South
Australian
CHAPTER

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.

CPD

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.

Awards

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

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. 

See Institute’s Online CPD Here

See Face to Face CPD Events 

Notice Board

SA notice board

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

Studio Nine is a solutions focused design studio built on strong collaboration. In an open, light-filled studio environment, our talented team of Architects, Designers, Technicians and support staff work closely together across a range of diverse sectors including Hospitality, Commercial, Multi-Residential and Single Residential, Education, Industrial and Sporting.

Job Description:

We are seeking a driven and efficient Project Architect to join our progressive and evolving studio. As a Registered Architect with sound management and leadership skills, you will lead and deliver projects from concept to completion. The role will require you to manage teams, including external consultants, and work directly with clients and authorities. You will be a strong communicator with high professional standards, excellent attention to detail and the technical skills required to produce and review detailed construction documentation packages.

As an ideal candidate you will have:

  • Relevant Australian qualification/s & architectural registration
  • Proven experience successfully managing projects
  • Excellent communication and people management skills
  • Experience working across a broad range of sectors & projects (experience in Hospitality, Medium Density Housing, Commercial preferable)
  • Sound documentation skills & attention to detail
  • Knowledge of council development plans and regulations
  • Ability to positively mentor junior staff

Years of Experience Needed:

Upwards of 7 years industry experience.

What S9 offers:

  • Competitive salary with regular reviews
  • Diverse project work across varying sectors
  • A strong team culture, with a fun sense of community. The studio partakes in regular ‘Fun Fridays’, Family Day BBQ’s, charity events and birthday celebrations (which always involves cake!) just to name a few
  • Commitment to providing our staff with a vast array of professional development opportunities
  • An internal mentor scheme
  • As a progressive studio, we are committed to embracing new technologies and are continually advancing our processes

Apply:

For more details, visit our website www.studionine.net.au

Please send your CV and folio to: careers@studionine.net.au

Detail Studio is a vibrant, experienced studio-based architecture, interior design and project management practice of 9 staff located in Adelaide.  Specialising in the education and commercial sectors, we provide exceptional service to our clients, stakeholders, consultants, and end-users.  Our firm has recently seen significant growth within our office and our project calibre, all without losing focus of what is important to us – a true collaborative “studio” workplace.  We foster good `work-life’ balance and encourage our staff to be empowered and excited about our projects, our studio and our profession. 

Role

Working within a team environment on various architectural and interior design project types and scales to assist our firm with the successful applicant being able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Able to work within a team environment on various projects
  • Have related tertiary architectural or drafting qualification
  • 3-5 years experience minimum preferable
  • Experience working on & knowledge of the different types and typologies of construction
  • Strong AutoCAD skills (architectural)
  • SketchUp ability
  • Good NCC (National Construction Code) and Australian Standards knowledge
  • Experience in working with & coordinating Consultants
  • Great communication – written & verbal
  • Proactive, approachable & sociable personality
  • Ability to work independently
  • Full-Time opportunity

The role comprises technical drafting, construction detailing, site investigations, site measuring and associated general `office’ duties as expected within an architectural firm.  The applicant will need to demonstrate strong technical and coordination skills and be able to work within project teams.  Commencement of employment is preferred immediately.

Application

Interested applicants shall email through an expression of interest including a CV and Portfolio to kathryn@detailstudio.com.au

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.

Anthony.Balsamo@walterbrooke.com.au – +61 8 8272 4166  | M – +61 418 957 017

Mark.Berlangieri@walterbrooke.com.au – +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 wba@walterbrooke.com.a

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 wba@walterbrooke.com.au.

 

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@planbuild.net 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
E: sa@architecture.com.au

 

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