Opening Party


One:One at Published Arthouse, Photographer: David Sievers

How Soon is Now? Start finding out at the Opening Party held at Published Arthouse, a former printing works that has been transformed into an innovative events venue that supports creative enterprises and showcasing world-class graffiti artists. With an established reputation for festivals, fabulous food and fine wine, rediscover what Adelaide has to offer where guests will enjoy a relaxed evening, featuring local food trucks, drinks and live entertainment.

The Opening Party is your chance to experience Adelaide’s vibrant hospitality as well as to meet with fellow architects – established and emerging, students, conference presenters, media and industry professionals and to catch up with friends.

After 8pm, drinks will be available to purchase from the bar or get together with a group and visit the city’s nearby dining hotspots on Gouger, Waymouth, Leigh and Peel streets.

Please note that there are limited tickets available.

Date: Thursday 28th April
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm with bar open until late
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Published Arthouse, 11 Cannon St, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: $65 Members / $90 Non-members / $40 Students
Capacity: 450 people
Booking: via your Conference registration form

2016 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards


The 2016 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards recognise and honour the accomplishments of individuals who contribute to society through architecture and the built environment and will be held on Friday 29 April in the William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval.

The 2016 Gold Medal recipient’s talk will headline the awards night, and other awards announced on the evening will include the National President’s Prize, Leadership in Sustainability Prize, William J Mitchell International Chapter Prize, Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize, Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture, National Emerging Architect Prize, and the announcement of the 2016 Dulux Study Tour winners.

Event Details
Date: Friday 29 April 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval
Dress Code: Smart Casual

$99 per person

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Upscale provides students with the opportunity to collaborate with their peers, architecture professionals and technical advisors, which works to foster a mentoring network. As a program it promotes the work and vision of Australian architectural students. Students will gain insight into working with real clients and seeing their designs come to life through the build process.

The Upscale build event is fast paced and in 2016 will be run over two days, in conjunction with the National Architecture Conference! As architects gather in Adelaide from around Australia it’s a great opportunity to show what the country’s architecture students can do. Teams of students will be briefed by this year’s host, the University of South Australia, and assisted by architects and builders throughout the process.

A broad cross section of individuals gather for this event and upon completion, the project site is opened up for viewing in an exhibition. Upscale is run annually by the Student Organised Network for Architecture (SONA), with thanks to national supporting partner Bondor!

A fantastic networking opportunity and one more reason to come along to the conference.

Briefing and building: Saturday April 23rd (4pm – 7pm), Sunday April 24th (10am – 7pm)
UpScale Opening party: Wednesday 27th April 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Tickets: Upscale is a free event for SONA students to participate in. If you are not a SONA student and would like to participate, join here.

Register here to be a part of the team designing and building this year’s project.
*Please note: Register individually, as teams will be confirmed at the briefing session.
Registrations close Friday 15th April.

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EmAGN / SONA Bar Tour

What better way to see the best of Adelaide’s architectural hospitality designs than on the arm of a local? EmAGN and SONA are coming together to bring you the EmAGN and SONA Bar tour!

The tour will take place in Adelaide’s CBD, featuring 3 bars with architects discussing the venues along the way. Tour groups will be a comfortable 20 people per group. Each group will begin at a different venue and will finish at the final venue together.

Venues will be communicated closer to the date with maps given out detailing each stop, as will the initial meeting place for all tour attendees.

Date: Friday 29th April
Time: 6pm – 10pm

This is a ticketed event with pricing at $25 per ticket.

This ticket price includes a drink at each venue and nibbles at one venue.

Please register here to reserve your ticket as we have limited spacing!

Registrations close: Friday 22nd April.

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AWS EmAGN Breakfast

The 2016 National Architecture Conference How Soon is Now? will celebrate 10 years of EmAGN’s work with the Australian Institute of Architects at the EmAGN breakfast on Saturday 30 April. This year’s EmAGN Breakfast is made possible with the support of AWS, also sponsors of the Institute’s Emerging Architect Prize.

Come along to celebrate with your peers – network with other emerging architects, congratulate the 2016 Emerging Architect Prize winner, newly announced the night prior at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards (AAAAs), learn about EmAGN’s achievements over the past 10 years and kick start the second day of the conference!

Venue: Public CBD Adelaide
Date: Saturday 30th April
Time: 7:30am – 9am

This is a ticketed event with pricing as below:

  • Graduates – $25
  • SONA members – $20
  • Members – $35
  • Non-members – $45

There is limited spacing so be sure to register promptly here.

Please send any specific dietary requirements and state your name clearly, after you have registered, to

Registration closes: Friday 22nd April

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Women Transforming the City 2

Parlour, the National Committee for Gender Equity and AWS invite you to Women Transforming the City – Part 2, a lively discussion about women shaping our cities and environments. The panel discussion will explore the powerful roles women play as activists, architects, planners, philanthropists, policy-makers and politicians. These roles shape the spaces, places and policies of Australian cities and set the context for future actions and engagement.

