New South Wales

Willinga Park | Cox Architecture | Photographer: Alina Gozina

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.

Programs and Activities

Luxe on Eve | Smith & Tzannes | Photographer: Ben Guthrie

The Institute is committed to developing and promoting a strong architectural profession and advocating for safer, more sustainable communities. Learn about local and national advocacy initiatives.

Bungarribee Parklands Shelters | Stanic Harding Architects | Photographer: Simon Wood

Our Chapter and National Awards programs are an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the valuable contribution architecture makes to our communities locally, nationally and internationally.


Bridgewater Park Amenities | Urakawa Jenkins Architecture | Photographer: Guy Wilkinson Photography

Continuing Professional Development is an important avenue to improve professional knowledge and competence. CPD is compulsory for registration in NSW.

View our range of online and face-to-face CPD opportunities.

National Award for Commercial Architecture | International House Sydney | Tzannes | Photographer: Ben Guthrie

Meet our Chapter Councillors and discover our local committees helping shape our work and the built environment.

National Commendation for Commercial Architecture | Barangaroo House | Collins and Turner | Photographer: Rory Gardiner

Our Chapter hosts a range of local events celebrating architecture and catering to the profession and the broader community.

Discover upcoming events now.

Maitland Riverlink | CHROFI | Photographer: Brett Boardman

Discover more about our tailored CPD, events and programs for members in Newcastle and regional NSW.

Architecture Bulletin is the official journal of the NSW Chapter.

Looking for a room to hire or the latest architectural jobs in NSW?

Check out our notice board for the latest information. 


Senior Counsellor Service

Photographer: Nik MacMillan

Senior Architect Counsellors are appointed to provide advice to members and the public on the practice of architecture on voluntary a basis.

Continuing Education

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.

Regional Divisions

Maitland Riverlink | CHROFI | Photographer: Brett Boardman

Newcastle Division

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).

Country Division

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.

Montoro Cellar Door | Source Architects | Tom Ferguson

Architecture Bulletin

Journal of the NSW Chapter

Architecture Bulletin is the NSW Chapter’s journal and is managed by the NSW Editorial Committee. Architecture Bulletin has been an important cultural focus for the NSW Chapter of the Institute for more than 60 years, and is its official publication of record.

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.

Published four times a year, 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

For ADVERTISING enquiries call +61 2 9246 4055 and download the 2019 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.

Major Patron
Mirvac Design

Supporting Patrons 
Allen Jack+Cottier, BKA Architecture, Conybeare Morrsion, Crone, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, NBRS Architecture, Tanner Kibble Denton Architects.

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 - Climate Crisis

We could talk about carbon emissions rising again, about political inertia and community impact. But we are out of time. The climate crisis is upon us. This issue of Architecture Bulletin is devoted to the best of proactive sustainable architecture and design. Here we take a look at exemplars of carbon-conquering efforts from here and around the world. What do we need to do to replicate them? We can all talk about it, but how can we practice active climate action?

Read the Climate Crisis ISSUE  Vol 76 No 3 – December 2019

Notice Board


Looking for a new career opportunity in New South Wales? View architectural and built environment job openings below.

Are you talented?

THOSE Architects are looking for an exceptional Project Architect to join their small studio and play an integral role in the team.

Working across a range of residential projects, you will be involved in all stages of the project from design, documentation and contract administration.

The ability to liaise with consultants, clients and councils is required.

Local experience administering residential contracts is a must.

You’ll be passionate and super talented with great communication skills with knowledge in ArchiCAD and Adobe suite.

This position is for our Sydney studio.

Please send your CV and portfolio to Ben and Simon at:

The opportunity

A Project Architect at Tobias Partners plays a significant role in the design development, construction documentation and construction phases of our projects.

They work closely with Project Principals and clients, along with a range of other key stakeholders e.g. project consultants, council officers, suppliers and contractors.

As a Project Architect you will be responsible for managing the delivery of sketch and concept design presentations, DA documentation and construction detailing.

You will prepare required CC applications, tender and contract documentation packages, and assist in delivering construction services once the build commences.

To effectively fill this Project Architect role you will have at least 5 years recent relevant experience as a Project Architect documenting bespoke complex single house projects.

Prerequisite skills and experience
Your application for this position should demonstrate ….

  • Tertiary qualifications in Architecture, with at least five years of relevant experience as Project Architect
  • Proficiency in Vectorworks 2D and 3D, and SketchUp
  • Advanced understanding of highly resolved architectural detailing and construction methodologies, and the integration of specialist information
  • Significant past architectural experience in bespoke complex single house projects, with a consistent focus on architectural detailing
  • Ability to self-manage, communicate your message well, and to coordinate large single residential projects
  • Effectively manage a small project team in order to set and meet project milestones
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and liaise with a variety of key project stakeholders, such as the client and consultant team, local authorities and contractors
  • Australian Permanent Residency – essential.

