The Group formally known as Sole Practitioners started as a Self Help Group in 1986. The group meets twice each month at the Build and Design Centre, 66 Merivale Street South Brisbane (next door to the AIA Queensland Chapter Premises), from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm to discuss Architecture and General practice topics with special emphasis and application to issues affecting sole and small architectural practices.

All Architects who are sole practitioners or who are contemplating entering into small practice are welcome to attend. This includes practitioners who are solely responsible for 3 to 4 staff and this has recently been expanded to include small practices with more than one principal and staff (up to 10 people).


12:30 - 12:45 by Matt & Kim Dempsey

When an architect details timber ito their design it is pretty common that the builder will suggest a concrete and steel structure instead. Why use timber when steel is so strong and simple to design? There are many things to take into consideration when dealing with timber, these are:

Rotting beams, termite infection, fire ratings, and bouncy floor joists. However, when using the correct timber in the correct application it is possible to design with this great renewable resource.

12:45 - 13:00 by Clark Montagu

For over 20 years Crimsafe has been acknowledged as the leading security screen manufacturer in Australia. Crimsafe continues to push the envelope with what can be achieved, with continuous innovation and development within the home and commercial design sectors.

Clark will present some alternative ideas for residential and multi-residential applications and their latest iQ technology in security screens.