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The Australian Institute of Architects practice forums are a series of online discussion groups where members can connect, share ideas, and learn from each other. The forums focus their discussions on issues related to practice sizes small, medium, and large, and cover a wide range of topics, including practice management, design, sustainability, and professional development.

Practice forums are a valuable resource for architects managing a practice. They provide a space to ask questions, get feedback, and connect with other professionals who work on similar-scale projects and typologies. The forums are also a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest architectural trends and learn about new opportunities.



To participate in the Institute forums, you must be a member of the Institute. If you are not already a member, you can join online.

Once you are a member, you can contact the Victorian Chapter and request to join the most relevant forums for you.


Here are a few reasons why you should participate in Practice Forums:
  • Connect with other architects: 
    The forums are a great way to connect with other architects in Victoria. You can ask questions, get feedback, and share ideas with your peers.
  • Learn from experts:
    The forums feature a variety of experts who share their knowledge and insights on a range of topics. You can learn from experienced architects, industry leaders, and academics.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest trends: 
    Forums are a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest architectural trends. You can learn about new technologies, materials, and design concepts.
  • Find new opportunities:
    Forums can help you find new opportunities for work, education, and collaboration. You can network with other architects, learn about job openings, and find resources to help you advance your career.


Small Practice Forum

Wednesday, 12 June 10.00am - 11.30am Agenda TBC

Medium Practice Forum

Wednesday, 10 July 9.00am – 10.30am Agenda TBC

large Practice Forum

Thursday, 23 May 8.30am – 10.00am Hosted by Bates Smart at Orica House, 1 Nicholson St, East Melbourne

Sustainable Architecture Forum

Wednesday, 3 July TBC TBC


Wednesday, 29 May 6.00pm – 7.30pm Level 2, 41 Exhibition Street

Contact us

If you would like to join one of our practice forums, please fill out the form
or email the Victorian Chapter.

Victorian Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects

Level 1
41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

P: +61 3 8620 3866


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