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South
Australian
CHAPTER

2020 SA Architecture Awards | Sparkke at the Whitmore | Troppo Architects | Photographer: Aaron Citti

South Australian CHAPTER

The SA Chapter represents the interests of all its local members across the state. We promote the advancement of the profession by providing education and research programs and by engaging with local and state governments to address issues relating to the built environment.

We also work with local media outlets to promote discussion about the value of architecture in society and we foster strong industry partnerships to create more continuing education opportunities for our members.

The SA Chapter recognises the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Programs and Activities

Elder Hall Northern Upgrade and Conservation Works | DASH Architects | Photographer: DASH Architects

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.

Baliol Residence | Grieve Gillett Andersen | Sam Noonan

The Australian Institute of Architects National Awards program is a great way to receive public and peer recognition for your work and helps the Institute to promote architects and architecture within SA, across Australia and internationally.

CPD

Christies Beach High School Inclusive Education Centre | Flightpath Architects | Photographer: cr3 Studio

Continuing Professional Development is an important avenue to improve professional knowledge and competence.

View our CPD opportunities.

St Mary's Corner | Grieve Gillett Andersen | Photographer: Sam Noonan

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

Grange Surf Life Saving Club Redevelopment | GHDWoodhead | Photographer: Iain Bond

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 SA? Check out our notice board for information.

Adelaide Botanic High School | Cox Architecture and DesignInc | SA | Photographer: Sam Noonan

archi ed introduces school students to the world of architecture

BHP Adelaide | Woods Bagot | Trevor Mein

An architect has moral rights in relation to the use of their design and should be attributed when images of the work  are published.  See our template letters for asserting your rights.

The 2019 National Award for Interior Architecture | The University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute | Swanbury Penglase with BVN | SA | Photographer: Peter Barnes

SA Designers for Diversity exists to ensure that architecture and affiliated designers of built environments can work in a profession that is equally and meaningfully navigable for all practitioners.

Awards

The SA architecture awards 2021

We’re pleased to announce the entrants in this year’s SA Architecture Awards 2021.

2021 SA Architecture Awards Entrant Gallery

Part of a national awards program run by the Australian Institute of Architects.

Join us for Jury Presentation Day Saturday 13 March at Leigh St to see architects present their projects.

 

Continuing Education

CPD in SA

The Act to proclaim the start of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in South Australia came into operation on 1 July 2020. All practicing architects will be required to undertake CPD, and report their CPD annually at the time of renewing registration.

The first full year of operation will be from 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021, and the Architectural Practice Board of SA has set an amount of 10 points for this first year only. At least 5 points must be Formal CPD, with the remaining points Informal. This reduced amount is in recognition of the current economic situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the fact that this is the first year of mandated CPD in South Australia.

From July 2021, the full 20 points will be required – including a minimum of 10 Formal points. For more information please visit the Board’s website

The Institute has become aware that companies are approaching architects with range of CPD offerings that they claim will earn the architect formal points.  We note that no organisation, including the APBSA and the Institute, endorses CPD presentations or can guarantee that attendees will be awarded formal points.  Formal CPD points will be assessed by the Board based on the records kept by the architect and whether those records demonstrate that the architect gained knowledge relating to the stated NSCA competencies. Information is available from the APBSA website.  In the interim, be wary of organisations offering ‘too good to be true’ CPD, including points that can be stockpiled for use in future registration years. 

See Institute’s Online CPD Here

See Face to Face CPD Events 

ARchi Ed

archi ed is a task group of the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. We want to encourage an appreciation of architecture and the built environment in school students and the wider community. We will do this by introducing school students to the world of architecture, the thinking behind architectural design and the many factors that contribute to what, where, how and why buildings are constructed.

Information for Schools

Information for Architects

Attribution

At the Institute we often see images of a building in an article in the media that do not attribute the architect for the project.

As author of the work, the architect has moral rights in relation to the design and should be attributed when images of the work – whether digital renders, hand drawings or photographs – are published.  Even where copyright in the projects is transferred to the client, as is the case with projects for government and some private client organisations, the architect retains moral rights. 

