Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Eastern Kulin nation on whose country we work and create.
We also acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands where our projects are placed. We recognise their ongoing connection to country, land and waters that were never ceded and pay our respects to Elders, past and present.
WOWOWA is BCorps™
It wasn’t easy, but after one year of hard work and absolute enthusiasm we became certified BCorps™. Countless changes were made to the way we work, who we work with and how our team is supported, whilst ensuring we constantly put the planet first. We are proud to be 1 of 16 Australian architecture practices that is a certified, with an impact Score of 95.0.
What is BCorps™?
BCorps ™ form a community of leaders and drive a global movement for a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. We are legally accountable for our actions.
Why did we become BCorps™?
WOWOWA joined B Corp™ as a reflection of our team’s values on climate action, cultural diversity, gender equity and pay parity and offers us a road-map for growing a practice that embraces the progression of businesses to put people and planet before profit. Through an open-door policy, we offer transparency, collaboration, support and encouragement to our team and our associates.
Carbon Neutral in operation
Because it’s literally the least we can do to show up for the climate emergency. This should be mandatory. WOWOWA has been Carbon Neutral for over two years and has offset more than 72 tonnes of CO-2e.
It’s not just about making beautiful spaces; we believe in making meaningful contributions to the next generation. WOWOWA donates 0.5% of our total revenue to charity. We are board members of Playground Ideas & Yarra Pools, and committee members of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. We are also financial contributors to independent policy development think tanks, The Grattan Institute, The Australia Institute and The Centre for Policy Development.