WOWOWA Architecture

Certified B Corporation

Victoria, Australia

Certified Since

September 2019


Architecture design & planning


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In


At WOWOWA, we seek JOY and HOPE in every project – and we deliver architecture – seriously playful architecture. Our practice is committed to creating colourful, contemporary, ideas-driven spaces that reset the boundaries of environmental innovation and have a sense of humour – livability & lovability. With offices in Melbourne and Perth, our reach is both residential and public in scale, encompassing homes, schools, and community places and spaces. Our work is a testament to the MOMENT and to MEMORY, it looks to the past to keep things fresh – a mixture of highbrow architectural references and the nostalgia of home-grown narrative, and it explores and references the NOW – through the life of the client – their fancies and foibles, their hopes and happiness – what is quintessential to them. AND when we speak of MEMORY or even SUSTAINABILITY, when we mean more than adaptive reuse of architectural device or materiality Having signed Australian Architects Declare, WOWOWA is committed to a regenerative and environmentally deliberative design process that’s collaborative, empathetic and playful. As industry thought leaders, they advocate for broader diversity and more perspectives within their colourful, narrative driven projects that champion co-creation and acknowledge Country.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, WOWOWA Architecture earned an overall score of 95.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
95 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 7.2

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement1.8
Corporate Accountability0.0
+ Mission Locked2.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 30.3

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Compensation & Wages7.3
Training & Education1.6
Worker Ownership2.6
Management & Worker Communication6.7

Community 36.6

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Job Creation0.9
Diversity & Inclusion8.2
Civic Engagement & Giving9.9
Local Involvement14.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product2.0

Environment 20.8

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Land, Office, Plant5.8
+ Training & Collaboration4
+ Community3.1
+ Certification0
+ Materials & Codes4.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score95

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