“The purpose of ARC•PEACE is to be the global network of architects, design and planners committed to building in a socially responsible way a peaceful, just and an environmentally sustainable future.”
“The AACA is recognised as the national organisation responsible for establishing, coordinating and advocating national standards for the registration of architects in Australia and for the recognition of Australian architects overseas by the relevant Registration Authorities.”
Architects for Peace is an independent multidisciplinary forum of planners, architects, urban designers, landscape architects, engineers, environmentalists and artists working in the public domain, seeking sustainable urban development based on social justice, solidarity, respect and peace.
Arch-Peace is based in Melbourne but has a worldwide membership. Its activities include forums, editorials, and a probono referral service.
The ARBV is able to: *register architects and approve architectural companies and partnerships *investigate complaints and arrange Tribunal inquiries into professional practice on behalf of the public or offer Mediation *determine architectural qualifications and accredit courses *conduct examinations for registration *require Architects to be registered and have Professional Indemnity insurance cover to practice as an architect.
“The purpose of this website is to provide a current database and network of women in architecture associated with New Zealand. You may be working within New Zealand or elsewhere in the world, or currently not working in the architectural field. Whatever your relationship to architecture, your information counts.
Individuals and practices are encouraged to upload their details to build this growing database. Information collected will create a relevant and important resource of statistical information and eventually lead to an exhibition of architecture + women planned for 2013. It also allows for the many diverse working lives of women trained in architecture to become more visible.”
“Architecture 2030, a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization, was established in response to the climate change crisis by architect Edward Mazria in 2002. 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the U.S. and global Building Sector from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the climate change, energy consumption, and economic crises. Our goal is straightforward: to achieve a dramatic reduction in the climate-change-causing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the Building Sector by changing the way buildings and developments are planned, designed and constructed.”
“Architecture for Humanity is a 501©(3) charitable organization founded in 1999 to promote architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises. Through competitions, workshops, educational forums, partnerships with aid organizations and other activities, Architecture for Humanity creates opportunities for architects and designers from around the world to help communities in need. We believe that where resources and expertise are scarce, innovative, sustainable and collaborative design can make a difference.”
A site with anonymous contributions describing working conditions in architectural offices in Europe. To be taken with a dose of salt.
The Architects for Peace Pro Bono service has been operating since 2006 connecting community groups with pro bono architects.
“The primary role of the ACA is to assist members to navigate their way through the employment processes including wages and awards, conditions of employment, represent them in industrial matters and maintain a concise and current information stream to members to enable the architects to be as little distracted as possible from their primary role of providing well considered designs, documents and other services to their clients.”
“The Association of Professional Architects, as a division of APESMA, is the only association legally registered to represent employee architects in Australia in employment matters. We have a philosophical – and practical – commitment to improving the profession through fairer workplaces and conditions.”
In other words, the union.
“The Auckland Architecture Association has been founded to provide a common meeting ground for architects, planners, teachers, students and graduates. The AAA is first a club, a convivial and congenial meeting place for members and their visitors. It aims to become a centre for the generation of architectural and planning activities, seminars, working groups and exhibitions. It is an opportunity for architects to be active in the life of the community, to lead in the formation of an intelligent public opinion about planning and building.”
The AAA has regular tours giving access to fine private homes around Auckland.
Sydney-based association – Sydney walks, talks, and harbour cruises.
American organisation with a healthy Australian membership list.
“A society dedicated to the screening of documentaries and films on architecture, design and urbanism.”
“Enjoy screenings of the best in documentaries + films on architecture, design + urbanism in the beautiful courtyard of ‘Walsh Street’, the house designed by Robin Boyd for his family in 1958. DADo screens feature-length films as well as shorts + animations, some will be imported into Australia exclusively for our subscription only screenings, others will be classic favourites. Guest speakers will offer their own unique perspectives on the film subjects to kick off the conversation.”
DARCH is the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter Emerging Architects and Graduates Committee. It was established in 2005 to enable and encourage our demographic to contribute to the profession. We provide opportunities at a state and national level, and in particular for local initiatives.
“DesignByMany is a challenge based design technology community. Users post challenges to the community along with their design source files. The community can then post responses with their own source files to solve the challenge. They can also comment on the challenge and interact with other designers throughout the process.”
“Doors of Perception acts a bit like a film producer. We conceive and organise projects around the world, at a city-region scale, in which communities imagine sustainable futures – and take practical steps to realize them.”
Emergency Architects foundation labours alongside people who have lost everything, helping them get back to a semblance of normal life. We send experienced architects and other built environment specialists to disaster areas to work alongside aid agencies, local communities and governments, and funding institutions to rebuild devastated areas in a sustainable way.
Emergency Architects Australia became operational in 2005 and has worked in Pakistan, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste and Aceh.
February 2014: Emergency Architects Australia has now closed.