Studio 217 - Amalie Wright & Richard Buchanan

Studio 217, Amalie Wright & Richard Buchanan
photo Christopher Frederick Jones

What's on

in Queensland

Queensland CPD

Upcoming CPD Events in May


 Large Practice Forum

When: Wednesday 30 May, 6pm
Venue: 70 Merivale St, South Brisbane

  Stories from the Past 
Session 1

The Institute has invited 3 experienced architects to share with us their personal stories of when they have found themselves in court. You’ll hear stories ranging from “falling” over walls, balcony dilemmas, waterproofing failures, hidden clauses that you could get caught with as an architect and the limitations on pro bono work.

When: Wednesday 20 June, 6:30pm
Venue: 70 Merivale St, South Brisbane

We're doing it - Why aren't you?

A flexible career, rather than a linear model, is expected to be more common in architecture. This change is driven not only by gender equity, but also by a fundamental cultural shift in the attitudes that employees have regarding their work/life balance. As the decision makers within practices, Directors are uniquely placed to take the lead in shifting the cultural change that needs to happen if architecture is to fully embrace flexible working patterns. 

When: Wednesday 27 June, 6:30pm
Venue: 70 Merivale St, South Brisbane

   Be Extraordinary
 12 July 4pm
In collaboration with UAP, the Institute is bringing to you a free talk series. 
It's simple, unpretentious, inspiring, engaging and free! Thirty minutes of networking and sixty minutes of casual informative conversation with two extraordinary speakers. It will be an afternoon of wine and inspiring discussions on a wide variety of topics relating to marketing, communications and life!

  Stories From the Past
Session 2
The Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and the Sydney Opera House

When: Thursday 9 August, 6:30pm
Venue: 70 Merivale St, South Brisbane

An evening on exploring the dilemmas the architects faced designing the Sydney Opera House. Discover who the real heroes are and why.

Click here to Register
Early Bird Ends 9 July


Webinar: Learning in Vietnam
Housing Typologies in Ho Chi Minh City
When: Monday 16 April, 12:00pm -1:00pm


  The Architecture of Cyber Security

When: Thursday 28 June, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Venue: North Shore Community Centre


  Dincel Construction System

When: 20 June
Venue: Toowoomba City Library

   Case Study in the Modern Use of Cladding Materials

When: Wednesday 24 October, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Toowoomba City Library





ArchiTECH - Crimsafe

When: Thursday 31 May, 12pm
Venue: Grand Chancellor Hotel


Timber Talk - SAVE THE DATE

When: Tuesday 3 July
Venue: TBC


Mentor Program Overview


 Information for Students:

2018 program will launch on the
8th March 2018!
egister your attendance for the launch night here

The Student Mentoring Program is designed to offer students an insight into working in an architectural practice, provide an understanding of the current workforce expectations and to help bridge the gap between what is covered in the university syllabus and real life practice. You will be placed into a small  group (no more than 4) with other students and connected with a practicing architect whom will be your mentor for the duration of the program.

For any questions contact the QLD Chapter representative Madelynn 

Eligibility requirements for students

  • Must be a current SONA member with the Australian Institute of Architects
  • In 2018 must be enrolled in your 3rd year (or equivalent) in a recognised architectural course at one of the following QLD universities: UQ, BOND, QUT, Griffith.
  • Participants can be either part time or full time students

Information for Mentors:

The Student mentor program is an annual program offered by the Institute of Architects designed to connect a small group of architecture students (no more than 4 and typically in their 3rd year) with a local practice. The aim of the program is to give students an opportunity to be exposed to life in practice and access to an experienced mentor.

Eligibility requirements for mentors: 

Mentors must be registered architects practicing in Queensland with a minimum of four years’ post-graduate architectural experience and be current members of the Australian Institute of Architects based in either Brisbane or the Gold Coast. 

Architects who take part in the Student Mentor Program can earn 1 formal CPD point per meeting with the student group. To claim a formal point you must record which AACA competency standards were discussed in the meeting: Design, Documentation, Project Management and Practice Management. To keep accurate records it is recommended to use the meeting agenda page here to record your meetings.

If you would like to be involved as a Mentor please complete this expression of interest form and return it to the QLD Chapter representative Madelynn for further information.