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.
All members are alerted that new restrictions came into effect at 12.01am today for construction sites in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour. Construction activity
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The Institute acknowledges that the Government restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 are continuing to impact the everyday lives of our members. Due to these restrictions it has been
Bold designs, innovations in sustainability, adaptive re-use the big winners in NSW architecture awards
The state’s most outstanding architectural projects are being celebrated with the announcement of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2021 NSW Architecture Award winners. Drawn from a total of 299 entries
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.
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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
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.
Kate Concannon - NSW State Manager
CHAPTER OFFICE STAFF IN NSW
Membership Services Officer
Membership Services Officer
National staff located in NSW
Policy and Advocacy Manager
National Education Project Officer
National Manager, CPD Program Development
Marketing & Insights Lead