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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

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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.

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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.

CPD

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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.

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

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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.

2021 QLD Architecture Awards

Central Queensland | Waltzing Matilda Centre | Cox Architecture | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

2021 ENTRANT GALLERY

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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.

NETWORKING

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. 

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Queensland JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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

We are hiring

Noel Robinson Architects are looking for a passionate and talented Architect to join our design studio. If you have had 5 or more years of experience, you are proficient in Revit and have good design skills, then we want to hear from you.

Noel Robinson Architects are a diverse team of creative people who are committed to providing our people with a broad range of professional opportunities to develop their skills in an exciting workplace.

Qualifications

  • Master of Architecture
  • Registered Architect (ideally)
  • Talented designer
  • 5+ years of experience in architecture
  • Strong organisational, creative and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Revit

You are invited to submit your CV and portfolio direct to careers@nracolab.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

https://www.noelrobinsonarchitects.com/

Nra co-lab is an established multi-award-winning architecture and urban design practice.

An opportunity has arisen for a talented and motivated Architect with strong design flair to join our Brisbane studio.

We offer:

  • An outstanding CBD based studio space overlooking the Brisbane River
  • A creative collaborative and inclusive team environment
  • A long-term career growth path
  • Great projects to work on

 Do you consider yourself to be:

  • Committed to the art and science of designing exemplary buildings and spaces
  • Creative and inventive
  • Design excellence oriented
  • Passionate about delivering great architecture
  • Prepared to go the extra mile to achieve value for our clients
  • Highly skilled solver of complex problems
  • Confident in a leadership role

The successful applicant will also need to demonstrate:

  • Advanced proficiency skills in Revit
  • Experience preparing, planning application and construction documentation in Revit in Australia
  • A comprehensive knowledge of BIM and Adobe Creative Suites
  • Demonstrated high level presentation skills including proficiency in Rhino, Grasshopper, 3D, Studio Max
  • Experience in designing, documenting complex building projects and urban places
  • A thorough knowledge of the NCC, relevant Australian Standards and a working knowledge of the Qld Planning Legislation
  • A sound and demonstrable knowledge of contemporary detailing
  • Good people skills and team participation/leadership
  • Excellent spoken English and communication skills
  • Minimum of 5 years, preferably 10 years post graduate experience in an Australian Architectural practice

Salary package and career path will be negotiated commensurate with the level of your previous experience and achievements.

Please submit your cover letter, CV and a sample portfolio to careers@nracolab.com

We look forward to hearing from you. http://www.noelrobinsonarchitects.com/

About the role

The role is one that is both strategic and tactical. It supports the practice to create and sustain engaging relationships, to secure design opportunities aligned with our values and to continue to build our reputation and brand. The communication manager will work closely with the directors and senior staff but also with the broader team to support and develop their communication and BD skills and knowledge. Our talented graphic designer collaborates closely with the communication manager to ensure that the visual and the written communication is seamless.

It is an exciting time in the practice as we make the shift, and this role is essential in getting that right both in working with the whole team around our strategic direction and supporting the team to communicate those changes.

 

About You

This is a really fantastic role, and we want to find someone who is passionate about the opportunity and the chance to make the role their own. We are a medium sized practice with a very low turnover of staff and with a strong commitment to each other and our work.  We want to find someone who can add value to our culture. 

If you can genuinely answer ‘yes’ to these questions this might be the perfect job for you!

  • I am flexible and adaptable; I am happy to lean in and do what needs doing
  • I am reliable- if I say I will do it, it will be done
  • I can balance the big picture view with the fine detail
  • I am a good planner and can work with a number of deadlines, prioritise the important over the urgent and deal with a high pressure environment when I need to
  • I am a good delegator
  • I know my own strengths and I also love to learn from others- I am a good collaborator
  • I am passionate about writing and communicating clearly
  • I have an appreciation for design and have my own creative pursuits
  • I am curious about the world

 

How to apply

We do want to make sure we don’t waste your time or our time, so we have created an application pack which includes:

  1. Some more information on our culture
  2. The detailed position description
  3. Some more detail about what we’re looking for

If this job really feels like a good fit for you, please email our Practice Manager at recruitment@deickerichards.com.au with the title ‘Communication Manager’ and we’ll send you the pack.