Where images are provided to the media this information should be included by the client for the project, where construction is yet to occur.  Once the building is completed, it is the building owner’s responsibility to provide this information.  Attribution of the photographer or artist, where applicable, is also required, but does not negate the requirement to attribute the architect.

We’ve developed some form letters around media attribution to be sent under Institute letterhead reminding people of their role. Please feel free to use these templates or contact the Institute if you would like us to send it on your behalf.

Attribution Letter – Media

Attribution Letter – Client Organisations

Attribution Letter – Contractor/Manufacturer/Supplier

Designers for Diversity

SA Designers for Diversity exists to ensure that architecture and affiliated designers of built environments can work in a profession that is equally and meaningfully navigable for all practitioners, regardless of gender, age, race, sexual preference, family structure, whether able-bodied, living with a medical condition or disability. We also value and recognise these qualities in the built environment.

We have a range of SA Practices who have signed on to the program including:

  • Brown Falconer
  • Cox Architecture
  • DASH Architects
  • GHD Woodhead
  • Hames Sharley
  • Hardy Milazzo
  • Hodgkison
  • KHAB
  • Swanbury Penglase
  • TCL
  • Tectvs
  • Architects Ink
  • BUCHAN

Please contact us to find out more sa@architecture.com.au

Notice Board

SA notice board

Looking for a new career or tender opportunity in South Australia? View architectural and built environment listings below.

If you are a Registered Architect and are interested in joining the team please send through a one page CV and abbreviated portfolio to: recruitment@matthewsarchitects.com.au

More details here 

As part of the administrative team, you will be the first point of contact for all clients and visitors. With reception as your focus, you will also provide support to our team of 40.

This is a Maternity Leave contract ending in January 2022. Contract hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm.
Key responsibilities include:

Greeting of all clients and visitors including hospitality offers (tea, coffee, etc.)
Answering office phones and redirecting internal and external calls
Managing room bookings
Maintaining reception and communal office areas, including cleaning during and at the end of day
Secretarial duties
Administrative support to our team
Assistance with office management requirements
As an ideal candidate you will have:

Experience in a reception and / or face-to-face customer service role (essential)
Be self-motivated with a professional presentation and excellent phone manner
Excellent computer literacy including proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
A strong desire to help others with the ability to multi-task and prioritise
A warm, welcoming demeanor, positive attitude and proactive approach
You will thrive in a creative and busy environment
What S9 offers:

Modern, open-plan studio environment
Opportunity to work within an administrative team and closely with all staff
A strong team culture, with a fun sense of community
As a progressive studio, we are committed to embracing new technologies, processes and procedures
Apply:

If this sounds like you please send your CV and cover letter to careers@studionine.net.au.

Das is on the lookout for a full-time Registered Architect (or sitting registration in 2021) with 4 – 8 years’ experience working in South Australia.

Ideally you have experience with the design, documentation and delivery of high-quality projects and have worked as a project leader in a client facing role.

DAS is a Revit practice (with a hint of AutoCAD and SketchUp), proficiency is non-negotiable.

Seeking good people, who don’t take themselves too seriously, and are truly passionate about Architecture and Design.

But what about you?

Are you wanting a flexible work environment with some awesome mentors and projects?

Are you a team player who is, or would like to be more involved in the broader SA Architecture and Design community?

Do you want to be a part of a new model of Architecture and Design practice?

If this is you, we ask that you send through an email to hello@das-studio.com.au . No portfolios, just a few paragraphs about you, your experience, your hopes and aspirations, professionally and otherwise.

Immediate start available but we will be flexible for the right person – same goes for remuneration.

North Adelaide, SA

Practice Description:
Cumulus was formed out of the idea that collective vision leads to richer, more diverse and creatively interesting experience. We are a team of 35 working together from Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne and Adelaide. 

 

We create unexpected spaces that people love. To do this, we believe neither people nor design should be squeezed into a single typology or identity. Prescription makes for unimaginative design. The world is full of rich and diverse experiences which we strive to reflect in our architecture. 

We are a flexible workplace that values collaboration, continued learning, social and environmental responsibility. Just like our people, our projects are distinctive. We seek to preserve the world’s character and create architecture that appreciates time, place and people. That’s why our design is empathetic of its surroundings and easily understood. 

