DW+A creates design that inspires beyond the build. We are purist in our approach and strive to achieve elegance in every home. We pride ourselves in establishing a seamless experience for our clients throughout the design and build processes.

David Wakefield and Associates (DW+A) has evolved from the initial design practice set up by David Wakefield in 1996. DW+A is now directed by Xavier Wakefield and has grown into a practice of medium scale capable of handling projects from domestic renovations through to medium scale commercial developments.

National winners of the HIA Building Designer of the Year 2008, DW+A is a design based practice focused on providing cutting edge aesthetics and concepts with a strong, functional resolution. Being an accredited Green Smart office, we are serious about environmental sustainability and all of our buildings include elements of both passive and active sustainable design. We are licensed to practice in Tasmania in domestic design, as well as medium scale commercial projects (Building Act Accreditation: CC 1660 G – Category: Building Designers, Architectural Restricted).

DW+A prides itself on the strong relationship it maintains with all of its consultants and clients through the entire design and building process. We insist that we listen to our clients needs and ensure they have an active role in the design to guarantee a sense of satisfaction on completion of the project.

Xavier Wakefield
Director – B.Env.Des.B.Arch.Hons

Xavier graduated from the School of Architecture at UTAS in December 2002 where he won several student prizes, was listed on the Dean’s Role of Excellence and received Honors.

After graduation he became a director of DW+A. His interests in architectural theory, combined with a flare for design, have resulted in style that pushes boundaries, yet maintains a timeless and elegant aesthetic.

Xavier is on the Executive Board of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and served on their National Environmental Planning and Development Committee. More recently, his relationship with the HIA has developed further, having become their President as of February 2019.