Ellivo are looking for a passionate and talented Architect to join our design studio. If you have had 5 or more years of experience in multi-residential projects, Revit and can lead a project, we want to hear from you. Ellivo Architects are a diverse studio of creative people (who have a lot of fun doing what we do). We are committed to providing our designers with a broad range of professional opportunities to develop their skills in a fast-paced and fun workplace.

Qualifications
• Master of Architecture
• Registered Architect (ideally)
• 5+ years of experience in architecture
• Strong organizational, creative and presentation skills
• Proficient in Revit

Please send your CV and Portfolio directly to hr@ellivo.com

There are currently two positions available in our studio for outstanding Architects/Design Professionals with a minimum 3 years experience in residential and/or commercial projects.

Based in the Fortitude Valley Twohill & James are working on a variety of exciting projects in a collaborative and friendly studio environment.

Applicants should demonstrate the following experience:
– Project and co-ordination experience across all stages of a project.
– Solid technical knowledge of building construction and documentation / detailing.
– Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)and Sketch Up proficiency preferred.

We are open to flexible working arrangements for successful applicants.

To apply please email your CV to:mail@twohillandjames.com

Adrian is hunting for a new team member …..

You are a Queensland registered architect with 3+ years post grad experience.
You have a track record for finding innovative solutions and view challenges with enthusiasm.
You have a can-do attitude and love to please.
You love variety and relish the opportunity to be part of a tight team working on exciting residential projects.
You love a good laugh and don’t stress easily as you have fantastic planning skills.
You are self-motivated always looking for a challenge.
You are a great communicator, people around you are always commenting on what a great and trustworthy person you are.
You pride yourself on “on time delivery” and always push for the best outcomes.
You have exceptional Cad skills and excel in the use of Archicad and/or Revit.
You have a gift for accurate documentation and are fully versed in the creation and documentation of construction drawings and detailing.
You have a love of residential homes.
You are always learning and enjoy the challenge of new ideas.
You studied architecture because you see how it makes the world a better place, and your desire is to spend your time completing the mission.
You are excellent at liaising with engineers, surveyors, geo tec consultants and getting great results.
You want to join a small tight knit team based on the Sunshine Coast working on high end residential projects.

If this sounds like you drop Adrian an email, ar@ardesignhouse.com.

Be sure to include your CV, a cover letter that outlines what you are planning for your future in architecture and any other good stuff that you think makes you shine… and let’s see if you could be the team member we are hunting for.

For the right team member location is optional and working hours can be flexible, it’s about having the right person to that fits with us and our culture.

Aspect Architects and Project Managers is a leading professional Architectural Design and Project Management firm with offices in Toowoomba, Brisbane, and Maroochydore. We are passionate about our industry and enjoy the complexity it presents. Servicing both the private and public sectors with involvement in residential, commercial, industrial, and government building projects you will be presented with vast opportunities for growth and experience. 

We are a growing and vibrant practice with a focus on providing excellent project outcomes for our Clients through a balanced quality/time/cost approach. We now welcome an opportunity for someone who shares our enthusiasm and passion for the construction sector to join our team.

The role of the Registered Architect will include Principal Consultancy services and considered vital to the efficient and effective delivery of projects across the broader team. Our business is built on relationships and the role of the PC is pivotal in assisting our valued Clients to deliver their projects within their pre-defined benchmarks and also manage and coordinate the full suite of engineering disciplines required along with onsite assistance to the construction contractor.

An employment opportunity exists within our regional Toowoomba based team. The key requirements for this position include:

  • Communication: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge: Solid technical knowledge of building construction and documentation/detailing.
  • Attitude: we are looking for a positive team-orientated person who has the courage of their convictions to deliver the required outcomes.  
  • Skillset:Client liaison, Design, Documentation and Management of architectural project team and projects ($500k – $20M) from Concept stage through to completion of construction. Proficient Revit software competency essential.
  • Experience: A minimum of 3 years experience operating as a Registered Architect and a Principal Consultant.

If you would like to develop a career path that differs slightly from the traditional and have a regional focus, come and talk to our highly skilled team of professionals about this diverse and rewarding role.

Your application should address these questions:

  • Briefly describe your ability to facilitate mutually beneficial outcomes in an adversary situation.
  • How many years of experience do you have as a Registered Architect / Principal Consultant?
  • Provide a list of projects including values and referees in which you have delivered as a Principal Consultant?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current Employer?
  • Have you completed a degree qualification in an industry-related discipline and hold a current authority body registration?

