South
Australian
CHAPTER

BHP Adelaide | Woods Bagot | Trevor Mein
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.

Programs and Activities

Goodman Building Conservation | Grieve Gillett Architects | Photographer: Anthony Basheer

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.

Mount Mac | Williams Burton Leopardi | Photographer: Caroline Cameron

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.

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.

Westminster School Forder Centre, Michael Murray Centre Foyer Extension and Westminster Green | Brown Falconer with Hayball Architects | Photographer: Bash_Image

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

Mount Gambier Regional Airport | Ashley Halliday Architects | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

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.

Distinguished Members Function

Our members who have been elevated to Life Fellow and Fellow within the SA Chapter, as well as associated events are highlighted.

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

ArchiEd is an initiative which aims to introduce school students to the world of architecture. Architects and educators are invited to get involved.

Meals on Wheels SA Head Office | JPE Design Studio | Photographer: David Sievers

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.

Trop Pods | Troppo Architect | Bungaditj Country | Photographer: Troppo

The SA Regen Committee has compiled a selection of useful resources and tools for anyone interested in learning more about regenerative design when it comes to the built environment. 

Awards

2024 SA architecture awards

Part of the National Awards Program, the SA Architecture Awards enables public and peer recognition of the innovative work of our members, and provides a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture within SA, across Australia and internationally.

The 2024 awards are now open for entries!

Entries close 12 February 2024 5:00pm ACDT

Watch the 2024 SA Architecture Awards Briefing

SA Architecture Medal

The SA Architecture Medal was established in 2021 and celebrates one outstanding project from the SA Architecture Awards – the best of the best.

Continuing Education

Photographer: Renae Schulz

CPD in SA

CPD is a requirement for all architects registered in South Australia and is regulated by the Architecture Practice Board of South Australia (APBSA).  The rules for CPD in SA can be found here.

CPD activities help you build your business, keep pace with current trends, enhance your recruitment and develop the skills you need to provide the best service to your clients. The SA Chapter is always happy to consider themes and topics that are of particular interest to our members, so if there is CPD that you would like to see please get in touch.

For any queries about what qualifies as CPD, please contact the APBSA.

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 SA Chapter if you would like us to send it on your behalf.

Meals on Wheels | JPE Design Studio | Photographer: David Sievers

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.

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
  • Hodgkison
  • KHAB
  • Swanbury Penglase
  • TCL
  • Tectvs
  • Architects Ink
  • BUCHAN

Please contact us to find out more.

Notice Board

SA notice board

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

Established in 2012, Think Architects began with a sense of purpose and pride in what we design and do. Neither of those has changed.

Taking on any challenge in the design space, from residential to commercial, alterations to complete fitouts. We have grown our client base, our completed portfolio and our depth of expertise. We channel these into each new project, ensuring that the experience and knowledge we develop is available to each and every new client.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working and experienced Registered Architect or Experienced Graduate of Architecture to contribute to the company’s success.

The position will be offered as Full Time with the successful incumbent remunerated at a salary rate that is commensurate with their experience and skill.

Take advantage of a vibrant office environment, a chance to grow your skills and the potential to profit share work won with the company.

The Candidate will be required to begin immediate work or within 4 weeks.

This could be the new start you were looking for!

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Architect’s registration preferred. 
  • 10+ years experience working as an Architect / Graduate of Architecture
  • Experience working with applicable Australian Standards, Codes and Industry practices as well as Local Council Planning Guidelines and Procedures.
  • Experience in Autodesk Revit in a professional capacity, essential.
  • Advanced skills and extensive experience in using Lumion or Enscape or similar rendering programs.
  • A minimum basic knowledge of Autodesk Autocad.
  • Strong drafting skills and demonstrated experience in developing construction documentation. 
  • Strong communication skills and industry contacts.
  • Great client-liaison skills and a can-do attitude.
  • Knowledge of Plan SA portal, code and lodgment system.
  • Experience in both residential and commercial projects.
  • Experience in leading and managing your own projects.

The key responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Work alongside the Director and also autonomously through all phases of projects from initial briefings and concept design through to handover.
  • Develop sound Planning Documentation from Sketch Plans.
  • Prepare Tender and Construction documentation using a range of construction methods. 
  • Manage your own repeat clients workflow and relationships

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for this role, along with a current resume and electronic portfolio should be applied through the seek platform.

