ACA National Webinar Program
The ACA National Webinar Program offers the opportunity for practitioners to join a national discussion on the business of architecture, while also gaining CPD.
ACT Rooftop Drinks
NSW/ACT Vice President Farhad Edibam and committee invite members to join them on Thursday 17 November at the Howling Moon Bar at the Canberra Rex Hotel.
D&BP Act – 12 Months In
Join the ACA NSW/ACT Committee on Wednesday 10 August for a presentation about the NSW D&BP Act by Principal Building Inspector Jonathan Lynch and Senior Building Inspector and registered architect Charles Zhang from Building Professional Audits, NSW Fair Trading.
Bushfire Resilience and Design
Join the ACA NSW/ACT Committee on Thursday 21 July for a Zoom presentation by Nigel Bell, architect and expert in the design of bushfire compliant buildings.
Changes to National Construction Code
Join the ACA NSW/ACT committee on Wednesday 29 June for a special presentation on the changes and updates to the NCC with Luke Sheehy from Design Confidence.
Sydney recap – Becoming fearless
Jennifer Crawford provides a recap of the recent Sydney event, Becoming Fearless in Practice, presented by Michael Lewarne.
Sydney event – Becoming fearless in practice
Join Michael Lewarne and the NSW/ACT branch on Wednesday 27 April for a presentation on reshaping practice and exploring new possibilities. Don’t miss our first Sydney face to face event for the year.
NSW/ACT 2021 – D&BP Act, Collaboration & Wellbeing
In 2021, the NSW/ACT branch focused on CPD events on the NSW D&BP Act, advocacy, collaboration with other professional bodies and prioritising mental wellbeing.
Xmas Drinks in Canberra
Save the date for the Canberra end-of-year Christmas drinks at the Howling Moon Rooftop Bar on Tuesday 14 December.
NSW Regulation & Class 2 Buildings
Join us on Wednesday 8 September for a special presentation by Kirsten Orr, Registrar, NSW Architects Registration Board, on the regulatory context of architecture in NSW with a focus on Class 2 Buildings.
NSW D&BP Act, part 1 – The Architect’s Perspective
The first of a five-part CPD series on the NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act (DBP Act) features an information session by special counsel Christopher Larcos of Moray & Agnew Lawyers. The presentation sets out key issues as they apply to architects.
2021 Rates of Pay
The 2021 Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to architectural practice are applicable from 1 July 2021. Download the new rates today!
NSW/ACT – Advocacy & Education, Events & Plans
The NSW D&BP Act has been a key focus for the NSW/ACT Committee in the first half of 2021, with ongoing advocacy and a suite of seminars to assist members in understanding the implications of the new legislation, writes Jennifer Crawford.
Champions of Change webinar
On Wednesday 23 June, the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum (QLD/NT) will host a special online discussion on wellbeing in the profession with Monica Edwards and Brett Hudson from the Champions of Change Coalition.
NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act Series – Part 3
The ACA’s third in the series on the NSW D&BP Act will feature Paul Viney discussing the consequences of the Act in relation to regulated design requirements on the provision of architectural services. BOOK NOW!
NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act Part 1 – A Recap
NSW/ACT committee member Jennifer Crawford provides a comprehensive recap of a recent ACA event about NSW building reform, where legal counsel Christopher Larcos took us through the legal implications of the D&BP Act.
Ideas for a Better Profession
The NSW/ACT branch committee is delighted to present another face to face event on Thursday 27 May, with speaker Michael Lewarne exploring important questions about the nature of architectural practice and how we might do things differently in a post-COVID world.
A Contemporary Heritage Approach
The NSW/ACT branch of the ACA has joined forces with Sydney East Architects to host a special event on contemporary heritage matters in NSW on Wednesday 17 February.
NSW/ACT Update 2020
The NSW/ACT branch takes us through the highlights of the year, with a busy online webinar calendar, continuing advocacy around the Design and Building Practitioners regulations, some anticipated Committee changes and plans for 2021.
2020 Rates of Pay
The 2020 Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees in architectural practices are applicable from 1 November 2020.
Pulse Check 4
Please take the ACA Pulse Check, the last checkup of 2020. DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL COB MONDAY 19 OCTOBER.
Doing Documentation Better
On 11 November 2020, guest speaker Alex Chistiakoff presented an ACA webinar on delivering high quality documentation efficiently and consistently.
South Australia’s post-COVID economy
Join the ACA SA Committee for their upcoming roundtable discussion with a panel of experts across industry and business leadership.
The View from the Client Side
informed by Planned Cover is offering ACA members a special discounted rate for an upcoming webinar on what clients need from their consultants.
Sustainability & Building Materials
Armstrong Flooring’s Sustainability Manager Amy Costello will join speakers from Weathertex, Dulux and Global GreenTag International to discuss the benefits of healthier building materials and products at a webinar on 27 August.
How to Leverage Technology
Join Deltek and DesignInc Sydney for a lunchtime webinar on how to leverage technology to achieve compliance and security.
The Client Experience in the Built Environment
Join the ACA and beaton on 9 September for exclusive insights on the client experience within the built environment sector.
Catch-up in Canberra - 29 July
The NSW/ACT Committee and President Agi Sterling are delighted to invite you to attend our half-yearly get together in Canberra on Wednesday 29 July.
Technology & Innovation Panel Discussion
Join the ACA and Deltek on 22 July for a special panel discussion on how to gain a competitive edge by using innovation and technology effectively in your practice.
New Archibiz Course Available for ACA Members
Archibiz and the ACA Business of Small Practice (BoSP) are offering another “Designing Architectural Practice Success” course to ACA members, starting on Tuesday 28 July.
Update on the Federal Industrial Awards 2020 Pay Rates Review
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has delayed handing down its decision on the minimum wage rates this year due to COVID-19.
Navigating Debt and Credit Through Recovery
Join the SA Committee on Thursday 18 June for an afternoon virtual roundtable on navigating debt and credit through recovery.
NSW/ACT Branch Update - May 2020
The NSW/ACT Committee made a rapid shift to events online, continued its important advocacy work, and instigated key initiatives for the ACA Business Toolbox.
Construction Crossroads with David Chandler
What will be the role of architects in light of the new Building Practitioners' legislation in NSW? Join the ACA - NSW/ACT and NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler on Wednesday 20 May for a special discussion on future directions for the construction industry.
Preparing your Practice for Recovery
Join the ACA on 18 May for a special online event on how to best position and prepare your practice for the recovery after Covid-19. Not-to-be-missed presentations. Book now!
2019 Award Rates
Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.
AACA Support for OQA and EPA Assessments
On 11 May and 15 May, the AACA will run free interactive online sessions on the Overseas Qualifications Assessment and Experienced Practitioner Assessment.
LinkedIn for Architects - 6 May
How can you use LinkedIn to communicate your practice's point of difference, build your networks and land new clients? Join the ACA on 6 May for an online event with LinkedIn expert, Kylie Butler, to discover how you can best leverage this vital networking and marketing tool to stand out from your competition.