 

Our response comes from the minds, ideas and passion of many. Cumulus is the creative output of our people, their expertise and their passion for brilliant design. When these elements combine, ideas expand, grow and catalyse in an infinite number of ways. There’s a dynamism, a domino effect. At Cumulus, we want to create with you.

Job Description:
Cumulus are seeking an Architect or Experienced Graduate with exceptional design capabilities to work from our North Adelaide studio.

The projects you will encounter in this role will be diverse in nature and client type. You will work with commercial, government and private clients in rural, remote and urban contexts. Projects may be public assets, commercial, masterplans, complex adaptive heritage sites, social or tourism focused. All will be underpinned by a rigorous and collaborative design process and reviewed against quality assurance processes.

Our team is diverse with a set of common attributes. We are collaborative, responsible, reflective, ambitious, playful and rigorous. Please contact us should you have any questions or for a copy of the position description.

What We Offer:

  • Creative, supportive and respectful studio environment
  • Collaborative team
  • Ownership of projects and extended responsibilities
  • Opportunity to contribute to and lead significant and diverse projects
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Established culture of work/life balance
  • Commitment to and investment in your growth and ambitions
  • Annual allowance for CPD training
  • Salary based on experience
  • Opportunities for inter-office travel


Years of Experience Needed: 2+ yrs of experience

Program Knowledge Needed: ArchiCAD preferred

To find out more info about the practice: www.cumulus.studio

Apply: jobs@cumulus-studio.net

 

Elite Pools and Landscapes are Australia’s concrete pool builder of the year (National SPASA Awards 2020). Due to an ever-increasing demand for their outdoor design and construction expertise, Elite are seeking an architect to assist the Director with the design and selections process for high end residential pool and landscape projects.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

• Developing conceptual site plans to include structural detail (hardscape) and landscaping detail (softscape)
• developing complex site plans and working drawings including shop drawings for items including services etc.
• communicating directly with Elite clientele in regard to design and finishing elements
• Coordinating with different material suppliers during the design phase and assisting with selections
• coordinating with trades as well as engineers and other professionals

This is a full time role with above award pay rates available for the right candidate, and an immediate start.

The candidate will also possess:

• 3D design skills and experience
• a background in residential architecture and design.

This role is primarily based in the Elite office in Greenacres, SA, but will involve site visits to meet with clients, trades and other Elite staff members. This is a rewarding role for the right applicant.

Elite Pools and Landscapes is a family business and the team culture is very strong.

This role will suit an architect looking for a long-term and stable career in high end residential design and construction working within a close-knit team.

For more information or to apply, please email info@elitepoolsandlandscapes.com.au

You can also visit our website or Instagram for examples of our work.

A flexible part time position is available for an experienced architect or architectural draftsperson at Planbuild Architects, Town Planners and Builders.

Planbuild is a small practice established over 40 years ago which is directed towards providing a wide range of services in architecture, town planning and building from offices located in Hutt Street, Adelaide.

We are seeking a person with substantial practical and CAD experience who is interested in a challenging, well paid and interesting job offering flexible and casual working hours.

To apply, please contact us at email@planbuild.net or telephone Peter Hignett on +61 8 8232 0177.

You are a creative, critical thinker with the impressive ability to push conceptual design, its development and resolution, to the next level. You have a growth mindset, can resolve and coordinate complex outcomes and are an outstanding communicator who can lead project teams to deadline with rigour and expertise. You are a maestro at juggling multiple projects with the ability to distill priorities when confronted with competing demands. As a leader in the Studio, you will use your initiative and be driven by the desire to explore the full potential of every idea. You will strive for excellence and always seek the best outcome rather than the easiest path. You are progressive, curious and will ignite the minds of your teammates, promoting the value of working in a collaborative environment because you understand that an inspired, cohesive team can achieve better creative outcomes than any one individual. Technically you are skilled at documentation through all project stages, have an eye for detail, and have an extensive understanding of the latest products and materials underpinned by sustainability principles. Your knowledge of 3D modelling and presentation software is fine-tuned – competency in ArchiCAD and the full Adobe Creative Suite a must; SketchUp, Rhino desirable.

