Report from ACA National Executive

13 May 2014

The National Executive met in Adelaide at the beginning of May to review the past year and plan for the future.

Amid the usual concerns about where the profession is heading, the changing roles of architects and the difficulties of running and architectural practice there were signs of optimism. These include ACA’s involvement in dialogue with government about roles, contracts and fees; the increased willingness of architectural firms to work together to achieve common goals, and a number of new initiatives in particular states that could be implemented in other states.

The meeting also reviewed the ACA Strategic Plan, discussed budgets and priorities for the next twelve months, and discussed a range of projects.

The launch of the new website has sparked growth in ACA membership, with firms from sole practitioners to large offices joining in recent months.

The executive also joined a membership lunch on the Monday at the new SAHMRI building, hosted by Thomas Masullo of Woods Bagot with a talk by Justine Clark on “Architects and the New Media”.

The group also farewelled Geoff Street, ACA – QLD president, who will complete his term in the next few months. Geoff’s experience and wisdom has been valued by ACA.