The Sydney Architecture Festival is presented by the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter) and the NSW Architects Registration Board. Our organisations have common ground in our efforts to create a better understanding of architecture. Sydney Architecture Festival:
- enables the community to participate in and enjoy the history and architecture of Sydney;
- contributes to community engagement in relation to the challenges of achieving a sustainable built environment;
- promotes Sydney's cultural identity as a contemporary city of quality architecture;
- develops partnerships with organisations engaged in activities relevant to our primary objectives of celebration: developing the community's appreciation and enjoyment of good architecture and education: communicating the importance of good design in achieving a sustainable, helathy and culturally rich built environment.
The Festival offers international and local insights into the city’s built environment with a packed 10-day program of architecture talks, exhibitions, panel discussions, films, art installations, children’s activities, open day events and guided architectural tours on foot and bicycle.
The 2013 program is spread across lunchtime, evening and weekend time slots and includes both paid and free events suited to all ages and walks of life, from industry professionals through to local community members.
The Festival takes place on both streets throughout Sydney and at some of the city’s leading cultural institutions