The 13th Sydney Architecture Festival will be a week-long festival running from 11-17th November 2019. This year’s theme is Making. Housing. Affordable. At its core, the practice of architecture is a response to the human need for shelter. The Festival extends this position to the simple claim that everyone deserves a safe and comfortable place to live. In the past hundred years or so the challenge of housing has been intensified by the increasing complexity and density of urban life. This year’s Festival asks: How can our expertise and resources be brought together to provide proper housing for all the communities of Sydney, and what currently stops this from happening?


We aim to bring architecture and design out of the boardrooms and studios to those who experience it first hand. We want to promote a better understanding of architecture across the community but we know this is best done with friends. That’s why we aim to work with partners and reach out to new networks who share our passion for architecture as a field that shapes the world around us.

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.


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The festival has enough volunteers for this year. 

The best way to support the festival now is to:

1. Come along too as many events as you can!

2. Bring your friends

3. Spread the world about the Festival and the amazing events on social media

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