Bennelong by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

Bennelong, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
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New South Wales Events & Awards

The Institute's NSW Chapter manages a regular program of events, awards, continued professional development (CPD) and public programs throughout the year. For upcoming events please view our events calendar below. 

To keep up to date with the NSW Chapter news and upcoming events simply subscribe to our fortnightly ENews by forwarding your name and email to

NSW Architecture Awards and Prizes 
The NSW Architecture Awards are judged each Autumn, with Newcastle winners announced in March and NSW winners announced each July before the National Architecture Awards. NSW Student Architecture Awards are awarded annually and recognise the best projects and emerging architectural talent from the four major schools of architecture in NSW.
Prizes are also appointed to promote the design and professional excellence of members, both to the membership and the wider public.
For an overview of the NSW Chapter and affiliated programs please click here.


NSW Events Calendar




EmAGN 16 AUG Travelling research Sydney
CPD 23 AUG Getting good details built Tusculum
CPD 28 AUG ABIC revised domestic contracts Tusculum
Talk 4 SEP Interior to exterior and vice versa Tusculum
CPD 6 SEP Heritage perspectives Tusculum
Talk 11 SEP Designing solutions for increased density Tusculum
Talk 18 SEP Flexible teaching and working spaces Tusculum
Talk 25 SEP Place-making through great architecture Tusculum
Conference 2–4 OCT NSW Regional Architecture Conference Hunter Valley
Awards 4 OCT 2018 NSW Country Division Architecture Awards Hunter Valley
Talk 28 OCT 2018 Gold Medal Tour – Alec Tzannes Tusculum
NSS 30 OCT Building product compliance webinar Online


Our core professional and cultural programs are listed below. To find out more please click on the relevant links. All upcoming events are listed in the events calendar above.

Regional Newcastle & Country Events 
Our Newcastle and Country Divisions run a regular program of events outside of the Sydney Metro area, including the Newcastle and Country Division Awards.

Tusculum Talks 
This regular talks program engages with a range of topics and speakers from the fields of architecture, urban design, and related creative disciplines. It aims to provide a link to current debate, policy and creative ideas in architectural practice, and are open for both members and non-members to attend.

Architecture on Show 
A free public talks program developed in collaboration with local councils in Sydney and curated by Institute members. Talks usually engage local speakers or those working on projects affecting the local community.

2018 Mentoring Program 
2018 NSW Mentoring Program Information Pack.This program pairs architects at different points in their career to provide support, guidance, and a setting in which to cultivate ideas and aspirations.  If you are interested in participating as a Mentee or Mentor please click here and complete application form.

EmAGN - Emerging Architect and Graduate events 
The NSW Emerging Architects and Graduates Network (EmAGN) run a regular program of talks, tours and networking events.