New South Wales CHAPTER
The Institute’s NSW Chapter is headquartered at Tusculum, a heritage listed Colonial Regency villa in Potts Point. We support more than 3000 members through a wide range of programs including: CPD and public talks; publication of Australia’s longest running architectural journal, Architecture Bulletin; an extensive awards program; advocacy campaigns; and heritage services.
We actively engage with local and state government to promote best practices in urban planning and the profession in general. Since 1949, we have also maintained a register of significant architecture in NSW, focusing on 20th century heritage.
The NSW Chapter recognises the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional land owners of Tusculum. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
NSW Design and building practitioners act and regulation
DBP ACT & REGULATION RESOURCES
The Design and Building Practitioners (DBP) Act and Regulations impose multiple new obligations on design practitioners. To ensure our members are across the requirements and the implications these entail, we strongly encourage all architects practicing in NSW to familiarise themselves with the information and resources curated here.
Changes NOW IN EFFECT
NSW CPD Program
Continuing professional development (CPD) activities at the NSW Chapter help members enhance their skills, gain new knowledge and insights about different aspects of the profession, and maintain registration.
Our events are curated to provide highly relevant and valuable learning opportunities for our members and the broader built environment community. They cover a broad spectrum of topics aligned to the four units of competency defined by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) National Competency Standards in Architecture. These are design, documentation, project delivery, and practice management.
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It is time for Australia to join the leaders of the world who are stepping up to strong targets for emissions reductions – net zero by 2050 and strong targets for 2030. As a country, we need to aspire to improving and aligning with a low emissions future and moving towards achieving carbon neutrality.
The 40th anniversary of Australia’s most prestigious, peer-reviewed architecture awards has highlighted the immense value architects add to their communities through truly exceptional design. The awards provided an opportunity to
The Newcastle Division runs a host of events throughout the year for both members and public engagement with architecture. These events include formal CPD seminars, informal talks including Architecture on Show, the Newcastle Architecture Awards, and programs from our Emerging Architects and Graduate Network (EmAGN).
NSW Country Division coordinates several regional CPD seminars throughout the year – known as ArchiMEET – as well as an annual three-day conference.
ArchiMEET offers attendees formal CPD points and takes place in different regional centres across NSW.
The NSW Country Division Conference offers members a full program of local and interstate speakers addressing topics relevant to regional practice.
Journal of the NSW Chapter
Architecture Bulletin is the official journal of the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter. The NSW Editorial Committee contribute towards planning, sourcing material and editing Architecture Bulletin, which has been an important cultural focus for the NSW Chapter for more than 60 years.
During this time, Architecture Bulletin has continued to evolve to match the expectations of members and present intelligent debate around the issues of contemporary practice in a balanced and inclusive manner.
Architecture Bulletin is read by a broad cross-section of the Institute’s membership – students, graduates, architects, academics – and others passionate about the creative act and practical dimension of architecture. Members can keep up to date with news, issues, events and social activities throughout the state.
More than 3000 people subscribe to Architecture Bulletin, with an estimated readership of more than 10,000 throughout architectural practices
Thank you to our patrons who ensure the ongoing viability of Architecture Bulletin.
Crone, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, NBRS Architecture.
The Patrons Program was first introduced in 2006. To date, Architecture Bulletin Patrons have helped fund the publication’s transition to full colour and enabled us to maintain our focus on meaningful content, debate and relevant information, without undue reliance on advertising revenue.
We invite your firm to consider the benefits of joining our other Patrons in helping the NSW Chapter continue to bring this respected publication to members and readers.
Current issue - what are we doing?
And what should we be doing instead? This is a good start to thinking about what kind of value we are adding in our work, and to ensuring that our often otherwise intuitive design choices are justified.
In the contributions that have responded to this call, we see architects seeking one way or another to reset the foundations of what we do.
NSW JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for a new career opportunity in New South Wales? View architectural and built environment job openings below.
Archer Office is a dynamic Architecture practice that specialises in the creation of venues that bring people together. We are currently engaged in projects for government that include a community and innovation hub, a sports pavilion, and a performing arts venue, alongside various social housing, single and multi-residential projects.
Archer Office are on the lookout for a highly motivated Senior Project Architect with 5-10 years experience to work on a range of project typologies. The role will be commensurate with experience.
Registered architect with 5-10 years’ experience in:
– Design development and documentation for local government, commercial or private clients
– Coordination with project teams and specialist consultants
– Effective communication with stakeholders and contractors
– Delivering design intent through detailing and construction
– Effective time and resources management
– Documentation and communication using Archicad and Adobe CS
– Championing and contributing to continuous improvement
Send CV and folio to: firstname.lastname@example.org or for information on Archer Office visit www.archeroffice.com
Architectural Graduate required for a small architecture practice on the Northern Beaches area of Sydney specialising in residential design.
You would be part of a small practice of 3 people. You would be working directly with the 2 directors
- a husband and wife team. You will have an opportunity to gain experience in the full range of architectural services from start to finish including client meetings, site visits, correspondence with consultants and council, dealing with suppliers, etc.
We also provide interior design services for our clients.
You may be required to carry out some administration and marketing duties to assist with running the office.
