South Australian events

The South Australian Chapter delivers a wide range of engaging, inspiring and relevant events and activities to support our local members and their practices, and promote the benefits of architects and architecture to our broader community.

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Design Conversation - Art and Architecture, Creating Strong Communities
d'Arenberg Cube 25 August 2:00-4:00pm 

Join us as we examine the relationship between culture, tourism, destination attractiveness and vibrant, sustainable communities in the regions. Cultural institutions and virtuous innovation foster engagement, wellbeing and confidence in a community. 

This Design Conversation is proudly brought to you by The Adelaide Review, Revolution Roofing and the Australian Institute of Architects. Book Now

Image courtesy d'Arenberg


 Gold Medal Tour with Alec Tzannes

Please join us for the Gold Medal Tour featuring this year's recipient; Sydney practitioner and Emeritus Professor Alec Tzannes AM LFRAIA

Awarded since 1960, the Gold Medal recognises distinguished service by architects who have designed or executed buildings of high merit, produced work of great distinction resulting in the advancement of architecture or endowed the profession of architecture in a distinguished manner.

Since founding his own practice in 1982, after working with the NSW Government Architect’s Office and Glenn Murcutt, Tzannes ‘has executed an exceptional body of work across a broad spectrum of architectural practice,’ the jury noted. Book Now


Archi-Spiel Architecture Journeys
L2, 15 Leigh St 5:30-8:00 pm

Studying architecture does more than prepare you for a career as an architect. There are skills that are learned through your studies that can be applied to many career pathways.

Speakers at the Archi Spiel: Archi Journeys event are all architecture graduates who will be discussing their personal architecture journey and how they have arrived at their current career. Book Now


Annual Events & Programs

Design Conversations

Design Conversations are curated Q&A style public talks with panels of architects and designers interviewed on specific types/trends in architecture, held in partnership with The Adelaide Review & Hot 100 Wines publications and Revolution Roofing. 
Design Conversations have been held on Design Life of the Future, Heritage and  Art and Architecture.
Design Conversations are sponsored by Revolution Roofing

Architecture on Show Series

Architecture on Show is a series of focused events and discussions presented by members of the Australian Institute of Architects in partnership with local councils. The Institute aims to foster a productive relationship with communities by inviting local councils to join a national talk series.

Participating councils will host a series of Architecture on Show talks that provide a platform for leading South Australian architects, planners and academics to present their work to the public, and offers the opportunity for the sharing of ideas and informed discussion on particular issues facing the Council – from housing through to public spaces.


Download the AoS Information Pack.

South Australian Architecture Awards

Our State Awards are part of an integrated, hierarchical National Architecture Awards Program and provide public and peer recognition of South Australian architectural work, as well as providing a valuable mechanism to showcase local architects and architecture across Australia and abroad.

The Presentation Dinner is our annual celebration of architecture, to share in the achievements of our members’ work and showcase the unique qualities that underpin the South Australian architecture profession. Other public events held in the lead up to the night include the Jury Presentation Day, talks and exhibitions.

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Project Site Tours

The SA Chapter organises guided group tours by architects and design team members through the latest architectural projects in South Australia, both under construction and fully completed. Past Major projects tours have included the Margaret Ames Centre, Immanuel College and a presentation on the Port Augusta Sterile Insect Production Facility. Site tours are regularly published in the Chapter's e-news

Festival of Architecture and Design (FAD)

FAD creates the opportunity for architects and designers to engage with each other and the community, to promote and celebrate the contribution of design to our quality of life. The next FAD will be held in 2019. 

The Australian Institute of Architects curated the FUTURE CITIES theme as part of OPEN STATE, led by our intrepid TREMMA creative team.

Members' Christmas Drinks

An annual social networking event for Institute members. This event is great opportunity for members to catch up with friends and colleagues, celebrate their achievements from the year, and connect with other members’ from various disciplines and experience.