NEW SOUTH WALES / ACT
The NSW/ACT Branch of the ACA is very active in providing information to, and advocating for, its members.
The branch recently established a regular series of lunchtime CPD webinars and has long-term engagement with the NSW Government. This lead to the development of guidelines and protocols for best practice in the engagement of consultant services on all government projects.
Find out more about ACA – NSW/ACT.
New ACA Short Form Architect Client Agreement Webinar
Join Christopher Larcos for an ACA Insight webinar on the new ACA Short Form Architect Client Agreement.
Welcome Agi Sterling
Introducing Agi Sterling, the new ACA – NSW / ACT President, and her plans for the year ahead.
ACA Canberra Lunch
Canberra architects – join ACA – NSW/ACT and President Steve Kennedy at an informal round table lunch on Monday 25 June.
Short Form Architect Client Agreement
Just three pages and a cover letter, the ACA Short Form Architect Client Agreement is a fair and balanced model contract for use on small to medium sized projects.
Announcing the new Short-Form Client-Architect Agreement
Join ACA – NSW/ACT at an event to launch the latest item in the ACA Toolbox – the new Short-Form Architect-Client Agreement.
ACIF Forecasts Launch - May 2017
ACIF is launching its new ten-year forecasts for building and construction at the ACIF Briefing in Sydney on Thursday 4 May.
Contracts and How to Survive Them
Making contracts work for you. In the April ACA Insight national webinar Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan outline key issues in contracts, and provide some tips on how to negotiate them.
ACA - NSW/ACT Update
A series of roundtable discussions and the launch of two important business tools will be the focus of the ACA – NSW/ACT in coming months.
ACA Insight - the National Webinar Program
ACA Insight – the National Webinar Program gives all members the opportunity to join a national discussion on the business of architecture.
The Future of Practice: The architectural firm as a design knowledge ecosystem.
What is the future of architectural practice? In the first ACA Insight national webinar for 2017, Dr Peter Raisbeck argues that practices need a major rethink and a new focus on design knowledge ecosystems.
Announcing the ACA Insight 2017 Webinar Program
The ACA is delighted to announce the 2017 ACA Insight National Webinar Program. Put the dates in your diary now!
Do Unto Others
ACA National President Steve Kennedy wishes all well, and urges architectural practices to look forward to 2017 with 'optimism for ourselves but also with optimism and generosity towards our staff'.
NSW/ACT 2016 Update
Agi Sterling, ACA – NSW / ACT Vice President, reflects on a successful year.
Managing Mental Health
David Springett reports on the recent NSW ARB workshop looking at mental health in architecture.
ACA Financial Training
Greg Isaac provides an overview of the recent financial training program undertaken by all ACA elected members.
ACIF Forecasts - November 2016
ACIF has released is Construction Industry Forecast for November 2016.
ACA 2016 Annual General Meeting
2016 ACA Annual General Meeting – Monday 12 December.
ACA Member Offer - Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops around Australia in May and June.
Know Your Employment Contract
Join Michael Corrigan and Paul Viney in conversation on 19 October about the ins and outs of employment contracts.
2016 Salary Survey Report and Analysis
The ACA has released the report on findings of the 2016 National Salary Survey – salaries are up very slightly, but worrying trends continue – there is still a gender pay gap and some practices persist in paying under Award minimums!
People @ architecture - national webinar
Laraine Sperling focuses on the people of architecture for the August 2016 webinar.
ACA - NSW/ACT Election Notice
Nominations are now open for the 2016 ACA – NSW/ACT elections.
NSW BEMP, on 11 August 2016, asks "How can we deliver quality urban living?"
Architects in Australia
Insightful reports by Gill Matthewson chart the professional profile of architects and the industry’s growth and development in recent years through the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses.
2016 - A Year of Optimism & Promise
ACA National President, Steve Kennedy, welcomes members to an optimistic 2016.
Why switch off the lights?
Why run a webinar on closing down an architecural practice? Isn't that just too depressing? Well, no. Michael Neustein explains.
A Seven-Step Guide to using the Security of Payment Act
Robert Macindoe offers a guide to using the Secuity of Payments Act, based in firsthand experience.
What Are We Going to Do with All the Architects?
Steve Kennedy contemplates the future and the coming challenges to the architectural industry in Australia.
The demand for architectural services in the developing world is continuing to grow. Leone Lorrimer considers how Australian architects can make the most of offshore opportunities, and gives the government some pointers on how to help.
NSW Government Advocacy
An update on ACA – NSW / ACT advocacy with the NSW state government.
National Salary Survey Webinar
What are current pay rates in the industry? What are the trends for 2017 and how have salaries changed? Gill Matthewson analyses the ACA National Salary Survey for the May 2017 ACA National Webinar.
Construction Market Report
What are the economic forecasts for your state? The ACIF Construction Market Report is out now.
2015 - The Year of Procurement
Steve Kennedy announces the ACA Year of Procurement, and argues for the value of enjoying what we do.
The Anganwadi Project
The ACA is pleased to announce its support of The Anganwadi Project.
What Makes a City?
The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, NSW Minister for Finance and Services, launched the Sydney Architecture Festival with an impressive speech about the role of architects in the making of innovative cities.
Finally there is some movement on procurement reform in NSW. Steve Kennedy provides an update.
SEPP 65 Consultation
Have your say on proposed changes to NSW’s SEPP 65 – Design Quality of Residential Flat Development.
Navigating planning systems
Planning lawyer Paul Vergotis offers a set of tips to help manoeuvre an architectural project through planning systems from proposal to success.
Welcome new ACA members
The ACA is delighted to welcome new members across Australia.
The ACA in 2014
Steve Kennedy, ACA National President and ACA – NSW/ACT President, gives an overview of the year.
Congratulations Steve Kennedy!
Steve Kennedy, ACA National President, has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects for his sustained, long-term work for the good of the profession.
NSW ARB Research Grant
Do you have an 'innovative and forward-looking' proposal for research into the value of good design and the state of the profession? The NSW Architects Registration Board is calling for submissions for its 2014 Research Grant.
Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held around the county in November.