Know your Award and Legislative Changes
Join the ACA and Michael Corrigan for our Know Your Award 2020 formal CPD webinar on Thursday 23 April at 1pm. Learn about 2020 Award updates, COVID-19 measures and personal leave changes. Book now to reserve your place.
Culture in Architectural Practice
What does culture really mean and how do we ensure it is front and centre in our practices? Watch HR experts Rhonda Brighton-Hall and James Hancock discuss the importance of culture in architectural practice.
Technology Trends & Design Innovation
Join the ACA - SA and IT industry specialists on 11 March for a special presentation on future trends in technology and design innovation.
Juggling Home & Work
Join the ACA for a lively online discussion about juggling home and work, practice and parenting with Melonie Bayl-Smith and Michael Lewarne.
Marketing Gold with Rachael Bernstone
PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SUPPORT SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19.
Don’t miss the WA branch’s next Lunch and Learn event on 20 March, when communications expert Rachael Bernstone will share her tips on how to turn your awards entries into marketing gold.
Client Choice Awards Finalists 2020
The ACA is delighted to congratulate ACA member ArtMade Architects for being named as Best Architecture Firm (<$30m revenue) in the Client Choice Awards.
2020 Welcome Breakfast in Adelaide
Join SA Branch and National President John Held and the ACA - SA Committee for a welcome breakfast on 13 February.
Personal / Carer’s Leave
In mid-2019, significant changes were made to the way Personal/Carer’s Leave is accrued for employees who work non-standard hours.
NSW/ACT Update - Advocacy, Events and Engagement
The NSW/ACT Committee has had a strong focus on advocacy this year, joining other industry groups to lobby government for building reform.
Technology Strategies & Managing Change in Your Practice
The ACA’s last webinar of the year on 26 November will cover digital transformation and managing change in your practice. Book now to secure your place.
Don’t Miss Xmas Drinks in WA
Raise a glass with us and celebrate another great year in the business of architecture in Perth on Thursday 5 December.
NSW Design and Building Practitioners’ Bill
The ACA welcomes NSW draft legislation and supports the NSW Government’s efforts on building quality.
The Benefits of Client Feedback
Did you know that doing regular research on your clients can reap rewards when it comes to the growth of your practice? Enter the Client Choice Awards 2020 for Best Architecture Firm and receive a special report of invaluable client feedback. It's not too late to enter.
SA Practice Managers Lunch
Are your employees feeling valued? Join the ACA - SA Committee and Anna Roussos for a Practice Managers Lunch on 13 November.
Insights from the NSW Land and Environment Court
Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the NSW Land and Environment Court and its relevance to architects with Chris Shaw and Tim Horton on 27 November.
Christmas Drinks in Canberra
People, Planet & Profit: The Triple Bottom Line
Join the ACA at the Business of Architecture and Design conference in Sydney on Monday, 11 November for a special panel discussion, People, Planet and Profit - What are you doing in your practice to measure the triple bottom line?
President’s Christmas Drinks in SA
Raise a glass with us at Christmas Drinks in Adelaide on Friday 22 November.
The Business of Small Practice in SA
Join the ACA and keynote speaker Kate Fitzgerald for the first BoSP event in South Australia on 17 October in a new series curated specifically for small business.
October Webinar - Managing Flexible Work in Your Practice
What are the benefits and challenges of incorporating flexible working arrangements into your practice? Join HR expert Merilyn Speiser on Wednesday 16 October for a webinar on flexible work.
September Webinar - NCC 2019
Are you across the detail of the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC)? Join the ACA and the ABCB on 25 September for an informative webinar on the latest changes.
Future Plans, Mentoring & Prizes in WA
The ACA - WA recaps recent events and future plans, and talks mentoring schemes and prizes.
Financial Management for your Practice
What does best practice financial management look like in architecture and how can you apply it to strengthen your own practice? Join the ACA - Vic/Tas committee and three expert speakers on 23 September for an event not to be missed.
Recent Advocacy & Future Events in NSW/ACT
The NSW/ACT committee offers an update on recent advocacy and outlines future events.
Join the ACA - NSW/ACT and Special Counsel Christopher Larcos on 16 October to learn more about the changes to ABIC Contracts.
SA Small Business Roundtable
The SA branch's latest roundtable covered the successes and pressures of running a small business. Mario Dreosti recaps the main points.
SA Annual Business of Design Lunch
Join the ACA - SA Committee on 27 August for their annual Business of Design presentation and lunch, with special guest speaker Kerstin Thompson.
Non-conforming Building Products in the Built Environment
Join the Institute of Architects WA Chapter and the ACA - WA on 5 August for a presentation on Non-Conforming Products in the Built Environment.
ACA - QLD/NT Education Survey - Part 2
The ACA - QLD/NT Committee seeks practice owners and managers to take a short education survey on 'The Practice Experience'.
August Webinar - Insurance & PI Claims
Join the ACA and Planned Cover on 14 August for a special update on the state of the Australian insurance industry.
NSW/ACT July Branch Update
The NSW/ACT Committee is in planning mode, with several new events and initiatives planned for the coming months.
Event Recap: BIM Seminar
On 26 June, the ACA and the Institute co-hosted an important seminar on delivering great projects in Queensland’s new procurement environment with speakers from the Queensland government, AECOM and Fulton Trotter Architects.
Brisbane Site Tour
The ACA's site visits in Queensland are always a crowd pleaser, and the recent exclusive tour of 1 William Street was no exception.
Congratulations Kukame McPierzie!
Congratulations to Kukame McPierzie on receiving the WA Emerging Architect Prize from the Australian Institute of Architects.
Book Now for BoSP 4
ACA - WA is delighted to present BoSP 4, an in-depth session with Sydney-based HR expert Merilyn Speiser on 2 August.
The Pressures of Small Business
What’s required to run a successful small business? What are the pressures? Join the ACA - SA on 19 July for a special roundtable discussion.
Don't Miss the WA Members Lunch
Clear the diary on 25 July for the ACA - WA's annual Members Lunch to celebrate the start of a new financial year.
PI Claims & Other Contractual Risks
Join the QLD/NT branch on 26 July for the latest in the Risky Business Lunch Series.
Qld Seminar - Prepare for the Future
Join the ACA and the Institute of Architects on 26 June for an important seminar on delivering great projects in Queensland’s new procurement environment.
Exclusive Tour in Brisbane
The QLD/NT Committee's upcoming site visit of 1 William Street in Brisbane has sold out!
The Qld/NT Committee has been busy this month, with events in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Darwin.
Event Recap: Client Architect Agreement Update
On 5 June, the NSW/ACT Committee ran an event to discuss Version 2 of the ACA Short Form Client Architect Agreement, with author and Legal Counsel Christopher Larcos. ACA - NSW/ACT Vice President Michael Lewarne recaps the main points of the presentation.
