Victorian
CHAPTER

2020 Victorian Architecture Medal | Broadmeadows Town Hall | Kerstin Thompson Architects | Photographer: John Gollings

Victorian CHAPTER

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.

Programs and Activities

Resources, advice and support to help you through these tough times

National Award for Residential Architecture Multiple Housing | Nightingale 1 | Breathe Architecture | Photographer: Peter Clarke

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.

CPD

The Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture Houses (New) | House on the Coast | Sean Godsell Architects | Photographer: Earl Carter

Continuing Professional Development is an important avenue to improve professional knowledge and competence.

View our range of online and face-to-face CPD opportunities.

National Commendation for Residential Architecture Houses (New) | Compound House | March Studio | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

Meet our Chapter Councillors and discover our local committees helping shape our work and the built environment.

Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture | Bendigo Hospital | Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart | Photographer: Shannon McGrath

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.

Calk House | Mani Architecture | Photographer: Jack Lovel

Architect Victoria is the official publication of the Institute’s Victorian Chapter.

National Commendation for Residential Architecture Houses (Alterations and Additions) | King Bill | Austin Maynard Architects | Photographer: Derek Swalwell

Our Chapter hosts a range of local events celebrating architecture and catering to the profession and the broader community. Discover upcoming events now.

We work in dedicated partnership with you to align your business with our focused programs, events and members.

Fellowship is awarded to those who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the architecture profession beyond architecture practice.

We work in dedicated partnership with you to align your business with our focused programs, events and members.

Looking for a room to hire or the latest architectural jobs in Victoria? Check out our notice board for information.

Fellowship is awarded to those who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the architecture profession beyond architecture practice.

Victorian honours

2021 Victorian Honours

This presentation celebrates the contributions and achievements of our members with announcements of new Fellows and Life Fellows as well as Graduate Prize and President’s Prize winners.

View a list of those honoured here.

Continuing Education

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.

Contact membership@architecture.com.au for more information.

2022 VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Key Dates:

  • February 15, 2022  –  Awards Entries Closed
  • March 21-25, 2022  –  Presentation to Juries (Virtual)
  • April 26-May 2, 2022  –  Site Visits
  • June 17, 2022  –  Victorian Architecture Awards (Virtual)
    followed by Cocktail After-Party (The Pavilion, Melbourne Arts Centre)

NOTABLE BUiLDINGS

Since the 1930s the Institute has been an active advocate of the responsibility of the architectural profession to contribute to the proper conservation, adaptation, re-use and ongoing management of the natural and cultural environment, and in particular, the heritage of our built environment. Factors which contribute to determining a building’s heritage significance may be based upon aesthetic, historic, social, spiritual or technical grounds.

Image: Sidney Myer Music Bowl (1959), Yuncken Freeman Bros Griffiths & Simpson

Architect Victoria

Towers Road | Wood Marsh Architecture | Photographer: John Gollings

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 twice a year with a dedicated Victorian Architecture Awards edition.

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.

Advocacy in COVID-19

Notice Board

Victorian JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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

We are an international team of architects and interior designers working as one practice
across 3 studios.
Read more.

Workshop Architecture is looking for a Project Architect to join our practice. The position will be an ongoing full-time role on projects both new and existing. Our work covers a diverse range of clients and building types; from indigenous health and culture to education, tourism, emergency services and the visual arts. Though our focus is on public buildings, we value the architectural opportunities residential projects present. Read more.

Multi award-winning studio seeking a systems based, strategic thinker to join our Team as a Quality Assurance Architect. Read more.

At Mihaly Slocombe, we craft purposeful architecture with joy.
We’re a diverse team of nine (or ten, if you include Winnie our Chief Happiness Officer) working on an exciting range of houses and schools. Read more.

Exciting leadership opportunity for an experienced Architect or Interior Designer to participate in the ongoing success and growth of Ewert Leaf. Read more.

Ewert Leaf is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary design and architecture studio distinguished by an
innovative yet commercial approach to design solutions.  Read more.

Ewert Leaf is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary design and architecture studio distinguished by an
innovative yet commercial approach to design solutions.  Read more.

