FAD is coming in 2019 – About The Festival

The Festival of Architecture and Design (FAD) is an event that celebrates and promotes the future of architecture and design in South Australia locally, nationally and internationally.


The Festival held every two years presents a fun, engaging and informative program of architecture and design talks, forums, exhibitions, performing arts, children’s activities and guided walking tours.



The Institute is a national body consisting of over 11,000 members across Australia and overseas.

It exists to:

  • advance the interests of members, their professional standards and contemporary practice, and
  • expand and advocate the value of architects and architecture to the sustainable growth of our community, economy and culture.

Over recent years, the Institute has evolved into a dynamic and progressive national organisation with active programs in many states relating to the architectural profession. The FAD structure provides an opportunity for the Institute to facilitate valuable exchanges between local and international creative bodies, between speakers and delegates; between practice, industry, education and authorities; and between Australia and the world. FAD is funded by the Institute with partners and is managed by the Institute’s South Australian Events Unit, under the direction of the SA Executive Director and the FAD Advisory Group.