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.
Vic CPD Program
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.
national MENTORING program
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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2021 VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
Awards Entries Open Wednesday 18 November 2020
Awards Entries Close Friday 19 February 2021
Jury EOIs Open Tuesday 17 November 2020
Jury EOIs Close Friday 22nd January 2021
The Australian Building Codes Board has a number of papers out for consultation that relate to the recommendations of the Building Confidence Report. These papers
Journal of the Victorian Chapter
Architect Victoria is the official journal of the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter. It is published in print format as a magazine and is also available online. Editions are published seasonally with a dedicated Victorian Architecture Awards edition in winter.
The Victorian Chapter’s Editorial Committee contribute towards planning, sourcing material, and editing Architect Victoria with the assistance of each edition’s guest editor.
Victorian Chapter members receive Architect Victoria as part of their membership. Non-members can subscribe to the magazine by contacting us.
Victorian Chapter partnership
Partner with us
We work in dedicated partnership with you to align your business with our focused programs, events and members.
A partnership can provide opportunities for engagement at regional, state and national levels, enabling you to reach key decision-makers from architectural firms throughout Australia and abroad, build brand awareness with up to 11,000 industry professionals, align your brand with the leading professional body for architecture and design, and develop dedicated meeting, earning and networking platforms.
Architect Victoria, the official journal of the Victorian Chapter is issued quarterly.
The journal is sent to around 3000 subscribers comprising architects, individuals, academic and cultural institutions. Each print edition is also produced digitally.
ArchiTECH seminars are sponsored CPD sessions that provide the perfect forum for presentation and exhibition of product information in an educational and inspiring format. The Institute offers architects and building design professionals the opportunity to learn about new products and services from a select group of companies. This unique event enables you to present educational information direct to an influential audience.
ArchiTECH seminars are hosted at 41x, the VIC Chapter’s headquarters and Webinars via Zoom.
For efficient communication of the most up to date information for members, we have constructed a twitter feed from government and allied professionals.
COVID-19 quick links relevant for Victorian Chapter Members
Here are up to date links as of 5 January 2021 for general work including office settings and construction sites (which are usually under the control of the builder).
Points to Note:
The six COVIDSafe Principles that underpin your COVIDSafe Plan:
- Ensure physical distancing
- Wear a face covering
- Practise good hygiene
- Keep records and act quickly if workers become unwell
- Avoid interactions in enclosed spaces
- Create workforce bubbles
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Guidance is now simply, “Office workplaces guidance”.
- The current office return to work cap, is up to 25 per cent of workers who ordinarily work at the premises (but can work from home) can return to the work premises on any given day. Where fewer than 40 workers ordinarily work at the premises at any one time, the cap is 10 workers. These caps are subject to density quotients of one person per two square metres in common areas and are further to any pre-existing occupancy limit requirements of the National Construction Code. Caps are scheduled to be revised upwards as of 11 January, but this may well change with the emerging COVID-19 cluster outbreak in Victoria.
Advocacy in COVID-19
The 2020 Victorian Budget handed down today transforms the economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic into opportunities for investment and creates a more equitable, resilient
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Victorian JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for a new career opportunity in Victoria? View architectural and built environment job openings below.
We’re looking for a talented registered architect or experienced graduate to join our small team. You’ll need to work collaboratively, think creatively and have strong attention to detail. Read more.
Winwood McKenzie is looking for a talented registered architect with a minimum of 5 years experience to join our team. Read more.
We’re seeking an ambitious, passionate project architect with 3+ years’ experience delivering high quality work to join the Architecture architecture family. Read more.
A new role is opening up for a graduate of architecture with preferably 2-3 years post-graduate experience. Read more.
We have an opportunity for a ‘year out’ student of architecture position, preferably for a student in the 3rd year of their studies onwards. The applicant should be on their year out and be able to work full-time. Read More.
We are seeking an ambitious and culturally engaged Senior Site Architect/Technician to join our growing team. Read more.
We are looking for a self-motivated project architect with at least 5 years’ experience preferably in high end design-focused residential projects. Read more.
