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.
We’re pleased to announce the winners for this year’s SA Architecture Awards 2021. Read more about the SA Architecture Award winners here
Part of a national awards program run by the Australian Institute of Architects.
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
UPDATE: Monday 13 September 2021
The APBSA August newsletter contained clarification to the SA CPD Rules. The Important Information CPD Points item states that ‘suppliers are not recognised as providers of Formal CPD in SA’.
This advice reflects a national decision made by all Boards at an AACA forum held in 2019. However, we understand that the APBSA is the only Board to implement this decision to date.
In light of the APBSA’s advice, The SA Chapter recommends that architects registered in South Australia do not count supplier CPD for formal points. This includes:
· supplier CPD promoted as being eligible for formal CPD
· supplier CPD promoted through other organisations, including the Institute’s Refuel program.
In the interim if you have queries regarding the validity of the CPD you have undertaken prior to the information provided in the August newsletter, please contact the APBSA to clarify the situation.
The Institute has contacted the APBSA for clarification and will be continuing to advocate for the place of educational CPD that provides architects with understanding of materials and services.
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.
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:
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We talk a lot about the execution and resolution of our projects. This seems to be the area of architecture we are comfortable discussing, showing and promoting: It’s a very
Looking for a new career or tender opportunity in South Australia? View architectural and built environment listings below.
An opportunity exists for a Senior Architect to assist the Office of Design and Architecture SA (ODASA) in design support services on emerging State Government projects for a period of 6 months. This opportunity will provide the right person with exposure to key infrastructure projects from a government perspective and to be part of a truly collaborative, design focused working environment.
For more information about this exciting opportunity please contact Andrew Brown on 0407 692 666 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 February 2022.
Enzo Caroscio Architecture is a design lead practice with a drive to create and deliver inspiring and contemporary built forms and human environments. We continually strive to achieve unique and innovative design solutions for all our projects. This is realised through our continued research of design, collaborative work attitude and experience from working on small commissions to large significant city projects. Our work ranges from bespoke Residential homes, to Commercial, Public and Multi-Residential projects.
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Echelon Studio are looking for a new team member!
Either a graduate or recently registered with 3-5 years experience
If you’re interested please contact Chris Morley at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
– 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 email@example.com
– only shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview
As an ideal candidate, you will have:
All applicants need to be aware and focused on the complex and integrated services requirements that clinics possess, along with the required standards and regulations.
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Please send your CV, portfolio and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Tony Zappia on 0433 500 009.
Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No recruitment agencies thank you.
Our team is looking for a registered Architect or an experienced graduate of Architecture who is passionate about design. If you have 5+yrs experience and would like to work in a collaborative office environment, you might be perfect.
Ideally your skills and experience would include technical construction knowledge; AutoCAD drafting proficiency; and an ability to work interdependently to delivery projects.
Experience delivering both residential and Government projects would be ideal.
Our office values our people and we welcome and encourage diversity; flexibility; and developing as a team together.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.
We are looking for more staff in Adelaide!
We are looking at architect staff in senior roles (great to have Women apply to balance the office working environment and equal opportunity!)
Looking at senior architect manager $90K – $110K Package (package depending on experience up or down).
We are seeking applicants with;
A casual 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 (possibly with their own business) to help on a casual basis
To apply, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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