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, healthy and culturally rich built environment.

The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architectural profession in Australia, representing 12,000 members. The Institute works to improve our built environment by promoting quality, responsible, sustainable design, and works towards it mission to make the world a better place through architecture. It exists to enhance the cultural, environmental and economic well-being of the community by advancing contemporary practice and the professional capability of members, and advocating the value of architecture and architects.

The NSW Chapter of the Institute is based in Sydney and Newcastle, and represents the Institute's interests and members in NSW.


The NSW Architects Registration 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.

The Board also promotes an understanding of architecture in the community by funding research, organising talks and forums and partnering with organisations on projects relevant to increasing the public's understanding of architectural issues.