Please email your cover letter and resume to hr@aspectapm.net.

Brisbane

Conrad Gargett is a multi-disciplinary practice with a focus on integrating architecture, landscape architecture, interior and urban design. With over 160 staff in 5 studios nationally and internationally, we have successfully developed a reputation for design in specialist buildings and various sectors including health, education, defence, multi-residential and more. Refer to our website www.conradgargett.com.au for more information.

We are now seeking a Senior Architect for our Brisbane studio to work directly with a project Director on a series of projects. You should be a highly skilled architect with a focus on design and practical experience in delivering architectural projects.

The role will encompass all aspects of Concept design, Schematic design, Design Development, Contract documentation, Contract administration, quality control, project management and client negotiation and management. You should be a skilled Revit user with an ability to prepare client presentation visualisations, and coordinate the production of visualisations and presentation models.

The Senior Architect is required to work with Practice Leaders and fellow team members to manage the design concepts that are developed for a project and protect and sustain them through the project stages until the project is finalised. Further, they will assist with expanding and building relationships with potential and existing clients, consultants, authorities, contractors and collaborators. They will be able to influence the actions and opinions of others in a desired direction and have commercial acumen, evidenced by achieving a desired outcome through the awareness of associated costs and business risk.

At Conrad Gargett, our purpose is to create meaningful places for people. We recognise the contribution of our diverse backgrounds in fuelling our creativity and achieving this purpose. We strive to nurture and build a culture based on respect, trust and inclusiveness

Please use the application form to apply – https://forms.gle/5FBtgFefrBZ9dtKP8 and email portfolio, CV and cover letter to careers@conradgargett.com.au.

Brisbane

Conrad Gargett is a multi-disciplinary practice with a focus on integrating architecture, landscape architecture, interior and urban design. With over 160 staff in 5 studios nationally and internationally, we have successfully developed a reputation for design in specialist buildings and various sectors including health, education, defence, multi-residential and more. Refer to our website www.conradgargett.com.au for more information.

We are currently seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and creative Senior Interior Designer to work in our Brisbane Studio.

The successful candidate will have a minimum 8 years post graduate experience and will have demonstrated knowledge and experience working as an Interior Designer, creating innovative designs for retail and commercial projects. Solid Revit experience is essential and knowledge of Sketchup + Adobe Creative Suite is highly regarded.

Your involvement will be from initial concept through to completion and will require strong Design, Documentation, Detailing, Space Planning, Presentation and coordination skills with the ability to meet regular deadlines and budgets.

In this pivotal role you will be reporting directly to the Directors in our Brisbane studio, leading a team, working with other Interior Designers and Architects, as well as being able to work autonomously. You will also be required to communicate with clients and consultants independently and as necessary in the process of delivering projects.

At Conrad Gargett, our purpose is to create meaningful places for people. We recognise the contribution of our diverse backgrounds in fuelling our creativity and achieving this purpose. We strive to nurture and build a culture based on respect, trust and inclusiveness.

Please use the application form to apply – https://forms.gle/gyFZvua8LYibJgmL6 and email portfolio, CV and cover letter to careers@conradgargett.com.au.

Brisbane

Conrad Gargett is a multi-disciplinary practice with a focus on integrating architecture, landscape architecture, interior and urban design. With over 160 staff in 5 studios nationally and internationally, we have successfully developed a reputation for design in specialist buildings and various sectors including health, education, defence, multi-residential and more. Refer to our website www.conradgargett.com.au for more information.

We are seeking an exceptional Finance Manager to support the CFO and lead a tight-knit finance team. The role demands a highly organised individual, able to work to tight deadlines, to work autonomously and mentor team members. The role is based in our Brisbane Studio and will include :

  • Liaison with Project Leaders for strong project financial outcomes
  • Leading the financial management of international studio and projects, including foreign exchange reporting
  • Leading the monthly invoice process.
  • Assisting to manage Job Costing systems (experience using Total Synergy or Deltek Vantagepoint an advantage)
  • Review of end of month processes for the preparation of Financial Statements for Trust and Corporate structures.
  • Input to the budgeting and performance reporting in readiness for Board reports
  • Preparation of Fringe Benefits Tax Return
  • Monthly BAS and other reporting obligations.

