Studio 217 - Amalie Wright & Richard Buchanan

Studio 217, Amalie Wright & Richard Buchanan
photo Christopher Frederick Jones

What's on

in Queensland

Queensland CPD

Upcoming CPD Events
*The map below is interactive. Select each bar to find out more information, and click the arrows to browse the months. HINT - select  button to find out what each colour represents.


MONDAY 22 October - WELL By Design
MONDAY 19 November - Intercultural Design Practices: Examples from remote and regional Australia
MONDAY 18 February - Nightingale 2.0 - registration page coming soon


Large Practice Forum
No new dates released 
Small Practice Forum
No new dates released 


   Let's talk about FLEX!
26 September, 6:30pm

We want to help employees and employers to understand what flexible working arrangement are, how to request them and how to integrate flexible working practices into their existing work arrangements. This event will showcase flexible working arrangements through the personal experiences of the individuals utilising them

   WELL Building Standard
Wednesday 17 October, 6:30pm
70 Merivale St, South Brisbane

Are all your projects WELL by Design?

WELL is the leading tool for advancing health and well -being in buildings globally and is currently sharking up the Australian Construction industry. If you're a designer, come and learn how to leverage WELL's flexible framework for improving health and human experience through design.Can't make it to the event? Tune into our LIVE webinar on the Monday after the event and ask your questions to the speaker.

   Heritage Architecture 2.0
Wednesday 14 November, 6:30pm
70 Merivale St, South Brisbane

Building from our previous Heritage session, this evening will provide practical information and insights from the Department of Environment and Science. Here from our speakers about how to make applications for heritage buildings.


  Gold Coast Regional Roadshow Event 

When: Friday 9 November, 2018


   All you need to know about ACM Cladding

When: Thursday 25 October, 12pm
Venue: North Shore Community Centre

  Sunshine Coast Practice Forum

When: Thursday 22 November, 12pm
Venue: North Shore Community Centre



   ArchiTECH with Blum

Wednesday 10 October, 12:30pm
Venue: Toowoomba City Library

   Case Study in the Modern Use of Cladding Materials

When: Wednesday 24 October, 12:30pm
Venue: Toowoomba City Library

   ArchiTECH with Adbri Masonry

When: Wednesday 7 November, 12:30pm
Venue: Toowoomba City Library

   All you need to know about ACM Cladding

When: Wednesday 21 November, 12:30pm
Venue: Toowoomba City Library 


  Central QLD Regional Roadshow Event

Friday 24 August, 6pm
Where: The Ginger Mule, Rockhampton


   Space Saving Solutions

When: Wednesday 17 October, 12pm
Venue: TBC


  Far North QLD Regional Roadshow Event

When: Friday 19 October, 6pm


Mentor Program Overview


 Information for Students:

2018 program will launch on the
8th March 2018!
egister your attendance for the launch night here

The Student Mentoring Program is designed to offer students an insight into working in an architectural practice, provide an understanding of the current workforce expectations and to help bridge the gap between what is covered in the university syllabus and real life practice. You will be placed into a small  group (no more than 4) with other students and connected with a practicing architect whom will be your mentor for the duration of the program.

For any questions contact the QLD Chapter representative Madelynn 

Eligibility requirements for students

  • Must be a current SONA member with the Australian Institute of Architects
  • In 2018 must be enrolled in your 3rd year (or equivalent) in a recognised architectural course at one of the following QLD universities: UQ, BOND, QUT, Griffith.
  • Participants can be either part time or full time students

Information for Mentors:

The Student mentor program is an annual program offered by the Institute of Architects designed to connect a small group of architecture students (no more than 4 and typically in their 3rd year) with a local practice. The aim of the program is to give students an opportunity to be exposed to life in practice and access to an experienced mentor.

Eligibility requirements for mentors: 

Mentors must be registered architects practicing in Queensland with a minimum of four years’ post-graduate architectural experience and be current members of the Australian Institute of Architects based in either Brisbane or the Gold Coast. 

Architects who take part in the Student Mentor Program can earn 1 formal CPD point per meeting with the student group. To claim a formal point you must record which AACA competency standards were discussed in the meeting: Design, Documentation, Project Management and Practice Management. To keep accurate records it is recommended to use the meeting agenda page here to record your meetings.

If you would like to be involved as a Mentor please complete this expression of interest form and return it to the QLD Chapter representative Madelynn for further information.