Archive 2011

Walk through 200 Years of Sydney Architecture with AAA

walkthrutimepromo-newJoin our AAA volunteer guide on a Walk through Time in the city of Sydney's central business district on Saturday 14 May 2011.

Starting at the Hyde Park Barracks, one of Sydney's oldest pieces of architecture and walking through 200 years of Sydney's architectural history in a two hour tour.

Learn who Sydney's first architect was and find out how the Queen Victoria Building was saved from demolition in the 1970's and more on this very enjoyable walk.

Book now to secure a place.


Sad News

nmurcuttThe AAA was sad to learn that architect, Nick Murcutt passed away yesterday after a brave battle with cancer.

Our sincere condolences go to Nick's wife, Rachel and their two children as well as all Nick's family, friends and colleagues. Nick will be missed by all.

Volunteer Recruitment 2011


Ever wonder how we conduct our weekly tour program to promote architecture to the public? The answer is that we have a dedicated team of volunteer tour leaders who share our passion in the art of architecture.

We are accepting new intakes for the 2011 volunteer tour leaders training program. You don't have to be an architect to join the team as you will be trained to conduct our tours with full narratives. Soon you will learn about all the interesting design features of the best pieces of Sydney architecture and be equipped to preach out your love for architecture.

We will be presenting about the training program on our invitation only Members' Evening on 1 March 2011. If you would like to come, please express your interest by sending your name and email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 25 February 2011.

If you know anyone who might be interested in volunteering for us, please forward this email to them.

In the meantime, please take a look at our "Becoming a Volunteer" page for some more information.

Home - Real and Ideal

The Art + Architect 11 Exhibition "Home: Real and Ideal" will be held from 10-26 February 2011 in the Boutwell Draper Gallery (82 - 84 George Street, Redfern).  The opening night will be held on this Thursday (10 February) from 6-8pm and it will be opened by Penelope Seidler AM at 7pm.  19 architects have been invited to participate alongside 19 Boutwell Draper Gallery artists.  Each architect will present one of their real residential project (completed or under construction) and a design of their ideal home.

image_Stanisic_1Participating architects are: Andrew Burges, Collins and Turner, David Boyle, DRAW, Environa Studio, Innovarchi, James Stockwell, L-a-v-a, Luigi Rosselli, Mac-Interactive, Peter Stutchbury, Plus Minus Design, Scale Architecture, Stanisic Associates, Stephen Collier, Tony Caro, Tribe Studio, Virginia Kerridge and Welsh + Major.

Participating artists are: Ben Frost, Catherine O'Donnell, Catherine Woo, David Palliser, David Ralph, David Stephenson, Euan Heng, Farrell and Parkin, Gavin Hurley, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ingo Kleinert, John Martin, Katherine Hattam, Louise Forthun, Pamela See, Peter Daverington, Richard Woldendorp, Ulrich Ruckriem, William MacKinnon.