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    A+ on affordability, but density, design and energy efficiency focus needed

    May 9, 2017
    TUESDAY 9 MAY The Australian Institute of Architects wholeheartedly welcomes the Commonwealth Government’s housing affordability package released in tonight’s Federal Budget. National President Ken Maher said the Treasurer had been bold in his approach to tackling what is becoming an increasingly serious issue for Australians, but lamented the missed opportunity for the Government to notch up some ...
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    Architecture’s leaders honoured with national prizes

    May 6, 2017
    6 May 2017 The profound contribution of Australia’s foremost architects and architectural students has been honoured with the awarding of prestigious national prizes from the Australian Institute of Architects at the National Architecture Conference at Sydney’s International Convention Centre today. The highest honour, the Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal, was awarded to Peter Elliott AM recognising ...
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    Peter Elliott AM awarded architecture’s highest honour

    May 6, 2017
    6 May 2017 Described by his peers as ‘an architect of great distinction who has possibly affected more lives and contributed more to his city than most could dream of’, Peter Elliott AM has today been awarded Australian architecture’s highest honour, the Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal. Over a career spanning more than four decades, ...
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    Jennifer Cunich – the changing face of your Institute

    May 6, 2017
    SPEECH NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE:PRAXIS SYDNEY 5 MAY 2017 Jennifer Cunich Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Architects Good morning, I wanted to speak with you today about the changing face of your institute and your place in it. I am privileged to be the CEO of the Institute. It is a complex organisation with many sub-groupings, and to say that ...
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    Planning for 50 million Australians

    April 26, 2017
    With Australia’s population projected to almost double in the next 40 years, planning and shaping our cities so they remain liveable in the face of this growth is a priority.
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    Leading Canadian architect Dr Pérez-Gómez comes to Australia

    April 21, 2017
    The Australian Institute of Architects Foundation is delighted to welcome distinguished architect Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez to Australia as part of the 2017 Droga Residency Program. Dr Pérez-Gómez holds the position of Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture, Founding Director of the post-professional MArch and PhD, History and Theory of Architecture Option, School ...
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    Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Award entries announced

    April 21, 2017
    Eight projects are in the running for honours in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2017 Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards with results to be announced on Friday 12 May.
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    Architects: Agents of change

    April 12, 2017
    They are the women and men who design our cities, buildings and public spaces, shaping the built environment in which we live and work, and act out our daily lives. Architects can be powerful agents of change and from 4 to 6 May they will be converging on Sydney for the annual National Architecture Conference.
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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 ...