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    Institute says plans to demolish Anzac Hall are ‘shocking, distressing’

    November 1, 2018
    Plans to demolish award-winning Anzac Hall, as unveiled today by the Australian War Memorial, have been described as ‘deeply distressing’ by the Australian Institute of Architects. While fully supporting moves to honour and better tell the stories of Australia’s servicemen and women, National President Clare Cousins said the Institute was shocked at the lack of consultation ...
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    Rigour and reimagining: Winners shine at 2018 National Architecture Awards

    November 1, 2018
    From the rugged Tasmanian coast to the soaring skyscrapers of Spring Street, the winners of this year’s Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards have shown how a defined sense of place, commitment to sustainability and professional ingenuity continue to drive innovation and transformation in Australian architectural practice. The winners of 12 named awards, 20 national ...
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    Advocacy Update: Building Safety – Cladding

    October 23, 2018
      Following on from our original 2017 Member Alert on non-conforming building products, the use of flammable cladding on the facade of Australian buildings has come under further scrutiny. There has been widespread removal and replacement of non-compliant cladding. Building owners are commencing legal proceedings against building professionals, including architects, to recover costs of dealing with aluminium ...
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    45th anniversary an opportunity to reflect on the power of great architectural icons

    October 19, 2018
    As far as Australian architectural icons go, there is no building more symbolic of our nation than the Sydney Opera House, a work of art that captures the imagination of people the world over. On its 45th anniversary, the Australian Institute of Architects celebrates this magnificent feat of architecture, the tremendous role it has played in ...
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    Anti-competitive’ lending practices cost consumers and small business: Banking Royal Commission

    October 9, 2018
      The refusal of many banks to approve construction loans for architect-administered contracts is anti-competitive and is imposing costs on consumers and small business, according to a submission to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. The joint submission by the Australian Institute of Architects (the Institute), ArchiTeam Cooperative and the ...
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    Institute opposes exploitation of Sydney Opera House sails

    October 6, 2018
    The Australian Institute of Architects has voiced its support for Sydney Opera House chief executive Louise Herron in upholding the policy of her organisation and opposing the use of the sails of the World Heritage listed Opera House in a manner contrary to that policy. ‘The management of the Opera House has a duty to the ...
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    2018 NSW Country Division Architecture Awards announced

    October 4, 2018
       A cellar door built for a boutique winery in Orange, Montoro Wines, has taken out the top prize at this year’s prestigious Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Country Division Awards, the James Barnet Award. Designed by Orange-based practice Source Architects, the building was conceived as a broad platform where inside and outside bleed ...
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    Vote for Australia’s favourite house

    October 1, 2018
    In celebration of World Architecture Day, voting will open on Monday 1 October for the annual People’s Choice Award as part of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2018 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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    Designing our future should start today – strong support for new parliamentary report

    September 26, 2018
    The Australian Institute of Architects has thrown its support behind a new report that underscores the urgency to better plan and design for Australia’s future growth and help ensure prosperity, sustainability and liveability. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities Building Up and Moving Out report articulates the need for Australia’s cities ...
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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 ...