DARCH Tour | International Convention Centre Sydney

Join DARCH for a guided construction site walk as we visit the International Convention Centre Sydney… while under construction! The tour will focus on the architectural and sustainability features of the project as well as visit the Convention Centre, Exhibition Halls, and Theatre. Designed by HASSELL and Populous, get an insight into the design and delivery process, and the transformation underway across this 16 hectare site.

The tour will be led by Gordon Brown – Project Manager for ICC Sydney at LendLease.

Note: This is a construction site. Full PPE must be worn. All attendees are to wear steel capped boots, hard hat, high-vis vest, gloves, and protective glasses. Long sleeve tops and long pants must also be worn. Strictly no admittance without full PPE.

3-5pm, Friday 24 June 2016
Where: Darling Harbour – meet outside Cyren Restaurant at 2:45pm sharp
Cost: $15 via online payment through AIA portal (click here)
RSVP: by the web portal above Wednesday 21 June or until tickets sold out (strictly limited spaces available so get in quick)unnamed(1)

No refunds available if you purchase a ticket and are unable to attend.

DARCH Tour | Barangaroo South – BOOKED OUT!


DARCH will be going on a guided walking tour of Barangaroo South lead by Avtar Lotay, Managing Director of Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) Australia which will examine the master-plan and urban planning principles that has guided the evolution of this key extension to the city. The walking tour will include key public domain spaces to explore the precinct’s urban fabric and master-plan response to the city context, and a presentation on the project’s design process.

When | 11am – 1pm, Saturday 21st May 2016

Where | Barangaroo South

Cost | $15 on the day

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(Note: This tour is anticipated to sell out. Only individual RSVPs will be accepted. Only people who receive an acceptance RSVP will have been confirmed to attend the tour.)


T@T: People Making Cities


Tuesday 3 March 6:00pm for 6:30pm

Introduction: Ksenia Totoeva from Lazhnimmo
Curator: DARCH – Emerging Architects and Graduates Committee
Speakers:  Ryan Reynolds from Gap Filler, Marni Jackson from City of Sydney’s Creative City Sydney  and John O’Callaghan from JOC Consulting 

Major urban renewal projects challenge the fabric of our cities. They are the manifested negotiation between the often competing political and economic forces that drive development and the needs of communities. This February marks 4 years since the Christchurch earthquake; a natural disaster that has placed the city at the forefront of a global debate about urban renewal. While government authorities began the slow task of rebuilding, several community initiatives sprung up in response to a demand for urgent intervention to sustain city activity and vibrancy. The need for these responses bore out organizations such as Gap Filler and Life in Vacant Spaces who saw vacant sites activated by temporary creative projects and have become synonymous with a new DIY creative movement that sits – at times uneasily – alongside the massive government master plan.

Dr Ryan Reynolds, co-founder of Gap Filler, discusses the role of community action, performance and creativity in making cities.

He is joined by City of Sydney Cultural Projects Manager and former manager of Renew Newcastle, Marni Jackson and John O’Callaghan, Director of JOC Consulting and Urban Planner.

Tuesday 3 March 6:00pm for 6:30pm
Venue: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.
FREE for Institute members | $10 Non-member | $5 Non-member students.
Register online or pay at the door. Numbers are strictly limited.