Southern Seawater Desalination Plant Administration & Control Building

Southern Seawater Desalination Plant Administration & Control Building,
Parry & Rosenthal Architects. Photo: Robert Frith

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Students & graduates (SONA, EmAGN)

Student and graduate members of the Australian Institute of Architects have access to a huge range of support networks and forums, information, resources, events, prizes and competitions.

Student members

SONA (Student Organised Network for Architecture) is the national student-membership body of the Australian Institute of Architects.

SONA aims to advance the interests of architecture students, architectural education and architecture through the promotion of student work and thinking. SONA members are the new wave of Australian design talent and are involved across a broad range of Institute events and activities.

For all you need to know about SONA membership, please visit the SONA website.

Graduate members

EmAGN (Emerging Architects and Graduates Network) – pronounced 'imagine' – is a network which supports graduates and emerging architects in their transition from student to experienced architect.

There are EmAGN groups active in all states and territories.

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