National Arboretum Canberra,Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
photo Brett Boardman

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in the ACT

Griffin Lecture
Graham Jahn AM
12:30pm Thursday 10th November
National Press Club

Architecture in the Australian Capital Territory

Architects from the Federal Capital Commission (FCC) designed much of Canberra's houses and public buildings in the city's early years. As a result many of the older suburbs exhibit this largely cohesive 'FCC style' that is unique to Canberra. American Walter Burley Griffin, the city's designer, brought with him elements of the Chicago-based Prairie style that was common in the US Midwest.

Notable buildings

Heritage buildings are an integral part of Australia's history, many of which have great value in our cultural inheritance. The Institute's heritage architects are compiling data on our built heritage, the most significant examples of which will be available on this website as the Australian Institute of Architects Heritage Register.

UIA – International Heritage Register

ACT projects have been nominated by the Institute to the International Union of Architects (UIA) World Register of Significant 20th Century Australian Architecture. The Institute publishes a complete list of buildings nominated to the UIA.

Australian Institute of Architects National Register of Significant 20th Century Architecture

Seven ACT buildings are listed on the Institute National Register of Significant 20th Century Architecture. See the complete list of buildings on the national register.

Register of Significant Architecture

The following places are on the Institute ACT Chapter Register of Significant Architecture.

ACTON

AINSLIE
ARANDA
BARTON
BELCONNEN
BRADDON
BRUCE
CAMPBELL
CITY
COOK
COREE
DUNTROON
FORREST
FISHER
FLYNN
GARRAN
GIRALANG
GRIFFITH
GUNGAHLIN
HUGHES
KAMBAH
KINGSTON
LYNEHAM
MITCHELL
MT STROMLO
NARRABUNDAH
O'CONNOR
PARKES
PHILLIP
RED HILL
REID
RUSSELL
TURNER
WANNIASSA
WATSON
YARRALUMLA
JERVIS BAY TERRITORY