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William McCormack Place 2, CA Architects & Cox Rayner Architects
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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 Mell Greenall Executive Director - QLD

11 September 2017

Hi All

Only a short note from me this week and a video from our president Bruce Wolfe.

We are in the process of finalising some changes to the QLD awards program for 2018 to deliver what we hope will be a more focused program that can be used to promote architecture to the broader community. Some of these changes include a guaranteed regional celebration in all our regional member hubs in the second half of the year (August till November). A focused State awards night as part of the National conference on the Gold coast – Save the date Friday 8th June, and a public exhibition of all our award entries to be held in a prominent space in Brisbane in May 2018 – details to be announced shortly. 

We have also updated the way Jurors are selected to ensure the Jury selection process is transparent, accessible & equitable to all members. We encourage anyone interested in being a juror to register via our online registration page here
All applications will be assessed by the chapter council and the chair of juries, and announced early 2018.

To check out the video from Bruce, visit our facebook page
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Development Tribunals Panel Nominations
We are looking for nominations from interested Architects and other qualified persons for appointment as a referee to the Development Tribunals which are tasked with deciding appeals under the Planning Act 2016.  The term of appointment would be for up to three years commencing 8 December 2017. 

Nominations from suitably qualified and experienced women, in particular, are encouraged.
The Tribunals are a cost effective, timely and accessible non-court based dispute resolution service for appeals lodged by members of the public against decisions of local governments and private building certifiers about a range of building, plumbing and planning matters, along with infrastructure charges notices. More information on the Tribunals can be found on the Department of Housing and Public Works’ website here

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm, Friday 29th September 2017.
Applications must be forwarded in electronic or hard copy format to the Registrar, Development Tribunals.
Address your ‘Application – Tribunal Referee’ to TribunalRefereeApplications@qld.gov.au
Hard Copy:
‘Application -Tribunal Referee’
The Registrar, Development Tribunals
GPO Box 2457, Brisbane QLD. 4001


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

Leah Falcocchio
Admin Assistant

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.