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SONA membership – Paving the way for your future career


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.

2017 National Architecture Conference
PRAXIS, Sydney 4-6 May 2017
Join your peers and mentors at the 2017 National Architecture Conference. The conference is one of the biggest events of the Australian architecture calendar and 2017 will be no exception as the conference returns to Sydney for the first time in seven years. One of the first events to take place at the brand new International Convention Centre, Sydney designed by HASSELL + Populous, the stimulating conference program has been curated by National President Prof Ken Maher and Prof Helen Lochhead. Their industry expertise and international connections have inspired a program that explores processes of thought, engagement and action: process, propositions and production.

As a SONA member you save $100 on your conference ticket price – that’s more than the price of your membership.

Opening Party – 2017 National Architecture Conference
The Opening Party of the National Architecture Conference kick starts the conference with a bang. Socialise with your peers from other Universities and professionals from across the globe. This year attendance at the Opening Party is included in the price of individual conference registration (with the exception of day and flexi tickets). This is a night not to be missed!

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.