Student
Membership

The 2018 Walter Burley Griffin Award | Darling Harbour | Hassell + Populous | Brett Boardman

Student Membership

PAVE THE WAY FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER

The Institute’s Student Organised Network for Architecture (SONA) aims to advance the interests of architecture students, their education and the profession as a whole through the promotion of student work and thinking.

SONA members are the new wave of Australian design talent, and we’re set to support tomorrow’s architects with the resources to augment their learning and prepare them for their future careers. By becoming a SONA member, you will gain a better understanding on how the profession works and get the same access to valuable tools and information as the country’s leading firms and practices.

Eligibility

WHO CAN APPLY?

Students enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters program in a recognised architecture or related course (eg landscape architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, urban design or environmental design) in Australia are eligible to apply for SONA membership.

Membership Benefits

Learn about the profession

  • National and Chapter printed publications
  • Local and National E-News bulletin
  • President’s dedicated e-alerts
  • Australian Institute of Architects conventions & conferences
  • Acumen Practice Notes
  • CPD – event & online programs
  • Results of national campaigns & surveys

Build skills & knowledge

Get Connected

  • Dedicated student network (SONA)
  • Member’s badge
  • Mentor scheme (consult your chapter)
  • Design competitions
  • Committee membership (SONA)
  • Representation to government
  • Media representation
  • International accords
  • National policy setting and voice

Shape the agenda

SONA RATES (ANNUAL)

$30 annual fee (includes GST)

Please note: the 2019 SONA membership year is from December 2018 – December 2019.

See Terms and Conditions

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Sacred Heart Building Abbotsford Convent Foundation by Kerstin Thompson Architects. Photo: Derek Swalwell

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Not active? Login to the portal to renew your membership today to continue enjoying exclusive benefits and resources. 

Unsure of your membership number? Contact the membership team for assistance.

Forgotten your password? Request a reminder

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Contact us

Have further questions? Contact our membership team.

Phone: 1800 770 617

Email: membership@architecture.com.au

Enquiry

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We hope their words of wisdom will answer some of the questions that university can’t, and help you learn what’s really involved when landing a job in architecture. Receive handy tips such as what to put in your folio, how to make your application stand out, and what it takes to get the job done. Agony Architects is the inside word on what it takes to make it in the ‘real world’ of architecture.

Student Organised Network for Architecture

Your personal network

SONA (Student Organised Network for Architecture) is the national student-membership body of the Australian Institute of Architects. Members have access to a huge range of support networks and forums, information, resources, events, prizes and competitions. 

There are SONA groups active in all states and territories.

For more information about events and activities across the SONA network visit the dedicated website or connect via social media.

Yagan Square | Lyons in association with Iredale Pedersen Hook and ASPECT Studios | Photographer: Peter Bennetts