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.     

ArchiPRACTICE: Social Media and Architectural Practice

Thursday 30 April 9:00am - 12:30pm

Presenters: Shaun Carter - carterwilliamson and NSW Chapter President, Tim Horton - NSW Architects Registration Board, Brett Pollard - Hassell, Jenna Rowe - Graduate architect at Terroir and communications consultant and Janne Ryan - Writer and broadcaster

Understanding the opportunities and challenges for architectural practice in the context of new media.

Aimed at  proficient users of social media and novices alike, this seminar will explore the possibilities of social media as a tool for advocacy, marketing and community building in relation to the practice of architecture.

A follow up Social Media Workshop will take novices through a best-practice approach to setting up and managing social media across a variety of platforms. Please note that participation in the workshop is optional and contingent on seminar attendance.

Seminar 9.00am - 12.30pm (includes 20 min coffee break). Workshop 1:00pm - 2:00pm.

3 formal CPD points (seminar) | 1 formal CPD point (workshop). Competencies: Practice Management.

Seminar: $75 Members | $65 A+ member | $50 Graduate member | $40 SONA member | $110 Non-members | $50 Student non-member.

Register online for seminar.

Workshop: $40 Member | $30 A+ member | $25 Graduate member | $20 SONA member | $50 Non-member | $25 Student non-member.

Register online for workshop.

Venue: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.

Homework for attendees of ArchiPRACTICE Social Media and Architectural Practice

Please familiarise yourself with the following social media platforms:
•    Facebook | Instagram | twitter | LinkedIn

Please bring in on the day:
•    your tablet or smartphone
•    device charger

ArchiTECH: Titanium Zinc Roof and Facades
Tuesday 5 May 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Presenter: Stephen Chapman Project Manager, elZinc


Craft Metals in conjunction with elzinc will provide technical information and specifications associated with titanium zinc.

The seminar will cover:

  • processing and manufacturing
  • the patination process and finishes
  • layout and design
  • roof and façade construction
  • ventilation and unventilated design.

1 formal CPD point. Competencies: Design | Documentation.
Free for Members | $25 Non-member | $15 Student non-member.  

Venue: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.  

Register online.  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.