SONA membership – Paving the way for your future career

You can now renew your SONA membership at the rate of $30.00 for 2019.  The SONA membership runs until the 31 December 2019.


We are very excited to announce that we have opened up SONA membership to students in an architecture related course (such as landscape architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, urban design or environmental design) in Australia. The SONA network is set to grow in 2019 so make sure you’re a part of it.


NEW exclusive offer – Central Innovation: ARCHICAD Next. 
They will assist SONA members to develop their knowledge and expertise of ARCHICAD and enhance their career prospects within the architectural industry.

SONA members will receive FREE* access to ARCHICAD software, extensive training resources, access to technical support, and discounts on training courses and commercial licences. For more information contact  
*Conditions apply

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.

Architectural magazines – special membership offers
Learn more about the profession of architecture when you receive Architecture Australia and Architectural Product News magazines delivered free to your door. As a benefit of SONA membership you receive complimentary annual subscriptions to Architecture Australia, the country’s most highly respected architectural magazine, and Architectural Product News, a comprehensive catalogue of the latest architectural products and services. The magazines are 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 these magazines, Architecture Media’s portfolio includes the highly regarded titles HousesLandscape 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.  That’s a saving of up to *$135. Email or call 03 8699 1000 and quote your SONA number to access this special offer, valid until 30 April 2019. For more information about the magazines, visit
Subscribe today.
* 3 year subscription to Houses. Savings based on the cover price.

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 Practice Notes
Receive free access to the to Acumen Practice Notes which now incorporates the new Environment section comprising over 175 peer-reviewed design notes on built-environment sustainability. 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 $440!

Archinary SONA have teamed up with, an Australian online architectural, drafting and design store providing a service to students, architects, drafters and designers nationwide. SONA members can access a restricted section of the website, which features student packs and an extensive range of merchandise for all SONA years of study all with 10% discount.

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.