Venue: Bradley Forum,
Level 5, Hawke Building,
University of South Australia
55 North Terrace, SA 5000
Date: 28th April
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Cost: $25 / $10 student/those not working or other concessions

Find out more here

Book here

Women Transforming the City – Part 2 is presented by Parlour and the Australian Institute of Architects National Committee for Gender Equity, in partnership with AWS. It is supported by ODASA, UniSA and Wines by KT.

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The new West End – University of SA City West Campus Tour


Jeffrey Smart Building by John Wardle Architects and Phillips/Pilkington, Photographer: Sam Noonan

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016, the University of South Australia’s City West campus has been central to the ongoing evolution of Adelaide’s West End. The campus itself has undergone considerable change over that time, transcending its originally institutional and introspective physical profile through the implementation of a 2005 masterplan, and producing the iconic intervention of the John Wardle Architects and HASSELL buildings, including Hawke, Kaurna and Dorrit Black.

This expansion has served as a cornerstone for a new era of development now being realised with completion of the wider Hindley Street pedestrianisation, Jeffery Smart Building (John Wardle Architects and Phillips / Pilkington) and the Great Hall (Snohetta and JPE Design Studio).

This walking tour through the campus and buildings will be guided by University of SA’s Capital Projects Director, Robert Lustri.

Date: Thursday 28th April
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm start – 3:30pm
Duration: 3.0 hours
Location: Meeting point – Office for Design and Architecture SA, 26 – 28 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Cost: $25 Members / $40 Non-members / $15 Students
Capacity: 20
Booking Link:

Transforming Adelaide – Riverbank Tour


Torrens Bridge and Adelaide Oval, Photographer: John Gollings

The Riverbank Precinct is undoubtedly one of South Australia’s most important and recognisable public places in terms of its social, economic and cultural value. Since 2010, more than $3.8 billion of public and privately funded infrastructure has been constructed in the precinct and its redevelopment is having a profound impact on the city of Adelaide, its people and its brand.

The Riverbank walking tour will feature a preview of the soon to commence Festival Plaza expansion (ARM Architecture), before a visit to Stage 2 and 3 of the Convention Centre (Woods Bagot). The tour will then venture across the Torrens Footbridge (Aurecon, Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer) and finish at the redeveloped Adelaide Oval (Cox Architecture, Hames Sharley and Walter Brooke).

The tour will commence at the Office for Design and Architecture SA and conclude at Adelaide Oval. Attendees may consider a lunch booking at the nearby Sean’s Kitchen, Madame Hanoi and Jolley’s Boathouse.

Important Information: There are two departure times in the drop-down menu, however there will now be a single tour from 9:30am – 1:00pm on the day.

Date: Sunday 1st May
Time: 9:15am for 9:30am start – 1:00pm
Duration: 3.5 hours
Location: Meeting point – Office for Design and Architecture SA, 26 – 28 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Cost: $25 Members / $40 Non-members / $15 Students
Capacity: 40 people
Bookings: Register by Monday 25 April
Booking Link:

The Design of Wine – Seppeltsfield Village


Seppeltsfield Cellar Door & Fino Restaurant by Max Pritchard Architect, Photographer: Sam Noonan

Set in the heart of South Australia’s world renowned Barossa Valley, Seppeltsfield Winery is now home to the architecture award-winning JamFactory gallery, shop and artist studios (Grieve Gillett Architects), and new Cellar Door and Fino Restaurant (Max Pritchard Architects), offering a unique food, wine and design experience like no other.

Seppeltsfield has celebrated its unique collection of buildings dating back to 1850, transforming the heritage-listed Stables building and original bottling hall by allowing a team of architects, restaurateurs, furniture designers, and local artists and craftspeople to work together to revitalise one of the first wineries in Australia.

Join us for a leisurely Sunday to wrap up your National Conference in Adelaide with fine wine, food and design.

Departing by bus from the Office of Design and Architecture SA, attendees will be treated to tastings of Seppeltsfield wines and local Owen Andrews produce upon arrival followed by a design conversation talk with the creative minds behind the wineries renaissance. Speakers to be announced shortly.

Attendees will then be free to explore the village, including seeing the latest exhibition in the JamFactory gallery, watch the local artisans at work, book for lunch at Fino Restaurant or grab light meal from kiosk (at own cost), wine tasting in the Cellar Door or enjoy the grounds at your leisure.

Important Information: Tickets include bus transport, wine and food tastings. Lunch bookings at Fino must be arrange individually and at own expense. Suggested time for lunch bookings is 12:30pm after the talk and to allow enough time before the bus departs at 2:15pm. Please note travel time is approx. 1 hour 10 minutes. There are two departures times in the drop-down menu, however all buses will now be departing at 2:15pm.