To view past projects and our studio profile, please visit our website:

Design King Company is looking for a passionate architect to join their team.

We are seeking a person with 5-10 years of postgraduate experience. A person who loves to work on highly crafted and detailed projects, who wants the opportunity to create exemplary buildings and help us grow and consolidate the practice’s reputation. 

Ideally, we are looking for:

  • Experience in detailed and quality architectural work.
  • Proficiency in ArchiCAD is essential.
  • Strong desire to contribute and shape all aspects of projects.
  • A passion for design and architectural excellence.
  • A sense of fun and adventure that fits with our practice.

We are a small team, engaged, friendly and located in a great studio in Paddington NSW.

Design King Company is an Architectural Design Studio based in Paddington, Sydney. With over 20 years of experience, the practice continues to be committed to the founding principle of providing design excellence across all projects.

This working philosophy can be seen in projects that range from a tiny artist’s studio in the Blue Mountains to a large-scale office building in Alexandria. Although our focus is on design and original thinking, our creativity is underpinned by sound technique, methodology and practice. This level of commitment to the entire building process has resulted in our work is widely published and has been awarded many times by the industry bodies.

We have over the years also developed a very keen awareness of our client’s needs and expectations and judge our success by our client’s satisfaction, something we are justifiably proud of.

Please forward your CV and portfolio to

CHROFI is seeking a Submission and Marketing Coordinator to join its team in Manly.

The Submission and Marketing Coordinator will ensure that the practice secures an adequate pipeline of new work by both preparing bids (RFTs, RFPs, EOIs, Direct Commissions) and by raising the practice’s profile in the industry through award submissions and engagement with the media.

The Submission and Marketing Coordinator will be required to work in a high-pressure team environment on multiple deadlines with limited input from Practice Directors.


  • Assess opportunities and track forecasts for new work
  • Prepare written project pitches with limited input from Directors
  • Coordinate input from both internal & external bid team members
  • Prepare award and bid submissions to a high graphic standard
  • Track & follow up submissions and record feedback for each
  • Manage social media channels
  • Write press releases and liaise with media 
  • Manage the library of templates and marketing collateral
  • Arrange photography of projects.

Required skills

  • Knowledge and experience in the business of architecture
  • Strong graphic skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skilled in MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop).


Address to the Business Manager via email;

Registered architect/developer is looking to buy a small to mid-sized architecture practice (commercial and/or residential) in Sydney.

Open to the possibility of an outright purchase or merger. The firm must be boutique in nature with a good client following.

Please email

Noxon Giffen Sydney is seeking an outstanding registered Architect with 5+ years post graduate experience to assist with a diverse range of projects including an exciting large-scale aviation facility.

The role requires strong design sensibilities. You will need to be enthusiastic and inquisitive, with effective communication skills, an interest in the detail and eager to contribute to all aspects of the studio.

You will also need a working knowledge of planning and building regulations and experience in managing large projects. Proven documentation skills in Revit is essential.

The successful applicant will be collaborating with clients, consultants and contractors through all stages of the project. The position offers an excellent opportunity to be a key part of a growing, award-winning practice.

Please forward your CV and portfolio in a single PDF to

Are you an emerging architect with a fledgeling practice and want to take the next step but not sure how?

A unique initiative is being proposed by a well-established northside based architectural firm to mentor, sponsor and foster you and your business.

To find out more about the proposal, please submit your CV together with a one-page business plan setting out your ambitions, to Tony Fittler of accountants HLB Mann Judd ( who will forward it onto the sponsor.

All submissions will be held in the strictest confidence.

Do you know a recent graduate or someone studying architecture or urban design? The City Design unit at cbcity is looking for a grad to join our awesome graduate program. The position is for two years starting in early 2020. We are looking to mentor and be mentored by someone passionate about rhino, grasshopper and micro-mobility.

Check out the ad and please apply or share in your networks.

Our Major Projects team at cbcity is growing. We are looking for a senior architectural project manager to join the team. The city design unit is unique in local government in that we not only make cities, we design and build the complex capital works as well. We do this in the melting pot of middle Sydney where “interesting happens” (our branding!).

Check out the ad

Want to advertise a job? Free job listings are an exclusive benefit for Institute members. Contact us to find out more.

Room Hire

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.

Chapter Staff

Ricardo Felipe

Editor and Communications Officer (p/t)

Tessa Goodman

Awards and Prizes Officer

Kat Han

Events & Partnerships Officer 

Melissa McDonald

Member Services and Administration Officer

Otto Nothnagel

Membership Programs Manager

Wilma Walsh

Communications Officer


National staff located in nsw
David McSorley

National Education Project Officer 

Kate Moore

National Education Manager



Contact us

NSW Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects

3 Manning Street
Potts Point, NSW 2011

P: +61 2 9246 4055


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