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.

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.

Notice Board


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

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 have just expanded into newly renovated premises at 2 Carlton Street, Prahran located at the heart of the Chapel Street precinct. Due to this expansion, the long-term nature of our project book and unique career opportunities, we are looking to hire talented, motivated and experienced individuals for the roles below who will share our passion for excellence.

Matt Gibson Architecture + Design are looking to appoint a full-time Mid to Senior-Level Project Architect of approx. 6+ years experience to join our dynamic team.

We are seeking a motivated architect or draftsperson to join our team.

Our innovative and sustainably design savvy studio is seeking an experienced Draftsperson to be part of our dynamic and supportive team at ArchiBlox.

We are currently seeking an Architectural Graduate or
Registered Architect with 4+ years experience.

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.

Studio Assistant

KTA is looking for a Studio Assistant to work alongside our creative team of 30 people and help manage the day-to-day workflow of the practice.

To apply, please email your cover letter and CV to

Marketing and Communications Manager

KTA is looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager to lead our bid submissions across arts, cultural, education and civic sectors; manage publications and media; and prepare for industry and other engagements within architecture and design. More information about the role, including a job description, can be found here.

To apply, please email your cover letter and CV to

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.

Senior Architect/Project Leader

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.

Design Development/Document Leader

We are seeking a Design Development/Documentation Leader 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.

The role is available for an experienced graduate of architecture or newly registered architect who can work on a project from concept design through to completion.

We are now seeking an experienced Architectural Graduate or an Architectural Draftsperson to join our team and be a key part in the delivery of some exciting new projects.

We are looking to grow our small team of design focused architects with an experienced Architectural Graduate (2+ years local experience). 

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