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.
2021 QLD Architecture Awards
2021 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.
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
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.
The Australian Institute of Architects has revealed a shortlist of 57 entries in the pre-eminent contest of architectural design excellence that now spans four decades, the National Architecture Awards. Selected
We’re excited to introduce the Jury for the 2021 National Architecture Awards. Selected for their design expertise and passion for Australian Architecture, the jurors bring a wealth of experience and
A message from Queensland Chapter President Michael Lavery acknowledging the service of outgoing Queensland Government Architect, Malcolm Middleton.
After significant consultation with a diverse range of stakeholders to design a robust and collaborative policy, recent enhancements to the Buy Queensland procurement approach comes into effect on 1 September
We are extending our warmest congratulations to the winners of the Australian Interior Design Awards 2021 announced on Friday night, especially the 12 Institute members whose projects received awards. Liminal
COVID-19 ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS
24 AUGUST UPDATE
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.
KEY SOURCES FOR GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
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.
Queensland JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
LIMINAL Studio is looking for talented, team-oriented architects, driven to excel and breakthrough boundaries with creativity, skill and aspiration. Exciting opportunities await an experienced Project Architect and team leader who shares our global outlook, ethics, embrace curiosity and is driven to explore the potential in every idea. Read more.
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