The Victorian Chapter manages a suite of programs to support our members and create opportunities for their professional growth. We are the voice of the Institute in Victoria and we actively engage with state and local government to promote the interests of our members, the community in relation to the built environment, and the architectural profession in general.
We recognise works of our local architects through the Victorian Architecture Awards and we foster a knowledge-sharing culture through our publications and our large, medium and small practice forums.
The Victorian Chapter acknowledges the traditional owners of the site on which our office stands, the people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
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The Presidents Prize is an honour awarded to an individual or company for outstanding achievement or contribution towards the profession over a period of time. It is also an honour
The Australian Institute of Architects is proud to announce an exclusive three-year partnership with ArchiBuild Expo. This strategic alignment showcases our Continuing Professional Development program (CPD) to a broad industry
Australian architects will find it easier to have their professional registration recognised internationally, following a series of landmark agreements. The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia has reached binding agreements with the Board
Architects will have the opportunity to acknowledge, learn and respect First Nations’ Connection to Country at a three-day immersive course in February next year. The Country. Culture. Community. program –
The Institute’s Architecture for Quality and Sustainability in Victoria campaign highlights the 2022 Victorian Election Priorities mapped out by the Victorian Chapter Council and Policy and Advocacy team.
There are six election priorities that summarise what the Victorian Chapter finds most important and seeks to put forward to the next Victorian Government.
We encourage you to share these priorities with local candidates in your electorate.
The Victorian Building Planning and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 will make a number of changes to the Architects Act 1991 which regulates the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV). Clause 88 of the bill overhauls Section 47 of the Architects Act which sets out the current 10-member board’s composition and appointment process.
This is an important issue and we encourage Victorian members to stay updated.
The Victorian Chapter operates its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program in Melbourne and regional Victoria. CPD events include technical presentations on materials and products from industry players, and workshops and seminars covering topics around the four areas of competency standards – design, documentation, project delivery and practice management.
We also hold two Practice of Architecture Learning Series each year with face-to-face tutorials to help members prepare for the Architectural Practice Examination and refresh core knowledge for practice.
Mentorloop is the mentoring platform which enables members to easily match with other members of the Institute community. Utilising online specialist matching software, mentors and mentees will find a carefully curated match across the country or closer to home should that be your preference.
For mentees: as you progress in your studies and career, connect with new mentors who can offer support, advice and opportunities. By using the program, you will be empowered to build your very own advisory board, whose experience you can draw on throughout the course of your career.
For mentors: this is a great chance to give back while improving your leadership and management skills by providing advice and feedback to someone who can really use your help.
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It’s fundamental in our profession and across our wider community that we show respect and courtesy to one another as a basic tenet in how we relate and communicate. Differences
The 2023-24 Victorian State Budget was released on the afternoon of Tuesday, 23rd of May, by the Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas. For members, there is good news in relation to
The Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter has welcomed the state government’s strengthened consumer protections for the building industry, amid concerns about delaying adoption of the National Construction Code. The
I would like to welcome all Victorian members to the new year. I trust you enjoyed some rejuvenation over the holiday period as we all look forward to an active
The Australian Institute of Architects Victoria Chapter is calling for a significant commitment to higher design and quality standards for apartments, to improve Victorians’ homes and lifestyles.
Fellowship is awarded to members who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the profession beyond the practice of architecture.
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The Victorian Chapter provides advice by senior and highly experienced members of the profession on the practice of architecture.
These Senior Counsellors generously donate their time and we aim to respond within two working days. Please email the Vic Chapter with your inquiry including your full name, mobile number, member number and brief description of the issue. Please mention the project and contract type.
Important Disclaimer: This service is intended to help you make an informed decision. The Senior Counsellor can only respond to the information you give them and may ask further questions relevant to the facts they need. They may give you their opinion or general information relevant to what you’ve told them. They cannot give you legal advice and nothing they say should be relied on as legal advice. You cannot claim that a Senior Counsellor or the Institute has given you advice. You may tell others that you have spoken to an Australian Institute of Architects Senior Counsellor before reaching your own conclusion or decision.
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