liquidARCHITECTURE Newcastle is affiliated with both industry and community organisations. Through the relationships we hold with these organisations we both contribute to the broader Architectural community as well receive valuable support through education and mentor experiences.

Australian Institute of Architects

liquidARCHITECTURE Newcastle is an A+ practice member of the AIA.

The Australian Institute of Architects is a national body consisting of almost 10,000 members across Australia and overseas. The Institute was formed in 1930 when state architectural Institutes combined to form a unified national association with the following aims:

  • To advance architecture
  • To maintain the integrity and standing of the profession
  • To promote the profession's views nationally and internationally, and
  • To encourage the study of architecture


Stephen is a member of Archicentre and are qualified to provide Design and Advisory services.

Archicentre has more than 900 architects Australia-wide who are available in nearly every suburb and just about any region, to promptly perform professional services. We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart and branches in many regional centres.

Architects Registration Board of NSW

liquidARCHITECTURE Newcastle is a practice member of the Architects Registration Board of NSW, and both Stephen is a registered, nominated architect.

The NSW Architects Registration Board administers the Architects Act 2003, its key role being to protect consumers of architectural services by ensuring that architects provide services to the public in a professional and competent manner. The Board are also responsible for accrediting architectural qualifications for the purpose of registration, informing the public about the qualifications and competence of individuals or organisations holding themselves out as architects, and promoting a better understanding of architectural issues in the community.

Association of Consulting Architects

liquidARCHITECTURE Newcastle is a practice member of the ACA.

The primary role of the ACA is to assist members to navigate their way through the employment processes including wages and awards, conditions of employment, represent them in industrial matters and maintain a concise and current information stream to members to enable the architects to be as little distracted as possible from their primary role of providing well considered designs, documents and other services to their clients.

Student Organised Network for Architecture

Since 2005, Stephen has participated in the SONA student mentoring scheme which operates under the umbrella of the AIA.


In 2009, Stephen's SONA mentoring group decided to establish a studio-based practice so as to provide the business framework for a real-time building project which would be designed, detailed, developed and built by the members of egresStudio. liquidARCHITECTURE Newcastle are proud to be assisting egresStudio with this ground-breaking student project.

University of Newcastle

Stephen is a University of Newcastle Alumni and since 2000 has formally and informally mentored architecture students studying at the university.