Bennelong by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

Bennelong, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
Photo: Brett Stevens

What's on

Around the country

NSS: Getting the right fit - from briefing to specification
17 Apr - 15 May

AGM, Melbourne
15 May

New South Wales Events & 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

NSW Architecture Awards and Prizes 
The NSW Architecture Awards are judged each Autumn, with Newcastle winners announced in March and NSW winners announced each July before the National Architecture Awards. NSW Student Architecture Awards are awarded annually and recognise the best projects and emerging architectural talent from the four major schools of architecture in NSW.
Prizes are also appointed to promote the design and professional excellence of members, both to the membership and the wider public.
For an overview of the NSW Chapter and affiliated programs please click here.


NSW Events Calendar




Talk 1 MAY 2017 National Emerging Architect Prize winner Anthony Balsamo and 2017 NSW winner Tomek Archer Tusculum
CPD 3 MAY Pricing design services and writing effective fee proposals Tusculum
EmAGN 10 MAY Pathways to registration Tusculum
EmAGN 10 MAY 2018 Newcastle Architecture Awards winners  Newcastle West
NSS 15 MAY From briefing to specification Tusculum
Regional seminar 18 MAY Legislation Port Macquarie
CPD 24 MAY Designing change and design for change Tusculum


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.

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.

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.

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.

EmAGN - 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.