Switch off the Lights!

21 January 2016

How do you shut down and architectural practice? The ACA presents two webinars on how to close the curtains and switch off the lights.

This is relevant to those baby boomers all done with surfing, rocking and boozing and the practice of architecture, and to younger architects heading off in search of new horizons and new opportunities.

On Wednesday 17 February 2016, a panel of lawyer, insurance broker and accountant will advise on how to shut down a business with minimum risk.

Speakers are:

  • Peter Hersh, partner in accounting firm Logicca
  • Jacqui Barrett, executive lawyer, Bartier Perry
  • Cameron Taylor, BJS Insurance Group

Topics will include legal requirements for ceasing business, finalising accounts, collecting outstanding invoices, run-on insurances, etc.

The following webinar – on Wednesday 13 April – will look at what, if any, records should go to museums or libraries, how to make the Federal Government your partner in cultural donations through tax deductability and what records to keep and what to destroy.

These are the webinars for all those thinking of retiring gracefully or otherwise, planning a career change or a sideways move. Both webinars will feature a panel of experts with plenty of time for questions and answers.


Wednesday, 17 February, 2016

WA 9.30am registration for 10–11 am
Qld 11 am for 11.30 am–12.30 pm
SA, NT 12 noon registration for 12.30–1.30 pm
NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas 12.30 pm registration for 1–2 pm


$20.00 members
$30.00 non-members

Includes a light lunch at the venue of your choice.


Book online here. Bookings close COB Monday, 15 February 2016.

For further information contact

Michelle Eades nat@aca.org.au mob 0432 646 711.


This event will deliver one hour of formal CPD.


The ACA National Webinars are hosted by ACA members across Australia. Members located close to a host office meet with others over a simple lunch, combining professional development with an opportunity to chat with fellow members and actively participate in the national discussion.

Members located remotely, regionally, or at a distance from a host office are able to login online. You will be sent details of this once you have booked.

Venues for Switch Off the Lights are listed below.


AC and A Architects
3/28 Thynne Street, Bruce.
Ph 6282 4311.

New South Wales

Fulton Trotter Architects
Level 3, 35 Spring Street
Bondi Junction
Ph 02 9369 5941

Suite 2, 19 Harris Street
Ph 02 8569 5000

Design Corp
16 Dunlop Street
North Parramatta
Ph 02 9630 9911

MSK Group
Unit 13, 829 Old Northern Road
02 9651 6500

Western Australia

Coda Studio
10 Elder Place

Meyer Shircore and Associates
Suite 2, Ground Floor, 437 Roberts Road,
Subiaco WA 6008


Level 7, 232 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne


Fulton Trotter
18 Portman Lane
Spring Hill

South Australia

South Australian members will log in individually, using remote access


Tasmanian members will log in individually, using remote access