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.


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.


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. 


We are excited to launch a series of Salon events and podcasts that will explore the role and value of quality standards in architecture; the impacts of regulation on learning cultures; and most ambitiously, the future of architectural regulation in this country.

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