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

Terrarium House | John Ellway | Photographer: Toby Scott

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.

Three Chimney House | KP Architects | 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.


Rockhampton Riverside Precinct | Woods Bagot | Photographer: Florian Groehn

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 CPD 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

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.


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.

Continuing Education

Qld CPD Program

The Queensland Chapter offers a wide range of CPD events for its members across the state. Our activities include workshops from renowned artists and industry professionals; practice forums; debate series tackling current issues in architecture; and webinars.


The Queensland Chapter runs a student mentoring program to support members who are at the start of their architectural careers.

Our member-exclusive mentoring program is open to registered architects or graduates with a minimum four years post-graduate experience and students enrolled in third year (or equivalent) in a recognised architectural course (or related discipline) at one of the following Queensland universities: UQ, BOND, QUT, Griffith, Torrens.


Notice Board


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

Conrad Gargett is an internationally recognised design studio that brings together the experience of more than 160 architects, interior designers, landscape architects and urban designers. Refer to our website www.conradgargett.com.au for more information.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic recent Architectural Graduate (Masters) to join our Brisbane team.  Solid Revit experience is essential.

Applications (cover letter and CV) can be emailed to careers@conradgargett.com.au using ‘Architectural Graduate, Brisbane’ as the subject line.


We think the best times in your working career are the times when you feel you can make a difference and be part of collaborating to build something special. That’s what we feel and what we are always trying to deliver as a culture for the team. That’s what excites us at Cottee Parker Architects. Having the ability to make a real difference comes with a high level of responsibility, that’s why we spend a lot of time in interviews making sure we are just as good a fit for you, as you are for us!


We asked our top performers why they stayed and strived to be successful, this is what they’ve told us. They say they love working for a company that is big enough to attract lots of talented people but small enough for one person to make a difference. They feel they are not just a number or a dot on an org chart. They love the fact that they can easily talk to Directors. There is an open door policy, indeed we have almost no offices or doors.


We are big on rewards & recognition. We’re all for rewarding great work, and we do lots of big and smaller things to appreciate people. Here are some of the favourites: free weekly Pilates and fitness Boot Camp classes; birthday morning teas and quarterly off-site social events. We recognise people who’ve been with us for 5, 10, 15, 20 years (and even more!) in company meetings because we appreciate their significant contribution.

Interested in our Career opportunities? Take a closer look at the Cottee Parker Architects jobs online here.

Due to an  increase in workload, BW architects are seeking a Registered Architect to join our friendly and flexible studio environment full-time.  Advanced Archicad knowledge is essential for the position. For more information on this role, or to apply, please click here.

Please forward a Cover Letter, CV and Portfolio through to brent@bwarchitects.com.au


Want to advertise a job? Free job listings are an exclusive benefit for Institute members. Contact us to find out more.

Chapter Staff

Charlotte Barakat

Awards, Prizes & Sponsorships Coordinator


Events & Professional Development Coordinator

Sue-Ching Lascelles

Member Services & Administration Coordinator

National staff located in  Queensland

National Partnerships Manager

Bonnie Stein

National Partnerships Officer 


National Membership Programs Officer

Casey Dann

National Marketing, Communications & Media Coordinator

Contact us

Queensland Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects

PO Box 3275
South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Level 1
70 Merivale Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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

Office hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm


Chapter Partners

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