Looking for a self-motivated graduate with a minimum of 2 years’ experience to work on a range of projects. Read more.
O’Connor and Houle Architecture is seeking a Project Architect to assist with a range of high-end single residential projects. Read more.
We’re looking for a talented Architectural Graduate to join our inspiring team, to work on a range of education, community, sports and healthcare projects. Read more.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, efficient and highly experienced Architect, to be part of our expanding team. Read more.
At McIldowie Partners we like everyone to do everything. We don’t compartmentalise people into specific roles at specific stages of projects and want our staff to work on projects from inception to completion. Read More.
Shelley Roberts Architects are looking for a competent and confident architect to join our small practice. Read More.
We are looking for someone with depth in using ArchiCAD, in a smart and efficient way, to take a valued and central role in accelerating our transition to ArchiCAD/Twinmotion. Read More.
The Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) is seeking a highly motivated and skilled design professional for the role of Principal Adviser, Architecture and Urban Design to join its growing transport team.
MCR currently have exciting projects across education, healthcare and residential sectors and now have an opportunity for a talented and motivated Architectural Graduate to join our team. Read More.
MCR currently have exciting projects across education, healthcare and multi-residential sectors and are seeking an experienced Revit Documenter or Architect to join our team. Read More.
Kerstin Thompson Architecture is seeking a design-focused, detail-minded and technically skilled senior architect to join our team. Read more.
Kerstin Thompson Architecture is seeking a design-focused, detail-minded and technically skilled Senior Residential Architect to join our team. Read more.
We’re seeking an ambitious, passionate project architect with 5+ years experience delivering high quality work in the education sector to join the Architecture architecture family. Read more.
Due to an influx of recently awarded projects we have an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced Designer/Technical Documentor to join our expanding team. Read more.
NTF are currently seeking a committed and experienced delivery specialist to join our busy team. Read More.
RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants is seeking an Architectural Assistant/Graduate to assist with a range of architecture, adaptive reuse and conservation projects. Read More.
We are currently seeking an ambitious and culturally engaged Project Architect to join our growing team. Read more.
Clare Cousins Architects is seeking a design-focused, technically skilled, collaborative and engaged project architect to join our team. Read more.
Due to sustained growth we require the services of a Senior Architect who has solid experience designing and building high-end residentail buildings, managing projects and leading a team. We are looking for a candidate who is intending to make a long-term career move. Read more.
MAArchitects is seeking a passionate graduate to join our team! Read more.
The studio is growing and we are is looking for an experienced architect to take a leadership role in the practice. Read more.
This is an exciting and immediate opportunity to join the Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) and foster innovation in Victoria’s housing, to be better designed, affordable and sustainable. Read more.
We are seeking an experienced registered architect to join our team. We are a small, ethical practice located in Hamilton, in the beautiful south west region of Victoria. Our work spans residential, education, commercial, public and cultural tourism sectors. Read more.
We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Revit documentor and detailler with experience within an architectural studio on medium to large scale projects. Read more.
We are seeking a Senior Architect of 8-10+ years’ experience with a commitment to high quality
architecture and the capacity to work in and contribute to a culture of design excellence. Read more.
Our Melbourne Studio is currently in need of an Architect with 6-10 years’ experience to cover for a maternity leave period. Read More.
We are seeking an Architect/ Building Designer/ Documenter who is able to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a friendly, supportive and flexible working environment. Read more.
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The Victorian Chapter has rooms for hire from informal meeting spaces to our large boardroom with seating up to 15 pax and flexible event space for large seminars, functions and lectures.
Contact us to book.
Victorian Chapter Fellowship
Fellowship is awarded to members who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the profession beyond the practice of architecture.
Criteria for elevation
- Time: A minimum of 12 years as a voting member (Chapter Councils may consider a lesser period of membership as a special case)
- Contribution: Evidence of a significant contribution to the profession
- Endorsement: Recommendation and endorsement of reasons for elevation by two voting members.
Tim leslie FRAIA - state manager
Business Development Executive
Australian Institute of Architects
Due to COVID-19, our Victorian Chapter Office is closed until further notice.
41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
P: +61 3 8620 3866