Carfrae House - Lippmann Partnership

Carfrae House
Lippmann Partnership, Photo: Willem Rethmeier

What's on

around the country

National Architecture Conference 2015 - Risk
14-16 May, Melbourne
Student Congress 2015 - PEOPLE
2-4 July, Melbourne

Welcome to the New South Wales Chapter

Welcome to the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. This is the entry point for the many exciting opportunities and events that the Institute offers its NSW and national members.

On this page you will find information on NSW CPD events. In the Quick links box to the right you will find links to other NSW events, as well as awards, services, resources and publications.

New South Wales CPD events

Continuing professional development (CPD) events are a core component of the NSW Chapter's continuing professional development program. The series aims to present topics that are inspiring and tangible, providing knowledge that attendees can put into practice.


In most states of Australia, including NSW, it is compulsory for registered architects to do CPD. Be aware that A+ members of the Institute are required to accrue yearly CPD points regardless of their state of registration. Download a sample CPD Record form For more information about CPD for architects, see the Continuing professional development page on this website.     

ArchiTOUR: 50 Martin Place by Johnson Pilton Walker  

Wednesday 15 April 5:00pm - 6.30pm   
Tour leader: Paul van Ratingen - Director, Johnson Pilton Walker

The conversion of the old Government Savings Bank of NSW on Martin Place by architects Johnson Pilton Walker has transformed the historic banking chamber into a cutting-edge 6-star Greenstar workplace. This tour will be an opportunity to experience the project inside and out with project architect and JPW director Paul van Ratingen.

Constructed in 1928, the inter-war Beaux Arts style building is of national significance and its refurbishment presented a unique set of heritage, structural and sustainable challenges. Covering the poetic and pragmatic ideas driving the design, Paul will delve into issues of procurement, the authorities process, documentation, construction and contract administration and discuss key environmental and heritage issues that needed to be overcome.              

Note that the attendee info pack will include a set of drawings to help illustrate the project and its construction. Click here for further information.

1.5 formal CPD points. $55 member | $45 A+ member | $40 graduate member | $30 SONA member | $75 non-member | $40 student.

Meet: from 8:30am for 9:00am start. Meeting point will emailed with your receipt.

Register online.  Book early as numbers are strictly limited.

Terms & conditions for CPD events

  1. Fees – Fees must be paid in full before the event.
  2. Membership discounts – Institute members are entitled to the discounts shown, provided their membership number is quoted when the booking is made, and their membership subscription is active at the time of booking.
  3. Cancellations by Institute – The Institute reserves the right to cancel or alter the dates, speakers or venue. In the event of cancellation, bookings will be transferred to the next available event unless the registrant requests otherwise.
  4. Cancellations by attendee – Cancellations by the attendee must be received in writing. No refunds or cancellations are permitted within two (2) full working days prior to the event. 'No shows' will not be refunded.
  5. Members who register, and fail to cancel could incur a cancellation fee.

Newcastle CPD

For more information go to Newcastle and Country Division events page or contact Kandis Von Holdt - Newcastle Division on: 02 4960 4200.