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.

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 Friday 18th June at 7pm.

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

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.

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

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.

Ewert Leaf is looking for an Interior Designer to contribute to and work collaboratively with our team in a variety of projects through all phases from sketch design to construction. Read More.

We are looking for a talented Interior Designer who has a passion for design and looking to further develop their skills. Read More.

Sibling Architecture is looking for an outstanding and passionate project architect or experienced graduate to join our team in Melbourne. Read more.

Sibling Architecture is looking for a studio manager. The position is a 2-3 day/week role, where you will be responsible for the operations and administration of our busy and dynamic practice. 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.

Six Degrees is seeking a dedicated Marketing & PR Coordinator with a genuine interest in architecture, understanding the value of design, and a drive to promote the Six Degrees brand through marketing, communications & PR initiatives. 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.

Urban Designer (Melbourne) – Architectus is seeking another talented, passionate, and driven individual to join our Melbourne team. This opportunity is for candidates that possess a strong background in Urban Design projects, with 2-6 + years post-graduate experience. 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.

LIMINAL Studio are looking for talented, team-oriented architects, driven to excel and break through boundaries with creativity, skill and aspiration. Exciting opportunities await an experienced Project Architect and team leader who shares our global outlook, ethics, embrace of curiosity and is driven to explore the potential in every idea. 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.

Studio B is looking for a Revit experienced professional to work in a team on schools and church projects. 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 fulltime, committed, registered Mid to Senior Architect, with minimum 7+ years local experience to join our new studio in Fitzroy. 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.

Sibling Architecture is looking for an outstanding and passionate project architect with 7+ years experience to join our team in Melbourne. 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.

Leeton Pointon are seeking a Project / registered architect (6+ years experience) with extensive residential documentation & contract administration skills to work on a range of exciting new single residential projects. 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.

NHO is working with Bespoke Careers to source a leading Communications Manager for their growing global agency. Read More.

Therefore is seeking an experienced architectural practitioner who wishes to join a progressive workplace. Read More.

NH Architecture is looking for an experienced Receptionist to join the support team in our Flinders Lane Studio. Read More.

MAArchitects is seeking a passionate and talented project architect with 3 or more years’ experience 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.

Windust Architects x Interiors is looking for a talented Interior Design graduate. 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.

Breathe is looking for an exceptional project architect with 5 or more years full time experience to join our team. Read More.

Breathe is looking for an experienced and talented BIM Manager / Documenter to join our team. 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.

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.

KTA is seeking a design-focused, detail-minded and technically skilled Architect to join our team, with demonstrated
and extensive experience in single residential projects. 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.

RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants, established in 1994 and based in St Kilda, are seeking an experienced Studio Manager to start as soon as possible. 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.

We are looking for a project architect. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

We are seeking an ambitious and culturally engaged Senior Site Architect/Technician to join our growing team. 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.

Shelley Roberts Architects are looking for a competent and confident architect to join our small practice. 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.

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

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
 
DYLAN BORG
Member services officer
 
Emma Adams

EDITOR

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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