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.

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.



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 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.

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


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

We are seeking a design-focused, detail-minded and technically skilled interior designer to join our team. 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.

Taylor Oppenheim Architects is seeking an experienced Registered Architect to join our team,
to assist with all stages of a range of Educational Projects. 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.

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.

Open House Melbourne is now on the hunt for a new Executive Director to lead them into 2020 and beyond. The position of Executive Director provides operational leadership for successful delivery of the annual Open House Weekends, collaborations, year round programming and further developing strategic plans and vision. Read more.

Architectural Graduate – MCR currently have exciting projects across education, healthcare and multi-residential sectors and now have an opportunity for a talented and motivated Architectural Graduate to join our team. Read more.

Full-time Architect – MCR has an opportunity for a talented and motivated registered Architect. Revit experience is preferred as well as fluency in Rhino, AutoCAD, the Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office. Read More.

Robert Simeoni Architects is looking for a design orientated Graduate Architect/Architect with 5-6 years experience. 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. The role will include working across several educational and small to medium commercial projects. Read more.

The role available is for an experienced mid-level graduate or practising architect who can work on a project from concept design through to completion. Read more.

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

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 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.

Victorian Chapter 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

Emma Adams

Editorial Coordinator Architect Victoria

Kelsey Calder

Membership and Events Coordinator

Eloyse McCall

Graphics and Communications Coordinator

Sanja Novakovic

Partnerships and Events Coordinator

Caitlin Sinclair

Administration Coordinator

Jason Stanton

Awards and Prizes Coordinator

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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