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.
CPD in NSW
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. For more information about CPD for architects, see the Continuing professional development page on this website.
ArchiTOUR: Ravenswood School for Girls
Thursday 25th September, 8:45am - 10:30am
Tour leaders: Knut Menden (Associate), Brian Clohessy (Practice Director), Fiona Young (Practice Director) BVN Donovan Hill
Winner of the 2012 Sulman Award for Public Architecture, Ravenswood School for Girls by BVN Donovan Hill is a "transformational building that provides insight into the twenty-first-century school" (jury citation).
The result of a design competition followed by an extensive stakeholder collaboration, this tour will thoroughly explore the project focusing on the urban, architectural and ecological ideas driving it. Project procurement, design, documentation, construction and contract administration will be covered as well as the suite of issues particular to working with educational clients, and BVN Donovan Hill's unique approach to them.
1.5 formal CPD points.
$55 Member | $45 A+ member | $40 Graduate member | $30 SONA member | $75 Non-member | $40 Non-student.
Venue: details will be emailed with registration.
Register online. Numbers are strictly limited.
ArchiTOUR: North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club
Thursday 23rd October, 9:30am - 11:00am
The North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club by Durbach Block Jaggers in association with Peter Colquhoun is located on the northern end of Bondi Beach. Experienced in the round, it's "a beguiling vessel, in which we are asked to break our easy truce with the familiar" [Laura Harding].
A private building occupying a very public location, this tour will be an opportunity to experience the project inside and out with its key protagonist. Covering the poetic and pragmatic ideas driving the design, Neil will also delve into issues of procurement, the authorities process, documentation, construction and contract administration - warts and all.
Each attendee will receive a wireless audio system.
The attendee information pack will contain a set of drawings that help illustrate and explain the project and its communication to clients, councils and builders.
Neil Durbach, Durbach Block Jaggers
1.5 formal CPD points
Book early as numbers are strictly limited.
Cost: $55 member | $45 A+ member | $75 non-member | $40 graduate member | $30 SONA member | $40 student
Registration online Click here.
Meet: 9:15am for 9:30am start. North Bondi Surf Club, north end of Bondi Beach near the corner of Campbell Parade and Ramsgate Avenue.
ArchiTOUR: Multi-Unit Residential Tour
Thursday 30th October, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
A half-day architectural tour combining three fabulous, recently completed multi-unit residential projects in Sydney’s inner-west.
Led by the key architectural protagonists, the (delete double space) tour will thoroughly explore each project covering the architectural, ecological, economic and political ideas driving them. Issues particular to multi-unit residential architecture will be the focus, including project procurement, SEPP65, the authorities process, contracts (working strategically with D&C contracts in particular), documentation, construction and contract administration strategies.
Project 1: Revolution Apartments, Marrickville by Candalepas Associates
Project 2: Majestic Theatre Apartments, Petersham by Hill Thalis
Project 3: Carleton Estate, Summers Hill by Kennedy Associates
Attendees will make their own way between projects (transport WILL NOT be provided
Each attendee will receive a wireless audio system you will keep for the duration of the tour.
The attendee information pack will contain a set of drawings that help illustrate and explain each project and its communication to clients, Councils and builders. Tour leaders
: Angelo Candalepas
, Candalepas Associates (Revolution Apartments in Marrickville) Phillip Thalis
, Hill Thalis (Majestic Theatre Apartments in Petersham) Steve Kennedy
, Kennedy Associates (Carelton Estate in Summers Hill)
4 formal CPD points*
Book early as numbers are strictly limited. Cost
: $110 member | $100 A+ member | $170 non-member | $80 graduate member | $60 SONA member | $80 student
Registration online. Click here Meet
: Check in from 12:30 for 1:00pm start. 359 Illawarra Road, Marrickville