DARCH TALKS | Regi(fru)stration

Are you thinking about registering as an Architect but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you’ve submitted your log book and are preparing for the exam and interview. Come to Regi(fru)stration to learn about changes to the registration process for 2017, hear about experiences of people who have recently passed, and gain some tips on how to approach the exam and interview.

When: 6:15pm for 6:30pm start, Wednesday 17 August 2016
Where: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point NSW
Cost: Free for Institute members, $10 for non-members
Bring: Questions and a whole lot of enthusiasm!


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.)


DARCH Site Tour | John Phillips Library

Join us in Western Sydney for our final DARCH Site Tour in 2015. Together with architects from Allen Jack + Cottier we’ll be going on a guided walk through the John Phillips Library at the Western Sydney University’s Kingswood Campus.

> when/ 10am Saturday 5th December
> where/ Western Sydney University -Kingswood Campus – Building T, Kearney Avenue, Kingswood.
> cost/ $15 at the door
> RSVP / darch@architecture.com.au

For those arriving by public transport, here’s a Google Maps link for your reference.

See you there!


2014 DARCH Horse Awards

Now in its fourth year, the DARCH Horse Awards recognises and celebrates outstanding contributions by non-architects in the pursuit of a high quality built environment.

The categories include:

    • Government Authority
    • Builder
    • Client
    • Developer
    • Consultant
    • Specialist Contractor
    • Urban Provocateur

This year we have updated the nominations process and split it into two stages:

  • Stage 1 | Closes Fri 23 Oct: requires a 150 word nominations by the architect/designer.
  • Stage 2 | Closes Fri 6 Nov: requires the nominee to complete the submission.


The awards will be presented on Wednesday 25th of November. We are excited to announce that this year, with the generous support of our Principal Partner AUSTRAL BRICKS, the awards presentation evening will be again held at Austral’s CBD Design Studio.


For more info go to www.darchhorseawards.com


SydArchFest: Design for Accessibility

// Join DARCH on a tour as part of the 2015 Sydney Architecture Festival that will test your preconceptions & change your perspective. This hands-on accessible design workshop will explore public spaces from the point of view of a mobility-impaired person using wheelchairs, crutches and other devices in order to race through checkpoints around Central Park.

// Saturday 3rd October, 9:45am – 12:45pm
// Tickets $20
// Bookings and more information:  http://www.sydneyarchitecturefestival.org/events/october-3-thegoods/eventdetail/7/-/central-park-design-for-accessibility-workshop

Design for Accessibility

Tuesday@Tusculum: Collaborative Property Development

//Come and listen to property development projects in Sydney & Melbourne being run by architects and community groups with the aim of creating housing with a stronger social and environmental focus.

//Speakers: Jeremy McLeod (Breathe Architecture), Phillip Thalis (Hill Thalis), Kirsten Hay (Seed Consultants). Moderators: Adam Haddow (SJB), Phuong Le (MPA Projects).

//Date: Tue 22 Sep, 6pm for 6:30pm start
//Location: Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point
//Register: http://architecture.com.au/events/state-territory/nsw-events-awards


Regi/fru/stration 22nd June 2015

The Regi(fru)stration seminar is on the 22nd of June. If you’re considering becoming a Registered Architect and/or about to begin the PALS course then this event is for you! Come listen to recently registered architects speak about their experiences as well as some knowledgeable people about the ins and outs of the architectural registration process. Check out the details below and don’t forget to email DARCH to RSVP for this event.


DARCH Site Tour | Willoughby Incinerator & Naremburn House

Registrations are now open! Join us on our second ‪#‎DARCHSiteTour‬ for 2015 on Sat 28 March. This tour, a skip and a jump just north of the bridge, has a palette consisting of art, architecture, heritage and environment all with a dash of caffeine and a State Election to keep things spicy!

The tour includes:
> ‘Intersections: The Art of Architects’ exhibition tour
> Willoughby Incinerator by SJB
> Naremburn House by Bijl Architecture

Come rub shoulders with Sarah Fitzgerald, Simon Grimes, SJB, Mel Bayl-Smith, the DARCH crew and other young architects & grads for only $15pp.

To book your spot, email your details to: darch@architecture.com.auDARCH_Willoughby_Tour_v2