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 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.

Major Patron
Mirvac Design

Supporting Patrons 
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 - LIFE LESSONS

This edition of Architecture Bulletin delves into various aspects of architectural education from tertiary through to professional registration and ongoing learning. The dialogue between education, regulation and professional practice continues to be a critical point of discussion in the industry, as does the relationship between education and current quality issues in the construction industry. Cultural issues such as studio culture and inclusion are also touched upon.

Read the LIFE LESSONS Vol 77 No 1 – May 2020

Notice Board


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

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

Andrew Burges Architects is looking for an exceptional graduate to join our team to produce visualisations to communicate ideas to clients and to assist with the internal design process. Additionally, you will assist with design and documentation throughout all project phases, working closely with project architects.

Ideally you will have advanced skills in ArchiCAD, Rhino, 3ds Max and the Adobe Creative Suite. We are keen to hear from bachelors or masters graduates with prior experience in a similar role.

Please send your CV and portfolio to

Are you creative, pragmatic and passionate about Architecture?

Architecture Saville Isaacs are looking for a talented, experienced Project Architect to manage high-end bespoke homes and boutique multi-unit residential projects.

We are a small. Chill, creative team located in a heritage boatshed right on the water at Lavender Bay (McMahons Point).

We are a flexible, family friendly practice with a focus on results rather than a rigid workplace.

You are a registered Architect (or in process of getting registered) with local experience administering residential contracts.

You are highly motivated, passionate and dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through architecture.

You have excellent communication skills and are experience with Autocad and Revit.

You wish to play a significant role in the design development, construction documentation and construction phases of our projects.

You are ambitious and are looking to move to an expanding, boutique practice where you can grow and develop, with future opportunity to become a stakeholder.

Please send CVs and portfolios to

These must indicate relevant recent experience as a Project Architect, with the following minimum prerequisites:

  • University qualifications in Architecture, with at least 5 years relevant experience as a Project Architect in Australia (preferably Sydney)
  • Proficiency in Revit and Autocad
  • Advanced understanding of highly resolved architectural detailing and construction methodologies.
  • Extensive past experience in complex single house and multi-unit projects, with a focus on architectural detailing.
  • Ability to self-manage, communicate well with clients, local authorities and team members, and to coordinate a consultant team
  • Australian Permanent Residency is essential.

Noxon Giffen Sydney is seeking an outstanding Architect or Architectural Graduate to assist with a diverse range of projects.

The role requires 3-5 years post-graduate Australian experience. With strong design sensibilities, you will also need strong communication skills and competent working knowledge of the planning and building regulations. Proven documentation skills in AutoCAD/Revit are essential.

The successful applicant will be collaborating with clients, consultants and contractors through all stages of our projects. We are looking for an enthusiastic, thoughtful, detail focused individual to become an integral part of our team. The position offers an excellent opportunity to be a key part of a small, dedicated and busy practice and gain broad experience across a variety of projects.

Please forward your CV and portfolio in a single PDF to

Our ambition is to create beautiful buildings and environments. We believe architecture is a craft and we base all of our design work on this fundamental philosophy. From initial broad conceptual ideas, through to the finest details, the craft of making beautiful buildings and environments is pursued relentlessly.

Working on various projects from concept design to completion, the successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

Minimum 5 years professional local experience

Creative and innovative design approach, attention to detail and exceptional presentation skills

Extensive past experience coordinating consultant teams, liaising with local authorities and other key stakeholders

Excellent communication and technical documentation skills

Archicad proficiency and Australian Permanent Residency essential.

Please email

King & Campbell is a progressive multi-disciplinary consultancy practice based in Port Macquarie, NSW. We are looking for a self-motivated graduate or registered architect or landscape architect to fill the role of architect and urban design consultant

The successful applicant has the potential to be involved in a wide variety of development projects, including:

  • A full range of residential and commercial buildings
  • Town centre revitalisation scheme
  • Public recreation spaces and facilities
  • Aged, medium density and small lot residential development master plans
  • Retail/commercial site design

Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating good design and communication skills and experience with relevant software, including ArchiCAD and 3D visualisation programs. The applicant will need to demonstrate good project management skills and the ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary team environment.

This position is a permanent full time position. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience. Details of our practice can be found at Please attention written applicants to David Tooby at

We are seeking an experienced Project Architect to join our Sydney team delivering a range of projects in both Private and Public sectors.

  • Project team leadership experience on medium to large scale projects
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in construction documentation and construction administration
  • Good time management skills
  • Sound client relationship skills including liaising with Consultants and Authorities
  • Revit experience essential
  • 5 years post graduate experience in Australia
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • A competitive salary is offered

Please apply directly to Peter Hunt Architect:

02 9955 1466

Design King Company is currently looking for a passionate architect to join our team. We are seeking a person with 5+ years post graduate 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 preferred but not 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.
  • At least 5 years local experience.
  • Australian Permanent Residency essential

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

Design King Company is 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 boutique hotel on the NSW coast. 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 being 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 submit your resume to 

The City Projects and Property Division designs and constructs public buildings, infrastructure, parks, streetscapes and public domain. Projects cover a wide and varied spectrum including open space and facility strategies, major urban parks, plazas, streetscapes, cycle ways, sport facilities and playgrounds. We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Design Manager (Landscape Architect) to join our team.

In this exciting role you will be located in the CBD and be responsible for:

  • the design of urban landscape architectural and urban design projects
  • collaborating with clients, stakeholders, design and delivery teams on design and delivery solutions
  • driving innovation and design quality on projects, whilst challenging project teams to obtain ‘best value’ throughout the project life cycle.

To be successful you must have:
experience in the design and delivery of complex landscape architectural or public domain projects

  • great communication, collaboration and time management skills and the ability to reason conceptually to resolve problems, inspire well considered outcomes and establish design excellence.

For more information please visit City of Sydney Career Opportunities

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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