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.


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.


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

Continuing Education


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


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

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.

Flightpath Architects is a multi-award winning architectural practice situated in Adelaide’s West End.


We are a busy, professional office committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients. We are seeking a like-minded individual who is eager to join our professional team and who relates to our company values.

Key responsibilities of this role include:


  • ‘Front of house’ communication to and from the Flightpath Office.
  • All administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the Flightpath Office.
  • Providing administrative assistance to the Director, BDM, Finance Manager and Architects as required.
  • Updating records in our Quality System.
  • Assistance in submission and report writing.
  • General office management and maintenance
  • Using a range of software and managing electronic and other filing systems


 Qualities required:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work under minimal supervision. You must have the ability to respond quickly and professionally to new and changing situations.
  • Initiative and ability to prioritise and multi-task in a fast-moving environment
  • Professional and approachable manner
  • A high level of motivation
  • Reliable, honest and trustworthy

Skills required:

  • Previous solid office management/reception experience
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to work both autonomously and in a team
  • Excellent computer literacy using a range of software

Hours are negotiable.

If you fit this description we invite you to send your cover letter and CV to

Bohdan Dorniak & Co. Pty. Ltd. are looking for an experienced Registered Architect. We are looking for a person with these skills:

Revit and AutoCAD

Design, Documentation and Contract Administration

Able to work in a team or independently.

To apply please send CV to

The Head of Residential will manage and lead a specialised subsection of Grieve Gillett Andersen to capitalise on the value of residential expertise currently held broadly across the business. The Head of Residential will work with the Board, Directors and Associate Directors to establish long term objectives, operational approach and market position of the residential subsidiary of the practice and manage a small team of high performing staff.

It is expected that the Head of Residential will fulfil the role of a Senior Architect in experience and duties with an additional overlay of business operations. The business aspect of the position will involve strategy, marketing, finance and staff management for the small Residential group. The Head of Residential will be required to nurture, monitor and report on the performance and opportunities of the Residential division from time to time.

The Head of Residential will operate with a client focused approach to design solutions. They will be proactive in communications with staff and clients to deliver excellent systems and outcomes. The residential team leader will be a positive role model to staff and industry in behaviour and achievements.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Proven results in a Senior Architect position
  • Extensive knowledge of current building and design codes
  • Experience using AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Experience managing teams in contemporary workplace setting
  • Experience in delivery of residential and/or small bespoke projects for private clients


GGA Board, Directors, Associate Directors

Skills and experience:

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Proven results in a Senior Architect position
  • Extensive knowledge of current building and design codes
  • Experience using AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Experience managing teams in contemporary workplace setting
  • Experience in delivery of residential and/or small bespoke projects for private clients

Position details:

This role will support the growth and business development of our company as follows:


  • Oversee residential projects on a day to day basis and maintain relationships with all clients
  • Maintain high level of communication and engagement with relevant project staff and clients
  • Lead or assist with management and coordination of consultants
  • Interpret project brief and determine design objectives and parameters in consultation with the deign team and client
  • Undertake and clearly communicate architectural and schematic design
  • Monitor compliance with the brief, project program, cost and quality objectives
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Establish and manage project tender process

Sector Leadership

  • Attend internal management meetings
  • Manage small team of professional staff (3-5) including Graduates, Interior Designers and Architectural Technicians
  • Develop reporting systems/strategies for the residential division that might interface with other office systems
  • Attend functions related to residential sector – occasionally after hours if required
  • Develop and manage internal GGA suite of documents for all phases of residential projects with support of other GGA staff
  • Maintain currency in contemporary media and discourse in Residential and associated fields of endeavour
  • Participate in relevant professional bodies such as the DIA and AIA as an ambassador for the GGA residential division
  • Promote GGA projects via social media and marketing opportunities with support of other staff and endorsement of the Board

If you are a Registered Architect with relevant experience and are ready to take on a new challenge then please apply!


Please send your CV and folio to

Applications close Friday 16 October 2020.

DASH Architects is looking for a recently registered or experienced architect.  Full time preferred but would consider part time arrangement.  Clients include government, councils, builders, developers and private clients.  Work is currently being undertaken on a range of commercial, residential, sports and recreational, heritage and educational projects.  Interested candidates should email

Enzo Caroscio Architecture is a design lead practice with a drive to create and deliver inspiring and contemporary built forms and human environments. The vision of the practice is to 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.
What we are looking for?

  • 3-10 years industry experience
  • a strong design aesthetic 
  • experienced with bespoke design and documentation of residential projects
  • good communication skills and collaborative approach to design
  • strong Revit and AutoCAD skills
  • proficient in Sketch-Up and Adobe Suite 
  • competent documentation skills and attention to detail
  • ability to work in a team and independently  

Why work with us?