Join the Chat and Get Involved
Chat Forum creator and ACA - NSW/ACT Vice President Michael Lewarne encourages all to get online and join the Chat.
Digital Twins for the Built World
The ACA - WA Committee, in partnership with Hassell and Consult Australia, is proud to present a discussion about innovative new technology with keynote speaker Joshua Ridley on 4 July. Book now!
Will a Robot Take My Job?
How will technology shape the future of architectural practice? Save the date for our upcoming webinar on 24 July with Ceilidh Higgins. It’s not to be missed.
Financial Health of Small Practice
WA's Business of Small Practice forum is proving a popular staple on the event calendar, with the recent instalment focusing on the delicate balance of financial health, personal values and enjoyment of the work.
ACA Discounted Rate for Informed Seminars
informed by Planned Cover is offering ACA members a discounted rate for Melbourne and Sydney half-day seminars, which take an in-depth look at consultancy agreements.
Building Healthy Communities in Queensland
Don't miss the Qld/NT branch's next luncheon presentation with speaker Brook Monahan of Mosaic Property Group on Friday 17 May.
SA Roundtable - 15 May
Join the ACA and builders for an open discussion to unpack the risks and rewards in the novated D&C environment.
Event Report: LEC Seminar
On 1 May, there was a great turnout at a Sydney seminar on the NSW Land and Environment Court. ACA - NSW/ACT Vice President Michael Lewarne offers a recap.
Sydney Launch of Updated Agreement
Join the ACA - NSW/ACT Committee and Christopher Larcos on 5 June for the launch of the second edition of the Short Form Architect Client Agreement.
Communication Strategy Webinar
How do you communicate the value of your work to clients, consultants and the general public? Book now for our webinar on 29 May, when Rachael Bernstone will share tips and techniques for effective strategic communication.
How do you improve your bottom line without letting go of your values or your daily enjoyment of the work? On 10 May, Warwick Mihaly will share his insights for BoSP3 in WA.
NSW Land and Environment Court: Special Presentation
Learn more about the NSW Land and Environment Court and its relevance to architects when the ACA - NSW/ACT presents Tim Horton and Chris Shaw at Club Rose Bay on 1 May.
Improving the Salary Survey
The ACA is reviewing the operation of the National Salary Survey as part of the ongoing development of the resources offered to members, and we need your help. Please take our quick survey!
Villa Maria Site Tour
On 19 March, the ACA - QLD/NT Committee organised a site visit to the Villa Maria Complex, a state heritage building that has recently undergone a significant redevelopment. Kevin Gerrard reports on the project.
ACA Fair Work Submission
Help the ACA to understand how architectural practices recompense employees for overtime.
Business Foundations Webinar - Part 2
Don't miss Part 2 of our webinar series on how to build a successful and sustainable architecture practice on 1 May with Robert Peake.
Building Skills in Practice
Informal learning, partnered with formal training and development, are of enormous benefit to practices as well as individuals. ACA partner Cbus identifies some of the ways you can amplify learning in your practice.
The ACA Chat Forum
ACA - NSW/ACT Vice-President and mastermind of the national ACA Chat Forum, Michael Lewarne tells us a little about the ACA’s exciting new project.
Building your Brand Seminar
Join the ACA - NSW/ACT on 10 April for a two-hour workshop on how to build your brand.
Business Foundations for Architecture - Part 1
Join us on 27 March for our first ACA National Webinar for 2019, as Robert Peake shares the first of a two-part series on running a profitable and successful architecture business.
ACA - QLD/NT March Update
The Qld/NT branch talks surveys, new members, events and the chance to secure some last points for the CPD year.
Book Now for Financial Health
Learning more about how to monitor and assess the financial health of your architectural practice is always a good investment. Join the Qld/NT branch for its next lunchtime presentation on 5 April.
Roundtable Discussion in Adelaide
Join us on 21 March for an extremely topical roundtable discussion with building certifiers.
Parlour Census Report Event in WA
Please join the ACA, the Institute and Parlour on 21 March for a presentation on the Parlour Census Report, followed by a panel discussion about future action and advocacy.
Lacrosse Fire VCAT Decision
In the coming weeks, the ACA will explore the detail of the Lacrosse Fire judgement and possible implications for architects.
Join the ACA - Qld/NT on 19 March for a site tour of the Villa Maria aged-care facility.
Single Touch Payroll Event
Join the ACA - SA Committee and Cbus to learn all about Single Touch Payroll at our next event in Adelaide on 13 March.
AIA / ACA Digital Capability Survey
The ACA and the Institute have joined forces to run a National Digital Capability Survey.
Data at Work in WA
Please join the ACA and Parlour at Notre Dame University on 21 March for a presentation on the Parlour Census Report, and a discussion about future action and advocacy.
SA February Update
Issues raised at the ACA - SA's recent Welcome Breakfast will help to inform this year's calendar of roundtables, lobbying and major events.
Futures Forum in the Works
The NSW/ACT branch is planning a three-week online forum with the mission to reconsider the culture of the architectural profession and the culture of building more widely, reports Michael Lewarne.
ACA - QLD/NT February Update
As we head into another busy year, David Brian offers a summary of news and events from the QLD/NT Branch Committee.
Howard Smith Wharves
Join the ACA - QLD/NT on 19 February for a site tour and presentation at the new Howard Smith Wharves development.
QLD/NT Calendar of Events
The QLD/NT Committee has a full program of events for 2019. Update your diaries and keep an eye on your inboxes for individual invites.
Join us for Breakfast in Adelaide
The ACA - SA Committee invites members and sponsors to an informal catch-up breakfast on 5 February.
2019 Welcome Breakfast in WA
The ACA - WA Committee welcomes in the new year with breakfast for members and sponsors at one of Perth's best cafes.
ACA - QLD/NT has had a huge year of events, activity and advocacy - and there are two surveys to complete. The new year promises more action!
NSW Security of Payment Act
The NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2018 has passed parliament.
Extensive Event Program for 2019
The ACA - WA Committee is delighted to announce its calendar of events for 2019. More details will be provided in the new year.
Reflections from the ACA President
ACA National President and SA branch President John Held reflects on the year's achievements and the challenges ahead.
SA Christmas Drinks
The ACA - SA Committee hosted our President's Christmas Drinks on the rooftop of the Darling Building on Friday, 23 November.
Christmas Celebration in WA
There was a healthy turnout for the ACA - WA's annual President’s Cocktail Party on the rooftop of the Alex Hotel.
December Update from Vic/Tas
The ACA - Vic/Tas branch has had a busy year, with a range of insightful events, continuing development of ACA tools, and important input to the Fair Work Commission.
ACA - SA Calendar of Events 2019
Welcome to the ACA - SA event calendar for 2019. We look forward to seeing you over the year!
Building Personal Resilience Webinar
Paul Clifford will outline key strategies for supporting mental health within small and medium practice. Book now for our final webinar of 2018 on 5 December.
Canberra Catch-up & Christmas Drinks
On 22 November, join the NSW/ACT branch for our end-of-year catch-up, discussion and Christmas drinks.
