The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has established a register of notable 20th Century South Australian Architecture. The register has been developed with the aim of increasing the public's awareness of the heritage values of 20th century architecture and hopes to stimulate discussion of our architectural heritage and regional identity.
There are more than 120 notable buildings on the South Australian 20th Century Register.
The following is a selection of the most notable South Australian buildings included on the Institute National Register:
1920-30 early interwar
1945-55 postwar recovery
1970-80 brutalism & late modernism
1980-2000 late 20th century
Research Australian architectural and built environment history using the collection of over 200,000 items housed in University of South Australia's Architecture Museum.
The Museum&'s unique collection, available to scholars and the public alike, includes architectural drawings, correspondence, photographs and architects' personal papers. The focus is on materials produced by architects working in private practice in South Australia during the 20th century, particularly in the period circa 1910 to 1980.
The Museum's research collection is an invaluable repository of information for researchers, architects, planners, engineers, heritage consultants and all those interested in our built history.
The Architecture Museum is open to the public Monday to Wednesday 10am-4pm.
Professional and community groups can request a tour for a hands-on experience of the Architecture Museum. A tour showcases the Museum's treasures – historic architectural drawings, old manuscripts, famous architects' letters and diaries, and the only remaining records of some of South Australia's oldest buildings. Spaces are limited to 20 people per tour.