Email Kara Growden to indicate if you have a lunch booking.

Date: Sunday 1st May
Time: 9:30am sharp for 10:00am – 3:30pm
Duration: 5.5 hours
Location: Meeting point – Office for Design and Architecture SA, 26 – 28 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Cost: $45 Members / $70 Non-members
Capacity: 40 attendees
Bookings: Register by Monday 18 April
Booking Link:

JamFactory Furniture collection preview

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Image credit: JamFactory

Join us for an opportunity to preview the new JamFactory Furniture collection prior to its official launch at DENFAIR in Melbourne in June, at an exclusive event in our gallery space in the company of local and interstate designers and architects.

The JamFactory Furniture collection has been developed under the leadership of Jon Goulder, Creative Director of JamFactory’s Furniture Studio, and is being produced through a network of local South Australian manufacturers and JamFactory studios.

The collection features pieces designed by established designers Daniel Emma, Adam Goodrum, Henry Wilson, Karen Cunningham and Jon Goulder; as well as emerging designers who are part of JamFactory’s Associate Training Program, Rhys Cooper and Daniel Tucker.

Wine and canapes will be provided.

For more information on the JamFactory visit

Date: Wednesday 27 April 2016
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Duration: 1.5 hours
Location: GalleryOne, JamFactory, 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide
Booking Link: Please RSVP to

Health & Biomedical Precinct Walking Tour


South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute by Woods Bagot, Photographer: Peter Clarke

The southern end of Adelaide’s North Terrace is undergoing rapid change. Emerging from the former railyard wasteland, the new heart of South Australia’s health and biomedical future is taking shape.

Hosted by former South Australian Health Minister John Hill, this walking tour will provide an insight to the history of the precinct’s development and master planning, its current tracking and a preview of its future as a catalyst for growth and prosperity in the State.

The tour will visit the $2.7 billion New Royal Adelaide Hospital (Silver Thomas Hanley & DesignInc), the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (Woods Bagot), as well as view projects under construction, including the Adelaide University Health and Medical Sciences Project (Lyons Architecture) and the University of SA Health Innovation Building (Swanbury Penglase & BVN).

The tour will commence and conclude at the Office for Design and Architecture SA building at 26 – 28 Leigh Street.

Important Information: Attendees will be required to provide their own PPE ( incl safety boots, and eye protection). Hardhats and high visibility Vests will be provided. This is required to enter New Royal Adelaide Hospital site. White Card preferable.

Date: Thursday 28th April
Time: 9:15am for 9:30am start – 1:00pm
Duration: 3.5 hours
Location: Meeting point – Office for Design and Architecture SA, 26 – 28 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Cost: $25 Members / $40 Non-members / $15 Students
Capacity: 20
Booking Link: SOLD OUT

Life after the Car – Tonsley Precinct Tour


Sustainable Industries Education Centre by MPH Architects, Photographer: David Sievers

Situated 10km south of the Adelaide CBD at the former Mitsubishi Car Manufacturing site, Tonsley is Australia’s first innovation district. The project brings together cutting-edge institutions and companies to connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators, in a high-value industry, research, education and residential precinct.

Amidst the decline of the automotive sector in Australia, the State Government purchased the 61 hectare site following the cease of Mitsubishi operations in 2010. Today the site is home to the tenants such as Siemens, Hills Industries, TAFE, Flinders University and countless small and medium-sized enterprises in buildings such as the international award winning Sustainable Industries Education Centre (MPH Architects & Architectus), the $120m Flinders University School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics (HASSELL) and the Main Assembly Building mixed-use precinct (Woods Bagot, Tridente Architects and Oxigen).

Following a short bus ride from the CBD, the tour will begin with conversations led by the State Government’s Director of Technology and Creative Industries (and architect), Megan Antcliff and continue with the precinct’s various key architects and proponents.

Tickets include bus transport and a light lunch. Attendees will be picked up from and returned to the Office for Design and Architecture SA, 26 – 28 Leigh Street Adelaide.

Date: Thursday 28th April
Time: 10:15am for 10:30am start – 2:30pm
Duration: 4.0 hours
Location: Meeting point – Office for Design and Architecture SA, 26 – 28 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Cost: $45 Members / $70 Non-members
Capacity: 20
Booking Link: SOLD OUT

City Brief – Adelaide

The SA Chapter of the AIA and EmAGN in collaboration with quarterly publication City Brief, are excited to provide all conference attendees with a copy of the Autumn Issue as their definitive guide to Adelaide.

To celebrate the 2016 National Conference, the Autumn issue will include South Australia’s Young Guns Map showcasing projects by Adelaide architecture & design practices that emerged with guns blazing!

All projects featured were produced by exceptionally young practitioners, or by practices in their seminal, burgeoning beginnings.

Be sure to grab your copy in the Convention Centre concourse or save to your favourites.