ACA Seeks New CEO
Looking for a new opportunity? The Association of Consulting Architects seeks a new Chief Executive Officer to work part-time with its fantastic national team.
Business of Small Practice 2: Organisational Structure
Join the ACA - WA on 23 November to talk shares, trusts, asset protection and employee ownership at a breakfast BoSP event.
President's Drinks in WA
Come along to our annual President's end-of-year drinks on the rooftop of The Alex Hotel!
2018 President's Christmas Drinks in South Australia
ACA - SA invites members and their staff to the rooftop of the Darling Building for the 2018 President's Christmas drinks.
Safety in Design Integration Lunch Forum
Join the ACA - QLD/NT and Jennekin Dicks for a Safety in Design lunch forum on Friday, 23 November.
Business Systems Survey 2018
How effective are your Practice Management Systems? Take our five-minute survey to help us uncover the best systems available, and to share our results.
Presentations on State School Projects available
The recent ACA - Vic/Tas presentation on State School Projects was a great success, with excellent attendance and enlightening presentations on the VSBA process. Now you can download them!
Welcome David Brian and Kevin Gerrard
The Qld/NT branch has two new Committee members. Welcome David Brian and Kevin Gerrard.
ACA Member Offer - Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle Consulting is offering ACA members a 15% discounted rate for its Fee Proposal workshops in November 2018.
Cladding and the Changing Insurance Market
Do you know how to tackle the practical challenges posed by flammable cladding in past and present projects? Are you familiar with future developments in the insurance industry? Join us on 17 October for the ACA Insight Webinar to learn more.
How do you ensure your teams are motivated and productive? Join the ACA - Qld/NT and Michael Corrigan for breakfast on 9 October to explore the issues.
WA Calendar Update
Western Australia is gearing up for a busy end to 2018! The following events have been scheduled, with dates to be announced shortly.
ACA - Qld/NT Events Recap
The ACA - Qld/NT branch has been busy, with events on contract negotiations, joint ventures and alliances, and a Brisbane Broncos site tour.
Don't Miss the ACA - Qld/NT Trivia Night
Join the ACA - Qld/NT for its annual, fun-filled night of trivia on Saturday, 13 October.
ACA - VIC/TAS: State School Projects
Are you interested in securing state educational work or simply understanding more about the process and what is required? Then join the ACA - Vic/Tas on Wednesday 26 September to learn all there is to know about the VSBA process for capital works.
ACA - SA Roundtable: Architects and Cost Planners
How can architects and cost planners work together to deliver the best project value? Join the ACA - SA to discuss the issues at its next roundtable discussion on 20 September.
Exclusive Tour of Brisbane Broncos Facility
Join the ACA - Qld/NT on 4 September for an exclusive tour of the Brisbane Broncos' new training, administration and community facility at Red Hill.
New Building Product Ban in NSW
The NSW Commissioner for Fair Trading has announced a building product ban for certain types of aluminium composite panel (ACP) cladding.
Welcome Kukame McPierzie
ACA - WA is pleased to welcome Kukame McPierzie, design director at Gresley Abas, to our branch committee.
Mid-year Update from NSW/ACT
The ACA - NSW/ACT branch has planned a host of interesting events for the second half of 2018.
Talent Management and Succession Planning
Do you have plans in place for the future of your practice and the key people who are so crucial to its success? Book NOW for the August ACA Insight webinar.
Safety in Design Liberation
Would your practice benefit from a simpler, more streamlined process when it comes to Safety in Design? Book NOW for the September ACA Insight webinar to learn more.
The Business of Small Practice Forum
The ACA - WA is excited to announce the first event in a new series curated specifically for small business.
The Tools You Need!
ACA - Vic/Tas invites you to come along to learn how the ACA Business Toolbox can help you run your business. Book now for this free event on 1 August!
ACA - Qld / NT invites members to participate in a lunchtime presentation with a panel addressing contract negotiations.
Australia's Adoption of BIM - Getting up to Speed
Are you up to date with international BIM mandates and how they are being addressed around Australia? Do you understand what BIM mandates and policies might mean for you?
Have you have been involved in a project that has been impacted by the banks’ resistance to loan against ABIC or AS contracts? Tell us all about it!
2018 National Salary Survey webinar
What are current pay rates in the industry? How does your practice compare? What are the trends for 2018 and how have salaries changed? BOOK NOW for our national webinar on 27 June.
President's Report - Key Initiatives and Future Plans
ACA National President Kieran Wong looks back at the year's key achievements, and lays out some plans for the future.
2018 Award Rates
Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for the Architects Award - effective from 1 July.
The Latest News from NSW
ACA - NSW/ACT has had a busy month, with several events and initiatives.
How Do You Performance Review?
ACA - SA is developing advice for all members about the effective use of performance reviews. To get going we want to hear from you.
How to Make Fee Agreements Work for You
Have you found yourself overlooking the fee agreement so you can get started on design? Book now for our May webinar to learn more about fees and how to keep your business in the black.
Troubling Times for the WA Construction Industry
Join the ACA - WA to discuss risk allocation, insolvency and the local precarious state of the construction industry at their next event on 17 May.
The latest from ACA - Vic/Tas
The ACA - Vic/Tas committee is focusing on updates to key ACA business tools.
ACA - NSW/ACT Event: Sustainability Presentation
Join the ACA - NSW/ACT for a discussion on the 'third wave' of sustainability by architect and educator Tone Wheeler.
Transformation of the National Construction Code
Find out about the outcomes-focused National Construction Code and what it means for you. Book NOW for the May ACA Insight webinar!
Wanted: New Committee Members for ACA - WA
The WA Committee is on the hunt for new members.
We’re on Instagram!
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve joined Instagram!
WA Event: Breakfast at the West End Deli
Join us for breakfast in Perth and learn more about our new Strategic Plan!
ACA Strategic Plan
The ACA is delighted to announce the release of its new Strategic Plan.
ACA Member Offer - Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops around Australia in April
Join the ACA - Qld for a discussion on building resilience, staying relevant and achieving business longevity.
Welcome to ACA Tasmania
Come along to the first ACA event in Tasmania to find out more about the ACA Toolbox and how we can help you run your business!
BIM Survey Qld
ACA - Qld/NT and the Australian Institute of Architects Qld have joined forces to investigate the use of BIM in Queensland.
Managing a Competitive Practice
Business Management can be challenging. But it's essential to the success of your practice - and the profession.
Are architects vulnerable to cyber crime?
Join the ACA - SA for a roundtable on keeping your business safe online.
Welcome to ACA - WA
Come along to our first event of 2018 to find out more about the ACA Toolbox and how we can help you improve your business.
Social Media for Architects
Join Martyna Kulczyk for the March ACA Insight on the many benefits of social media.
News from the NEC
ACA National President Kieran Wong reports on the outcomes of a packed two days of discussion at the ACA's National Execultive Committee meeting.
