AAA Needs Your Support

Dear Friends of the AAA Community
The Australian Architecture Association (AAA) is committed to providing a safe experience for its’ members, AAA Friends and tour attendees.  With the worldwide medical crisis, COVID-19, AAA is taking precautions in conducting our activities and suspending all of our walking tours and events until June 2020.
While our plans are to reopen and resume some of our programming by the middle of June, we will continue to reassess the situation and keep you informed of any changes to those plans.
For over a decade our not for profit organisation has been offering a variety of unique experiences of architecture and design. We have done this with limited operational funds. 
Unfortunately, the Pandemic has effectively cut off our key source of income that we rely on to continue meeting our operational costs. We are appealing for you to click this link to:

  • Just want to help AAA
  • Become a member of AAA, or
  • Renew your AAA membership early 

More information on specific cancellations and postponements will be available on our website including our walking and bus tours, At Home and other AAA events. You can also keep in touch with us on social media – Instagram, Facebook and through our website and newsletter.
While we believe our immediate Community is at low risk, we are taking every precaution in conducting our activities to make sure the virus is contained and that we all remain as safe as possible.

Thank you again and hope you and your family stay safe and healthy during these very difficult and challenging times.
Warmest regards

Tone Wheeler
AAA President

The Seed House by Fitzpatrick + Partners


The Seed House was one of 5 houses on show on the AAA Residential Tour on the 7th March 2020. On arrival, not much was revealed from the street of the house except for the garage. However, once inside, the interior was stunning.

The entry to the house was approached by steps down from the street. The site is very large and fan shaped. It is narrow at the street and becomes wider as you move down the site. This geometry is reflected in the wedge shaped form of the house. The site connects with the bush reserve below which adjoins Sugarloaf Bay. 

James Fitzpatrick is the architect and owner of the house. His approach was experimental as he explored different ideas in the choice of the fittings, finishes and materials to achieve his design ideas and then the final built form. These decisions influenced the interior and exterior aesthetic of the house. James labeled the house as his “forever house”.

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Your Support is Crucial to AAA

Dear AAA Members and Friends

There has been so much happening since we wrote to you last week due to the COVID-19 Crisis.  With new restrictions now in place here, AAA still remains committed to staying connected to all of you in our architectural Community .    

I would like to share a positive story written by Ben Gerstel, AAA Vice-President/architect, about one of the amazing houses we visited recently on our ever popular residential coach tour.   AAA’s residential tours are extremely popular with members and friends and the Seed house by James Fitzpatrick was one of 5 houses we opened on the day. Architects Sam Crawford, David Boyle, Ben Peake and Manuelle Schelp shared their ideas and solutions to the design/renovation of their residential project on the day. It was a fabulous day, shared with likeminded people. 

We want to be able to keep offering our residential tours once this crisis is over but it may take many months, so your support today is crucial for AAA’s survival through this world wide health crisis, click here to help us during these uncertain times.

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This Month @home Visits Paddington

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On Sunday 22 March visit an apartment in what was originally a ward in the former Royal Hospital for Woman in Paddington.

Located in a building renovated by the multidisciplinary architectural practice Devine Erby Mazlin, AAA Vice President and architect Ben Gerstel, will discuss the transformation of the hospital site into a large scale inner city residential development - now known as Paddington Green.

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A Membership Offer Perfect For Small Business

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The Australian Architecture Association offers small businesses the opportunity to keep opening the doors on architecture through its AAA Company Membership. Specially tailored to suit small businesses and organisations that employ under 10 staff, AAA Company Membership will cost $350 annually.

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This Saturdays Residential Coach Tour Almost Sold Out

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Taking place this Saturday 7 March, the first AAA Residential Coach Tour for 2020 promises to provide a fascinating insight into the latest contemporary home design in Sydney.

The Australian Architecture Association will showcase the work of established and upcoming architects, including David Boyle of David Boyle Architect, Ben Peake, Associate at Carter Williamson Architects, Sam Crawford, Director of Sam Crawford Architects, James Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick + Partners, and Manuelle Schelp of Studio Schelp.

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When's the Last Time You Walked Through Sydney City?

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Start the new year with a healthy two hour walk through the streets of Sydney. The Sydney City Walk is the original walk developed by the Australian Architecture Association and you can join the tour this Saturday 8 February.

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Experience the Architecture Of Chippendale

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Discover how Chippendale architecture has evolved from a city slum to a hip inner city urban village on the AAA Chippendale Walk, taking place on Saturday 15 February 2020.

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