William McCormack Place 2 - CA Architects & Cox Rayner Architects

William McCormack Place 2, CA Architects & Cox Rayner Architects
photo Christopher Frederick Jones

What's on

in Queensland

  • Nov 2017 - QLD Architecture Awards Entries Open
  • 31 Jan 2018 - QLD Architecture Awards Entries Close (11:59pm)

About the Queensland Chapter

The Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects represents the Institute's interests and conducts its business in Queensland.

Queensland Chapter Staff

Message from Mell Greenall Executive Director - QLD

5 December 2017

Hi All

This is the last E-news of the year with Christmas and the new year rapidly approaching. The year has been building towards change, not only with myself and the team here in the office but also with Chapter Council elections being launched, a revised awards program for 2018 and a reinvigorated approach to CPD and events for 2018. The team is excited about 2018; the changes and delivering some great events for members, and we certainly hope you will be too. That being said some great achievements were had in 2017 including forming strong working relationships with QLD state government which will position us well to be able to continue discussions around government procurement and design outcomes for the state. Another highlight includes QLD architects performing well in the National Awards program demonstrating the exceptional design occurring across QLD including regional areas.  

We still have one last event for the year being our first annual Christmas party co-hosted with EmAGN next Thursday night, 14th December at light space, Fortitude Valley. This event is shaping up to be a cracker (of the Christmas variety of course)! The band is booked featuring some great local talent and the food, well let me just assure you that you won’t go home hungry and you may need to wear your best stretchy pants for the occasion. Tickets are only $25 so why not come along and join the 200 members of our architectural community who already have tickets. It’s going to be a great night and I look forward to seeing you there – remember to wear your best “ugly” Christmas shirt!


Mell Greenall
Executive Director, QLD


Mell Greenall
Executive Director 
Courtney Fair
Awards & Events

Joyce Liu
Professional Development

Madelynn Jenkins
Member Services Officer

Gemma Hayward
Administration Officer

History of the Queensland Chapter

The Queensland Institute of Architects was founded in 1888. The highly esteemed architect Francis DG Stanley became the foundation president and continued in that position until 1890. He served as the Institutes vice-president from 1890 to 1896. One of the Institutes early actions was to come to an agreement with the Queensland Master Builders’ Association about standard conditions of contract that were to remain in use until 1914.

Following the establishment of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects on August 18th, 1930 the Queensland Institute ceased and the Queensland Chapter Council of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects took up the succession under the presidency of Vincent Price.

The following document was graciously compiled and supplied by Associate Professor Peter Skinner FRAIA.