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. Download a sample CPD Record form For more information about CPD for architects, see the Continuing professional development page on this website.
Process: The Gunyama Park & Green Square Aquatic Centre Competition
Thursday 4 December 9:00am - 12:30pm
Introduction: Stephen Varady
, competition registrar.
Speakers: Andrew Burges
- Andrew Burges Architects
, Andrew Burns
- Andrew Burns Architects
, Andrew Daly & Kevin Liu
- TYP-TOP Architecture Office
, John Choi
and Richard Cullinan & Vladimir Ivanov
- Cullinan Ivanov Partnership
Five Sydney practices were selected from 144 entries to proceed to stage two of the recent international Gunyama Park & Green Square Aquatic Centre Competition held by the City of Sydney. We asked each of the five finalists to share their scheme and unpack their process in order to present a cross-section of what was involved.
Specifically they were asked to address
• Design process and the scheme
• Time management: structuring time | pinch points | peer reviews | juggling time against other projects in the office
• Strategic approach: Stage 1 and Stage 2. How did the strategy change?
• Technology: software | what was outsourced & what was done in-house
• Presentation strategies: layout | graphic strategies | rehearsals etc
• Thinking behind marrying up, partnering up for Stage 2
• Reflection: on the process | on the value of the process | what you would you do differently | on procurement methods | how the process could be fairer or improved.
This seminar is a chance to glean five different approaches to the onerous task of entering architectural competitions as well as a chance to reflect on the process itself, on procurement methods, on what is gained (and lost) from participating in architectural competitions. Stage One and Stage Two panels on informal exhibition in the auditorium foyer
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. Register online
. Numbers are strictly limited.
ArchiTOUR: North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club
Date to be confirmed.
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.