The successful candidate for this position would:
- Have proficient Archicad drafting skills;
- Have knowledge of local building construction;
- Have an understanding of local building regulations (or willing to learn them);
- Have an interest in the built environment and willingness to learn and improve skills;
- Be able to eventually run small residential projects with supervision;
- Show an ability to analyse and resolve issues independently;
- Live locally – Northern Beaches or North Shore is preferable;
- Assist with marketing and social
- Full time or part time will be considered;
- Contract initially to be Casual, with a 1 month trial period;
- Working hours would be regular 9am til 5:30pm with 1 hour lunch;
- Job location: our office in Manly, or work from home dependent on Covid regulations;
- Remuneration would be above award
The majority of our projects are single residential homes.
We are also involved in the architectural community by running MMJ Talks.
Please send your CV (including your date of birth) and portfolio to email@example.com
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
Thursday 26TH August 2021, COB.
Is it time to relocate or make that move back to Tasmania? We are happy to provide the motivating clincher!
We are looking for talented, team-oriented architects, driven to excel and break through boundaries with creativity, skill and aspiration. Exciting opportunities await an experienced Project Architect and team leader who shares our global outlook, ethics, embrace of curiosity and is driven to explore the potential in every idea.
LIMINAL Studio is entering an exciting next chapter which brings the opportunity for a new LIMINAL to join our globally acclaimed creative team in Hobart and play an integral role in shaping our future.
We believe in collaboration between designers, clients and communities to inform, educate and connect through compelling, quality design.
We welcome those who match their drive with skill, have a healthy balance of cheekiness and integrity and are stimulated in their pursuit of excellence. Those who thrive in shaping a future world with clever, sustainable and beautiful ideas will feel at home with the LIMINAL team.
We take our aspirational and creative development seriously by engaging in nurturing and fun processes. To do this we:
- generate atmospheres and collaborations that lead to ‘dinner party epiphanies’
- inform our conceptual processes in architecture through involvement in transdisciplinary projects ranging from objects and furniture to contemporary set design, event spaces and exhibition curation
- work collaboratively with thought leaders, choreographers, artistic directors, writers, actors, artists, designers, fabricators, educators – no matter where they are in the world
- have exciting projects taking place in northern Italy
- host monthly creative salons where inspirational guests at the top of their game join the Studio for an evening of creative exchange.
Team Leader and Project Architect
We are looking for a registered Project Architect who is a team leader with 15+ years’ experience post- graduation, demonstrated exceptional leadership and an all-rounder in the delivery of
architecture and design projects.
You are a creative, critical thinker with the impressive ability to push conceptual design, its development and resolution, to the next level. You have a growth mindset, can resolve and coordinate complex outcomes and are an outstanding communicator who can lead project teams to deadline with rigour and expertise. You are a maestro at juggling multiple projects with the ability to distil priorities when confronted with competing demands.
As a leader in the Studio, you will use your initiative and be driven by the desire to explore the full potential of every idea. You will strive for excellence and always seek the best outcome rather than the easiest path. You are progressive, curious and will ignite the minds of your teammates, promoting the value of working in a collaborative environment because you understand that an inspired, cohesive team can achieve better creative outcomes than any one individual.
Technically you are skilled at documentation through all project stages, have an eye for detail, and have an extensive understanding of the latest products and materials underpinned by sustainability principles. Your knowledge of 3D modelling and presentation software is fine-tuned – competency in ArchiCAD and the full Adobe Creative Suite a must; SketchUp and Rhino desirable.
A salary package commensurate with experience and alignment with LIMINAL values will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
HOW TO APPLY
For applications to be considered they must be in writing and include:
- a one-page cover letter outlining the value you would bring to the position
- why you would be a good cultural fit for LIMINAL
- your response to our values and why they are important to you: creativity, beauty, excellence, generosity, integrity, leadership, passion and success
- a current CV and portfolio
- a list of the software packages you are proficient in, with a competency score out of ten for each package
- the names and contact details of three professional referees.
Applications are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 5pm AEST on Monday 13 September 2021.
Please note LIMINAL will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Rara Architecture is a small architecture and interior design studio based in Melbourne.
Rara comes with a strong brand presence and are quickly establishing themselves as a benchmark for leading architecture in Australia. To achieve that, they work tirelessly on building a strong cooperative team that strives toward excellence.
The work consists mostly of residential projects, including new builds, extensions and high end fit-outs.
The current team of 3 is looking to expand into the Sydney market, so is in need of an architectural graduate with 3+ years experience to assist in planning and building permits, as well as to carry out the documentation for the interior design team.
It is highly desirable that this individual has adequate all round experience in residential projects; including preparation of town planning/ building permit packages and full documentation suites, as well as excellent knowledge of Revit.
Since Rara is a small practice, all employees must take responsibility to meet monthly targets and learn to work to a degree of autonomy. To achieve those responsibilities, the ideal candidate should possess:
- A minimum of 3 years experience in Australia, preferably in Melbourne or Sydney
- Exceptional Revit skills
- A thorough understanding of the BCA, Rescode and the planning schemes
Some other ideal skills include – a proactive work approach, high level attention to detail, initiative to assist the team and problem solve, friendly demeanor, ability to understand client requests, highly organised, good understanding of building materials as well as construction costs.
Employment terms are negotiable for the right candidate.
To apply please submit a copy of your CV and Portfolio to email@example.com
The NSW Chapter has rooms now for hire from small meeting rooms to host interviews, small meetings or your interstate workplace to our large boardroom and theatre-style event space for up to 100 pax.
Contact us for more information and to book.
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