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September 2017

New South Wales events and awards

The Institute's NSW Chapter manages a regular program of events, awards, continued professional development (CPD) and public programs throughout the year. For upcoming events please view our events calendar below. 

To keep up to date with the NSW Chapter news and upcoming events simply subscribe to our fortnightly ENews by forwarding your name and email to

For more information about the different programs we run please click here.

For more information about the NSW Graduate & Student Awards please click here.

2017 NSW Architecture Awards
Congratulations to all the 2017 nominees and award winners:

NSW Events Calendar


Our core professional and cultural programs are listed below. To find out more please click on the relevant links. All upcoming events are listed in the Events Calendar above.

NSW Architecture Awards 
Our annual awards program also provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture in Australia and internationally. The NSW Architecture Awards are judged each Autumn, with winners announced each July before the National Architecture Awards.

Regional Newcastle & Country Events 
Our Newcastle and Country Divisions run a regular program of events outside of the Sydney Metro area, including the Newcastle and Country Division Awards.

Tuesdays@Tusculum Talks 
This regular talks program engages with a range of topics and speakers from the fields of architecture, urban design, and related creative disciplines. It aims to provide a link to current debate, policy and creative ideas in architectural practice, and are open for both members and non-members to attend.

Architecture on Show 
A free public talks program developed in collaboration with local councils in Sydney and curated by Institute members. Talks usually engage local speakers or those working on projects affecting the local community.

NSW Graduate & Student Awards 
Awarded annually these awards recognise the best projects and emerging architectural talent from NSW's four major schools of architecture. See program news below.

Mentoring Program 
This program pairs architects at different points in their career to provide support, guidance, and a setting in which to cultivate ideas and aspirations. See program news below.

DARCH - Emerging Architect and Graduate events 
The NSW Emerging Architects and Graduates Network (EmAGN) run a regular program of talks, tours and networking events.

Sydney Architecture Festival 
An annual public facing festival celebrating design, architecture and the built environment, run in collaboration with the Architect's Registration Board. 


Established to acknowledge excellence in architectural scholarship, the annual NSW Graduate & Student Awards showcases the top student work across the four architecture programs in NSW – The University of Newcastle, The University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and University of Technology, Sydney.
The Award categories include the NSW Design Medal, First Degree Design Award, Architectural Technologies Award and the Architectural Communication Award. In addition, a range of awards will be presented to students who have excelled within their respective universities. Congratulations to all the following prize winners:

NSW Design Medal
Winner: James Ellis (The University of Newcastle)
Runner-Up: Brendan Boyle (The University of Newcastle)
Commendation: James Hargrave (University of New South Wales)
Commendation: Boris Nikolov, Pareena Patel and Jennifer Strilakos (University of Technology, Sydney)

NSW First Degree Design Award
Winner: Penny Fraser (University of New South Wales)
Runner-Up: Adam Vandepeer (The University of Sydney)
Commendation: Candace Chia-Ching Lee (University of New South Wales)

NSW Architectural Technologies Award

Winner: Timothy Qi Nan Li and Jianzhang James Wang (The University of Sydney)
Runner-Up: Sharon Cheuk Yao Cheong, Fook Hong Timothy Lee and Ho Hei Yick (The University of Sydney)

NSW Architectural Communications Award
Winner: James Hargrave (University of New South Wales)
Runner-Up: Rachel Wan (University of Technology, Sydney)
Commendation: James Ellis (The University of Newcastle)

Masters Graduate of the Year Prize – university nominated
Michelle Vassilou (University of Technology, Sydney)
Mitchell Page (The University of Sydney)
Jessica Gottlieb (University of New South Wales)
Brendan Boyle (The University of Newcastle)

First Degree Graduate of the Year Prize – university nominated
Calum York (University of Technology, Sydney)
Janelle Woo (The University of Sydney)
Joshua Sleight (University of New South Wales)
Corenne Earl (The University of Newcastle)

History and Theory Prize – university nominated
Andrea Lam (University of Technology, Sydney)
Pascale Roberts (The University of Sydney)
Sharryn Bowman (University of New South Wales)
Dianne Gardoll (The University of Newcastle)

Construction and Practice Prize – university nominated
Adam Donbauer (University of Technology, Sydney)
James Boden (The University of Sydney)
Joshua Sleight (University of New South Wales)
Jade York (The University of Newcastle)

2017 student awards partners