As one of the Institute’s fastest growing Chapters, we welcome Australian architects and built environment professionals working abroad. By joining our International Chapter, you immediately gain access to a network of over 600 Australian architects in 45+ countries. Membership provides you with access to global opportunities, a network of professional peers and the opportunity to enhance your profile. The Institute hosts numerous events in various locations, which offers face-to-face opportunities to meet your fellow members in locations like Hong Kong, Dubai, New York and London.
With membership fees discounted to 50%, joining us is a cost-efficient way to stay informed, engage and collaborate. Wherever you are, stay connected with us.
Benefits of joining us
Our flagship Architect Membership connects you to a world of knowledge, advocacy support and practise tools, supporting every professional from graduation through to fellowship.
With a network of over 650 qualified and experienced Australian architects working across the globe, we welcome Australian and international architects and built environment professionals living overseas to join our tight-knit community of active and engaged members. By joining us, you immediately gain access to an exclusive network of professionals working on some of the most impressive and high-profile projects in many locations.
We acknowledge that working overseas, while rewarding, can be isolating at times. Membership of our Chapter provides you a sense of belonging, a strong network of peers to connect with, and allows you to enhance your profile and professional network.
Some of our key benefits include:
CONNECTING WITH YOUR PEERS
When you join, we’ll reach out to you and connect you with fellow architects in your region. This network, highly valued by our members, provides you with a trusted network of like-minded architects who can offer guidance, support and friendship, helping you to feel connected.
ACUMEN PRACTICE NOTES
The most contemporary resources and knowledge to keep you at the leading edge of the practice of architecture and the future of your profession.
INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
Since 1930, we’ve recognised the expertise of Australian architects around the World. This year we celebrate our 90th year anniversary of supporting Australian architects and our premier architecture awards program continues to champion our members’ achievements and innovations, inspiring the public and highlighting the best of our industry. Our International Awards event, to be held in Italy in May 2020, celebrates exemplar outcomes at international levels across all building typologies. This rigorous, peer-reviewed program offers you incredible exposure – powerful opportunities to attract new clients and connect with your global peers.
PARTNERS IN CHANGE
Drive the agenda for the future of the profession and be heard by participating in key events that provide opportunities to shape the conversation in public and professional arenas. You can also join global committees that inform our strategic direction and policy agendas, covering areas including international practice, sustainability and design.
Our committees also provide valuable input to our programs and activities. Together, we’re stronger and can advance the profession and the greater community. Advocacy is a key focus for the Institute, ensuring the respected voice of the architecture profession is heard. We raise the profession’s public profile and awareness by championing issues of international importance.
GLOBAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND CPD OPPORTUNITIES
Our members have access to career development opportunities: from local CPD seminars to international conferences. Need to know about zero emissions housing in South Africa? Or looking to understand the role of best practice design to achieve social sustainability inclusion in cities like London and New York? We offer discounted access to an extensive range of online and face-to-face opportunities. Connect with peers and colleagues from around the world at our flagship conference, attend the International Architecture Biennale in Venice, or visit the Dubai 2020 Expo and be inspired about the practice of architecture and the future of the profession.
HR HUB ONLINE RESOURCE
We understand the importance of workplace support wherever you are in the world, and we provide you with tools to help you work under the best conditions. HR Hub is available to members, offering independent HR advice and guidance on issues such as:
- Recruitment and retention strategies
- Position descriptions
- Performance appraisals
- Remuneration, recognition and reward
- Work Health and Safety
HR Hub also features an extensive online Wellbeing section with advice tailored for you at all stages of your career, from dealing with your first job to managing your retirement. It also features Essential Management TV, providing a database of bite-sized clips on topics designed to improve your management skills.
VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE
PRESENTING AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE TO THE WORLD SINCE 2006
We raise the international profile of Australian architecture through active participation in global events such as the Venice Architecture Biennale – the world’s most prestigious celebration of the practice.
Through the Biennale, we present Australia’s contribution to world architecture before an international audience of influential architects, designers, urban planners and critics. In turn, we also encourage the local and international professional community to continue finding ways to develop a more efficient and sustainable built environment for the future.
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International JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for a new career opportunity overseas? View architectural job openings with member practices below.
First Last - International Executive Director
Australian Institute of Architects
Level 16, Regus Centre
Charles Darwin Centre
19 Smith Street Mall
Darwin, NT 0800
GPO Box 1017
Darwin, NT 0801
P: +61 8 7969 6001
Tue-Thurs, 9am-5pm ACST