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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.

South Melbourne Life Saving Club | JCB Architects | Photographer: John Gollings

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.

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.

2021 VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

The 2021 Victorian Architecture Awards received 204 entries. 40+ jurors over 14 categories review the field with winners announced virtually on the 18th June.

2021 Victorian Architecture Shortlist Announced!

The Swift Science Technology Centre | McBride Charles Ryan | Photographer: John Gollings
The Swift Science Technology Centre | McBride Charles Ryan | Photographer: John Gollings

2021 Bates Smart Award for Architecture in Media

Awards Entries Open Tuesday 2 February 202

Awards Entries Extended Close Friday 2 April 2021

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 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.

Current Issue

Climate Action Edition

South Melbourne Life Saving Club | JCB Architects | Photographer: John Gollings

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

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.

Notice Board

Victorian JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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

We are looking for a project architect. Read More.

Clare Cousins Architects is seeking an experienced architect with a strong design sensibility, attention to detail, exceptional communication and organisational skills. Read More.

We’re looking for a talented interior designer to join our growing team to work on a broad range of exciting projects including bespoke houses, community-minded multi-residential buildings, and commercial projects. Read More.

Applying your expertise in architecture and urban design to the role of Assistant Design Manager, you will work collaboratively with a diverse team at Development Victoria through the strategy, feasibility, planning and design stages of major precincts such as Arden, Docklands and Fishermans Bend, and prepare concept designs for mixed-use and residential development for new site acquisitions. Read more.

Merrylees is enjoying sustained growth and with a strong pipeline of exciting projects for 2021, we are looking to fill a mid-level role within the studio. Read more.

Idle Architecture Studio is looking for a motivated architect to join our collaborative, design focused practice operating from a converted warehouse in Cremorne. Read more.

We’re looking for a talented all-rounder Design Architect with an eye for detail, strong communication skills and proven initiative. Read more.

We are now seeking a Senior Health Architect for our Melbourne studio. Read more.

Due to sustained business growth we are looking for exceptional Architects. Read more.

We are seeking a fulltime, committed, registered Senior Architect, with minimum 10+ years local experience to join our new studio in Fitzroy. Read more.

Kelly Architects is seeking an architectural graduate or draftsperson to join the team. Read more.

Kelly Architects is seeking an experienced architectural graduate or registered architect to join the team in Geelong in a fulltime or part-time capacity. 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.

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

We are seeking an enthusiastic Architectural Graduate and an experienced Architectural documenter to join our team. Read more.

KTA is seeking an agile and technically skilled BIM and IT manager to join our team, with demonstrated and extensive experience in BIM & IT management & coordination. Read more.

Experienced Architect/Project Architect – seeking an experienced architect who wishes to join a progressive architecture workplace. Read more.

Architectural Graduate – seeking a promising graduate who wishes to join a progressive architecture workplace. Read more.

Senior Lecturer in Architectural Sustainability – the Senior Lecturer in Architecture will be responsible for teaching and research in the area of Architectural Sustainability. Read more.

Lecturer in Architectural Sustainability – the Lecturer in Architecture will be responsible for teaching and research in the area of Architectural Sustainability. Read more.

Lecturer in Architecture – the Lecturer in Architecture will be responsible for teaching and research in the area of Design, Digital Representation and Fabrication. Read more.

JCB is seeking an exceptional Senior Project Architect with demonstrated experience delivering high quality/recognised projects. Read more.

Architect or architectural Graduate (5 years) – We’re looking for a talented Architectural Graduate to join our expanding team. Read more.

Architectural Graduate and/or Architect (Multi-residential)  – We are looking for a talented Architectural Graduate and/or Architect with a minimum of 5 years’ experience to join our expanding team. You will be mentored by leading Melbourne Architects within the multi-residential sector. Read more.

We currently have a range of exciting residential, commercial and hospitality projects and are seeking a registered architect to join our busy studio. Read more.

We 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.

Templeton Architecture is seeking an experienced and talented Project Architect to join our studio. Read more.

2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year for our practice and we are on the lookout for a passionate Project Architect to join the team, who wants to grow with us. Read more.

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

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

Eplus architecture is seeking an experienced CAD Documenter. Eplus architecture is a Bendigo practice that prides itself on maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Read more.

We are looking for an experienced project architect to join our passionate and growing team. Read more.

We are looking for an experienced graduate or technician to work in our Brunswick Studio. Read More.

Graduate of architecture -We are currently seeking a graduate of architecture with some local experience to join our growing team. Read more.

Student of Architecture – We are currently seeking a student of architecture to join our growing team. Read more.

Studio Manager – Winwood McKenzie is seeking a highly organised, friendly, detail-oriented, and motivatedstudio manager to manage day-to-day operations, and, contribute to the business, strategic, and developmental aspects of a growing architecture practice. Read more.

Senior Architect – Winwood McKenzie is looking for a talented registered architect with a minimum of 5 years experience to join our team. Read more.

Workshop Architecture is looking for a Project Architect to join our practice. The position will be an ongoing, full-time role on new projects from concept design through to completion. 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 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.

Principal Adviser, Architecture and Urban Design, Transport Infrastructure  – 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. Read More.

Adviser, Architecture and Design Management – 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.

Revit Documenter/Architect – 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.

Architectural Graduate – 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.

NTF are currently seeking a committed and experienced  delivery specialist  to join our busy team. Read More.

We are currently seeking an ambitious and culturally engaged Project Architect to join our growing 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.

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.

Travis Walton Architecture is seeking an experienced documenter to join our dynamic team. Read more.

Travis Walton Architecture is seeking an experienced Registered Architect to join our dynamic team. 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.

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

CAITLIN SINCLAIR
Chapter Coordinator
 
Emma Adams

Editor

 
JASON STANTON

Awards Coordinator

 

 

PAUL ZANATTA
Advocacy and Policy Manager
 
Sanja Novakovic

Business Development Executive

 

 

Contact us

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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