Sibling’s Melbourne office is currently seeking a talented documenter to help us through a busy
period of construction documentation. The position is negotiable for a period of 3-6 months
and will be focused on the documentation of educational projects.  Read more.

We are a multi-award-winning Australian architecture and design studio specialising in commercial,
education, interiors, public, residential, transport and urban design.  Read more.

MAArchitects is seeking a passionate Graduate of Architecture to join our team in Richmond to work across exciting new projects of various scales.  Read more.

F2 Architecture is an established and highly awarded architectural practice with unique projects
across a broad range of sectors including Read more.

F2 Architecture is an established and highly awarded architectural practice with unique projects
across a broad range of sectors including Read more.

F2 Architecture is an established and highly awarded architectural practice with unique projects
across a broad range of sectors including Read more.

De.arch is a boutique architecture and interior design studio located in South Melbourne. We currently have a range of exciting residential, commercial and hospitality projects and are seeking a registered architect or experienced graduate of architecture to join our busy studio. Read more.

Ewert Leaf is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary design and architecture studio distinguished by an innovative yet commercial approach to design solutions. Read more.

Idle Architecture Studio is an established, design-focused practice operating from a converted warehouse in
Cremorne. Read more.

We are looking for a project architect with at least 3 years’ experience in design-focused residential projects. Read more.

We are a boutique design-focused practice with a vast portfolio of built work in luxury residential, commercial
and public architecture based in St Kilda. Read more.

Our practice is a boutique design-focused practice with a vast portfolio of built work in: residential, commercial and public architecture based in St Kilda. Read more.

Windust Architects x Interiors believes that good design should tell the story of the people who
use it, and provide a harmonious backdrop for them to lead joyful and connected lives. Read more.

We are looking for an experienced person to join our team. We are a small and inclusive design focused team. We work across a range of interesting projects. Read more.

Interior Designer/Architect (Hospitality & Retail) – We are looking for a talented Architect or Interior Designer who has a passion for design and is looking to further develop their skills. Read more.

Senior Architect – We are seeking a talented Architect or Senior Architect who has a passion for design and is looking to further develop their skills. Read more.

The role requires a registered architect with upwards of 6 years full time, local architecture experience who has confidence working across all residential project stages, from concept to completion. Read more.

Craig Tan Architects currently have a range of exciting commercial and adaptive re-use projects, and have an employment opportunity opening up for a graduate of architecture, preferably with 2-3 years of industry experience. Read more.

We are looking for an experienced mid-level architect with 6+ years of local experience. Read more.

We are seeking a passionate senior project architect, registered with at least 5+ years local post-graduate experience to join our team. Read more

Robson Rak seek a dynamic, reliable, highly organised, and confident graduate architect to join our team. Read more.

Due to sustained growth we require the services of an Experienced Architect Leader who has solid experience in building high-end residential buildings. Read more.

We are an established practice with a goal of providing unique and innovative solutions on a range of projects. Read more.

Senior Architect – We are looking to grow our small team of design focused architects with an experienced Senior Architect. Read more.

Interior Architect – We are looking to grow our small team of design focused architects with an experienced Interior Architect. Read more.

Architectural Draftsperson – we are looking for a committed and knowledgeable Architectural Draftsperson to join our team on a full-time ongoing basis. Read more.

BIM Manager/Technician – we are looking for a passionate and committed BIM Manager/Technician to join our team on a full-time ongoing basis. Read more.

We are seeking an experienced Project Architect to join our Fitzroy based team. Read more.

We currently have a range of exciting commercial and adaptive re-use projects, and have an employment opportunity opening up for a project architect with 4+ years’ experience. As a growing design practice, we seek a project architect to lead projects, whilst contributing positively to the office culture. Read More.

We are seeking a fulltime, committed, keen eye for design registered Mid to Senior Architect, with minimum 7+ years local experience to join our new studio in Fitzroy. This unique, key role will see you responsible for project delivery, from design, planning, construction documentation, client management, consultant coordination, and construction administration, including superintendent role when necessary. Read More.

