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.
ArchiBUSINESS: So You Want To Be A Developer? Register online
Thursday 9 October 9:00am – 12:30am
Presenters: Paul Van der Kallen Director, Masters of Property Development UTS, Jim Flook Architect & Managing Director, Greenway Property Group Pty Ltd, Michael Bremner Architect, Michael Bremner Pty Ltd.
Architects are uniquely placed to become successful developers, however your success will depend on your appetite for risk, what strategy you adopt and how you implement it. This seminar will discuss the skills required to become a successful property developer and how being an architect gives you a distinct advantage.
Paul Van der Kallen, director of the Masters of Property Development at UTS will discuss the primary methods of assessing the viability of a development opportunity. Jim Flook and Michael Bremner will share their journey as architect-developers and unpack a number of development case studies.
The seminar will outline:
• the various stages of property investing including due diligence, land acquisition, planning, construction, marketing and sales
• how to approach to undertaking development feasibility studies
• ways the architect is uniquely placed to add value to this process
• how to build a risk profile for any given project
• the role of banks
• the benefits of architectural design in property development
3 formal CPD points.
$75 Member | $65 A+ member | $50 Graduate member | $40 SONA member | $110 Non-member | $50 Student non-member.
Venue: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.
Architects as Social Activists
Friday 10 October 6pm - 10pm
Bangladeshi Architects in Australia (BaA), the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) and Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) NSW Chapter invite you to a special event at Tusculum as part of Fostering People’s Architecture.
Speakers on the night include Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, architects Paul Pholeros AO (Director, Healthabitat), Rafiq Azam (Principal, Shototo Architects, Bangladesh),
Khondaker Hasibul Kabir and Jalal Ahmed (General Secretary, Institute of Architects Bangladesh) and Professor Deo Prasad (University of NSW).
An exhibition will accompany the presentations.
ArchiTOUR: North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club
Thursday 23 October 9:30am - 11:00am
Tour leader: Neil Durbach
, Durbach Block Jaggers
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.
1.5 formal CPD points.
$55 Member | $45 A+ member | $40 Graduate member | $30 SONA member | $75 Non-member | $40 Student non-member.
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.
Registration online Book early as numbers are strictly limited.
ArchiTOUR: Multi-Unit Residential Tour
Thursday 30 October 1:00pm - 6:00pm
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)
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.
4 formal CPD points.
$110 Member | $100 A+ member | $80 Graduate member | $60 SONA member | $170 Non-member | $80 Student non-member.
Meet: Check in from 12:30 for 1:00pm start. 359 Illawarra Road, Marrickville.
. Book early as numbers are strictly limited.