About Architectural Window Systems (AWS)
Major Industry Partner
Innovative systems, dedicated support and solutions focused design
Established in 1995 Architectural Window Systems (AWS), is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of aluminium window and door systems offering an extensive range of locally designed and manufactured aluminium window and door suites for residential and commercial applications.
AWS designs, tests, finishes and supplies aluminium window, door and commercial framing systems under the Vantage Windows and Doors and Elevate™ Aluminium Systems brands to more than 200 licenced manufacturers throughout Australia.
AWS named as the Building Designers
Association of Australia’s New Major Partner
The Benefits of a Tested Systemover ‘Deemed to Satisfy
The importance of tested systems over ‘deemed to satisfy’ cannot be underestimated for windows and doors in bushfire zones. Watch our great overview video for all the information you need.
Bring Your Vision to Life
When you’re flat out with your core business, it’s challenging keeping up to date with evolving standards, and the latest innovations in the market.
We know you want:
Quick and easy access to information to make informed decisions
Dependable and trustworthy products that are fit for purpose
Reliable communication and transparency from product manufacturers
How We Help
We appreciate the road to creating a specification can be varied and that resources and approaches differ between practices. AWS endeavours to meet these challenges by providing support to designers, architects and specifiers in five ways.
SpecifyAWS – our self-serve platform for those wanting quick and easy access to specifier manuals and CAD files, available in DXF, DWG, Sketchup, Archicad and Revitt file formats for easy integration into your projects. Also includes colour options and ratings for bushfire, acoustics, water, wind and thermal performance, among other things.
Architectural Specification – our consultation service, for those needing assistance with particularly challenging projects. Our experienced team of experts are available across Australia to find a solution that is fit for purpose for your project.
Residential & Commercial Products – our residential range, Vantage® includes a variety of options to suit differing styles and budgets. Whilst our commercial range, ElevateTM includes a variety of options to suit architecturally designed homes, apartments, educational and aged care facilities and office space. Energy efficient technologies, ThermalHEARTTM and ComfortEDGETM also available.
National Fabricator Network – with over 200 trained licensed fabricators Australia-wide, we can recommend the right fabricator to bring your project to life.
Energy Ratings – AWS provides access to one of Australia’s largest collections of WERS rated window and door systems including popular glass and frame combinations. Visit the WERS website for more information: Residential listing and Commercial listing.
Meet the Team
“Our role at AWS is to support the BDAA to get information to building designers around new products that meet evolving standards. We also take the time to clearly communicate how they can integrate these into other systems. It’s about finding the mid-point between cost-effectiveness and quality.” Farzan Naghshineh, AWS Architectural Specification Representative
Alastair Baldwin, VIC/TAS
Farzan Naghshineh, NSW/ACT
Karl Morby, QLD/NT
Katrina Swiatczak, SA
Stewart Wimmer, WA
Register for SpecifyAWS
To access great specification tools and other resources, register for SpecifyAWS. It’s free!