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National Gallery of Victoria,
Sir Roy Grounds. Photo: NGV Photographic Services

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National Architecture Conference: How Soon is Now?
28 - 30 April 2016

 

Architecture resources

Welcome to the Architecture resources page, where you can find links to a range of practical architectural resources and sites that assist with teaching and communicating architectural principles.

Practice resources

BIM & IPD

The BIM/IPD website offers practitioners in the Australian building industry an interface for receiving and exchanging information about building information modelling (BIM) and integrated project delivery (IPD). The website contains support material and links to a variety of BIM and IPD related topics that may be useful for your practice.

Education resources

The Institute has prepared a Becoming an Architect brochure for secondary school students with information on careers in architecture. See also the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations' Job Guide for Architects, and this article by the NSW Architects Registration Board: What does an architect do?

The 'Architecture and Children' project delivers information for primary and secondary schools on the human-made environment. The Your House teacher resource kit, produced for the 'Architecture and Children' project, introduces the main issues affecting the built environment through studies of familiar surroundings – the home, the neighbourhood and the school. The kit is aimed at the key learning areas of science and technology, health and physical education and society and environment.

Download the Your House PDF kit.

The NSW Architects Registration Board provides Education Resources for primary, secondary and tertiary students.

Sustainability in schools

  • The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) integrates sustainability education into a holistic program with measurable environmental, economic, educational and social outcomes.
  • The Our Cool School site offers materials listed under state and territory specific pages on a range of sustainability topics.
  • Eco-Cubby is a workshop program for children that places architects and designers in schools and communities to promote the concept of sustainable design.
  • The International Union of Architects (UIA) Architecture & Children Network is an electronic portal designed to encourage the exchange of information and experience on teaching children about architecture.