2020 Queensland Architecture Awards | Mon Repos Turtle Centre | KIRK | Photographer: Scott Burrows

Queensland CHAPTER

The Queensland Chapter identifies and responds to issues that stand to impact the profession and our members.

We deliver a variety of activities aligned with the Institute’s strategic plan, including mentorship programs for student members and a program of Chapter awards and prizes. We liaise with local and state bodies as well as authorities to promote and represent the interests of our members and the community.

The Queensland Chapter acknowledges the Yuggera and Turrbal peoples as the traditional owners of the site on which our office stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Programs and Activities

Casuarina House | Vokes and Peters | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

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.

QUT Peter Coaldrake Education Precinct | Wilson Architects and Henning Larsen Architects, Architects in Association | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

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.


Park Road House | LineburgWang | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

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

View our range of online and face-to-face professional development opportunities.

Spinnaker House | Sparks Architects | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

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

Black Mountain Residence | Morriarchi Architecture | Photographer: Andy MacPherson Studio

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

Looking for a room to hire or the latest architectural jobs in Queensland? Check out our notice board for information.

Get up to date information about Covid-19 restrictions and what it means for construction in Queensland.

Black Mountain Residence | Morriarchi Architecture | Photographer: Andy MacPherson Studio

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

Looking for the latest architectural jobs in Queensland? Check out our notice board for information.

2021 QLD Architecture Awards


The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the innovative work of our Queensland architects. The program also provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture within Queensland, across Australia and internationally.

Cairns Performing Arts Centre | CA Architects and Cox Architecture in collaboration | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones
Central Queensland | Waltzing Matilda Centre | Cox Architecture | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones


The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the innovative work of our Queensland architects.

We’ve received 107 entries across the 10 categories, throughout all 7 regions.

our queensland chapter program


The Queensland Chapter offers a wide range of professional development activities for members across the state. Our initiatives include workshops with industry professionals, practice forums and webinars.


With over 2,000 members spread across Queensland, we offer and support a range of networking activities and initiatives. Our very active groups and committees work with the Chapter team to schedule enjoyable opportunities for peer-to-peer engagement. 



19 October Update

The Queensland Government has released Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to Unite Families, which outlines how interstate and international travel restrictions will be eased.

Each step in the plan is matched to milestones of Queensland’s eligible population becoming fully vaccinated, to provide a measured and cautious pathway to reopen our borders.

The first step will be reached once 70 per cent of eligible Queenslanders are fully vaccinated, which is currently expected to be reached on 19 November. From this date, people who have been in a declared domestic hotspot in the previous 14 days can enter Queensland if they:

  • are fully vaccinated
  • arrive by air
  • have a negative COVID test in the previous 72 hours
  • undertake 14 days home quarantine.

If you are arriving from all other areas of Australia, provided you have not been in a hotspot in the last 14 days there will be no restrictions on entry to Queensland and no quarantine required.

Direct international arrivals will have to complete 14 days quarantine in a Government-nominated facility. International arrivals who first enter another state or territory before travelling to Queensland will have to quarantine in a Government nominated-facility until 14 days have passed since they landed in Australia.

Restrictions will be eased further once 80 per cent of Queenslanders are fully vaccinated, which is expected to be reached on 17 December, and at 90 per cent there will be no entry restrictions or quarantine for vaccinated travellers from interstate or overseas.

For more information visit the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 website.

Currently more than 56 per cent of eligible Queenslanders are fully vaccinated and 72 per cent have received at least one dose.

People can book an appointment online to get vaccinated at a local GP or pharmacy or at a Queensland Health vaccine clinic or find their nearest walk-in vaccination location. There is also a guide for anyone who needs to register and book an appointment for a dependent person.


Increase restrictions for businesses applied at 4PM to some south-east regions. These restrictions affect us all, and it is important to keep up to date daily with what is happening.

The 1 person per 4 square meter rule is back, with outdoor businesses limited to 1 person per 2 square meters. Masks must be worn at all times, unless in specific situations. More information on these updates can be found on the QLD Gov Business page: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/covid-19-restrictions/current

There is more information on travelling to an from QLD can be found here: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/travelling-to-queensland

This includes information on the border bubble, entry requirements, and logistics for entering Queensland.

If you need any support, please call the 134 COVID (13 42 68) hotline.


A Queensland resident who is a construction or energy sector worker can only enter and return from the NSW border zone in extremely limited circumstances. Definitions of essential work have been clarified and tightened. As a result, for example, a construction worker working on non-critical construction, such as a residential or commercial project, will now need to apply through the Queensland Health Portal for an endorsement to:

  • enter Queensland from the NSW border zone, or
  • enter the NSW border zone and return to Queensland.

Further, workers who enter the NSW border zone are required to follow quarantine (stay at home) requirements until 14 days have passed since the person was in the NSW border zone. If a worker enters a hotspot outside the border zone, they may only be permitted to enter Queensland after undertaking 14 days of quarantine at their own cost in Government nominated accommodation. 

