The Bicentennial Conservatory Adelaide by Guy Maron Architect

The Bicentennial Conservatory Adelaide by Guy Maron Architect
photo credit Peter Hyatt

What's on SA

20 Aug Emerging Architects Prize Tour
29 Aug Co-opertition Steel Forum
5 Sep  Archispiel

South Australian architecture

Notable Buildings

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has established a register of notable 20th Century South Australian Architecture. The register has been developed with the aim of increasing the public's awareness of the heritage values of 20th century architecture and hopes to stimulate discussion of our architectural heritage and regional identity. 

There are more than 120 notable buildings on the South Australian 20th Century Register.

The following is a selection of the most notable South Australian buildings included on the Institute National Register:

1920-30 early interwar

1930-45 moderne

1945-55 postwar recovery

1955-70 contemporary

1970-80 brutalism & late modernism

1980-2000 late 20th century


Architecture Museum

Research Australian architectural and built environment history using the collection of over 200,000 items housed in University of South Australia's Architecture Museum.

The Museum&'s unique collection, available to scholars and the public alike, includes architectural drawings, correspondence, photographs and architects' personal papers. The focus is on materials produced by architects working in private practice in South Australia during the 20th century, particularly in the period circa 1910 to 1980.

The Museum's research collection is an invaluable repository of information for researchers, architects, planners, engineers, heritage consultants and all those interested in our built history.

The Architecture Museum is open to the public Monday to Wednesday 10am-4pm.

Professional and community groups can request a tour for a hands-on experience of the Architecture Museum. A tour showcases the Museum's treasures – historic architectural drawings, old manuscripts, famous architects' letters and diaries, and the only remaining records of some of South Australia's oldest buildings. Spaces are limited to 20 people per tour.


Industry Partners



EmAGN is a supporting Australian Institute of Architects network for the graduate and emerging architect’s groups currently active in all Australian States and Territories.


The Student Organised Network for Architecture (SONA) is the official student body of the Australian Institute of Architects. SONA represents architecture students from across Australia, organising national, state and local events that provide opportunities for students to collaborate with each other as well as architects and associated professionals.


The Office for Design and Architecture SA (ODASA) supports the Government Architect’s role in promoting the value of excellent and effective design to ensure quality built and sustainable environments for South Australians.


The School of Architecture & Built Environment at the University of Adelaide specialises in three particular streams of the discipline - architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.

The School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia offers engaging and rewarding programs for students interested in design and the built environment. Together, these programs constitute a professionally-accredited education, providing students with the creative and technical skills to work as graduate architects, leading to registration as professionally-accredited architects. 

  The Architectural Practice Board of South Australia 

 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

 Design Institute of Australia

 Planning Institute of Australia


 Consult Australia