The Institute’s ACT Chapter works towards making a positive contribution to the Territory’s built environment. We provide support for our members through various programs including CPD activities, design competitions, advocacy campaigns and awards.
We promote innovative, sustainable and increased housing diversity in the Territory, as well as equitable employment practices in our local workforce.
The ACT Chapter recognises the Ngunnawal people as the traditional land owners of Canberra. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
The ACT Chapter holds a series of talks and events for members as a part of its continuing professional development (CPD) program. Our speakers include local and visiting national and international architects, as well as specialist consultants from other built environment disciplines.
The Chapter also holds Practice of Architecture Learning Series tutorials to help participants prepare for the Architectural Practice Examination.
We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Image Makers Association Australia which will formalise collaboration, training and education programs between the two peak bodies, and encourage Image Makers Association members as the preferred photographers for Institute members.
Architects Justin Littlefield and Simon LeNepveu celebrate the legacy of educational design pioneer Les Clarke AM Over his remarkable 60-year career Les Clarke AM pioneered the design of schools as
I am a Registered Architect with over 25 years specialist experience in educational architecture, Defence infrastructure, acute healthcare, aged care, mental health facilities, children’s facilities, cultural & institutional projects. I have 10 years’ experience teaching architecture in higher education. I am known for my successful project management approach with an ability to balance creative architectural design with stakeholder consultation and the complex demands of institutional environments. I am a Director of GHDWoodhead Architecture.
2020 – 2021 | Shannon Battisson
2018 – 2020 | Philip Leeson
2016 – 2018 | Rob Henry
2014 – 2016 | Andrew Wilson
2012 – 2014 | Tony Trobe
2010 – 2012 | Sheila Hughes
2008 – 2010 | David Flannery
2006 – 2008 | Melinda Dodson
2002 – 2006 | Catherine Townsend
2000 – 2002 | Colin Stewart
1998 – 2000 | Dominic Maiuto
1994 – 1998 | Graham Humphries
1993 – 1994 | Annabelle Pegrum
1992 – 1993 | Peter Freeman
1990 – 1992 | Colin Stewart
1988 – 1990 | Alastair Swayn
1986 – 1988 | Eric Graham Butt
1984 – 1986| Barry Malcolm Cameron
1982 – 1984| Geoffrey Thomas Butterworth
1980 – 1982 | Ian Thompson
1978 – 1980 | Mervyn Bryce Willoughby-Thomas
1976 – 1978 | Anthony Kimbal Cooper
1975 – 1976 | Neil Renfree
1974 – 1975 | Arthur Chrisus Tow
1972 – 1974 | William Frank Batt
1970 – 1972 | Horace Holt
1968 – 1970 | John Goldsmith
1966 – 1968 | Peter Firman Harrison
1964 – 1966 | Edward John Scollay
1962 – 1964 | Malcolm Johnson Moir
We took a sensitive approach to revitalising the former Research School of Chemistry Building (1968) on the ANU campus, preserving and modernising it forthe next generation of laboratory leaders. The modernist bones and characteristic façade of the original were preserved and contemporary technologiescarefully inserted to deliver world-class learning capabilities for the engineers. The new rooftop plant room supports our top-down approach, supplyingintensive high-level services without diminishing the heritage-significant architecture.
We injected sunlight, views, and a collegiate sensibility into the interior, keeping coffered floor slabs intact and carefully positioning services to bring focus tothe modernist building frame and façade. The original precast skin is now thermally sealed without affecting the integrity of its modernist expression. Therefurbished staircase sets the scene for chance encounters and impromptu collaborations. New windows into laboratories frame the goings-on inside,giving passers-by a rare glimpse into the world of engineering and cybernetics.
