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2019 Canberra Medallion | Empire | Austin Maynard Architects | Photographer: Derek Swalwell

Australian Capital Territory CHAPTER

The Institute’s ACT Chapter works towards making a positive contribution to the Territory’s built environment. We provide support for our members through various programs including CPD activities, design competitions, advocacy campaigns and awards.

We promote innovative, sustainable and increased housing diversity in the Territory, as well as equitable employment practices in our local workforce.

The ACT Chapter recognises the Ngunnawal people as the traditional land owners of Canberra. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Programs and Activities

Marist Jubilee Building by Collins Caddaye Architects. Photo: Stefan Postles

The Institute is committed to developing and promoting a strong architectural profession and advocating for safer, more sustainable communities. Learn about local and national advocacy initiatives.

Ribbon House | Rob Henry Architects | Photographer: LightStudies

Our Chapter and National Awards programs are an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the valuable contribution architecture makes to our communities locally, nationally and internationally.

CPD

Diana’s Studio | Moss Architects | Photographer: Ben Wrigley

Continuing Professional Development is an important avenue to improve professional knowledge and competence.

View our range of online and face-to-face CPD opportunities.

National Award for Interior Architecture | Monaro Mall Canberra Centre | Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture | Photographer: Tom Ross

Meet our Chapter Councillors and discover the local committees helping shape our work and the built environment.

National Award for Sustainable Architecture | Synergy | BVN | Photographer: John Gollings

Our Chapter hosts a range of local events celebrating architecture and catering to the profession and the broader community. Discover upcoming events now.

Looking for a room to hire or the latest architectural jobs in the ACT? Check out our notice board for the latest information. 

Continuing Education

ACT CPD Program

The ACT Chapter holds a series of talks and events for members as a part of its continuing professional development (CPD) program. Our speakers include local and visiting national and international architects, as well as specialist consultants from other built environment disciplines.

The Chapter also holds Practice of Architecture Learning Series tutorials to help participants prepare for the Architectural Practice Examination.

Notice Board

ACT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for a new career opportunity in the Australian Capital Territory? View architectural and built environment job openings below.

Job description
Stewart Architecture is an award winning, design focused practice which been operation for over 40 years. We are seeking a highly motivated, organised individual to oversee management of the operation of our Canberra Studio in areas of designation. Working closely with the Practice Principal, Directors and senior staff, the Studio Manager plays a key role in the daily life of the studio, contributing meaningfully to the success of the company and the general wellbeing of our team.

Preferred qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • 5 years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant.

Technical skills

  • Microsoft packages
  • Xero style management programs.

To apply

More information. To be eligible and considered for this position you must hold a valid work permit in Australia.
Please send a concise CV and portfolio (max 10MB) to careers@stewartarchitecture.com.au

Job description

Stewart Architecture is an award winning, design focused practice which has been operation for over 40 years. We are seeking a talented and diligent Architect to join our team. This role encompasses design leadership, client management, team leadership and collaboration. Candidates will be skilled in providing commercially pragmatic and technically accurate project architect service and advice to staff and clients, providing this service in timely and courteous manner demonstrating leadership in both project and office procedures.

Skills and experience

  • Architectural registration (preferred)
  • 5+ years professional experience gained in well regarded studios
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating strong conceptual design skills and previous experience from concept to delivery in a range of sectors including residential and commercial
  • Contemporary design sensibilities and outstanding attention to detail
  • Detailed knowledge of codes and standards relating to documentation and construction
  • Previous experience and knowledge of Revit, Sketch up and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Previous experience with project management software including Aconex, RedHub etc. preferred
  • Excellent client liaison skills
  • Ability to make strategic decisions as to priority of tasks
  • Ability to undertake tasks efficiently with consideration of fees allocated to a task
  • Demonstrate a commitment to upholding the firm’s core values and behavioral standards.

To apply

More Information. To be eligible and considered for this position you must hold a valid work permit in Australia. 

Please send a concise CV and portfolio (max 10MB) to careers@stewartarchitecture.com.au

Job description
Stewart Architecture is looking for a talented and enthusiastic graduate to join our Canberra studio. Graduates play an important role in our studio and are given the responsibility and freedom to learn and grow at a rapid pace. Working alongside more senior architects and Directors, we are seeking a graduate to work on projects from concept to completion. This is the ideal role for a self motivated, multi-skilled young designer ready for a challenge. Salary commensurate with experience. Stewart Architecture provides graduates with the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the design process
  • Take ownership of their project work
  • Run projects independently where possible
  • Be mentored by senior staff and work with a supportive leadership team
  • Participate in design competition work
  • Undertake training and professional development.

