William McCormack Place 2 - CA Architects & Cox Rayner Architects

William McCormack Place 2, CA Architects & Cox Rayner Architects
photo Christopher Frederick Jones

What's on

in Queensland

  • Nov 2017 - QLD Architecture Awards Entries Open
  • 31 Jan 2018 - QLD Architecture Awards Entries Close (11:59pm)

About the Queensland Chapter

The Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects represents the Institute's interests and conducts its business in Queensland.

Queensland Chapter Staff

Message from Mell Greenall Executive Director - QLD

13 November 2017

Hi All

Following on From Bruce's comments above. I would encourage all of you who have ever questioned what the Institute does or felt that we should be having a stronger focus on a certain issue to consider nominating for Chapter Council. Change in a member organisation only happens when members actively participate and help guide the focus areas. The 2018 – 2020 national strategy will be released in the coming weeks, but I can advise that this document will see a greater focus on advocacy and broader stakeholder engagement for the chapters. Whilst the awards are a significant project, they are not the only area of significance, and 2018 will see the chapter looking at improving our CPD and events in addition to raising our profile with industry stakeholders and the broader community. If you would like to be part of the change occurring then please consider nominating for Chapter Council or indeed Chapter President here.

On a different note, the annual World Architecture Festival will take place later this week in Berlin. There is some exceptional work shortlisted this year and the Queensland Chapter would like to wish our local members shortlisted the very best of luck. QLD architects on the shortlist are; Chloe Naughton (Inverdon House), Cox Architecture (Anna Mears Stadium & Waltzing Matilda Centre), bureau^proberts (Wahat Al Karama) & Shane Thompson Architects (490 Consulting Suites).


Mell Greenall
Executive Director, QLD


Mell Greenall
Executive Director 
Courtney Fair
Awards & Events

Joyce Liu
Professional Development

Madelynn Jenkins
Member Services Officer

Gemma Hayward
Administration Officer

History of the Queensland Chapter

The Queensland Institute of Architects was founded in 1888. The highly esteemed architect Francis DG Stanley became the foundation president and continued in that position until 1890. He served as the Institutes vice-president from 1890 to 1896. One of the Institutes early actions was to come to an agreement with the Queensland Master Builders’ Association about standard conditions of contract that were to remain in use until 1914.

Following the establishment of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects on August 18th, 1930 the Queensland Institute ceased and the Queensland Chapter Council of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects took up the succession under the presidency of Vincent Price.

The following document was graciously compiled and supplied by Associate Professor Peter Skinner FRAIA.