New Acton South, Fender Katsalidis

New Acton South, Fender Katsalidis
photo John Gollings

What's on


* 2018 Mentoring Program
Applications close 20th April
* CURF Seminar Series 2018
16th April - 5:30pm til 7pm
Register HERE
* PALS Info Session
Wed 18th April, 12:30pm
Register HERE

2018 ACT Chapter Events 

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We are pleased to announce after a successful 2017 program, that the ACT Chapter Mentoring Program is back for 2018

Mentoring complements training at university and experience in the workplace, offering perspective on the broader industry and a greater understanding of the culture in which architecture takes place. The program pairs architects at different points in their career to provide support, guidance, and a setting in which to cultivate ideas and aspirations. Feedback shows that mentors often gain as much insight from the process as the mentee, and we encourage participation from a range of backgrounds and positions. Mentoring is an rewording process valuable at any stage in your career. 

The program will begin on 19 March and we are now accepting applications for both mentors and mentees. The program is open to graduates of the Master of Architecture program or Architects, all of whom must be current members of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Applications close COB Wednesday 4 April 2017. For further information on the benefits of the program, please contact the ACT Chapter

Links below: 
Information pack
Mentor application
Mentee application

2018 ACT Architecture Awards - Exhibition of Entries
March - June

All exhibition boards of this year's entries are on display at the ACT Chapter until awards night on 23 June. This exhibition features some of the best new architecture in the ACT. Come along and view the entries before winners are announced. 



Emerging Architect Prize Tour
6pm, Monday 30 April, ACT Chapter


2017 National Emerging Architect Prize recipient Anthony Balsamo will present a diverse portfolio of award-winning architectural projects, unbuilt work and anecdotes from EmAGN, SA Chapter Council, fellowship travel, festivals and collaborations in architecture.  

Click HERE to RSVP


The 2017 Griffin Lecture with George Megalogenis, journalist, political commentator and author was an absolute success!

To read a transcript of the 2017 Griffin Lecture, please click HERE

Named in honour of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony.

The aim of the lecture is to address big issues in architecture and design; to examine national matters of interest in the built environment. The lecture is delivered by individuals of the time - commentators, politicians and the profession. Previous speakers include Gough Whitlam, John Gorton, architects Roy Grounds and Romaldo Giurgola, Manning Clarke, Lucy Turnbull and Clover Moore. It is a public lecture at National Press Club.

Journalist, political commentator and author, George Megalogenis delivered the 2017 Griffin Lecture for the Australian Institute of Architects. His lecture made the case for a big Australia without a big Sydney and Melbourne, and explain why decentralisation is our number one policy challenge for the 21st century.