Ai Republic is a design practice covers a wide range of architecture and interior project types among commercial, residential, retail, education, and hospitality.

Based in North Melbourne, Ai Republic was established in 2016 by Rita Wang, who is a prominent expert in the industry, and also the founder of AXW Design (2011-2015), which has been re-branded to the current firm.

Over the years, the firm has consistently exceeded clients’ expectations and gained their loyalty. Hence currently, a large portion of our projects are commissioned by previous clients who are impressed by our professional services.


Rita Wang is the founding director of Ai Republic. After graduating from The University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Architecture), she established and continues to lead the practice’s distinctive design direction. Meanwhile, she had the management experience of a restaurant (2011-2014), which makes the design team have a better understanding of hospitality industry and food business and assist owners to set up new businesses.

The philosophy of Ai Republic is built around FUNCTION as they firmly believe practicability is the priority of a design to business operation. Moreover, the end products are also aesthetically and sustainably rigorous, as well as financially informed.