2018 National Webinar Program
The ACA is delighted to announce the 2018 ACA Insight National Webinar Program. Put the dates in your diary now!
ACA - SA Calendar of Events
The ACA - SA Committee is delighted to announce its calendar of events for 2018. Put the dates in your diaries!
Final reminder for Qld event!
Join the ACA - Qld/NT to celebrate great local architecture and the industry’s future leaders.
ACA - SA Practice Managers Group Lunch
Join the ACA - SA for the next Practice Managers Lunch on 28 February. Newcomers welcome!
What’s on in WA?
The ACA - WA Committee has a host of interesting events planned for 2018. Here’s a rundown.
Profitability and Growth Strategies for Architects
Review Robert Peake's presentation on how to learn how to position your practice for future growth and profitability.
Where is the ACA Heading in 2018?
Join ACA National President Kieran Wong for an informal breakfast meeting in Adelaide.
2017 Highlights from ACA - NSW/ACT
New ACA - NSW/ACT President Agi Sterling takes a closer look at the highlights of 2017.
Fees, Agreements and Running a Studio
Download the presentations from Fees, Agreements and Running Your Studio.
A Year of Projects for ACA - Vic/TAS
This year has been a fruitful one for ACA - Vic/Tas. The branch has developed and revised resources for the ACA Business Toolbox, negotiated the review of the Architects Award and established a new event series to increase opportunities for discussion and networking.
ACA - WA the end of a busy year
ACA - WA has celebrated the end of a busy year, and there are many plans for the coming year.
Kieran Wong reviews 2017
ACA National President Kieran Wong reviews the ACA’s 30th year and outlines his plans for the future.
Learning Environment Opportunity Studies - an update
Are you prepared for the Building Better School program? Join ACA - SA at a roundtable discussion on the Learning Environment Opportunity Study (LEOS) to learn from those who have already used the process.
WA Xmas Drinks
Join ACA - WA for Christmas Drinks, 23 November at the Alex Hotel.
Farewell and Thanks
Peter Hodge and Greg Howlett are retiring from the ACA - WA Committee. Thanks for all the work and wisdom!
Breakfast with Adrian Hughes QC
ACA - WA invites members to meet with pre-eminent barrister, Adrian Hughes QC, at an event held in conjunction with Consult Australia and the Society of Construction Law.
The New Workplace
Join the ACA - Qld/NT for a lunch presentation by professional company director Josephine Sukkar AM, who will share her experiences of building a successful flexible workforce.
Congratulations Michael Gay
Congratulations to Michael Gay, ACA - WA’s newest committee member, on being awarded the WA Emerging Architect Prize from the Australian Institute of Architects.
What's New from ACA - Qld/NT
ACA - Qld/NT has had a busy month, with new members, a successful site tour and plans for the annual members’ dinner and trivia night.
Save the Date for the Annual QLD/NT Trivia Night
ACA - Qld/NT invites you to its annual Members’ Dinner and Trivia Night, an evening of architecture, knowledge, competition, camaraderie and fun.
SA Roundtable - Non-conforming Building Products
How should architects respond to the use of non-conforming building products? Join ACA - SA and Planned Cover at a roundtable exploring the issues.
Changes to the Architects Award
Changes to the Architects Award - how do they affect your practice? Find out from Michael Corrigan at the October ACA Insight national webinar.
ACA - NSW/ACT is moving ahead on a new program of events and initiatives.
Building Community with ACA - NSW/ACT
An update from Agi Sterling, the new ACA - NSW/ACT President.
Ensuring your business is free from bullying discrimination and harassment
Do you know how to ensure your business is free from bullying discrimination and harassment? Join Merilyn Speiser for the September ACA Insight and find out all you need to know.
Help Test the New ACA Member Forum
The ACA is developing a new online forum for members - help test the beta version.
Margaret Cribb Child Care Centre Site Visit
Join ACA - Qld/NT on a site tour of a new UQ child care centre, which is founded upon the principles of Reggio Emilia.
Thank you Steve Kennedy!
Steve Kennedy led the ACA for five years as National President. We pay tribute to Steve’s work, energy, enthusiasm and commitment, while he considers all that has been achieved and work still to be done.
ACA - Qld/NT update
Architecture and Technology
Save the date for the ACA - Vic/Tas discussion of the impacts of new technologies on architectural practice.
Changes to Your HR Obligations for the New Financial Year 2017–18
The new financial year will bring a number of changes to laws and regulations affecting HR, including new obligations for employers.
ACA - Vic/Tas update
ACA - Vic/Tas continues to work hard behind the scenes, and announces a new quarterly event program.
Architects and Mechanical Contractors - What Do They Have in Common?
What do architects and mechanical contractors have in common? A lot, it seems. Join ACA - SA at the next Round Table to find out more.
Welcome Agi Sterling
Introducing Agi Sterling, the new ACA - NSW / ACT President, and her plans for the year ahead.
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.
ACA - QLD /NT June Update
Recent activity from ACA - Qld/NT.
ACA Canberra Lunch
Canberra architects - join ACA - NSW/ACT and President Steve Kennedy at an informal round table lunch on Monday 25 June.
Federal Budget, Superannuation and Your Business
The 2017/18 Federal Budget includes a few announcements that may impact both your business and your employees. ACA corporate partner Cbus provides an update.
Project Partnering - the Builder and the Architect
Join ACA - Qld/NT for a discussion of the benefits of 'project partnering' procurement.
Brand Marketing for Architects
Join Lindy Johnson for the June ACA Insight on brand marketing - the first in a series of two webinars on business and marketing for architectural practices.
WA EOFY Lunch
The ACA - WA Committee is delighted to invite you to our next lunch, held in celebration of the end of financial year.
Business Development for Architects
Join Lindy Johnson for the August ACA Insight on business development for architects.
May News from SA
ACA - SA is forging ahead with advocacy around the procrement of STEM works and proposed changes to government contracts.
Know Your Awards? They have changed!
Join ACA - SA lunch for a special presentation on the Architects Award and other awards relevant to practice.
2017 Federal Budget Impact Survey
The One-Minute Federal Budget Impact Survey is here again - tell us what the 2017 budget will mean for your business and the profession.
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.
Farewell Theo Gaunt, Welcome Emma Brain
ACA - WA farewells Theo Gaunt and welcomes Emma Brain as the new branch executive officer.
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.
What Should You Pay Your Staff?
Procuring Architectural Services: An Industry Discussion Paper
Join the ACA - WA for a discussion event to launch our Industry Discussion Paper on Procuring Architectural Services on April 12.
Queensland Calendar of Events
ACA - Qld has a full program of site tours and discussion events planned for 2017.
ACA - Qld/NT Update
The ACA - Qld/NT has already hosted two of its monthly events for the year, with a series of site visits, roundtables and lunch forums still to come.
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 - WA Update
Best practice in procurement is top of the agenda for the ACA - WA this year, with several initiatives planned.
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.