Apply now 

For contract work in Australia on Australian and (primarily) UK-based residential and large-scale rural and private estate projects.

The work is diverse and spans basic residential projects to significant private estate and rural complexes and from new, modern builds and extensions to, heritage-listed developments. The work is medium to fast-paced and requires a thorough understanding of UK construction methods and a fine eye for detail.

Your responsibilities will be to take advanced concepts as developed in conjunction with the principal and generate completed planning and construction sets ready for issue, liaison with planning, engineering and other specialist consultants, ongoing project updates as required and to assist with project management.
You will be expected to atend weekly project meetings and provide regular status reports as well as meeting all project deadlines.

The client is a mid-sized UK based construction company with projects extending across the UK and into Europe with some projects having been completed in the UAE and the Asia Pacific region. The role is initially for a contract position with a view to a permanent position.

The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of the following:

Essential
• UK / EU Standards / building codes.
• UK Traditional construction methods.
• Thorough working knowledge of Revit, including development of templates and families.
• Working knowledge of AutoCAD.
• Minimum 7 years experience as a registered architect (UK or Aust)

Preferred
• Experience with 3rd party rendering so􀅌ware.
• Experience with Sketchup.
Other requirements
• Hold existing or the ability to obtain an ABN for issuing of invoices.
• Hold current, relevant software licences.
• Hold or able to obtain PI insurance.
• A sound respect for client and commercial confidentiality and privacy

Your skills, experience and fastidious attention to detail will be highly regarded.

A graduated, immediate start is available.

In the first instance, please send enquiries and/or resume and portfolio to: uk53projects@gmail.com

We are looking to welcome a proactive and passionate Senior Architect to join our team in our Adelaide office.

In this senior role, you will be responsible for design, documentation, procurement and delivery of Architectural projects in collaboration with clients, consultants and contractors.

The ideal candidate will have sound skills in briefing, design, documentation, coordination, consultant management, tendering, and contract administration. You will also have demonstrated expertise in AutoCAD and Revit skills.

Join Our Team

 

Tectvs is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary architecture and interior design practice, with more than 33 years of experience delivering innovative, sustainable, and cutting-edge design services.

 

We are looking for an outstanding and passionate project architect to join our team. Our studio environment is laid back and enjoyable but dedicated to excellence. If you want to be a part of a small practice that allows you the opportunity to design, collaborate, contribute, and evolve as an architect, then we look forward to hearing from you

 

Architect

–    bachelor or master’s degree in architecture

–    proven track record of delivering projects through to construction and completion

–    experience in multi-residential / commercial / residential projects

–    design development and documentation for primarily private sector clients

–    comfortable delivering large scale projects

–    an excellent technical knowledge of BCA, Australian Standards, council regulations & construction practices in SA

–    experienced and comfortable coordinating with project teams, consultants, contractors and clients

–    effective time and resources management

–    working knowledge of Vectorworks is desirable

–    ability to balance several projects simultaneously

–    salary offer commensurate with experience and skill base

 

How to apply

–    must be eligible to live and work in Australia and must currently reside in Australia

–    submit cover letter, CV and portfolio to melissa@tectvs.com.au

–    only shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview

An opportunity is available for a like-minded creative to share a studio space with . Located at 96 Flinders Street, key features include:
  • 1 carpark space
  • 122m2 total office area (40-60% available)
  • flexible seating arrangements
  • desks can be provided
  • storage shelving
  • private boardroom with tv /av
  • kitchen and bathroom
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • printing facilities
  • staff space
Please contact  for enquiries.

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Chapter Staff

CHAPTER STAFF

 

Jan Day

Awards and Events Lead

Emily Sharp

Communications and Education Lead

NATIONAL STAFF LOCATED IN SA
 
ZAFIRO PAPANIKITAS

Refuel Lead (Refuel & Enterprise)

Ille Smolanko

National Corporate Partnerships Officer (Partnerships & Strategic Engagement) 

VANESSA THAMM

Marketing and Business Development Officer (Education)

Chapter partners

SA Major Partners
SA Supporting Partners

National Partners

Principal Partner
National Corporate Partners
National Supporting Partners
National Supporting Partners
National Insurance Partner
National Media Partner
Preferred Photography Partner

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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