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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 ...
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    Sowing seeds for 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale – creative team announced

    August 23, 2017
    An Australian grassland will be brought to life inside the Australian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2018 with the successful proposal announced at events in Sydney and Melbourne tonight. Presented by the Australian Institute of Architects, repair by Baracco+Wright Architects collaborating with artist Linda Tegg will see thousands of temperate grassland ...
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    Architects welcome NSW Government design policy

    August 18, 2017
    The Australian Institute of Architects has welcomed the launch of the design policy Better Placed by NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts this morning. ‘New South Wales needs to continue to become a better place to live in’, the Institute’s NSW Chapter President Andrew Nimmo said today. ‘The new policy will help to deliver a higher quality of ...
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    Non-conforming Building Products: Institute Submission to Senate Inquiry

    July 31, 2017
    The increasing presence of non-conforming products and materials is a matter of concern to the Institute and dealing with it requires a multi-faceted approach, with public safety coming first and foremost. The Institute has made a submission to the Senate Economics Reference Committee inquiry, outlining the important role that architects can play in mitigating risk in ...
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    Sirius Building – heritage decision ruled invalid

    July 31, 2017
    The Institute congratulates former NSW Chapter President Shaun Carter and the Save Our Sirius team following last week’s ruling by the NSW Land and Environment Court that the government’s decision not to heritage list the Sirius public housing building was invalid. The verdict stated that the then Minister for Environment and Heritage, Mark Speakman, had ...
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    Australian Institute of Architects announces new Droga Resident and International Call Out 2018

    July 17, 2017
    The Australian Institute of Architects Foundation is delighted to welcome talented German architect Martin Ostermann as the next Droga Architect in Residence. Ostermann will be joined on the residency by designer Lena Kleinheinz, co -founder and director of their Berlin-based practice, Magma Architecture. Magma Architecture have earned international recognition for their innovative and award-winning designs, including ...