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About Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects is a national body consisting of almost 10,000 members across Australia and overseas. The Institute was formed in 1930 when state architectural Institutes combined to form a unified national association with the following aims:

  • To advance architecture
  • To maintain the integrity and standing of the profession
  • To promote the profession's views nationally and internationally, and
  • To encourage the study of architecture


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For General Public:

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  • Free guide: You & Your Architect
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In response to the changing regulatory environment for architects in Australia, and the requirements by some state governments for architects to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) to maintain registration, the Australian Institute of Architects National Council is redeveloping our professional development polices.


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Australian Institute of Architects is the voice of Australian architecture, representing the views and promoting the skills of the profession to all levels of government, industry, the media and the community.