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SONA membership – Paving the way for your future career

Renew now to take advantage of the ¾ SONA membership.   The 3/4 membership runs from the 1 July 2017 – 31 March 2018, offering a discounted rate from the full membership price.  Click here for further information on SONA pricing.


SONA E-News – Get connected
Receive SONA e-news bi-monthly to your inbox, informing you on items of interest and keeping you connected to what SONA is doing nationwide throughout the year. In addition, receive weekly Institute e-news updates on both local and national events, competitions, prizes, policies and industry news.

Magazines – Read all about it
Learn more about the profession of architecture when you receive Architecture Australia and Architectural Product News delivered free to your door. As a benefit of SONA membership you receive a complimentary annual subscription to Architecture Australia, which is published every two months. When you become a SONA member, your name is automatically added to a list sent to Architecture Media.

In addition to Architecture Australia, Architecture Media’s portfolio includes the highly regarded titles Houses, Landscape Architecture Australia and Artichoke. Endorsed by the peak professional bodies, these magazines champion the achievements of Australian architects and designers through project review, practice news and opinion pieces. For a short time only, you are offered a 50 % discount on subscriptions to these titles. Email or call 03 8699 1000 and quote your SONA number to access this special offer, valid until 30 April 2017. For more information about the magazines, visit
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Networking – Take note
SONA connects you to your peers and the profession through local and national events and competitions. Local events range from Skills Workshops, Portfolio Nights, design competitions, networking events at architects’ offices. Engage with your University Rep and Local Chapter for further details.

Acumen Advisory Notes & the Environment Design Guide – Stimulate your mind
Receive free access to the Environment Design Guide (EDG, pronounced ‘edge’) and Acumen, the Institute’s online practice advisory service. As a SONA member you can familiarise yourself with products and practices that the professionals use and have access to useful information for assignments. Worth over $330!

Agony Architects – Looking for answers?
Members can now view Agony Architects, an online interview series with a range of witty and wise professionals answering the big questions like – How to get a job in architecture? How to start a business in architecture? With a broad range of questions commonly asked now answered by a range of architectural professionals you may find the answers you seek here (If you don’t – let us know)!

Advocacy – Influence the future
SONA provides student representation on state and national Australian Institute of Architects’ committees. SONA executive and SONA representatives advocate on behalf of students.

The Institute
SONA is the student body of The Australian Institute of Architects. Membership is viewed favourably by many future employers and participation in extracurricular programs shows a keen and positive engagement with your chosen profession.