Conrad Gargett is a multi-disciplinary practice with a focus on integrating architecture, landscape architecture, interior and urban design. The practice is currently recruiting for the below roles:

A unique opportunity for an architect looking for employment with a difference – to become an expert in the Architecture for the Controlled Environment. Read more.

Buildings and Property Division are currently seeking a Senior Planning and Design Coordinator to provide a range of high-level strategic and project coordination services, supporting the end-to-end delivery of masterplan projects for new facilities and refurbishments in the public realm at our campuses. Read more.

We are seeking Institute member architects to help us grow our property assessment and conceptual design business. Read more.

KTA is currently recruiting for the below roles.

Architect, read more.

Interior Designer, read more.

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Practice Manager to join the NH Architecture studio for a 12-month (minimum) parental leave cover contract. Read more.

Our practice is looking for a reliable, highly organised, and confident registered architect to join our team. You should have 5 years of experience in the high end residential sector of Australian design, and confidence working across the life of a project from concept design to contract administration. You must have proven architectural documentation skills and excellent construction knowledge. Advanced AutoCAD and Sketch Up skills are essential. Read more.

We are looking for highly motivated architectural professionals with 5+ years of work experience. The applicant should demonstrate detailed design and documentation expertise, with experience in complex projects. Read more.

We are looking for talented people to join our team registered architects in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney are encouraged to apply. Read more.

We are a looking for an experienced allrounder, working directly with the directors, as a long term career prospect growing into a leadership position. Read More.

Workshop Architecture is looking for a Project Architect to contribute to, and lead, projects within a diverse practice of educational and public buildings, residential architecture and exhibition design. Read More.

Trethowan Architecture has a full-time contract position for an architect or highly experienced graduate with a minimum of 5 years’ experience to join our medium-sized, boutique architectural and heritage practice. Read More.

We are looking for a full-time project architect / senior documenter to join our team. The role involves working across all project stages – from feasibility through to on-site completion – and will require you to confidently contribute to multiple projects simultaneously. Design flair is welcomed, however a strong grounding in construction documentation, coordination and detailing is a must. Read More.

We currently have a range of exciting masterplanning / commercial and adaptive re-use projects, and have an employment opportunity opening up for a project architect with 7-10 years experience. Preference will be given to registered architects, however, graduates with suitable experience are welcomed as well. More experienced architects will also be considered should they apply. Read More.

Looking to ‘do something different’ with your design qualifications and experience? Bespoke Careers is seeking an ambitious and driven individual to join our architecture recruitment department in Melbourne. Read More.

We are looking for a recent master or bachelor graduate who can help out with design and documentation as well as assist with the production of tender submissions and reports. Read More.

Idle Architecture Studio is looking for a Project Architect / Documentor with 4+years post graduate experience. Read more.

Lovell Chen are looking for a highly motivated, confident Project Architect, with exceptional skills in the delivery of complex projects in the civic, educational, residential and commercial sectors, to join the architectural team in our East Melbourne office. Read more.

bamford-architects is seeking an Experienced Graduate of Architecture with strong design and communication skills who has a minimum of three years’ local post-graduate experience. Read more.

Experienced Architectural Graduate / Technical Architect, BIM Coordination Focus.

A pivotal role exists for an Architectural Graduate within our boutique and award
winning practice. Read more.

 

Residential Team Leader, Architect OR Experienced Architectural Graduate
Melbourne, VIC

A pivotal role exists for an Architectural Graduate or Architect within our studio to Lead
our residential and small projects team. Read more.

Davidov Partners Architects are seeking an experienced architect or architectural graduate with a minimum of 5 years local experience with excellent
construction knowledge to join our growing team in our new Toorak studio. Read more.

Architect (Melbourne) – Architectus has opportunities for talented, passionate people to join our Melbourne Studio. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects across some of our key sectors (Public, Education Commercial, and Residential). Read more.

Architect (Brisbane) – Architectus has opportunities for talented, passionate people to join our Brisbane Studio. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects across our Commercial sector. Read more.

