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    Institute applauds Fishermans Bend decision

    February 22, 2018
    The Australian Institute of Architects strongly supports the Victorian Government’s decision to call in Permit applications on 26 projects as a necessary step to ensure a crucial part of the city’s planning best serves community outcomes. Incoming Victorian Chapter President Amy Muir said the Government had made the right decision for the long-term sustainable development of ...
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    2018 Elected Chapter President, Chapter and National Councils

    February 2, 2018
      The Institute is excited to announce the recently elected members for Chapter Councils, National Council and NT, Qld and Vic Chapter Presidents for 2018. Congratulations to our new Council members and thank you to our outgoing members for their important contributions in 2017.   NATIONAL COUNCIL Congratulations to the Institute’s Nationally-Elected National Councillors who represent the whole membership on National ...
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    Federation Square decision cause for concern

    December 21, 2017
    The Australian Institute of Architects says there has been a lack of due process in the Victorian Government’s decision to allow the demolition of the Yarra Building in Federation Square and its replacement with a new Apple Flagship Store. Victorian Chapter President Vanessa Bird said the decision has caused great concern within the architectural profession and ...
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    Architects welcome Victorian Cladding Taskforce interim report, call for urgent action

    December 4, 2017
    The Australian Institute of Architects welcomes the Victorian Cladding Taskforce’s interim report and unreservedly supports the finding that: ‘The problem of widespread non-compliant cladding can be attributed to three factors: the supply and marketing of inappropriate building materials, a poor culture of compliance in the industry, and the failure of the regulatory system to deal ...
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    Architects question plans to demolish stadiums

    November 29, 2017
    The Australian Institute of Architects has questioned the recent announcement by the NSW Government to demolish the Sydney Football Stadium at Moore Park and the Olympic Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park to make way for new stadiums with similar spectator capacities. ‘The Sydney Football Stadium is barely 30 years old, while the Olympic Stadium is less ...
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    Regions surprise and delight, dominating 2017 Architecture Awards

    November 3, 2017
    From the Pilbara to Darwin, the Daintree and a remote bay on Tasmania’s Bruny Island, the winners of this year’s Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards show that some of the most exceptional architectural contributions are coming increasingly from our regions. A greater number of emerging practices also featured among the 44 projects earning a ...
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    Voting now open for Australia’s favourite house

    October 2, 2017
    In celebration of World Architecture Day on Monday 2 October, voting has opened for the annual People’s Choice Award as part of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2017 National Architecture Awards. The People’s Choice Award gives members of the public the opportunity to select their favourite house from the 15 residential projects on the national jury’s ...
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    Jury releases shortlist for Australia’s highest architecture accolades

    September 15, 2017
    September 15, 2017 The competition for recognition as the best in Australian architecture has reached its most fierce with a record 983 entries being received across 14 categories in this year’s Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Following the Chapter Architecture Awards presentations earlier in the year, ...
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    Support for Senate report’s strong recommendations on cladding

    September 7, 2017
      6 Sep, 2017 The Australian Institute of Architects fully supports all of the recommendations put forward by the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into non-conforming building products in their interim report on aluminium composite cladding tabled today. National President Richard Kirk said the Institute shares the Committee’s view that the use of non-conforming and non-compliant building products ...
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    Member Advisory Alert – NCBPs and NCPs

    August 31, 2017
    Message from the National President As specialist, highly-qualified, registered professionals, architects have specific obligations and duties when it comes to product specification and use in the built environment. Beyond the regulations imposed by government, the Institute’s members are also bound by a code of ethics, and by a duty to constantly improve our practices. This commitment ...