Ninety three years after it was first awarded, we want to find a new 'Architects Medallion'. Download the competition brief and submit your design in February 2018.


Melonie Bayl-Smith appointed to the new role of Convenor of Pathways to oversee the implementation of a more integrated approach to registering as an architect.


The University of Newcastle’s Masters of Architecture program has been granted accreditation for a further 5 years to September 2022. The fresh accreditation was the unanimous recommendation of an eight-person National Visiting Panel that occurred over 3 days in late September 2017. The panel’s recommendation was formally accepted by the NSW Architects Registration Board on 18 October 2017.


Over recent months, the Board has been working with the Department of Finances, Services and Innovation to remake the Architects Regulation. This Regulation sits under, and supports, the Architects Act. Contained within the Regulation are clauses that define architectural qualifications, course accreditation, and how Board members may be selected or elected. 


2018 brings a new, improved Architectural Practice Exam with details to follow in coming weeks. The National Exam Paper is being improved, with an aim to give candidates better feedback and to bring the exam online. 


At an event explaining changes to the Architects Regulation held at the NSW Chapter last week, an audience question probed an architect’s duty to provide cost advice to their clients. It echoed a recent complaint heard by the Board. Most in the room agreed that architects are generalists and not experts, and so could never be expected to have current market pricing at call.


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