This year, we head west in to the heart of Sydney’s future for a festival of dangerous architectural ideas. The 11th annual Sydney Architecture Festival is all about our heritage, our homes and our future. Talks, tours and exhibitions reveal some 20th C icons we’re at risk of losing as we come face to face with a new Sydney we’re yet to meet. This year’s Festival hub is at 1PSQ for Western Sydney University - the first stage in one of Australia’s largest urban renewal projects at Parramatta Square.


The 2017 Sydney Architecture Festival is led by the NSW Architects Registration Board, but this year we’re thrilled to work with partners Western Sydney University, and City of Parramatta. Together, we know that Greater Sydney can be greater still.

With the help of friends and collaborators, any good Festival celebrates achievements so far, ambitions for the future and hot ideas about right now – it’s the zeitgeist, baby!



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.


Drawing classes at Sydney Architecture Festival 2015.


Festival events are deliberately small and aim to give you a close-up, intimate experience – so be quick to register because tickets are limited!

Check out the program for further details.

Want to be closer to the action? You can apply to volunteer and be part of the team

And don’t forget you’re part of the zeitgeist too – #sydarchfest @SydArchFest