Victorian
CHAPTER

2022 Victorian Architecture Medal | Grampians Peaks Trail Stage 2 | Noxon Giffen Architects with McGregor Coxall | Photographer: Shannon McGrath

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.

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2022 Symposium Lost Opportunities | Photographer: Eventphotography.com

Keep registered architects on the ARBV

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.

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.

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

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 now seek the services of an experienced architect or draftsperson with 3-5 years local experience to assist the developed design and documentation phases for a number of projects ranging in value from $ 500,000 to $ 4.5 million. Read More 

Your role will include responsibility for the delivery of documentation, tendering, and contract administration. Coordination of project team during the design development, documentation, and contract administration stages of residential and commercial projects. Read More 

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute from sketch design to documentation. They may need to balance multiple project commitments, typologies and deadlines, and should be comfortable working both independently and within teams. Read More 

The successful candidate will be expected to lead a team of senior and junior architects through design and documentation, driving the progress of the team while balancing the project’s design intent, risks and opportunities, and high-level external collaboration. They should demonstrate the ability to lead a team through complex and overlapping design & documentation tasks thoughtfully and efficiently Read More. 

The successful candidate will be expected to lead the design and documentation of a package of work within a broader project. They should demonstrate the ability to work through design problems thoughtfully and efficiently  Read More

Reporting directly to the General Manager Digital Publishing, the Digital Content Coordinator works across Architecture Media’s product portfolio to support the promotion of our websites, magazines and events, and distribution of our content.  Read More. 

We have an initial position of a physical model maker available with potential for further ongoing student employment after. We wish to speak to students of architectural courses that have completed their initial Batchelor degree but have not yet completed their Masters  Read More. 

we need someone who is highly skilled in technical design, detailing, and documentation, with a love for the craft of architecture, and the ability to detail beautifully and effectively, without micro-management  Read More. 

We are seeking an experienced Project Architect – Documenter to join our Fitzroy based team. This is a full time position.  Read More. 

We are currently seeking a student of architecture – 3rd / 4th year to join our growing team.  Read More. 

The BAU Melbourne Office is seeking an architect with excellent design, modelling and presentation skills. Read More. 

We are now looking for an experienced architect or architectural graduate with a minimum of 7 years local experience with excellent construction knowledge to join our growing team in our Toorak studio. Read More. 

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

We are looking for an Architect / Senior Architect / Project Leader with 10 to 15 years’ experience. An individual that has worked on projects in the health, educational, research, institutional and/or senior living/care sectors. Read more.

We are looking for an Architect or Graduate of Architecture or Architectural Technician with 3-10 years’ experience. An individual that has worked on projects in the health, educational, research, institutional and/or senior living/care sectors.  Read more.

We are looking to grow our small team of design focussed architects with an Architect or Experienced Architectural Graduate with 5+ years local
experience. Read more.

We have some amazing projects on the board, and we would love you to consider joining the team here. We are a friendly bunch & love to have fun while getting the job done. Read more.

We are seeking a Design Development/Documentation Architect of 10 years experience with a commitment to high quality architecture and interior design and the capacity to work in and contribute to a culture of design excellence.  Read more

We are seeking a Design/Project Architect of 5-10 years experience with a commitment to high quality architecture and interior design and the capacity to work in and contribute to a culture of design excellence. 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

About Us… Cotter Reid Architects (CRA) is a vibrant practice of 15, comprising Architects & Interior Designers, working in education, healthcare, commercial, civic & residential projects. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 an Architect, read more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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
 
Justine Mcmahon
chapter COORDINATOR
 
PAUL ZANATTA
ADVOCACY AND POLICY MANAGER
SANJA NOVAKOVIC

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

 
ELISA PERSICO 
MEMBERSHIP SERVICES OFFICER
 
EMMA ADAMS

EDITOR

Contact us

Victorian Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects

Level 1
41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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

Office opening hours

Monday – Friday
10.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday – Sunday
Closed

Public Holidays
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