Skills and experience

  • Architecture Graduate (Masters degree)
  • Strong design portfolio and conceptual design skills
  • Experience and knowledge of Revit, Sketch up and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to multi-task and undertake tasks efficiently
  • Ability to respond in a timely manner to requests from both clients and the office
  • Demonstrate a commitment to upholding the firm’s core values and behavioral standards
  • Ability to work in a collaborative office environment
  • Professional personal presentation
  • Willingness to contribute, learn and grow.
To apply
More Information. To be eligible and considered for this position you must hold a valid work permit in Australia.
Please send a concise CV and portfolio (max 10MB) to careers@stewartarchitecture.com.au

Job description
Stewart Architecture is an award winning, design focused practice which has been operation for over 40 years. We are seeking a highly motivated, organised individual to lead our interiors team. This role encompasses design leadership, business development, client management, team leadership and collaboration. A Senior Interior Designer provides commercially pragmatic and technically accurate interior design service and advice to staff and clients delivering services in timely and courteous manner demonstrating leadership in both project and office procedures.

Skills and experience

  • 6+ years professional experience gained in well regarded studio/s
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating previous experience from concept to delivery in a range of sectors including residential and commercial and large workplace design including government tenants strongly preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of codes and standards relating to documentation and construction of interior environments
  • Previous experience and knowledge of Revit, Sketch up and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Previous experience with project management software including Aconex, RedHub etc.
  • Established client network
  • Strong conceptual design skills as well as excellent client liaison skills
  • Proactive in business development activities
  • Ability to manage a number of projects concurrently and prioritise tasks
  • Ability to undertake tasks efficiently and with consideration of fees allocated to a task
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Outstanding personal presentation.
To apply
More Information. To be eligible and considered for this position you must hold a valid work permit in Australia.
Please send a concise CV and portfolio (max 10MB) to careers@stewartarchitecture.com.au

We are a boutique, full service architectural studio that works across commercial, interior and residential architecture.  We are a multi award winning team that works hard and loves to take time out and celebrate each other’s achievements.

We put people, the environment, and architecture at both its simplest and its finest, at the core of everything we do.

Now we are looking for someone who is going to really throw themselves into this role, and come on this incredible ride with us!

The right candidate will have:

  • a love of creating home in all its varied forms
  • a genuine interest in solar passive architecture (experience a highly regarded bonus!)
  • the desire to work as part of a high energy team
  • a minimum of 5 years of experience post graduation
  • excellent time management and interpersonal skills
  • experience with ArchiCAD, SketchUp and Photoshop

What we offer:

  • an office culture that genuinely puts life before profit
  • in house training, support and guidance to allow you to take the next big step in your career
  • incredible clients who trust us to take them on an architectural journey

We love what we do, and look forward to coming into the office each day.  We do teamwork and help, we do respect and laughter.  We do cake, and we do great architecture! 

If this sounds like the kind of team you would like to be a part of, then get in touch! More Information or contact Shannon Battisson at shannon@themilldesign.com.au

Want to an play an important role in carefully planning and managing our growing city? We are seeking a Design Review Team Manager to lead a team of diverse designers across landscape architecture and urban design. This is a unique opportunity for a passionate leader with a background in architecture or urban design to manage a variety of projects within our development services branch.

Brisbane City Council link to the job

https://career10.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=449301&company=BCC&username=

Advert on our LinkedIn page

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6584693273863032833

Advert on our Seek page

https://www.seek.com.au/job/40074388?searchrequesttoken=f6fb004e-3faf-4177-9e2e-ded930f8733e&type=standard

Date listed 10.10.19

We are looking for an experienced Graduate to work closely with the Director on design development, construction detailing and documentation of a significant project. Interest in construction and buildability is necessary and there will be ongoing involvement in during construction. Salary commensurate with experience.

This is an opportunity to:

  • Join a team focussed on high quality design and construction
  • Be immersed in an a mentoring environment
  • Achieve excellence in built work

The skills and experience required include:

  • Graduate of Masters in Architecture
  • Experience in design development and documentation of medium scale buildings
  • Organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

To apply please send a concise CV and portfolio (max 10MB) to info@t-a.com.au.

Applications close 22 October 2019

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Room Hire

The ACT Chapter has rooms now for hire from a small meeting room to host interviews, small meetings or your interstate workplace to our large boardroom with boardroom seating up to 25 pax and lecture-style seating for up to 50 pax.

We also have our entertainment room for corporate launches or cocktail functions, with gardens views and courtyard access, this can host up to 100 pax. For more information download our ACT Chapter Room Hire – 2019.

Contact us to book.

Chapter Staff

ALEXANDRA TUPPER

Administration and Events Coordinator 

COURTNEY THOO

Project and Events Officer (Monday and Tuesday)

 

 

 

Contact us

ACT Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects
PO Box 3373
Manuka, ACT 2603

2a Mugga Way
Red Hill, ACT 2603

P: +61 2 6208 2100
E: act@architecture.com.au

Our office can be tricky to find.
We are on the corner of Mugga Way,
Melbourne Ave and Tennyson Cres.

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