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.

2020 QLD Architecture Awards

Holy Family Church, Indooroopilly | Douglas and Barnes | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

Queensland Architecture Awards Winners

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.

regional architecture awards winners

For the first time in the Queensland awards’ 81-year history, the Regional Architecture Awards ceremonies were streamed online via Instagram and YouTube and acknowledged exemplar projects located in Brisbane, Central Queensland, Darling Downs and West Moreton, Far North Queensland, Gold Coast and Northern Rivers, North Queensland and the Sunshine Coast.

Mon Repos Turtle Centre | KIRK | Photographer: Scott Burrows


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 121 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. 

Notice Board


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

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.

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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

National Membership Programs Officer

Stacey Rodda

National Partnerships Manager


National Partnerships Coordinator

Bonnie Stein

Strategic Innovation and Enterprise Coordinator

Casey Dann

National Marketing, Communications & Media 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