Media releases

Media Releases

2017

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    Multi-Residential, regional projects among winners announced at 2017 NSW Architecture Awards

    July 3, 2017
    With the need for 190,000 new dwellings in the next four years according to the Greater Sydney Commission, access to quality, affordable housing options could not be more important. It comes as no surprise that residential categories figured strongly in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2017 NSW Architecture Awards, announced at Luna Park on Saturday ...
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    2017 Victorian Architecture Awards Celebrate Places for People

    June 30, 2017
    The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Victorian Architecture Awards, announced tonight (Friday 30 June 2017). Juries noted that ‘creating places for people’ was evident in all categories, showcasing architects’ ability to contribute to both the development of community and the public realm in a ...
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    Places for people dominate 2017 ACT Architecture Awards

    June 26, 2017
    From the small-scale residential renovation through to the large-scale public building, projects of all sizes that enrich our environments have been honoured at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2017 ACT Architecture Awards in Canberra on Saturday night. The ACT’s highest architecture honour, the Canberra Medallion, went to Constitution Avenue by NCA, JILA, Hill Thalis, SMEC and ...
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    Emerging architects, innovation dominate Tasmanian Architecture Awards

    June 26, 2017
    The 2017 Tasmanian Architecture Awards winners have been announced at St David’s Cathedral. The work of twelve practices has been recognised from a field of 28 entries – a record number. This year’s entries ranged from innovative new homes to airports, bars, a child care centre and even a toilet block. Core Collective Architects took home ...
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    Enriching Education Design celebrated at the 2017 WA Architecture Awards

    June 26, 2017
    Willetton Senior High School has been bestowed with the highest accolade, the George Temple Poole Award, at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2017 WA Architecture Awards. Celebrating excellence in design and construction, the Awards were held on Friday, June 23, at Crown Towers II Ballroom. Designed by HASSELL, the High School has been commended on its ...
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    The Pool to make a splash at NGV Australia

    June 26, 2017
    For the first time in Australia, The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity, Australia’s exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale, will be on display for local audiences in a special exhibit at NGV Australia in Melbourne. Beginning in August, the immersive exhibition will explore public space as a vital component to society using one of Australia’s greatest ...
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    Winners of the Queensland State Architecture Awards announced

    June 24, 2017
    A ‘much loved community facility’ and a home nestled deep in the Daintree are among winners in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2017 Queensland State Architecture Awards announced in Brisbane on Friday 23 June. The Sunshine Coast University Hospital, by Architectus Brisbane and HDR Rice Daubney as Sunshine Coast Architects, was lauded by the jury as ...
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    Consumers to pay more if demand and design keep being ignored in energy debate

    June 21, 2017
    21 June The Australian Institute of Architects has welcomed reports today of support in the Coalition Party Room for the majority of recommendations made in the recently released Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market. National President, Richard Kirk, praised Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel and the panel for delivering a deeply considered ...
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    2017 Chapter Architecture Award Winners

    June 19, 2017
    Congratulations to all the winners of the recently announced Chapter Architecture Awards. Check out the full list of winners for each Chapter below. Projects that receive Named Awards and Awards in their respective Chapter Architecture Awards programs will go into the running for honours at the National Architecture Awards to be presented in Canberra on ...
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    The top in the Territory announced at Northern Territory Architecture Awards

    June 19, 2017
    16 June, 2017 The Northern Territory’s best architecture has been celebrated at the 2017 NT Architecture Awards held on Friday 16 June in Darwin. Bullocky Point Education Precinct by MODE was the most awarded project of the night being lauded by the jury as a building that ‘is most assuredly a work of the Northern Territory’ and ...
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    A toast to SA’s architecture at 2017 Awards

    June 16, 2017
    10 June 2017 Wineries have made a big splash at the 2017 South Australian Architecture Awards held at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday 10 June. Penfolds Magill Estate by Denton Corker Marshall took out two Named Awards, the Keith Neighbour Award for Commercial Architecture and the Robert Dickson Award for Interior Architecture. Petaluma Cellar Door by Grieve ...
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    Architects advocate for self-determination by Australia’s First Peoples

    June 2, 2017
    FRIDAY 2 JUNE The Australian Institute of Architects supports calls to strengthen the decision-making power of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. National President, Richard Kirk, said National Reconciliation Week provides an opportunity for all Australians to consider how we can close the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians and be ...
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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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    Housing affordability: density, design and the challenges ahead

    March 22, 2017
    On 22 March, the Institute hosted a housing affordability briefing at Parliament House in Canberra to examine the issues of density, design and the challenges ahead. The Institute’s National Councillors and Executives joined more than fifty Members of Parliament, Senators and their Staff including Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Michael Sukkar MP as ...
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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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