EmAGN TOUR | Doorzien House

Join DARCH | EmAGN NSW on a construction tour of The Doorzien House by Bijl Architecture.

Speakers include Melonie Bayl-Smith and Andrew Lee (Bijl Architecture), SKOPE constructions, Damian Hadley (Cantilever Consulting Engineers), Ground Ink (Landscape Architects).

When: 2:45pm for 3pm tour, Saturday 15 October 2016
Where: Meet cnr Burton + Carabella Streets Kirribilli
Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members. Pay on the day.
RSVP: darch@architecture.com.au Please include your membership number when you RSVP.
Note: This is a construction tour. It is mandatory you wear your steel capped boots and high-vis vest to attend the tour.



Join DARCH | EmAGN NSW on a construction tour of Heffron Hall by Lahznimmo Architects.

When: 9am-10am Saturday 8 October 2016
Where: Meet cnr Burton + Palmer Streets Darlinghurst
Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members. Pay on the day.
Bookings: darch@architecture.com.au Please include your membership number when you RSVP.
Note: This is a construction tour. PPE is mandatory – bring your steel capped boots, high-vis vest + hardhat

Heffron Hall


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 of Barangaroo South

On Saturday over 30 emerging architects & graduates braved Sydney Train’s trackwork to make their way out to Barangaroo South to attend our tour lead by the ever-so-knowledgeable Avtar Lotay of Richard Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP). At one of the pop-up waterside venues Avtar and his team took us through a presentation focused on the design and planning of Barangaroo (minus the politics). What was clear was the amount of design detail and thought put into the development by RSHP both at a macro and micro scale. We later meandered through Barangaroo’s streets to experience for ourselves the intended views and connections between city and harbour, and the intersections between public & private through the lobby spaces.

We’d like to thank the team at RSHP for sharing so much insight and knowledge on this tour, the team at Lendlease for letting us use the pop-up space and carry out this tour, and all the participants who attended.

Our apologies to those who were on our waiting list as this tour was at capacity. To hear about our future events, please sign up to our mailing list to hear about any upcoming tours, and follow us on social media to be kept up to date.


Pics by Joseph O’Meara

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

RSVPThis tour is now booked out

(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!


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

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