  • design led environment 
  • boutique city design practice
  • collaborative team culture
  • direct project and client involvement 
  • range of small to major projects
  • full-time opportunity

How to Apply?

Please send your CV and folio to

Full Time Role

A unique opportunity for a BIM Manager to join an award-winning, locally based design practice. This is an opportunity to work across multiple sectors and scales on a broad range of design projects with talented staff and design leaders who are locally and nationally recognised for their talent and design expertise.

Staff training and support.

  • Training and development of staff in BIM software.
  • Induction of new staff members
  • Working within project teams providing BIM support and guidance
  • Trouble shoot and assist with model management
  • Keep the office up to date with the latest BIM developments, including new versions, new families, template updates, new add-ins.

 Maintain and develop Revit project templates.

  • Ensure Filters and View Templates are working correctly
  • Ensure pre-loaded content is appropriate.
  • Ensure sheet set-up is correct.
  • Upgrade template for new software versions.

Maintain and develop Revit Family library.

  • Create new content as required.
  • Review and audit content created by staff, for inclusion in standard library.
  • Upgrade family library for new versions.

Maintain Keynote file.

  • Add new keynotes when requested by staff
  • Review, monitor and maintain policy on the use of Keynotes

Maintain and develop BIM Execution Plan.

  • Implement for relevant projects where required.
  • Ensure content is up to date and relevant.
  • Engage with Consultants to ensure adherence to the information requirements outlined in the Project BIM execution plan.

Maintain and develop Revit User Manual.

  • Update as required when new processes or procedures are implemented.
  • Induct new staff, using the BIM.

New versions of Autodesk software.

  • Review test and implement new versions of software
  • Upgrade older Projects to a more recent version.

Professional development

  • Attend conferences and event to keep up to date with current technology and systems
  • Keep up to date with current software technology, including complimentary software and plug-ins.

Production and Project Work

  • Perform model audits and coordinating Consultant data exchanges.
  • Assist in clash management, in Navisworks or directly in Revit.
  • Hands on BIM modelling and documentation.
  • Implement and support best practise BIM office procedures.

Benefits and culture

  • Design led environment
  • Future focussed practice
  • Friendly and supportive team culture
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Opportunity to elevate and progress role to take equity / profit share
  • Central CBD location, close to Central Market

Any queries can be directed to Directors: Mark Berlangieri or Anthony Balsamo, details as noted below. – +61 8 8272 4166  | M – +61 418 957 017 – +61 8 8272 4166  | M – +61 419 280 181

Walter Brooke is a studio of talented and experienced design professionals, expertly creating fantastic spaces for living, working, learning and playing.

From homes, to businesses, to large public structures, leading Adelaide architect Walter Brooke has been creating refreshing, delightful spaces for more than 40 years.

Confident and supportive, we travel a creative journey with each and every client. We listen to and fully understand the project context, we respond throughout the evolution of exciting and realistic concepts, and we realise these ideas by turning them into enduring built form.

This is an opportunity to work across multiple sectors and scales on a broad range of design projects with talented staff and design leaders who are locally and nationally recognised for their talent and design expertise.

You will be responsible for the design and documentation of key projects to ensure design excellence, efficiency and profitability are developed and maintained. Working as part of the design studio, the role will encompass all areas of interior design across multiple projects and teams with a focus on design, delivery and implementation.

Key responsibilities

  • Design and documentation of projects within the residential, hospitality, education, sport and commercial sectors, with a focus on design excellence
  • Ability to develop a clear design vision and maintain design integrity across all stages of a project.
  • Articulate with clarity and present design proposals internally and to clients
  • Actively engage with the practice’s Strategic and Business Plan and proactively assist in delivering relevant goals and objectives

Skills and experience

  • Completed qualifications in interior design
  • Experience and expertise as an Interior Designer on large scale and residential, hospitality, education, sport and commercial projects preferred
  • Working knowledge of Revit, Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent appreciation of architectural drawing presentation style
  • Extensive product knowledge
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong design aesthetic 
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations, be flexible, set priorities, and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions
  • Have a passion for the built environment, with an accurate eye for detail, an open technical mind, and an inquisitive attitude.


Benefits and culture

  • Design led environment
  • Future focussed practice
  • Friendly and supportive team culture
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Central CBD location, close to Central Market

If you’re interested, send a CV and portofolio through to


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 or telephone Peter Hignett on +61 8 8232 0177.

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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

Communications and Projects Officer 

Lesley Ganf

Events and Special Projects Officer

Zafiro Papanikitas

National Education Project Officer



Contact us

SA Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects

Level 2
15 Leigh Street
Adelaide, SA 5000

P: +61 8 8402 5900



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