New Acton South, Fender Katsalidis

New Acton South, Fender Katsalidis
photo John Gollings

What's on

in the ACT

6, 13, 20 & 27 Sept - Contemporary Aust. Architecture Speaker Series
14 September -  Big Ideas ABC Radio Session
26 October - Gold Medal Lecture

2017 ACT Chapter Events 


Design + Build your Dream House Workshop
3rd and 4th July, University of Canberra
$160.00 (incl GST) covering two day program

Registrations have closed.

Gold Medal Talk - 26th October
Canberra venue TBC 


International Women's Day Breakfast

The ACT Chapter will celebrate International Women's Day 2017 with a breakfast at Monster Kitchen, New Acton 7:30am - 9am on Wednesday 8 March. All members are welcome.
Join us to hear Associate Professor Susan West, Convenor of the ANU School of Music Engagement Program, in conversation with architect Catherine Townsend. In 2016 Catherine was appointed ACT Government Architect and Susan was named one of 100 women of influence in a national awards program. What can these two talented and influential Canberrans share with us about communication within and beyond our field, and making a meaningful connection to community and place?"

The 50th Griffin Lecture – Graham Jahn AM, LFRAIA

The 2016 Griffin Lecture was delivered at the National Press Club on the 10th November by Graham Jahn AM, LFRAIA, Director of City Planning, Development and Transport, City of Sydney. The lecture, “Development, Dollars and Design: City Planning Today” discussed design incentivised development rights, where incentives are given to developers to achieve better designed buildings and better cities. Graham discussed how they do this in the City of Sydney and identified what the public benefits are and how value is calculated.

The Institute has been hosting the Griffin Lecture since 1961 in honour of Walter Burley Griffin, the designer of Canberra.

The Griffin Lecture is becoming one of the keystone national events for the Australian Institute of Architects. It provides a special opportunity to celebrate Australian achievements in design, architecture and construction.

The Lecture has a proud record of prominent speakers including Prime Ministers Gough Whitlam and John Gorton; noted architects Robin Boyd, Roy Grounds, Romaldo Giurgola and Colin Madigan; historian Manning Clark; and journalists and commentators Elizabeth Farrelly, Philip Adams and George Molnar.