“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 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.
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.
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.
“A site for active exchange and discussion, Parlour brings together research, informed opinion and resources on women, equity and architecture in Australia. It seeks to expand the spaces and opportunities available to women while also revealing the many women who already contribute in diverse ways.”
Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand
To provide standards of excellence in architectural history through the following means: – creating communication and meeting between people active in architectural history in Australia and New Zealand; – encouraging discussion, criticism and debate among all who are interested in the subject of architectural history; – holding regular conventions at regional and national venues for the above purposes; – publishing a scholarly journal; – encouraging student participation in its activities; – supporting the teaching of architectural history; – supporting the processes of conservation in relation to such matters as significant structures and sites, documents and archives.
“SONA represents the future, and through the promotion of and advocacy for students aims to develop a culture of leadership and community for the advancement of Australian Architecture.”