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    20 billion reasons to factor in demand side to future proof energy supply in Finkel review

    March 6, 2017
    With submissions to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market closing last Friday, the Australian Institute of Architects is calling for governments to focus on the demand side of the energy equation, particularly in the built environment sector, as a more immediate and effective pathway to alleviate the current challenges ...
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    Winners of the 2017 Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards announced

    March 3, 2017
    The Coomera Sports and Leisure Centre by BDA Architecture with Peddle Thorp Architects (Melbourne) has taken out the Building of the Year Award in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2017 Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards. In awarding the project the jury noted that it ‘balances the functional requirements of the Commonwealth Games while leaving ...
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    Dulux Study Tour winners announced

    February 28, 2017
    Five outstanding emerging architects have been chosen from a competitive field of 117 entrants to participate in the Australian Institute of Architects’ tenth annual Dulux Study Tour. The winners will embark on a ten-day tour of Europe in May featuring destinations such as Barcelona, London and Prague. The jury, chaired by National President Prof Ken Maher, ...
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    New national prize celebrates gender equity

    February 27, 2017
    Queensland architect Catherine Baudet has tonight been awarded the inaugural Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize for her outstanding support for women in the architectural profession spanning more than 30 years. Immediate Past President and Jury Chair, Jon Clements, said Catherine has played a pivotal role in bringing about the substantial progress now being ...
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    Building a strong voice for architecture – Our 2017 agenda

    January 16, 2017
    Jennifer Cunich, Chief Executive Officer As valued members of the Institute and supporters of the built environment, I want to share with you our plan for 2017 and the actions we will deliver to champion the profession and the enormous contribution you make to our nation. This video sets out how we are building on our ...
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    Architects seek urgent review of Parliament House fence plans

    December 21, 2016
    The Australian Institute of Architects wants plans to build a 2.6-metre fence around Parliament House put on hold, key documents immediately released and a proper public consultation process, including expert advice, conducted around the proposal. National President, Professor Ken Maher, has called on the Department of Parliamentary Services to immediately release the five-year Conservation Management Plan ...
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    Vale Peter Corrigan

    December 2, 2016
    On behalf of the Australian Institute of Architects, National President Professor Ken Maher has expressed great sadness at the passing of 2003 Gold Medallist, Peter Corrigan AM. ‘Peter was a stalwart of the architectural community, inspiring through his teachings and his practice. He nurtured an enduring architectural culture in Melbourne that has been influential throughout the ...
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    Invention trumps fashion at 2016 National Architecture Awards

    November 4, 2016
    The winners of the acclaimed Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 National Architecture Awards were revealed at a ceremony in Sydney on Thursday 3 November. The expert jury bestowed honours on 40 projects from all around the country that showcase architectural practice at its peak, with several projects receiving multiple recognitions. The winning projects were chosen from ...
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    Vote for your favourite from Australia’s best homes

    October 3, 2016
    To celebrate World Architecture Day on Monday 3 October, the Australian Institute of Architects has opened voting in the National Architecture Awards’ 2016 People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award gives members of the public the opportunity to select their favourite house from the 14 residential projects shortlisted by the national jury. Ranging from discreet alterations to ...
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    Country NSW architectural award winners crowned

    September 30, 2016
    Six projects showcasing the best in architectural practice and design have taken out top honours in this year’s prestigious Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Country Division Awards. The panel of expert industry judges also conferred commendations on three projects, while the People’s Choice Award, following a huge public response to the entries, ended in a dead ...