The existing Queensland Health portal has been redeveloped to allow businesses to also submit essential worker applications to DEPW for endorsement. The essential worker process remains separate to the Specialist Worker Exemption Process, for which there is a separate drop down option within the same portal. Link to Queensland Health Portal: https://healthserviceportal.health.qld.gov.au/hdsp

If you have any questions or are seeking clarification on your circumstances or the Border Restrictions Direction please call 134 COVID (13 42 68). Alternatively, additional information and comprehensive Q&A’s are available on the Queensland Health website on the ‘Travelling to Queensland‘ page. 

Essential workers currently permitted to cross into Queensland from New South Wales (X, XQ or XN Pass holders) are required to have at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccination by Saturday 21 August 2021.

Essential workers will need to have proof of vaccination. Proof of vaccination includes:

  • immunisation history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register
    (call 1800 653 809)
  • COVID-19 digital certificate (available on your Medicare account via MyGov)
  • immunisation history statement (from your regular healthcare provider or MyGov).

Find out more about vaccinations for essential workers including walk-in vaccination locations.


Building and construction is considered an essential service, and remains open for business. You must follow your COVID-19 plan, ensure your hygiene and social distancing measures are in place and wear a mask wherever possible.

Read more about the restrictions details on movement and gathering, businesses and events and face masks on the Queensland Government’s website.

More information For the latest advice, information and resources, go to www.health.gov.au For more information on responding to COVID-19 in the workplace, go to https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces

The Australian Government is taking action to support businesses during the COVID-19 health crisis. For more information on assistance for businesses, go to https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/businesses

BOAQ provides additional guidance for small business support

For more information for employers see Queensland Government: Business Queensland’s Business health and safety resources for coronavirus (COVID-19). The Queensland Government has also provided a Guidance: Workplace Health and Safety note that provide useful guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 at the workplace.

For more information, head to the Queensland Health website.

The Check In Qld app website provides answers to common questions or you can contact 134 COVID (12 42 68) for support.

Notice Board


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

Join the POD Team!
We are seeking a special human who has a rare combination of skills in Landscape and Architecture to join our multidisciplinary practice, in Cairns.

This is not an early career graduate position. We need someone who is a team player, with high level technical skills and experience, who can work autonomously and supervise others.

Essential skills required:

  • Min 5 years postgraduate experience in architecture design and documentation on cultural, commercial and residential projects
  • Min 2 years of experience working on landscape architecture on cultural, commercial and residential projects
  • Excellent design and documentation skills in Revit
  • Adobe InDesign and Photoshop (and full suite)
  • Excellent verbal, written and graphic communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects from inception to completion
  • Experience in contract administration in landscape and architecture
  • Alignment with POD’s values and philosophy.

Additional skills that would be beneficial:

  • Project management and contract admin. experience
  • Community engagement experience
  • Comfortable with remote travel
  • Tropical Horticultural Knowledge & Experience.

We know this is a big ask, but we trust you are out there somewhere!

Please submit your CV and portfolio to POD by 3pm, 24 September 2021.

Join Bark – we are expanding our Noosa team with a pipeline of exciting projects!

We are looking for an experienced Architectural Graduate / Architect to join our team:

  • Minimum 2 – 3 Years Experience required;
  • Advanced Archicad Skills and Experience Preferred;
  • Lumion / Twin Motion skills desirable;
  • Photoshop and Indesign Skills required;
  • Full time, permanent position;
  • ‘Hands on’ concept through construction  experience / mentored role;
  • Inspiring Studio, Diverse Projects;
  • Salary package commensurate with experience;
  • Immediate start.

Email CV / Folio to info@barkdesign.com.au

Could you be our new team member? We’re looking for an architectural graduate with two to three years’ experience to work with us.

Are you or someone you know:

  • Degree qualified;
  • Experienced with ArchiCAD;
  • and Collaborative, proactive and curious?

If so, please visit our website to get a feel for our culture and work, then email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@deickerichards.com.au – or spread the word!

At Deicke Richards, we use design to achieve social impact. We are a cross-disciplinary practice that places community at the centre of all we do. Working across ageing, cities, education and housing, we listen, share and care. We are a people-first practice committed to nurturing our designers and shaping a responsive, inclusive and equitable world. Join us – applications close 20 October.

Want to advertise a job? Free job listings are an exclusive benefit for Institute members. Contact qld@architecture.com.au to find out more.

Chapter Staff

Chapter staff located in Queensland

Member Services Officer

Anna Svensdotter

State Manager

National staff located in Queensland

National Membership Programs Officer


National Partnerships Coordinator

Bonnie Stein

Strategic Innovation and Enterprise Coordinator

Contact us

Queensland Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects

2/270 Montague Road
West End, QLD, 4101

P: +61 7 3828 4100
E: qld@architecture.com.au

Office hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm


Chapter Partners

Major State Partners
State EmAGN Partner