Education

Spacewise

In this 10-13 week unit, students will study a local neighbourhood and consider how it meets the needs of the community. They will explore its development and how it has changed over time. They will consider issues of the conservation and preservation of any significant local historical and/or cultural features.

In groups, students will analyse a public space that is part of the local neighbourhood and use information from this analysis to design and produce a proposal for the re-development of a public space to better meet the needs of users.

Spacewise

Building the future

This resource encourages students to explore their local neighbourhood and consider sustainability, aesthetic, cultral, safety and functinoal issues facing our community now and in the future.

Students will develop a deeper understanding of how places have come to be, how they are now and how they can be in the future. This unit of work is part of a suite of innovative teaching materials initiated by the NSW Architects Registration Board as part of its role in promoting an understanding of architectural issues in the community. Building the Future is a collaboration between the Board, the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales and Sydney Region, NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Building the Future

Transforming the local

Building connections: Transforming the Local is a multi-layered resource aimed at supporting the teaching of architecture units as part of Visual Arts courses in Stages 4 and 5. This resource can be used for Stage 5 Visual Design and Stage 5 Photography and Digital Media.

This unit of work is part of a suite of innovative teaching materials initiated by the NSW Architects Registration Board as part of its role in promoting an understanding of architectural issues in the community. Building Connections: Transforming the Local is a collaboration between the Board, and the Visual Arts and Design Educators Association.

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Transition to Registration

Do you have an architecture degree? Did you know that only graduates who are registered can use the title architect?

This resource is designed to be a roadmap for graduates - both recent and those who may have been working in architecture for some time. It's designed to make the transition to registration more easily understood by speaking to those who have been there and done that.

Why is registration important for the individual and the profession? What resources exist to help graduates gain the necessary experience and practice-based knowledge to sit the architectural practice examination? How can an individual graduate find his or her own pathway to make this transition? How do you know you are ready to become registered?Whether you are working in a large architecture firm or a small one, employed part-time or full-time, juggling the demands of work and family, or in your final year at university, preparing for registration is an important step in every graduate’s professional life.

Through individual stories from those who have successfully made the transition and professionals involved in supporting graduates during the process, this resource aims to inform aspiring graduates about the value and benefits of registration and offer insights into how you can attain the necessary experience and knowledge to successfully make the transition.“

Transition to Registration

What does an Architect do?

This resource is aimed at aspiring architects and members of the public who are interested in knowing more about what an architect does. The resource provides a broad picture of the diverse roles architects have within the profession, capturing examples from a range of age groups, office models, and areas of expertise.

What does an Architect do?