New South Wales / ACT

The NSW/ACT Branch of the ACA is active in providing information to, and advocating on behalf of, its members.

ACA – NSW/ACT aims to build community and provide platforms through which we can all support each other. We have a steadily growing membership, including a considerable member base in the ACT, and represent the full spectrum of practice sizes and types – from sole practitioners to large firms.

Based in Sydney, the Committee meets monthly. We visit our valued ACT members twice a year to hear how they are faring and increase our understanding of how we can assist them.


In advocating for members and the profession, ACA – NSW/ACT  works closely with allied industry organisations, such as the Australian Institute of Architects and the NSW Architects Registration Board.

For example, during the development of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (DBP Act) we presented a united voice with Institute’s NSW Chapter. We will continue to have a united voice on matters impacting the profession where appropriate. We also have a relationship with the Master Builders Association and are working on developing closer ties and exchanging ideas.


ACA – NSW/ACT runs events face-to-face in Sydney, while our online webinars provide access for all – including ACT and country members. We were also able to respond quickly during the pandemic lockdown, and move all events online.

Future plans

We are planning a mentoring program for 2021. This has been prompted by the limited opportunities for recent graduates to learn on the job due to COVID-19 restrictions.

ACA – NSW/ACT is proud to be associated with the  University of Western Sydney (UWS) and has established the ACA Prize, which recognises two students who excel in the architectural practice subject.

With the growth of the membership we invite members to join the committee. This will enable us to provide more support to all.

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ACA – NSW/ACT President

Ivana Simkovic 

Executive officer

Marie Frost


1300 653 026


P O Box 343
Camperdown, NSW 1450

ABN 97 471 457 823

ACA – NSW/ACT Committee


Ivana Simkovic (dwp)

Vice President

Farhad Edibam (GHD)


Greg Isaac (Fulton Trotter Architects)


Harry Hamor (Gibbon Hamor and Associates)


Steve Pearse (Steve Pearse Architecture+)                                                            Agi Sterling (Sterling Architects)                                                                         Justin Loe (Studio JLA)                                                                                   Jennifer Crawford (Our new home coach)                                                     David Springett (Paragrid)
Fabricio Siqueira                                                                                                Michael Lewarne (Affiliate)


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