hello; calling for newcastle committee members

DARCH, the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter Emerging Architects and Graduates Committee, is looking for Newcastle-based committee members. Involvement in the Committee provides you with support and resources to engage and bring together the community of emerging architects and graduates in Newcastle; organising tours, talks, and social events to bring people together. We are looking for two emerging architects or graduates to work together to achieve this.

Being on the DARCH committee involves:

> A minimum commitment of 1 year
> Attendance or teleconference to the monthly DARCH committee meetings
> Representation and participation in the AIA Newcastle Division committee meetings and activities
> Coordination and organisation of at least 3 events a year (with DARCH support)
> Establishing a support base in Newcastle to enable a sustainable approach moving forward

If you’re interested in applying for this position, send in your one page CV and cover letter to darch@architecture.com.au

Expressions of interest close Tuesday 21 June 2016.

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2014 DARCH Horse Awards

Now in its fourth year, the DARCH Horse Awards recognises and celebrates outstanding contributions by non-architects in the pursuit of a high quality built environment.

The categories include:

    • Government Authority
    • Builder
    • Client
    • Developer
    • Consultant
    • Specialist Contractor
    • Urban Provocateur

This year we have updated the nominations process and split it into two stages:

  • Stage 1 | Closes Fri 23 Oct: requires a 150 word nominations by the architect/designer.
  • Stage 2 | Closes Fri 6 Nov: requires the nominee to complete the submission.


The awards will be presented on Wednesday 25th of November. We are excited to announce that this year, with the generous support of our Principal Partner AUSTRAL BRICKS, the awards presentation evening will be again held at Austral’s CBD Design Studio.


For more info go to www.darchhorseawards.com


2015 David Lindner Prize – applications close 21 April

This prize aims to inspire graduates and emerging architects to contribute to the growth, innovation and development of architectural design and theory through a funded body of research.

The winning proposal will be announced at the annual NSW Architecture Awards on July 2 2015 and awarded funding of $5,000 towards carrying out the research.

The Prize was established in memory of David Lindner, a talented young Sydney architect who tragically disappeared in Iran in 1997.

Submissions for the 2015 David Lindner Prize open on Tuesday 10 March.
The closing date for entries is Tuesday 21 April.
Proposals should be sent to the Awards Manager at hannah.burgess@architecture.com.au

For more information:
Read the details in the images below, or download the pdf document by clicking here.
You can also contact Hannah Burgess, Events Officer, Australian Institute of Architects
T: 9246 4055 E:hannah.burgess@architecture.com.au

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2015 NSW Chapter Mentoring Program applications close Fri 6th March


The Mentoring Program is available to all members and non-members who are active participants of the architecture community. We are seeking applications from mentors and mentees at all stages in their professional career or university studies.

The aim of the Program is to impart inter-generational wisdom to ensure that the profession of architecture continues to thrive and remain robust in the evolving nature of the design and construction of the built environment.

For further details please download a Mentor Program Information Pack.

Please download and complete the appropriate application form below.

Mentee Application
Mentor Application

Applications close Friday 6 March 2015.