Butterfly House - Lippmann Associates

Butterfly House,
Lippmann Associates, Photo: Willem Rethmeier

What's on

around the country

National Architecture Conference: How Soon is Now?
28 - 30 April 2016


New South Wales events and awards

The Institute’s NSW Chapter manage a regular program of events, awards, training and education programs throughout the year. Please view our events calendar below for details of upcoming events across NSW this year. For description of each program please click on individual links.

Events Calendar / NSW Architecture Awards / Regional Newcastle & Country Events / Tuesdays@Tusculum Talks / Architecture on Show / NSW Graduate & Student Awards / Mentoring Program / DARCH - Emerging Architects and Graduates Events / Sydney Architecture Festival

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. Please visit our dedicated awards website for more information.

NSW Events Calendar

Tuesdays@Tusculum talks series

Our talks program engages with a range of topics and speakers from the fields of architecture, urban design, and related creative disciplines. The Tuesdays@Tusculum series 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.

Newcastle & NSW Country Division events


Click here for future events.

Architecture on Show

The Architecture on Show talk series is a public programme held throughout the year and is curated by members of the Australian Institute of Architects. The speakers selected usually work in the council area or on projects affecting the local community. Talks will explore a theme that is relevant to the area or connect with an existing program such as an awards program. Talks are free of charge for community members and Institute members. Participating councils include:


More Architecture On Show programs to follow in 2016 ...

NSW Architecture Awards

The NSW awards program provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture in Australia and internationally, and is open to entries from Institute members. The annual program opens for entries in November, which are then visited and judged by juries comprising fellow Institute members. Winners are announced at an awards ceremony in June or July, with awards and commendations presented across 11 categories, including the prestigious Sulman and Greenway medals and The Lord Mayor's, Premier's and President's prizes. 

NSW Graduate and Student Awards

2016 NSW Graduate and Student Awards

Nominations from the four schools of Architecture (The University of Sydney, The University of Newcastle, the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of New South Wales) have now been received for the this year’s NSW Graduate and Student Awards. 

The categories are NSW Design Medal; the NSW First Degree Design Prize; the Structural Innovation in Architecture Prize; and the Digital Innovation in Architecture Awards. These are accompanied by the individual prizes awarded by each university for the Masters Graduate of the Year; the First Degree Graduate of the Year; History and Theory; and Construction & Practice.

We wish all nominees success and will look forward to presenting them with these well-earned awards at their own special awards night to be held at Tusculum on Friday, 27 May 2016.

We thank the sponsors of this program who make it possible to recognise and award the excellence and innovation of these graduates and students who make up the future of architecture. They are:

2016 Mentoring Program



2016 NSW Chapter Mentoring Program

We are pleased to announce that the NSW Chapter Mentoring Program will return in 2016, following a highly successful program launched last year.

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.

Applications have now closed for this year and we will welcome our Mentors and Mentees at the launch of this year’s program being held on Thursday, 21 April 2016 at 6:00pm. For further information on the benefits of the program, please contact the Mentoring Coordinator.


The NSW Chapter Mentoring Program is kindly sponsored by dwp|suters

and supported by GET | EmAGN DARCH | SONA