2022 ANU Birch Building Refurbishment Hassell
2021 House for Hiroko Anthony Knobel Architect
2020 For Our Country, Australian War Memorial Edition Office and Daniel Boyd
2019 Empire House Austin Maynard Architects
2018 Australian Federal Police Forensics and Data Centre, Majura Hassell
2017 Constitution Avenue NCA, JILA, Hill Thalis, SMEC and AECOM
2016 Bowen Place Crossing Lahznimmo Architects
2015 New Acton Precinct Fender Katsalidis
2014 National Arboretum Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean
2013 2 & 4 National Circuit Fender Katsalidis
2012 St Gregory’s Hall (2011) Collins Caddaye
2011 AWM Eastern Precinct (2010) Johnson Pilton Walker
2010 H House, O’Connor (2009) Nino Bellantonio, AIL Studio & Joanna Nelson
2009 National Portrait Gallery, Parkes (2009) Johnson Pilton Walker
2008 New Acton East, Acton (2008) Fender Katsalidis
2007 AIS Aquatic Testing and Training Centre, Bruce (2007) Cox Humphries Moss
2007 ANU Medical School, Canberra Hospital, Garran (2007) Bligh Voller Nield
2006 Reid House, 19 Euree Street, Reid (2006) Roger Pegrum
2005 ANZAC Hall, Australian War Memorial, Campbell (2005) Denton Corker Marshall
2004 No Canberra Medallion awarded.
2003 No Canberra Medallion awarded.
2002 Clynes House Cox Humphries Moss
2002 Australian Bureau of Statistics, Benjamin Way, Belconnen (2001)
2001 Australian War Memorial Gallery Redevelopment, Campbell (2001) Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp
2000 CSIRO ‘Discovery’, Clunies Ross Street, Acton (2000) Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn
1999 Blake Dawson Waldron Fit-out, 12 Moore Street, Canberra City (1999) Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp
1999 Fowler House, 288 Duffy Street, Ainslie (1999) Townsend & Associates
1999 Capital Jet Facility, Boomerang Street, Canberra Airport, Pialligo (1999) Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn
1998 Australian Geographical Survey Organisation HQ, Symonston (1997) Eggleston Macdonald
1998 Morrison Alterations & Additions, 52 Beauchamp Street, Deakin (1997) Graeme Trickett
1998 Hyson Green, Calvary Hospital, Mary Potter Circuit, Bruce (1998) Munns Sly Scott-Bohanna Moss
1997 ACT Magistrates Court, London Circuit, Canberra City (1997) MCC Architects
1997 AIS Ansett Sports Visitor Centre, Leverriar Crescent, Bruce (1997) Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn
1996 House at Fadden Hills, 10 Decker Place, Fadden (1996) Shane Blue & Rachel Bourne
1996 My Cafe, Franklin Street, Manuka (1996) Freeman Collett & Partners
1996 ACT Legislative Assembly, Civic Square, Canberra City (1996) Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp
1994 Ainslie Village Redevelopment, Quick Street, Ainslie (1994) Collard, Clarke & Jackson
1994 Therapeutic Goods Admin Building, Narrabundah Lane, Symonston (1994) Australian Construction Services
1994 Ainslie Fire Station, Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie (1994) Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp
1993 Boiler House Lecture Theatre, UC, Bruce (1993) Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn
1992 Faculty of Information Sciences & Engineering Building, UC, Bruce (1992) Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp
1991 Water Feature in Parliament House Forecourt (1988) Robert Woodward
1991 AIS Athletics Field Grandstand, Masterman Street, Bruce (1991) Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn
1990 St Thomas Aquinas Parish Church, Lhotsky Street, Charnwood (1990) Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp
1989 National Science & Technology Centre, King Edward Terrace, Parkes (1988) Lawrence Nield & Partners
1989 Parliament House (Special Award) (1988)
1988 Psychiatric Hostel, Mary Potter Circuit, Bruce (1988) Ken Maher & Partners
1987 Indoor Sports Centre, ADFA, Fairbairn Ave, Campbell (1987) Daryl Jackson
1986 Caroline Chisholm High School, Hambidge Cres, Chisholm (1985) Lawrence Nield & Partners
1986 Cadets Mess, ADFA, Fairbairn Ave, Campbell (1986) DH&C (ACT) & Ancher Mortlock & Woolley
1985 Waterman Arts Centre, Canberra Girls’ Grammar School, Deakin (1985) Collard, Clarke & Jackson
1985 Singapore High Commission Chancery, Forster Crescent, Yarralumla (1985) Daryl Jackson
1984 AIS Swimming Pools, Leverrier Crescent, Bruce (1982) Daryl Jackson
1984 Hill Station Addition, Shepherd Street, Hume (1984) Peter Freeman
1983 Australian National Gallery, Parkes (1982) Edwards, Madigan, Torzillo & Briggs
1982 Belconnen Public Library, Chandler Street, Belconnen (1982) Robin Gibson
1981 Canberra School of Art, Acton (1980) Daryl Jackson Evan Walker
1980 High Court of Australia, Parkes (1980) Edwards, Madigan, Torzillo & Briggs
1979 Taylor Primary School, Marconi Crescent, Kambah (1977) Michael Adams of the Department of Housing & Construction
1978 Kambah Health Centre, Jenke Circuit, Kambah (1975) Philip Cox & Partners
1977 Giralang Primary School, Atalumba Close, Giralang (1975) Enrico Taglietti
1972 Grandstand Amenities Pavilion, Randwick Road, Mitchell Hancock, Renfree & Associates
1971 Building No. 14, Russell Defence Group, Russell (1970) Collard, Clark & Jackson
1970 Food Services Building, Bowes Street, Phillip (1969) Ian Mackay & Partners
1968 Norwood Park Crematorium, Sandford Street, Mitchell (1968) Peter Sorel of Rosman, Hastings & Sorel
1967 Commonwealth Club, Forster Crescent, Yarralumla (1966) Fowell, Mansfield, Jarvis & Maclurcan
1965 Cater House, 145 Mugga Way, Red Hill (1965) Allen, Jack + Cottier
1964 Downer Primary School, Bradfield Street, Downer (1961) Mockridge, Stahle & Mitchell
1962 Mackie House National Circuit, Forrest (1959) McConnell, Smith & Johnson
1961 Australian Academy of Science, Gordon Street, Acton (1958) Roy Grounds of Grounds, Romberg & Boyd
1956 Fenner House, 8 Monaro Crescent and 1 Torres Street, Red Hill (1953) Robin Boyd
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