SA Chapter welcomes new manager

The Australian Institute of Architects’ South Australian Chapter has appointed a new Chapter Manager.

Nicolette Di Lernia comes to the Institute from multi-award winning architecture practice, Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen Architects and will start her new role on 27 April.

‘The Chapter Manager role is vital in delivering the many varied programs and events the Institute offers, including our annual awards program, as well as championing key policies which contribute to better quality design outcomes for the state of South Australia,’ SA President David Homburg said.

‘We are very excited to welcome Nicolette to the role, with her extensive industry knowledge and professional skillset she will make an outstanding advocate for the profession, our members and the broader community.’

Nicolette is a registered architect with more than 20 years of project experience and professional involvement including Chair of the SA Education Committee, juror for multiple SA Architecture Awards and former Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Adelaide.

As an Associate at Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen Architects, Nicolette has been responsible for project delivery and management, development of marketing materials and mentoring of junior staff.

Nicolette was instrumental on key projects including the Basil Hetzel Building at the University of SA, new headquarters and film production facilities for the South Australian Film Corporation, and the South Australia Museum Biodiversity Gallery.

In addition to Nicolette’s project work, she has maintained active involvement in tertiary education since graduation, both in a teaching capacity and as a member of accreditation panels. This participation has provided her with the opportunity to impart a passion for architecture to the future leaders of the profession and collaboratively work to maintain high standards of architectural education.