Local by Design
The Local by Design brochure was launched by out-going Country Division Chair, Sarah Aldridge, at the 2016 Country Division conference and promotes the value of using regional architects to potential clients and the community.
‘This initiative by the Country Division uses six award-winning projects as exemplars of the kind of work we can do’, she said. ‘Awards represent the profession’s own seal of approval, so there can be no dispute about the quality of the work shown in the brochure. Two other criteria for selection were ‘geographic spread’ and ‘range of project types’.
Sarah suggests that country architects take copies into their local councils and libraries, as well as information centres and design shops.
Members can request copies (minimum 20 per batch) for despatch from the NSW Chapter office. Phone 02 9246 4055 or email email@example.com
Save the Date
Country Division hosts four ArchiMEET events throughout the year. Each event is based on a theme and feature a range of diverse and interesting speakers. CPD points are also available. See the list below for the 2017 events. Tickets will be on sale soon.
The 2017 Country Division Conference will be held in Coffs Harbour from 3-6 October. This year's Conference theme is COLLABORATE and the speakers will be announced shortly. The Conference will provide a number of fantastic networking opportunities so lock the dates in your diary now.
As in previous years, the Conference will also feature this year's Country Division Awards Presentation, award entries will open in May.
- Download the Save the Date card here
'Talking Tourism - Build it and they will come'
Tourism visitation and expenditure is a critical component of many regional NSW towns and communities. New innovations in the share economy and social media are transforming tourism experiences and providing significant opportunities for individuals, organisations, towns and communities. This one-day seminar, located in the beautiful Blue Mountains town of Katoomba, will explore a number of innovative projects and policies related to regional tourism throughout Australia.
Tim Ross - comedian, broadcaster and host of Man About the House series
Todd Henderson and Peter Walker - Directors, Cumulus Studio
John Whittingham - Director, Allen Jack + Cottier
Date: Friday 24 March 2017
Time: 10.00am to 5.30pm
Venue: Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 30 Parke St Katoomba NSW
3 Formal CPD points available.
Thank you to our sponsors
Country Division would like to extend a special thanks to our Major Event Partners for 2017:
If you are interested in sponsoring an event in our 2017 program please contact Jo Huxley
Architecture on Show
As part of each regional seminar, Country Division also hosts a Free Public Architecture on Show event, to help promote country architects and their work. All NSW Country Architecture on Shows will be held on the Thursday night for the regional seminars ArchiMEET and include a minimum of three local architects whom will showcase current project successes and challenges with fifteen slides in fifteen minutes.This is a FREE
event and is open to the public - All welcome.
Nibbles will be provided however we ask that all attendees purchase their own drinks for some programs.
Newcastle Division Events
The Newcastle Division runs a host of events throughout the year for both members and public engagement with architecture.These events include two formal CPD seminars called ArchiMEET, Newcastle Architecture Awards, Architecture On Show, University Design Lecture Series, Annual Blase Yacht Race and National Seminar Series. We assist with events for our affiliate groups such as University student architecture body SONA, and graduate architect group eMAGN.
The 2017 School of Architecture & Built Environment Lecture Series will showcase a wide range of projects, global trends and practice styles from local, national and international practitioners.
The fortnightly lecture series will provide valuable exposure and insight into practice as well as networking opportunities for students, industry and the local community.
Venue: Newcastle City Centre at ‘The Lockup’ gallery, join us every fortnight for a catch up over drinks and nibbles followed an exciting and memorable guest presentation.
for further information download the 2017 schedule here
Would you like to be the Creative Director for one of our ArchiMEET events? You don't have to be a member of the committee to run one. We provide all of the administration support you require. If you have a great topic and know of three fantastic guest speakers that you would like to invite and will engage your fellow members then we want to hear from you! ALL Newcastle ArchiMEET Registration FEES: Members $50 | Graduates $30 | Sona Students $20 | Non-Members $85 (Non-Members have an opportunity to receive a $25 discount as a referral from one of our trade partners exhibiting at ArchiMEET - ask your trade rep how). Includes working lunch, trade display access, seminar attendance / collateral, and post talk drinks.
Have you recently built or are in the process of completing a project in Newcastle? We would love for you to showcase your challenges and successes with 10 slides in 10 minutes with other members at our next showcase.
The Australian Institute of Architects and its participating members offer education to graduates on the practice of architecture through the national PALS program. It is comprised of 15 online modules integrated with face to face tutorials facilitated by practicing architects and local experts and held in the local state and territory offices. The emphasis is on adult learning principles so you study the online modules in your own time and attend sessions that give you an opportunity to gain expert advice, share knowledge amongst your peers and get in touch with a broad range of Institute events.
The Regional Division base a PALS course in the Newcastle over 3 consecutive Saturdays -
The course is a personal and interactive program for a small number of students. This more intimate discussion format enables more detailed group discussions. Note that if numbers do not reach eight, the course will be cancelled and a full refund will be offered to those registered.
A+ Members: $500 | Members: $770 | Non-members $1200
To confirm a place click here
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Newcastle Architecture Awards
Entries for the 2017 Newcastle Architecture Awards are now closed. Thank you to all the practices who submitted a project in this year's program.
As well as recognising the best new architecture in Newcastle, the awards are an important opportunity to celebrate the work of Newcastle and regional members’ pursuit of design excellence, and their collaborations with architects from across NSW. Winners of the Newcastle Architecture Awards have the opportunity to progress to be considered at state level via the NSW Architecture Awards.
Join us in celebrating the amazing work of Newcastle architects at the presentation evening on Thursday 9 March. The cocktail function will be held at the Merewether Surfhouse and you can purchase tickets to the event here.