Committees & forums
In addition to the Chapter Council, there are the following associated committees and forums. For more information about these, our contact details can be found on the right hand side.
This committee considers matters relating to the practice of architecture in the ACT. The practice committee also actively interacts with the local government and the community in order to recognise and deliver quality architecture and a sustainable built environment. The committee contributes to ongoing training for the ACT membership (including PALS).
Members of the Practice Committee are Sander de Vries (Chair), Dean McPherson, Marcus Graham, Scott Hodgson (Acumen Review Panel), Shoba Cole, Will Gardner, Frank Olbrich, Candida Griffiths, David Hobbes (APE), Malin Paulsson (PALS) and Alvaro Gonzalez.
Terms of Reference - Practice Committee 2016
Considerations and details of issues and policies related to the natural and built environment are the concern of the Sustainability Committee.
Institute committee members are Shannon Battisson (Chair), Ric Butt, Peter Overton, Trevor Lee, Andrew Verri, Robbie Gibson, Alanna King, Yuri Leong-Maish, Ian Brumby and Sarah Truscott.
Non-Institute committee member Peter Lyons (Peter Lyons & Associates).
The Education Committee is concerned with the matters related to architectural education and the recognition of schools of architecture.
Committee members are Michael Jasper (Chair), Erin Hinton, Janet Thomson, Rob Henry, Jane Cassidy, Nikki Butlin (EmAGN rep), Lester Yao (EmAGN rep) and Brett Luke (SONA rep).
This committee is responsible for the register of Significant 20th Century Architecture and issues relating to heritage and conservation of buildings. The committee writes citations for buildings and nominate buildings to the ACT Heritage List.
Committee members are Can Ercan (Chair), Ken Charlton, Eric Martin, Evan Williamson, Philip Leeson and Linda Ambrosiussen
Terms of Reference - Heritage Committee
Small Practice Group
The Small Practice Group is a group of members who work in small practices, a number of whom are in sole practice and/or work at home. The members of the Small Practice Group organise their own agenda, which includes guest speakers and discussions with government officials on policy matters.
Geoff Lovie (Chair)
Terms of Reference - Small Practice Group
This committee is involved with issues relating to planning policy in the ACT. The committee draws on expertise from various ACT Chapter members responding to calls for comment.
Committee members are Alan Morschel (Chair), Sheila Hughes, Catherine Townsend, Andrew Wilson, Tony Trobe, Linda Ambrosiussen, Grahame Legge, Eamon O'Donoghue, Annette Pogas (EmAGN rep), Natalie Coyles, David Flannery, Rob Henry and Allan Spira
Terms of Reference - Planning Committee
The aim of this committee is to promote architecture to the community and recognise the work of our members. The committee assesses nominations for Institute and Civil Honours, and prepares documentation for submission to the National Honours Committee in support of nominations.
Committee members are Andrew Wilson (Chair), Catherine Townsend, Graham Humphries and Hal Guida.
This is a network for emerging architects and graduates of architecture in the ACT. To get involved, our contact details can be found on the right hand side.
Members are Nikki Butlin and Lester Yao (Joint Chair), Rob Henry and Jess de Rome.