty


Wayne Dufty is a Swiss born, British/ Australian dual national who established DnA Architects in Perth in 2005.  Perth is Wayne’s home town and he is a Registered Western Australian Architect with 25 years architectural experience.  As Founding Director of DnA Architects, Wayne is responsible for leadership and inspiration of our design and delivery services which is fundamental to our clients.

With strong intuition and drive for design, Wayne is passionate about minimising our impact on the environment, the urbanity of our cities and the humanity of our built environment. The underlying basis for this passion is a desire to create positive experiences in people’s lives.

Wayne’s interests include; innovation, simplicity, our connection with nature, environmental, social and economic sustainability, sacred geometry and bio-mimicry, design-life and operational costs of buildings, our client and stakeholder participation and ultimately the connections we facilitate between  people and the story of architecture.

Wayne has project experience spanning; residential, industrial, hotel and hospitality, commercial, places of worship, landscape, retail, urban design and masterplanning sectors.  His in-depth experience with many client groups include private, institutional, corporate, government, financial and international clients.  Wayne career experience includes 15 years with two RAIA Gold Medal winning practices in Perth, London and Sydney including 12 years with Denton Corker Marshall.

Wayne’s ambition is for DnA Architects to be at the leading edge of the next generation of inspirational, fully-conscious, architectural firms in Australia and beyond.