White Card Training
White Card training for staff of ACA - SA member practices.
An update from the ACA National Executive Committee
The Future of Practice
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!
Paid Parental Leave
Do you have systems in place for Paid Parental Leave? We provide an overview of your obligations.
President's report 2016
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'.
WA 2016 Update
It has been another busy year for the ACA in WA. President Kieran Wong gives an overview in his speech from the 2016 President's Cocktail Party.
Vic/Tas 2016 Update
President Paul Viney outlines the achievements of ACA - Vic/Tas for 2016.
NSW/ACT 2016 Update
Agi Sterling, ACA - NSW / ACT Vice President, reflects on a successful year.
Save the Date - The Future
Celebrate the new year with industry colleagues and Queensland's future leaders - your recently registered architects.
ACA - Qld/NT Roundup
It's been busy at ACA - Qld / NT lately! We present a roundup of activity and introduce two committee members.
Seasons Greetings from Qld/NT
President Mark Williams reflects on a successful and busy year for ACA - QLd/NT.
Managing Mental Health
David Springett reports on the recent NSW ARB workshop looking at mental health in architecture.
Introducing Katherine Ygosse
ACA 2016 Annual General Meeting
2016 ACA Annual General Meeting - Monday 12 December.
ACA - WA President's Cocktail Party
QUT Creative Industries Site Tour
Join ACA - Qld / NT on the last site tour of 2016 - QUT Kelvin Grove Creative Industries Precinct 2.
Are you using SuperStream yet? The extended deadline for businesses with less than 20 employees to start using this ATO system is 28 October. Cbus provides a guide to help you get started.
ACA - QLD/NT 2016 Architectural Deep Knowledge Award
Ignite your team's competitive spirit at the ACA - QLD/NT Trivia Night on Friday, 4 November 2016 on the Rooftop of Wesley House, Brisbane.
ACA - NSW/ACT Election Outcomes
Welcoming the 2016 ACA - NSW/ACT Committee
ACA - VIC/TAS Election Results
Welcoming the 2016 ACA - VIC/TAS Treasurer.
ACA - QLD/NT Election Outcome
Welcoming the 2016 ACA - Qld/NT Committee.
ACA - WA Welcomes Changes to the DAP System
ACA - WA welcomes the announcement of amendments and improvements to the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) process in Western Australia by the Hon Donna Faragher MLC, Minister for Planning; Disability Services.
Give SA graduates a chance!
South Australia produces some great architecture graduates. ACA - SA argues that they should also have the chance to design buildings for their universities as they proceed with their careers.
ACA - WA Members Lunch
The next ACA - WA luncheon is on October 21.
Specifying local content is important to South Australia's economy. A recent ACA - SA Round Table explored the issue with Industry Participation Advocate Ian Nightingale.
ACA SA Roundtable - Local Content
Join ACA - SA for a roundtable discussion on the benefits of specifying local, featuring industry participation advocate Ian Nightingale.
ACA - Vic/Tas Election Notice
Nominations are now open for the ACA - VIC/TAS election for Branch Treasurer.
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.
ACA - SA: DPTI Prequalification and Contract Changes Survey
South Australian architects, please take our survey about the SA government prequalification system for consultants, builders and trades.
ACA - WA Survey - How effective are DAP and DAC processes?
What are your experiences of the WA Development Assessment Panel (DAP) and local authority Design Advisory Committees? Please tell us at a panel discussion on 29 August.
Coomera's new Indoor Sports Centre
The August ACA - Qld/NT site visit is to one of the first buildings completed for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Vale Steve Ashton, 1954 - 2016.
The Association of Consulting Architects pays tribute to Stephen Ashton, who passed away on Monday 25 July, 2016.
ACA - Qld/NT Election
Nominations are now open for the 2016 ACA - Qld/NT elections.
ACA - NSW/ACT Election
An update on the ACA - NSW / ACT election.
ACA - Qld/NT July Update
Two events coming up this month from ACA - Qld/NT.
ACA - WA Election Outcomes
Welcoming the 2016 ACA - WA Committee
2016 National Salary Survey Webinar
What are current pay rates in the industry? Gill Matthewson presents analysis of the 2016 ACA National Salary Survey results for the July National Webinar.
Future Housing: the Nightingale Model
Come along to a discussion of the Nightingale Model and the future of housing by James Legge of Six Degrees, presented by ACA - SA and the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Join ACA - WA for lunch on Friday June 24 to mix and mingle with fellow members.
ACA - SA 2016 President's Report
It’s been another busy year for the SA branch of the ACA. Membership has increased and feedback is positive.
Federal Industrial Awards Pay Rates from 1 July 2016
Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.
Built Environment Meets Parliament Forum
Interested in the delivery of quality urban living in NSW? Join the Built Environment Meets Parliament NSW forum on 11 August.
The ACA is seeking members’ input into the upcoming review of the Architects Award.
Attracting and retaining great employees
Competition for good architectural staff is keen across much of Australia at the moment. Salaries matter, but as Krista Shearer from Bespoke points out, there are other things your practice can do to attract and retain good people - and people rarely move for salary alone.
2016 Federal Budget Impact Survey
The One-Minute Federal Budget Impact Survey is here again - tell us what the budegt will mean for your business.
What is productivity and how should we measure it? Robert Peake reports on recent survey findings and suggests strategies for architectural practices.
ACA - WA Luncheon
Join ACA - WA for the ACA luncheon.
Employment Update 2016
Michael Corrigan provides his annual update on employment matters at the next ACA -Qld/NT event.
Event report: Queens Wharf
Queens Wharf Brisbane: Envisioning the Heart of a “New World City” - a report on ACA - Qld/NT’s February 2016 event.
Switch off the Lights - Part 2
How do you shut down an architectural practice? The ACA presents the second webinar on how to close a business.
2016 with ACA - Queensland / NT
Warmest wishes for 2016 from ACA QLD/NT!
2016 - Continuity and Change at ACA - WA
New ACA - WA President Greg Howlett introduces himself and ACA plans for 2016.
2016 - A Year of Optimism & Promise
ACA National President, Steve Kennedy, welcomes members to an optimistic 2016.
ACA - SA Roundtable: Architects' Time/Cost Calculation Guide
Have you used ACA's Architects' Time/Cost Calculation Guide? Come to the ACA - SA Round Table, hear all about it and give us your feedback.
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.
Vale Paul Pholeros, 1953-2016
The ACA notes with great sadness the loss of Paul Pholeros.
Switch off the Lights!
How do you shut down and architectural practice? The ACA presents two webinars on how to close the curtains and switch off the lights.
ACA - Qld/NT's Christmas drinks celebrated the states' new architects, as well as kicking off the festive season.
WA President's Cocktail Party - with pics!
ACA - WA's Cocktail Party farewelled Richard Young and welcomed Greg Howlett as the new President.
Thank you Simon Hanger!
Enthusiastic, committed and generous, Simon Hanger is retiring from the ACA after sixteen years of service.
