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    ‘Inventiveness, sophistication’ shine in National Architecture Awards shortlist

    September 14, 2018
    The shortlist for the coveted Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards has been released, chosen from 975 projects across 14 categories nationally and abroad. Following the Chapter Architecture Awards announcements earlier this year, 203 projects were deemed eligible for national judging, with a shortlist of 69 announced today. Jury chair and Immediate Past President Richard Kirk ...
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    Vale Kerry Hill AO

    August 28, 2018
    On behalf of the Australian Institute of Architects, Acting National President Richard Kirk has offered sincere condolences to family, friends and colleagues of Life Fellow Kerry Hill AO following his passing on Sunday 26 August 2018. ‘The profession will be deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Kerry Hill. Kerry was one of Australia’s most ...
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    Building ministers must move faster on improving compliance

    August 23, 2018
    Public safety and the Australian building industry’s global reputation for quality will be jeopardised if better measures for compliance with the National Construction Code are not adopted promptly by all states and territories. On Friday 10 August, federal, state and territory ministers met for the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to discuss their collective response to the ...
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    Design-led growth needed in Melbourne to recapture most liveable city crown

    August 17, 2018
    Masterplanning, safe and sustainable design, and tighter building regulation are needed if Melbourne is to remain one of the world’s most liveable cities, according to the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. After seven years in the top spot, Melbourne this year dropped to number two in The Economist’s sought-after world’s most liveable city ...
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    2018 Gold Medal Tour: Adaptive architecture – exploring the ethics of design

    August 14, 2018
    The Australian Institute of Architects’ 2018 Gold Medallist, Alec Tzannes, commences his national architecture speaking tour in Darwin on 16 August, with a conversation around the nature of architecture and its often-underestimated benefits for Australian cities and towns. Tzannes will explore themes that influence contemporary design thinking and language, the way we work, and the role ...
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    Time to take national action on building standards

    August 9, 2018
      More than a year since the Grenfell Tower fire in London that claimed 72 lives, the peak body for the architectural profession is calling on Australia’s building ministers to finally implement consistent, nationwide changes to improve safety and better protect people from the threat posed by poor compliance with building regulations. The Australian Institute of Architects ...
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    Winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2018 International Chapter Awards announced

    July 23, 2018
    The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2018 International Chapter Architecture Awards at a special ceremony officiated by Australian High Commissioner to Singapore Bruce Gosper on Friday 20 July. The Awards recognise projects located beyond Australia’s borders by members of the Australian Institute of Architects. From a field of 17 entries, the ...
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    Next generation of architects big winners at Tas awards

    July 9, 2018
    Several of the state’s up and coming practices have dominated the 2018 Tasmanian Architecture Awards. This year’s winners were announced at a ceremony at Westland Nurseries in Seven Mile Beach, with 21 awards and commendations handed out from a record 43 entries, featuring everything from public amenities and office fit-outs to new and adapted housing ...
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    2018 NSW Architecture Award winners announced

    July 7, 2018
    The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the prestigious NSW Architecture Awards, including the first ever recipient of the NSW Architecture Medallion for ‘best in show’. Winning projects demonstrate design excellence, innovative thinking and among them are highly sensitive responses to the past as well as new visions of how we can ...
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    2018 Chapter Architecture Awards

    July 6, 2018
    Congratulations to all winners in the 2018 Chapter Architecture Awards. Named Award and Award winners will now go into the running to be shortlisted for the National Architecture Awards to be held in Melbourne in November. Learn more about the list of awarded projects via the media releases for each Chapter below:  ACT International NSW NT QLD SA  Tas Vic WA