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
Getting members ready to declare
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 start to take effect from 1 July 2021
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.
Humanist structures delivering an optimistic vision of the future celebrated with Victorian architecture award winners
The winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2021 Victorian Architecture Awards have been announced.
The Australian Institute of Architects’ annual WA Architecture Awards honours the substantial contribution the state’s architects make to the built environment and communities in WA. With 78 entries across 10
Please share your views Work Integrated Learning (WIL): The architecture profession’s view Invitation to participate in a PhD research study This research seeks to investigate how Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
The much loved Her Majesty’s Theatre Redevelopment by COX Architecture was a big winner at the 2021 South Australian Architecture Awards run by the Australian Institute of Architects. The rejuvenated venue won the
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
For EDITORIAL enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For ADVERTISING enquiries call +61 2 9246 4055 and download the 2020 Architecture Bulletin media kit which includes editorial guidelines, advertising rates and booking deadlines.
To SUBSCRIBE to Architecture Bulletin download the subscription form.
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 - Construction
This edition of Architecture Bulletin on the theme of construction reflects the current consuming concern for the NSW Chapter. On the one hand, we face a raft of incoming legislative and regulatory reforms to address construction quality failures in NSW. On the other, we are in the thick of fast-paced COVID-19 stimulus projects and a critical momentum that has grown around activism toward the transformation of public space in this new paradigm.
The opportunity to exert positive influence in both spheres of activity to optimise quality construction outcomes is both tremendous and welcome, but things are moving at a cracking pace.
NSW JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for a new career opportunity in New South Wales? View architectural and built environment job openings below.
Architect – Archer Office
Archer Office is an Architecture practice currently working on an exciting mix of projects that span Community, Sporting and Musical venues, Commercial, Single and Multi-Residential typologies. We are on the lookout for a highly motivated Architect with 5-10 years experience to join our team.
Registered architect with 5-10 years’ experience in:
- Detailed design and documentation for government, commercial and / or private clients.
- Coordination with project teams and specialist consultants.
- Effective communication with stakeholders and contractors.
- Delivering design intent through detailing and construction.
- Documentation and communication using Archicad and Adobe CS.
Send CV and folio to: email@example.com
- Join a collaborative team of highly qualified design professional
- Help support great design outcomes for the people of NSW
- Generous salary starting from $129,360 p.a + super
- Recruitment/Talent Pool process to fill future vacancies
The opportunity and Role
We are creating a recruitment pool to fill future temporary and ongoing Principal Design Advisor positions to join the GANSW branch within The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment.
Government Architect NSW (GANSW) is situated within the Place, Design and Public Space division. GANSW is a multi-disciplinary team of highly qualified design professionals within the Department which support NSW Government to realise public value through great design. The team has extensive experience in government and industry and draws on a range of disciplines, including urban design, architecture, landscape architecture and allied services.
The Principal Design Advisor provides high-level expert strategic design advice and design and project management leadership relating to significant projects, policies and programs to support high quality, sustainable design outcomes on behalf of GANSW. A key purpose will be to work collaboratively within the Department and across government agencies to support better design. The role will promote design culture, capacity building, procurement and co-design processes that enhance design related decision making and support delivery of good design across government agencies.
- Master’s degree, or equivalent, in architecture, landscape architecture and/or urban design
- Be eligible to be registered in the peak body for specialist design qualification (where applicable)
For more information on this role, please view the role description here.
Portfolios will be required for successful interviewees (max. 10 pages A3).
Applications Closes on: 11:59pm, Sunday 7th February 2021
Should you require further information about the role please contact; Olivia Hyde – Olivia.Hyde@planning.nsw.gov.au
Architecture Saville Isaacs is a multi-award winning boutique architectural practice, specialising in high end bespoke coastal homes and exclusive multi-unit residential building. We value enthusiasm, focus and dedication, with a passion for architecture and all design.
We are seeking a graduate architect with at least 5 years post graduate experience, local to Sydney. You will be working in a small team on exciting projects within Sydney and surrounding coastal suburbs.
Revit and graphic skills are important. Relevant local experience is critical – you must be able to fulfil the role of Project Architect, responsible for design development, documentation, and contract administration.
Please express your interest by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your resume and portfolio.
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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