Impact

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™ back in 2019. 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.

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.

 

Environmental Impact

Get off the Gas! Electrifying our future is the key to tackling the climate crisis.  Let’s stop burning fossil fuels and get off the gas by creating healthier buildings powered by GreenPower and the sun. At WOWOWA we operate free of gas and we strongly encourage all of our clients to follow suit. WOWOWA has also been 100% Carbon Neutral since 2020, because it’s literally the least we can do to show up for the climate emergency. This should be mandatory.

 

Social Impact

WOWOWA donates 0.5% of our total revenue to an amazing foundation supporting some of the thousands of Australia’s 50+ women seeking crisis housing. WOWOWA is showing up as the medicine of our time in this space. We have not only the skills as architects, but the passion and the privilege to be able to donate our revenue and our design thinking to these women who are experiencing housing insecurity.