For applications to be considered they must be in writing and include:
• a one-page cover letter outlining the value you would bring to the position you are applying for
• why you would be a good cultural fit for LIMINAL
• your response to our values and why they are important to you: creativity, beauty, excellence, generosity, integrity, leadership, passion and success
• a current CV and portfolio
• a list of the software packages you are proficient in, with a competency score out of ten for each package
• the names and contact details of three professional referees.
Applications are to be emailed to contact@liminalstudio.com.au by 5pm AEST on Friday 14 May 2021. Please note LIMINAL will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

You are a creative, critical thinker with the impressive ability to push conceptual design, its development and resolution, to the next level. You have a growth mindset, can resolve and coordinate complex outcomes and are an outstanding communicator who can lead project teams to deadline with rigour and expertise. You are a maestro at juggling multiple projects with the ability to distill priorities when confronted with competing demands. As a leader in the Studio, you will use your initiative and be driven by the desire to explore the full potential of every idea. You will strive for excellence and always seek the best outcome rather than the easiest path. You are progressive, curious and will ignite the minds of your teammates, promoting the value of working in a collaborative environment because you understand that an inspired, cohesive team can achieve better creative outcomes than any one individual. Technically you are skilled at documentation through all project stages, have an eye for detail, and have an extensive understanding of the latest products and materials underpinned by sustainability principles. Your knowledge of 3D modelling and presentation software is fine-tuned – competency in ArchiCAD and the full Adobe Creative Suite a must; SketchUp, Rhino desirable.

For applications to be considered they must be in writing and include:
• a one-page cover letter outlining the value you would bring to the position you are applying for
• why you would be a good cultural fit for LIMINAL
• your response to our values and why they are important to you: creativity, beauty, excellence, generosity, integrity, leadership, passion and success
• a current CV and portfolio
• a list of the software packages you are proficient in, with a competency score out of ten for each package
• the names and contact details of three professional referees.
Applications are to be emailed to contact@liminalstudio.com.au by 5pm AEST on Friday 14 May 2021. Please note LIMINAL will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

You are a competent, all-rounder architect with at least 10 years’ experience and registered in Australia. You are a conceptual thinker with outstanding design skills who is curious – curious enough to be inspired by other creative disciplines.
You have exceptional communication skills, experience running small to mid-sized projects, with the ability to resolve and coordinate complex outcomes and lead documentation teams, with rigour and to deadline. You are aspirational, strive for excellence and always seek the best outcome rather than the easiest. You know that problems exist to be creatively solved. You take direction to complete and augment an overall design, pushing the potential, while mentoring less experienced designers. You are driven, have a growth mindset, thrive in a collaborative environment and know that an inspired, cohesive team will reap better outcomes than any one individual. Technically you are skilled at documentation through all project stages, have an eye for detail, and extensive knowledge of 3D modelling and presentation software – competency in ArchiCAD and the Adobe Creative Suite is a must; SketchUp, Rhino desirable. A salary package commensurate with experience and alignment with LIMINAL values will be negotiated with the successful candidates.

HOW TO APPLY For applications to be considered they must be in writing and include:

• a one-page cover letter outlining the value you would bring to the position you are applying for

• why you would be a good cultural fit for LIMINAL

• your response to our values and why they are important to you: creativity, beauty, excellence, generosity, integrity, leadership, passion and success

• a current CV and portfolio

• a list of the software packages you are proficient in, with a competency score out of ten for each package

• the names and contact details of three professional referees.

Applications are to be emailed to contact@liminalstudio.com.au by 5pm AEST on Friday 14 May 2021. Please note LIMINAL will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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Room Hire

The South Australian Chapter has rooms for hire from a small meeting room to host interviews, small meetings or your interstate workplace to our large boardroom.

Contact us to book.

Chapter Staff

Vanessa Thamm

Member Services Specialist

Lesley Ganf

Membership Services Officer

Zafiro Papanikitas

National Education Officer

 

Contact us

SA Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects

Level 2
15 Leigh Street
Adelaide, SA 5000

P: +61 8 8402 5900
E: sa@architecture.com.au

 

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