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 Daryll Wicks

Daryll will introduce their new products including Soft Light, and show his special "think outside the box" pictures to highlight innovative new applications.

He will explain the need to check all certification before installing, and where this certification is available and what it means. He will also cover the need, according to BCA, to have a lighting design done for any light that any form of labour is performed under, as well as the cost to personal health vs the savings associated with inferior products.

He will run through the latest specification information and hand out memory sticks with all specifications, and provide links to the governing body websites where all Solatube certificates come from.

12:45 - 13:00 By Jo Webb

Jo will introduce the Asona Range of pre-fabricated acoustic wall panels, clouds and baffles. Designed to control echo and reverberation with a plush high end finish and appearance.

The Asona system is comprised of customised pre-fabricated covered acoustic panels with varying thicknesses from 25, 40, 50, 75 to 100 mm with resin reinforced edges and a Sonatex composite impact (fabric) layer.

Ideal products for controlling the reverberation within open plan offices, corridors, schools, halls, gymnasiums cafes and restaurants.