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.
community connection - the sa architecture awards 2020
This year’s South Australian Architecture Awards recognised projects that have a considerable impact on the communities they serve and demonstrate generosity toward the broader public.
Part of a national awards program run by the Australian Institute of Architects, the presentation was held virtually for the first time this year via a live YouTube stream on 2 July.
See details and watch again here
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.
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.
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.
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
- Swanbury Penglase
Please contact us to find out more email@example.com
Last week the Public Works Committee (PWC) of Federal Parliament recommended approval of the Government’s plan to demolish Anzac Hall. While the decision is unsurprising, it is extremely disappointing as the Committee has
The Designers for Diversity committee are excited to return in the New Year to continue the work we have started. You might have noticed we have added a new focus
Last year the Commonwealth and State and Territory governments agreed to introduce a uniform scheme for the automatic mutual recognition of occupational registrations (AMR). An Intergovernmental Agreement was signed by all jurisdictions, with the exception of the ACT, at National Cabinet’s December 2020 meeting.
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Looking for a new career or tender opportunity in South Australia? View architectural and built environment listings below.
6 MONTH CONTRACT POSITION, Full Time, Award Rates
Phillips/Pilkington Architects seek an experienced graduate, Registered or eligible for Registration, 4-5 years out from M.Arch., with excellent ArchiCAD skills.
The successful applicant will have a broad range of skills predominantly in design development and construction documentation and be committed to design excellence.
Phillips/Pilkington Architects is a medium-sized design focused firm based in North Adelaide with educational, cultural, commercial and residential clients.
Please apply by email, detailing relevant experience and referees by 5pm, 19 February 2021, to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attention: Michael Pilkington.
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@example.com or telephone Peter Hignett on +61 8 8232 0177.
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