Rara Architecture is looking to expand into the Sydney market, so is in need of an architectural graduate with 3+ years experience to assist in planning and building permits, as well as to carry out the documentation for the interior design team. Read more.

Travis Walton Architecture is seeking a Mid-Level – Graduate Architect to join our dynamic design team. Read more.

PPBS Architects is seeking an Architectural-Graduate with a minimum of 2 years’ experience. Read more.

Kosloff Architecture is seeking an ambitious and culturally engaged Senior Documenter/Technician to join our growing team. Read More.

Kosloff Architecture is seeking an ambitious and culturally engaged Senior Project Architect to join our growing team. Read More.

Hachem is seeking an Architect with a minimum 6 years industry experience, including previous engagement in projects from conception to completion. Read More.

We are seeking a Visual Artist who shares our passion for brands and all things art to join the Melbourne office. Read More.

Architects Without Frontiers Australia (AWF) is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Projects Administration & Policy Coordinator to join our not-for-profit organisation. Read More.

NH Architecture is looking for experienced revit-proficient Architects to join our team. Read More.

NH Architecture is looking for experienced Project Architects to join our team. Read More.

Atelier Wagner are seeking diligent graduates of architecture to join our design focused practice. Read More.

Charcoalblue are seeking a talented and self-motivated person from the performing arts, live events or architectural industries in the early stages of their career to join our Australian consultant team as a Theatre Designer, working on the most innovative performing arts construction projects in the world. Read More.

Travis Walton Architecture is seeking a Project Architect to join our dynamic residential design team. Read More.

Windust Architects x Interiors is looking for an experienced Architecture Graduate or Architect who has recently registered. Read More.

Canvas Projects are seeking to add to our motivated and talented studio team with a full-time experienced
graduate of Architecture with 2+ years of post-masters professional experience in community
and educational focused Architecture. Read More.

PBD Architects are seeking Project Architects to join our team. Read More.

Robson Rak Architecture & Interiors is looking for a reliable, highly organised, and confident registered architect to join our team. Read More.

MGA+D wish to speak to candidates of mid level experience (minimum 2 years) with a strong
design passion and sound documentation skills. Read More.

k20 Architecture is seeking to appoint an experienced Marketing Proposal and Submissions Writer to join our vibrant marketing team. Read More.

k20 Architecture is looking for a talented Project Architect to join our expanding team, to work on a range of Government, education, community, sports and healthcare projects. Read More.

Davidson Architecture is seeking an experienced Graduate of Architecture to join our Fitzroy based team working on a mix of Community, Leisure, Local Government, Industrial and Waste and Recycling Projects. Read More.

Bird de la Coeur Architects is seeking a design focused, committed architect or experienced graduate to work on a range of social housing, build-to-rent and apartment projects. Read More.

SJB Architects is seeking design focused, enthusiastic and passionate architects with a minimum of 5+ years’ experience delivering high quality projects to join our team. Read More.

FMD Architects is seeking an Experienced Graduate/ Recently Registered Architect. Read More.

Onoff Architecture is seeking a talented Architectural Student or recent graduate interested in design and building. Read More.

Want to advertise a job? Free job listings are an exclusive benefit for Institute members. Contact vic@architecture.com.au to find out more.

Room Hire

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

Fellowship is awarded to members who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the profession beyond the practice of architecture.

Criteria for elevation:

  1. Time: A minimum of 12 years as a voting member (Chapter Councils may
    consider a lesser period of membership as a special case)
  2. Contribution: Evidence of a significant contribution to the profession
  3. Endorsement: Recommendation and endorsement of reasons for elevation by
    two voting members.

Chapter Staff

DYLAN BORG
Awards and Prizes Coordinator
 
Elisa Persico 
Membership Services Officer
 
Emma Adams

EDITOR

PAUL ZANATTA
Advocacy and Policy Manager
 
Sanja Novakovic

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

 

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Victorian Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects

Due to COVID-19, our Victorian Chapter Office is closed until further notice.
Level 1
41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

P: +61 3 8620 3866
E: vic@architecture.com.au

 

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