You will need to be / have :

  • An Australian accounting degree
  • CPA / CA qualified with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience is an advantage
  • Advanced Excel
  • A confident and effective communicator
  • Experience in a Professional Services practice would be an advantage.

At Conrad Gargett, our purpose is to create meaningful places for people. We recognise the contribution of our diverse backgrounds in fuelling our creativity and achieving this purpose. We strive to nurture and build a culture based on respect, trust and inclusiveness.

Please use the application form to apply – https://forms.gle/QDEEupbaWSaQHUfz7 and send your CV and a cover letter to careers@conradgargett.com.au.

Our Values:

  • We embrace a ‘one team’ culture; we connect and work with our clients.
  • We remain curious; we continually explore, innovate, and improve our delivery.
  • We build solutions that work for our clients; we drive results from start to finish.
  • We add value; we keep trust and integrity at the heart of everything we do.
  • We embrace change; we adopt and integrate tools and technology into our everyday.

We offer:

  • Long-term career and professional development
  • A diverse portfolio of project work
  • An inclusive, creative, busy, fun, social team environment 
  • A vibrant office in Fortitude Valley, easily accessible via public transport

The Position:

The continued success of our practice is achieved by the dedication of our team, a personal and friendly service and a commitment to high professional and design standards.

POWE Architects is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated registered Architect with 5-10 years post-graduate experience in the design and documentation of large-scale mixed use, retail, residential and commercial projects in Australia.

  • You will be a valued member of our talented team that values diversity, agility and variety; you won’t find any rock stars or pigeonholes here.
  • You will access career opportunities; we offer responsibility, seek accountability and acknowledge performance. 
  • You will be included in a team culture that values regular open communication.

Our clients value our services and we compete on value not price. Our clients benefit from our use of the best technology available to the industry, including the latest 3D virtual computer model software and our commitment to BIM.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

  • Proficient knowledge in either ArchiCAD or Revit 
  • An eagerness to be involved in the many aspects of the practice of architecture, including business development.  
  • Good client management skills and communication skills 
  • A commitment to the pursuit of quality design and architectural outcomes
  • The ability to lead a team from project inception to completion will be essential.

Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV to enquiries@powearchitects.com

ABOUT US 

Jardine Architects is a dynamic and innovative consulting architectural practice providing services in the disciplines of Architecture, Master Planning and Interior Design.  These services are provided for a wide range of private, commercial and institutional clients who share the company’s dedication to excellence.

THE OPPORTUNITY 

We are seeking an enthusiastic Architect or Recent Graduate to contribute to the dynamics of our firm.  We are a medium sized city practice offering a wide range of project opportunities.  The applicant should be design oriented, have good documentation and communication skills, as well as having leadership abilities and have a desire to manage projects from initial concepts to completion.  

Registration as an Architect in Queensland is preferred but a graduate who is preparing for registration would also be considered.  The office offers a wide range of work experiences and support, which applicants will find helpful if wishing to gain experience in the future for Architectural Registration. 

SKILL SET

The applicant should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in an architect’s office with and preferably the experience being in Brisbane or SE Queensland.  A sound knowledge of the Building Code of Australia would be a prerequisite.

The office primarily uses Revit.  An above average knowledge of Revit would be required with a commercial proficiency in the following programmes; AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Lumion and Photoshop.

THE OFFER 

This position is permanent, full time and open for an immediate start.  Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and skills of the applicant.  The office has a specialisation in institutional type projects and enjoys working with a variety of Clients.  We work hard to provide quality projects but just as hard to maintain a work/life balance.

Application and enquiries via email only to admin@jardinearchitects.com.au

A CV and a selection of previous project examples would be appreciated.

No recruitment agencies please.

www.jardinearchitects.com.au

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Chapter Staff

Chapter staff located in Queensland
Ana Blake

Member Services Officer

Anna Svensdotter

Member Services Specialist

Beth Morrison

Member Services Officer

National staff located in Queensland
MADELYNN JENKINS

National Membership Programs Officer

Stacey Rodda

National Partnerships Manager

SHELL BRENNAN

National Partnerships Coordinator

Bonnie Stein

Strategic Innovation and Enterprise Coordinator

Casey Dann

Digital Engagement Specialist

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

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