2019 Victorian Architecture Medal | Parliament of Victoria Members' Annexe | Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design | 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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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

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.

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.



The Victorian Chapter runs the annual Constructive Mentoring Program to provide personalised guidance and support to architectural graduates and those re-entering the profession from a mentor drawn from the architectural profession. The Victorian Chapter matches practising architects with those seeking to gain a broader perspective on the profession through the sharing of business and personal experience.

There are two main parts to the Constructive Mentoring Program:

  • One-on-one mentoring sessions between mentor and mentee
  • Facilitated sessions and speaker events where participants are brought together as a group.

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 for free online. Regular editions of Architect Victoria are published quarterly in summer, autumn, winter and spring, while a special edition is also published for the Victorian Architecture Awards in July. 

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 addressing a particular theme of relevance to the industry.

The journal is sent to around 3000 subscribers comprising architects, individuals, academic and cultural institutions. Each print edition is also produced digitally.

Notice Board


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

Clare Cousins Architects is seeking exceptional architects to join our team in 2020. We’re interested in
talking to a range of project architects for various roles. Read more.

Project 12 Architecture is looking for a talented and dedicated Project Architect to join our team. Read more.

Taylor Oppenheim Architects is seeking an experienced Registered Architect to join our team,
to assist with a range of Educational Projects with the potential for a future leadership position
within our practice. Read more.

Now is an exciting time to come and join the City of Melbourne as we change how we work together; improving how we leverage our people’s capabilities, skills and knowledge across the organisation ensuring we are all working towards a common goal. Read more.

We are looking of an enthusiastic and friendly architect/architectural graduate to join our team. The successful applicant would be involved in all phases of the architectural process from design, documentation and through to contract administration. Read more.

We are currently looking for a passionate and engaged experienced graduate/ Architect. The successful candidate will have a minimum 3 years post-graduate experience, including experience in delivering high end residential architecture x interior projects. Read more.

Denton Corker Marshall is looking for a motivated Mid/Senior Interior Designer, preferably with architectural background, to join the Melbourne studio. Read more.

We are seeking a talented and committed Project Architect to join our busy team. Registered Architects are encouraged to apply however this is not a pre requisite. Read more.

Planned Living Architects are looking to add to our small and passionate team, working on a range of high end residential projects. Our studio is based on the Mornington Peninsula, with projects located throughout Victoria. Read more.

Due to sustained business growth, we are looking for exceptional Registered Architects who are passionate about design and dedicated to delivering projects of the highest standard. Read more

We are looking for a super motivated “in house” 3D visualiser to assist in the creation of our designs. Read more

Schulberg Demkiw Architects specializes in custom-designed homes, renovations and small commercial projects. A position has recently become available for an Architect or Architectural Graduate. Read more

We are currently looking for a passionate and engaged architectural graduate/project leader to join our team. Read more

Figureground Architecture is seeking an experienced Architectural Graduate or recently registered Architect with a minimum of 3 years post-graduate experience. Read more

Taylor Knights is looking for a Project Architect or very experienced Architectural Graduate, with a minimum
of 5 years post-graduate experience, to join the team on a full-time basis.
Read more

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

Project Architect – Read more

Senior Revit Technician – Read more

We are looking for aspirational talent willing to break through boundaries with their creativity and skill. Exciting opportunities await for experienced architects, detail ninjas as well as those ready to launch into registration, finally being able to call themselves an Architect!

Read more

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

We are looking to grow our small team of design focused architects with an experienced Architectural

Want to an play an important role in carefully planning and managing our growing city? We are seeking a Design Review Team Manager to lead a team of diverse designers across landscape architecture and urban design. This is a unique opportunity for a passionate leader with a background in architecture or urban design to manage a variety of projects within our development services branch. Read more

Interlandi Mantesso Architects are a mid-sized architectural firm looking for an experienced Architect to join their team.

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

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.

We are looking for a graduate architect with 2+ years that is passionate, eager to learn and able to work collaboratively within the different facets of the Architecture profession.

Opat Architects is a small practice working on a range of residential, commercial, community and educational work. The studio is in Melbourne CBD.

Looking for a self-motivated graduate of architecture with a minimum of two years of experience to work on a range of projects.

Want to advertise a job? Free job listings are an exclusive benefit for Institute members. Contact 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.

Chapter Staff

Caitlin Sinclair

Administration Coordinator 

Eloyse McCall

Graphics and Communications Coordinator

Jason Stanton

Awards and Prizes Coordinator

Sanja Novakovic

Partnerships and Events Coordinator




Membership and Events Coordinator


CPD Coordinator


Editorial Coordinator Architect Victoria



Contact us

Victorian Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects

Level 1
41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

P: +61 3 8620 3866



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