ACA - SA State of the Profession Survey
The ACA - SA State of the Profession survey seeks to understand the state of the profession and its potential futures. The survey is now closed and the results are being analysed.
Congratulations Jill Garner
The ACA congratulates Jill Garner on her appointment as Victorian Government Architect.
WA President's Cocktail Party
Richard Young invites WA members to the President’s Cocktail Party.
ACA + AusSearch
‘AusSearch for ACA Members’ is an online service that enables fast and efficient searching for the documents you need for site analysis and property services.
Farewell Richard Young
The ACA wishes Richard Young, the current ACA - WA President, well in his retirement, and welcomes Greg Howlett as the new WA President.
Farewell Peter Barda
ACA - Qld / NT Christmas Drinks
You deserve an early finish! Come along to the ACA - Qld / NT Christmas Drinks to celebrate a successful year and the promise of an even better year in 2016.
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.
Business of Architecture - Part Three
Join Robert Peake for the last webinar in his important and engaging series on the Business of Architecture.
Building Information Modelling, Procurement & Contracts
Does BIM require or benefit from new contract provisions and new procurement models? Find out at a breakfast talk by Professor David Mosey in Perth on 13 November.
Join ACA - Qld/NT for a panel discussion about managing non-compliance.
Architects on Fire and Architectural Deep Knowledge Award
Come along to Architects on Fire and contest the 2015 Architectural Deep Knowledge Award.
Our colleagues in Malaysia have established the Association of Consulting Architects Malaysia!
The Business of Architecture - Part Two
Join Robert Peake for part 2 of his important series on the Business of Architecture, where he will discuss financial control, profitability and team you need around you.
NSW Government Advocacy
An update on ACA - NSW / ACT advocacy with the NSW state government.
The Challenges Facing the Professions
Join Raymond Spencer, chair of the SA Economic Development Board, at the August ACA - SA Roundtable.
Streamlining the Tender Process
Join ACA - Qld/NT for a lunchtime presentation by Damien Stokes and John Wheeler from Stokes Wheeler about ensuring your tender processes are efficient and effective.
The Business of Architecture
The business of running an architectural practice requires ongoing focus from leaders. For the September National Webinar, Robert Peake runs through the main elements of running a business.
To Outsource or not to Outsource?
ACA - WA's August seminar looks at the complexities of outsourcing. Book now!
A Dialogue with Planners
The ACA - SA June Round Table presents a conversation with Planners.
Join ACA - WA for the June Members Luncheon
NSW end-of-financial-year dinner
Join ACA - NSW / ACT at their end-of-financial year dinner.
Event Report - BIM Demystified
A brief report on the recent ACA - Qld/NT event, BIM Demystified.
Kennedy's Timbers site tour
Join ACA - Qld/NT for a site tour at Kennedy's Timber.
SA Round Table - the State of the Profession
Join ACA - SA at the first round table for 2015 and help develop the research project on the State of the Profession.
The Devil is in the Data - BIM demystified!
Let's talk about BIM... Join ACA - Qld/NT for lunch and a presentantion on BIM and what it means for your practice.
ACA - WA invites members to the Succession Planning seminar conducted by Steve Goddard.
Professional Services Subconsultants
The first ACA Insight National Webinar for 2015 looks at agreements for Professional Services Subconsultants.
UQ Oral Health Centre - Site Visit
The UQ Oral Health Centre explores new boundaries in teaching, research and clinical practice - Ben Doolan reports on the ACA - Qld/NT visit.
Annual Employment & HR Policy Update
Michael Corrigan provides an employment update and counters myths and misconceptions around HR policies.
Information, advocacy and new architects
ACA - WA welcomed new members at a lunch event that saw Steve Kennedy reflect on the role of the ACA in addressing issues facing the profession through information and advocacy.
The State of the Profession
ACA wins Architectural Practice Board of SA Research Fellowship to research the state of the profession
News and events from ACA - Qld / NT
Welcoming WA's New Architects
The next ACA - WA Members’ Lunch welcomes new architects.
Launching the ACA Architects' Time/Cost Calculation Guide
The ACA is delighted to announce the launch of the Architects' Time/Cost Calculation Guide.
Welcome to 2015
Simon Hanger welcomes ACA - Vic/Tas members to the year ahead.
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.
2014 Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Consulting Architects will be held on Monday 24 November 2014 in Launceston.
The Changing World of Architecture
The way we deliver projects is changing at an ever-increasing rate. Are we keeping up?
Welcome David Bridgman
ACA - Qld/NT welcomes David Bridgman.
Message from Mark Williams
Mark Williams, the new ACA - Qld/NT President, provides an update in activities and plans.
Fee Structures and Productivity Output
The next ACA - Qld / NT event is a panel discussion on fees and productivity.
Professions and Business Study
The ACA is delighted to be the first architecture industry association to participate in the Annual Professions and Business Study conducted by Beaton Research + Consulting.
Architects on Fire
A report on the ACA - Qld/NT event.
Social Media Strategies That Get Results
Join ACA - Qld / NT to learn how to reach clients on social media in a strategic, time effective way.
Architecture and Healing
A report on the ACA - Qld/NT site tour to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Vale Jim Earle
Farewell to Jim Earle from ACA - Vic/Tas.
Intellectual Property for Architects
The first ACA Insight National Webinar addresses the complexities of Intellectual Property for Architects.
Congratulations to Queensland's new architects
WA Members Luncheon
Join ACA - WA for the next members luncheon.
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Site Tour
Save the date for the ACA - Qld/NT's next site visit to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Architectural Quiz and Riverfire Event
Join ACA - Qld/NT for the inaugural Architectural Quiz and Riverfire event.
ACA - Qld/NT Election Notice
Welcome to the new committee for ACA - Qld/NT.
Strengthening our voice
The ACA website six months on.
Thank you Mark Trotter
Mark Trotter has made a remarkable contribution to the ACA and the wider profession.
Architects & Quantity Surveyors
The next ACA - SA Roundtable brings together architects and quantity surveyors.
New Fixed Fee Scale from Victoria's Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Good news on architects fees from Victoria.
Farewell from the ACA - Vic / Tas
Thanks to John Castles, Jim Earle and Struan Gilfillan for their long commitment to the ACA and the profession.
Welcome new ACA members
The ACA is delighted to welcome new members across Australia.
Architecture and New Media
The next ACA - Vic/Tas event sees Andrew Maynard and Justine Clark offer their perspectives on architecture and contemporary media.
Save the Date to Welcome Queensland’s Newest Architects
Celebrate our profession and share experiences with industry peers.
What are We Doing to Ourselves?
Nic MacCormac reports on a vibrant discussion in Perth on architectural business issues, changes in the industry and how we can adapt to them.
Public Infrastructure Report
The ACA welcomes the release of the final inquiry report of the Productivity Commission into Public Infrastructure.
ACA Qld and NT unite
Welcoming ACA - Qld / NT!
