What's on

in Queensland


Event Dates
Exhibition Launch Thursday 10 May 2018
State Architecture Awards Friday 8 June 2018
Out There Speaker Series Thursday 19 & 26 July 2018
Regional Roadshow See Table Below

QLD Architecture Awards Regional Roadshow Event Dates
North Queensland (Townsville) Friday 10 August 2018
Sunshine Coast Friday 17 August 2018
Central Queensland (Rockhampton) Friday 24 August 2018
Darling Downs/West Moreton (Toowoomba) Friday 14 September 2018
Far North Queensland (Cairns) Friday 19 October 2018
Gold Coast  Friday 26 October 2018

Exhibition of Entries

All entries submitted as part of the 2018 Queensland Architecture Awards will be exhibited in a number of spaces leading up to the State Architecture Awards Event in June.

The first of these exhibitions will take place in the foyer of 1 William Street in Brisbane's CBD.
This exhibition will be formally launched on Thursday 10 May 2018 (6:30pm - 8:30pm) and will remain on display to the public (during business hours) until Friday 25 May 2018.

The Launch Event will be an invite only event.

There are also some smaller scale exhibitions in negotiations in Brisbane until the 2018 Queensland Architecture Awards Regional Roadshow commencing in Townsville on 10 August. 

State Architecture Awards Event


Date: Friday 8 June 2018

Venue: QT Ballroom, 7 Staghorn Ave, Gold Coast QLD

Time: 6:30pm - 10:30pm 

Dress Code: Cocktail

Theme: "A Pop of Pink" 

Tickets: $140 per person

Our 2018 Queensland State Architecture Awards will this year be hosted on the Gold Coast on the final day of the 2018 National Architecture Conference.

We are excited to bring the event into one of our regions and include as part of the National Architecture Conference program. 

Disclaimer: The format for this event has changed. The focus will remain on the Awarding of projects, however there will also be plenty of time for socialising with a band booked for entertainment, photo booth to capture those 'special moments' and a People's Choice competition for the Student Art Installation to be exhibited at the event (not to be confused with the Architecture Awards People's Choice).

Out There Speaker Series


The “Out There” Speakers Series highlights the success of the Queensland Architecture Awards Program with a particular focus on the recipients of the prestigious named award recipients from across the State (listed below). 

Named Awards:

  • Beatrice Hutton Award for Commercial Architecture
  • Don Roderick Award for Heritage Architecture
  • Elina Mottram Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions)
  • F.D.G Stanley Award for Public Architecture
  • G.H.M Addison Award for Interior Architecture
  • Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture
  • Hayes & Scott Award for Small Project Architecture
  • Jennifer Taylor Award for Educational Architecture
  • Job & Froud Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
  • Karl Langer Award for Urban Design
  • Robin Dods Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
  • Robin Gibson Award for Enduring Architecture

Out There Speaker Series Partner

Queensland Architecture Awards Regional Roadshow Events


The former Regional Architecture Awards events have also been revamped to form the Queensland Architecture Awards Regional Roadshow.

These events will continue to acknowledge the local entries that year as well as celebrate their successes at both the Regional & State level. This will also be the platform for the Regional Project of the Year & People's Choice Award to be announced.

In addition, there will be a Design Talk from two Awards winning projects (from the same year). Intended to run in a similar format to the Out There Speaker series in Brisbane and will include either two (2) State Named Awards recipients or the local Building and House of the Year (of a combination of both).

The hope is this will make the regional events more accessible to a greater number of people and not simply those that have entered that year. It does also allow the Institute to offer CPD points to those attending.

Further information on each of the events to follow.


Queensland Partners


The Australian Institute of Architects’ partners provide valued programs to the architectural profession. These programs deliver a range of benefits, including diverse continuing-education opportunities and inspiration for the next generation of architects. The Queensland Chapter, sincerely welcomes the support, knowledge and expertise that our partner community provides.

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