2020 Canberra Medallion | For Our Country | Edition Office and Daniel Boyd | Photographer: Ben Hosking

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.


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


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

Job description:

Patrick Roberts Architects (PRA) are seeking an architect or experienced graduate to join our team. The role will focus primarily on the technical aspects of construction, both in remediation works on existing buildings, as well as detailed documentation lead on new works. The role will be based in Canberra in our office at Lvl 7, 1 Hobart Place. Travel will be required, typically to Sydney, where overnight stays are likely.

Skills and experience:

  • 5+ Years professional experience
  • Detailed knowledge of codes and standards
  • ArchiCAD Experience preferred but not critical
  • Detailed documentation experience critical
  • A passion for how buildings go together.

To apply:

Please send CV to or call 02 5104 0822

Want to advertise a job? Free job listings are an exclusive benefit for Institute members. Contact us to find out more.

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


Administration and Events Coordinator 

Francesca cooper

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

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


Chapter partners

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