Negotiating the Risk in Disability Standards
What are the risks involved with disability standards? An event report on ACA - Qld’s lunchtime forum.
ACA - Vic/Tas President's Report, 2014
Simon Hanger, ACA - Vic/Tas President, outlines the branches achievements and activities over the past year, along with initiatives for the coming year.
ACA - Qld / NT Branch Committee Elections
Nominations for the ACA - Qld / NT Branch Committe are now open.
ACA - WA President's Overview, 2014
Richard Young, President of ACA - WA, summarises activities of the past year.
Plan ahead for new water metering requirements in NSW
Architects and Builders Round Table
The next ACA - SA Roundtable brings together architects and builders to discuss changes and developments in the industry.
SA Construction Professionals Forum
Advocacy in South Australia continues apace through the Construction Professionals Forum.
2013-14, a Year of Achievement for ACA - Queensland
ACA - Qld President Geoff Street reports on activities, events and initiatives of 2013 - 14.
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.
John Pastorelli workshops
Step into the creative sandpit - two workshops in Tasmania with John Pastorelli.
ABC Site Tour - Report
A report on ACA - Qld's site visit to the ABC Headquarters
Negotiating the Risk in the Disability Standards
ACA - Qld's next lunch forum sees guest speaker Bryce Tolliday address the issue of risk in disability standards.
2014 Federal Budget Impact Survey
Take the ACA's one-minute survey on the impact of the Federal budget
Design and Construction for a Sustainable Industry
The new ACIF policy on Design and Construction for a Sustainable Industry was led by ACA - SA President John Held.
Report from ACA National Executive
The National Executive met in Adelaide at the beginning of May to review the past year and plan for the future.
CPD Webinars - Insurance
Two webinars from ACA - NSW/ACT on PI insurance.
Health & Safety in the Workplace - Get Involved!
Anna Piatkowska invites members to help develop a set of guidelines on architects’ duties as employers under health and safety legislation.
Lawyers, Financiers & Architects
Save the date for another ACA - SA Roundtable.
Tour, lunch & talk
ACA - SA has a bumper member event planned for May 5. Save the date now.
New ACA Partner - Building on Air
The ACA's new partnership with Building on Air provides further opportunity to develop the discussion about business and architecture.
New Membership Offer
Join now and we will extend your membership until June 2015.
Is Cloud the Answer?
ACA Qld's April lunchtime forum offers members an opportunity to understand the main drivers behind cloud migration.
Is Your Head in the Cloud?
ACA - WA's first event for 2014 asks, What can cloud technology do for an architectural practice?
Michael Corrigan provide an update on changes to the Fair Work Act and what they mean for architectural practices.
Celebrating 50 years of ACA - SA
ACA - SA celebrates 50 years with an event at the SA Architecture Museum.
ACA - SA Advocacy - February update
ACA - SA has kicked off 2014 with energy and enthusiasm. John Held provides an update on recent advocacy and initiatives.
National Competency Standards in Architecture Forum - a precis
David Wagner reports on the National Competency Standards in Architecture Review Forum.
Building a Successful Architectural Business
In the first ACA - Vic/Tas event for 2014 Charles Justin will discuss building a successful architectural business, including reflections on his own career and businesses.
Jack Birrell reports on the TADA Awards, a new program firmly establishing Tasmania's creative presence.
Insurance - an overview
What is the current situation for insurance? Damian Harrison overviews the PI insurance landscape as it pertains to architecture.
Brisbane Supreme & District Courts
ACA - Qld's first event for 2014 is a site tour of the new Brisbane Supreme and District Courts by Architectus and Guymer Bailey.
Australia's Second Most Overrated Degree?
A response to recent mainstream media reportage claiming that architecture as Australia's second most overrated degree.
An update from Simon Hanger on the integration of the ARBV into the new Victorian Building Authority.
Event Report: NCSA Review
A roundtable in South Australia canvassed knowledge of and responses to the National Competency Standards in Architecture in the lead-up to the AACA review.
Jack Birrell provides an update on ACA’s financial activities over 2013.
Event Report: HR Policies
Your human resources policies and procedures are in place, but are they implemented and consistently followed?
The international discussion of architecture salaries continues with a number of ongoing projects.
Internships - Legal Advice
An employer’s legal obligations, rights and responsibilities in relation to students, work experience participants and volunteers.
Welcoming Queensland's newest architects
ACA - Qld celebrated the achievements of newly registered architects at its 2013 Annual Members Lunch.
The State of Play in Tasmania
Jack Birrell provides an update on things Tasmanian.
PI Insurance & AS 4122 - 2010
Does signing the AS 4122 - 2010 General Conditions of Contract put your PI insurance at risk? The ACA - WA is working to rectify this. Richard Young, ACA - WA President, outlines the issues and progress thus far.
Fair Work Changes from January 2014
Is your practice prepared for the changes to the Fair Work Act from 1 January 2014?
NSW/ACT 2014 Webinar Series
ACA - NSW/ACT has arranged a program of ongoing lunchtime webinar events addressing core business issues for 2014.
SA Workplace Health & Safety Working Group
A new working group in South Australia aims to rationalise the work health and safety material presented to architects.
Graduate Gender Pay Gap
The graduate gender pay gap in architecture is a complicated matter. John Held and ACA - SA aimed to clarify recent poor reporting.
Architects & Engineers: Venus & Mars?
An ACA - SA Roundtable between architects and engineers canvassed a range of topics - the current marketplace, the working relationship between architects and engineers, and education.
Thank You Graham Hobbs
Mark Trotter recalls the longstanding contribution that Graham Hobbs has made to the ACA and the profession.
RBA Chart Pack
The RBA Chart Pack includes material of interest to architecture and construction.
Vale Ross Langdon
Jack Birrell pays tribute to Ross Langdon on behalf of the ACA.
Simon Hanger outlines the ACA’s role in the Award Modernisation Process, which led to the Architects Award.
WA Architectural Panel - update
Negotiations continue in WA over the government’s Building Management and Works contracts. Richard Young provides a further update.
New Queensland Committee Members
Welcome to Bruce Forrester and Robert Wesener.
Australian Standards General Conditions of Contract Review
David Slinn updates members on the Australian Standards General Conditions of Contract Review.
Australian Construction Industry Forum Update
John Held provides an update on recent ACIF activities.
Conditions of Engagement in WA - An Update on Negotiations
Richard Young reports on progress in addressing concerns about the Architectural Services Panel Conditions of Engagement.
Architectural Practice Board of SA Code of Conduct
The new Code of Conduct released by the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia requires extra material to be added to standard architect client agreements.
Event Report: Succession Planning
What will your legacy be? Succession planning was the hot topic at ACA - Qld’s last event for 2013.
Construction Industry Report
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the Private Sector Construction Industry Report for the 2011-2012 financial year.
WA Government Contracts
An update on ACA - WA's ongoing advocacy for better conditions of engagement in government contracts.
Safe Design in South Australia
ACA Safe Design documents are being been adapted for South Australia.