From the Executive Director – NT Chapter

Dear NT Members

This is just a short newsletter firstly a reminder to book your tickets today for the Cheers and Chat end of year function as registrations close today and due to covid requirement there are no walk ins.

Next week there is a skilled migration workshop open to the public (details are further on in the newsletter if you want to attend). Earlier this year we met with the industry skills advisory council (ISACNT) to add Architecture and drafting to the list of urgent skills needed in the Territory which will be released early next year.

In December I am trying to finalise a lunchbox CPD online session on ‘Innovation in Architecture’. Once this is confirmed I send information and place it in your diary for registration.

We have had a few enquiries from schools about coming and talking to students from across the NT. If you Are interested in being able to talk about architecture, then please let me know. This is a gap in the link to encouraging people to take up architecture from across the NT. I’ve had enquiries from Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine recently.

Next week we are meeting with the DIPL on Procurement, and I will send through a briefing following this. We have also recontacted Minister Fyles, Minister for licensing, in regard to updating the Architects Act to meet modern expectations, in line with implementation of the Building Confidence recommendations which include, compulsory CPD, Insurance requirements and a code of conduct.

We are well and truly in front of our planning for 2022 so please add these to your calendar to save the dates.  


TBC                        SONA                    SONA Bootcamp

TBC                        SONA meet and greet (Confirming dates when university commences)

7th                           Networking        Minister Eva Lawler Industry briefing (Darwin) (TBC)

15th                        NT Chapter Council meeting

23rd                        EmAGN RegiFrustration (Darwin)


1st – 2nd                 GOLD MEDAL tour

4th                          SONA Meet n Greet – student sign on day (Darwin)

10th                        CPD site visits (sponsor Colorbond)

15th                        NT Chapter Council meeting

15th – 24th            NT opening of parliament and sittings

18th                        NT Awards entries close

29th                        Super Studio – reading of the brief


1st  – 8th                  SONA Super studio

19th                        NT Chapter Council meeting       

26th – 29th            NT Jury visits

26th                        Jury presentations Alice Springs                

27th                        Jury presentations Darwin


11th May              CPD Best practice detailing for architectural linings (sponsor Supawood)

17th                        NT Chapter council meeting

19th                        EmAGN RegiFrustration (Darwin)

23rd – 24th            SONA CV Writing and presentations skilld


4th                           NT Chapter Awards

21st                         NT Chapter Council meeting


13th                         EmAGN RegiFrustration (Darwin)

19th                        NT Chapter Council meeting

29th                         CPD – Studio preparing a portfolio


10th                        Heritage walking tour

12th                         CPD SONA Studio – preparing a portfolio

15th -19th              Stakeholder Visit down track to Alice Springs via Katherine, Tennant Creek

                                (NT Chapter staff)

21st                         Architects vs Engineers quiz night – charity ‘Happy Days’ -suicide prevention in construction 

23rd                        NT Chapter Council meeting

27th                        EmAGN RegiFrustration (Darwin)


1st                           SONA SuperStudio (Darwin)

5th – 10                 Upscale SONA

9th                           EmAGN RegiFrustration (Darwin)

15th                        CPD financial planning and insurance 

20th                        NT Chapter Council Meeting

21st– 22nd              Budget and planning session for 2023


12th                        CPD portfolio presentations SONA

18th                        NT Chapter Council meeting

26th                        leading change in the built environment – key note speaker to be confirmed.


12th                        CPD Presentation to be confirmed (Darwin)

15th                        NT Chapter Council meeting and final wrap up of 2022

25th                        End of year event – built environment 


9th                           NT Chapter AIA NT Chapter Christmas Function

22nd – 3rd Jan      National AIA NT Chapter Closure (All)

Note* Events not included are the National Conference and Symposium. These dates are to be confirmed.