Karen Rolton Oval at Narnungga Park | Cox Architecture | PeterBarnes
2019 SA Architecture Awards | Karen Rolton Oval at Narnungga Park | Cox Architecture | Photographer: Peter Barnes

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

Our Chapter and National Awards programs are an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the valuable contribution architecture makes to our communities locally, nationally 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 range of online and face-to-face 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.

Continuing Education

SA CPD Program

The SA Chapter supports members’ formal continuing professional development (CPD) through online and face-to-face activities addressing the profession’s competency standards of design, documentation, project delivery and practice management.

We also hold local seminars and project site tours providing informal CPD points, and we run local Practice of Architecture Learning Series (PALS) programs. Scheduled to run in the lead up to the Architectural Practice Exams and facilitated by practicing architects and local experts, PALS is designed to help graduates preparing for registration as well as architects returning to the workforce.



The SA Chapter’s Mentor Scheme aims to build a multi-generational mentoring network that remains throughout an architect’s career.

The Scheme was reformatted in 2018. It is now an ongoing, multi-year program and acts as a support network helping students transition from university to becoming graduates or registered architects.

Notice Board


Looking for a new career opportunity in South Australia? View architectural and built environment job openings below.

Damien Chwalisz Architects and Builders is a small studio located in the Adelaide hills.

Majority of our work is residential and we require an experienced architect (can be non registered) with a minimum of four years experience.

High-level documentation skills. Sound construction knowledge preferable. Proficiency in Archicad ideal.

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.

Studio Nine is seeking an ambitious and highly skilled Revit / BIM specialist to join our evolving studio.

You will join our talented design team in our open, light-filled studio environment, working closely together across a range of diverse sectors including Hospitality, Commercial, Multi-Residential and Single Residential, Education, Industrial and Sporting.

Flightpath are looking for an experienced architect (4-7 years) for a short-term contract until December 2019 (and possibly beyond).

If you would like to join the buzz at Flightpath Studio, please send your cv to

Want to advertise a job? Free job listings are an exclusive benefit for Institute members. Contact us to find out more.

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

Member Engagement 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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