Our Process

PAWA has developed a highly successful stakeholder engagement methodology through employing dedicated “non-design” professionals to lead consultation workshops with support from the design professionals. This process has been tested and used effectively with core client teams and community representatives throughout many of our masterplanning projects. It has revealed a depth of knowledge and appreciation of the issues beyond that of traditional workshop sessions. We are continually enhancing our processes and exploring ways to further improve.

PAWA has a community driven, in-country approach that recognises the need for rapidly developing nations to design and construct climate-resilient buildings that “empawa” the community which reflect their specific needs and not those of developed countries.

The PAWA team is experienced in delivering to Australian standards, both in Australia and throughout PNG and the pacific. Our adopted processes have proven to be successful in every way possible, ensuring all desired outcomes are achieved whilst being sensitive to the environment.

Our 2nd party certified ISO-9001 Quality Assurance system provides our clients with a consistent and international standard of practices followed throughout the duration of their project.



health (hospitals & health centres)
education (schools, universities & libraries)
aid development projects
emergency architecture (disaster response)
donor funded projects
community engagement
residential developments
multi-residential developments
community centres
sporting facilities
multi-purpose halls
commercial offices
interior fit-outs
hotels & tourism projects
government offices
industrial buildings
recreational facilities
staff accommodation
warehouse developments

PAWA’s rich understanding in tropical design expertise and sustainability is applied to each and every project across Far North Queensland, Papua New Guinea and throughout the rest of the Pacific Islands. We are recognised members of the Green Building Council of Australia including Greenstar Accredited since 2010 and hold this status in very high regard.

PAWA’s capabilities spread across four key design categories and most often are undertaken simultaneously within each of our projects.


tropical design




Pawa Partners

PAWA has formed a number of partnerships with various organisations as part of a unified project delivery and quality assurance strategy for our clients. These partnerships include professional memberships and registrations, volunteering in professional capacities, active participation in and sponsoring of local events, business groups and marketing.