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    2019 Newcastle Architecture Awards winners announced

    March 21, 2019
    Jury Prize winner: Maitland Riverlink by CHROFI Architects with McGregor Coxall. Photo by Brett Boardman. 21 March The Maitland Riverlink by CHROFI Architects with McGregor Coxall has emerged as the preeminent project in this year’s Newcastle Architecture Awards, collecting a swathe of honours including the prestigious Jury Prize. This public building provides a gateway uniting two key aspects of Maitland’s key identity for ...
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    Statement on VCAT ruling regarding Lacrosse

    March 1, 2019
    Responding to yesterday’s VCAT ruling relating to the 2014 Lacrosse building fire, the Australian Institute of Architects said the decision once again highlights the paramount importance of people’s safety in the built environment. National President Clare Cousins said the Lacrosse fire has been a catalyst for important reviews into building regulation in Australia and their recommendations ...
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    Prestigious Australian Institute of Architects Dulux Study Tour winners announced

    February 27, 2019
    Five of Australia’s best emerging architects will embark on a tour of Copenhagen, London and Lisbon, as winners of the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects Dulux Study Tour 2019. Carly McMahon (Liminal Studio), Jennifer McMaster (TRIAS), Phillip Nielsen (Regional Design Service), Ben Peake (Carter Williamson Architects), and Alix Smith (HASSELL) were today announced as the award ...
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    Architects welcome recommendations of the Opal Tower final report

    February 26, 2019
    The NSW Chapter of the Australians Institute of Architects (the Institute) strongly supports key recommendations made by the authors of the final Opal Tower report released last week. These recommendations include: creating a database of government-registered engineers; imposing independent third-party checks of critical design elements throughout high-rise construction; and creating a new Building Structure Review Board ...
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    Housing a growing nation – Parliamentary Breakfast

    February 22, 2019
    On the last sitting day before the federal budget and in the lead up to the next federal election, the Australian Institute of Architects hosted a Parliamentary breakfast in the nation’s capital. On Thursday 21 February 2019, National President Clare Cousins led an expert panel comprising Nicola Lemon, Chair of PowerHousing Australia and Denita Wawn, ...
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    Pace of progress to improve building safety too slow for community comfort

    February 11, 2019
    The outcomes from Friday’s Building Minister’s Forum will fall short of community expectations when it comes to ensuring Australians’ safety, according to the Australian Institute of Architects. National President Clare Cousins, who represented the architectural profession at the meeting, said the slow pace of progress on such a grave issue was of serious concern. ‘The blaze at ...
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    Reform still needed to ensure building safety

    February 11, 2019
    The Australian Institute of Architects’ Victorian Chapter is calling for a heightened focus on reform in the wake of the Spencer Street apartment building fire overnight. Chapter President Amy Muir said building quality and safety must be a priority for the government. ‘It is extremely fortunate that last night’s fire at the Neo200 apartment block did not ...
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    2019 Member Election results

    January 24, 2019
    The Institute is excited to announce the recently elected members to Chapter and National Councils, International Chapter Chair and NSW, SA, Tas & WA Chapter Presidents. Congratulations to our new Council members and thank you to our outgoing members for their important contributions in 2018.   NATIONAL COUNCIL Congratulations to the Institute’s Nationally-Elected National Councillors who represent the whole membership ...
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    Institute welcomes new CEO

    January 16, 2019
    Image: John O’Rourke   The Australian Institute of Architects has today announced the appointment of Julia Cambage to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the architecture profession’s peak body. Ms Cambage joins the Institute, which represents more than 11,000 members in Australia and overseas, with over 20 years of CEO experience. Most recently, she was CEO for ...
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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 ...