2016 is the tenth birthday of the Sydney Architecture Festival, and for ten years the Festival has celebrated design, architecture and the built environment through events, talks, tours and exhibitions. The Festival aims to connect people to place and to transform their experience of architecture and design. It’s about understanding Sydney and imagining the future of our city through the environment we choose to design, plan and build around us. The Festival is presented by the NSW Architects Registration Board.


The 2016 Sydney Architecture Festival has been made possible through the generous support of our principal partners, Central Park Sydney. We are very excited to be celebrating our tenth birthday at One Central Park – a precinct that showcases the best in Sydney design.

This year the Festival is proudly affiliated with the GA200+ program­ which celebrates 200 years of the Government Architect in NSW.

Each Festival event is presented in collaboration with our amazing event partners.

With the help of friends and collaborators, any good Festival celebrates achievements so far, ambitions for the future and hot ideas about right now – it’s the zeitgeist, baby!

Facing north, Central Park Sydney. Image courtesy Central Park.


As well as celebrating all things Sydney, architecture and design, the Festival is about fostering a better understanding of what is good architecture, and its role in achieving a sustainable, healthy and culturally rich built environment. The Festival creates opportunities to develop partnerships between organisations that are engaged in the business of making great spaces and places through architecture.

As well as presenting the Festival each year, the NSW Architects Registration Board also promotes an understanding of architecture in the community by funding research, hosting talks and forums and partnering with organisations on projects relevant to increasing the public's understanding of architectural issues.

The Board's key role is to protect consumers of architectural services by ensuring that architects provide services to the public in a professional and competent manner, accrediting architectural qualifications and providing information to government.


Drawing classes at Sydney Architecture Festival 2015.


Festival events are deliberately small and aim to give you a close-up, intimate experience – so be quick to register because tickets are limited!

Check out the program for further details.

Want to be closer to the action? You can apply to volunteer and be part of the team

And don’t forget you’re part of the zeitgeist too – #sydarchfest @SydArchFest