The tightly contested competition for the title of Australia’s best architecture in 2020 moved a step closer today with the release of the Australian Institute
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Inclusive leadership for architectural practices, part 1: why, what and how – Member Lean In session
Contemporary Australian Architects Speaker Series 2020 – Lecture 4: Brent Dunn & Katharina Hendel, TAKT Studio
New funding of $64.2 million to be included in the upcoming Federal Budget is the first step towards improving energy efficiency and realising the full potential of our built environment to reduce emissions.
Earlier this year, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) released a discussion paper on the proposed National Registration Framework for Building Practitioners (NRF). Once completed,
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, 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.
ArchiTECH seminars are sponsored CPD sessions that provide the perfect forum for presentation and exhibition of product information in an educational and inspiring format. The Institute offers architects and building design professionals the opportunity to learn about new products and services from a select group of companies. This unique event enables you to present educational information direct to an influential audience.
ArchiTECH seminars are hosted at 41x, the VIC Chapter’s headquarters and Webinars via Zoom.
Our Architech Partners:
For efficient communication of the most up to date information for members, we have constructed a twitter feed from government and allied professionals.
Advocacy in COVID-19
The Victorian Andrews Labor Government has launched a hotline for businesses dealing with the significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic is creating
The Australian Institute of Architects has thrown its support behind new laws proposed by the Victorian Government aimed at improving safety, accountability and preventing ‘phoenixing’
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Victorian JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for a new career opportunity in Victoria? View architectural and built environment job openings below.
Habitech is seeking an experienced architect with a passion for sustainability and understanding of Passive House building science to join our design team. Read more.
We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Revit documentor and detailler with experience within an architectural studio on medium to large scale projects. Read more.
MAArchitects is seeking a passionate project architect to join our team to work across various scaled projects. Read more.
Kerstin Thompson Architecture is seeking a design-focused, detail-minded and technologically skilled individual with a keen interest for architectural visualisation to join our team. Read more.
Kerstin Thompson Architecture is seeking a design-focused, detail-minded and technically skilled Senior Architect to join our team, with
demonstrated and extensive experience in education and civic project sectors. Read more.
We are looking for someone who can fit into our friendly and casual work environment, who is dedicated and has an eye for detail. 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.
WMA is looking for a talented registered architect with a minimum 4 years experience to join our team. Read more here.
This role is a 12-month contract with the potential to convert to full time employment at the completion of the contract, depending on company requirements. Read more.
Our Melbourne Studio is currently in need of an Architect with 6-10 years’ experience to cover for a maternity leave period. Read More.
We’re looking for a talented Technical Documenter to join our inspiring team, to work on a range of education, community, sports and healthcare projects. Read More.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, efficient and highly experienced Architect, to be part of our expanding 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.
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.
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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
- Time: A minimum of 12 years as a voting member (Chapter Councils may consider a lesser period of membership as a special case)
- Contribution: Evidence of a significant contribution to the profession
- Endorsement: Recommendation and endorsement of reasons for elevation by two voting members.
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