Carfrae House - Lippmann Partnership

Carfrae House
Lippmann Partnership, Photo: Willem Rethmeier

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Social Sustainability by Dr Angelique Edmonds
18 Jul-11 Aug, Various locations

Teresa Moller
11-15 Aug, Various locations

Welcome to the New South Wales Chapter

Welcome to the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. This is the entry point for the many exciting opportunities and events that the Institute offers its NSW and national members.

On this page you will find information on NSW CPD events. In the Quick links box to the right you will find links to other NSW events, as well as awards, services, resources and publications.






New South Wales CPD events

Continuing professional development (CPD) events are a core component of the NSW Chapter's continuing professional development program. The series aims to present topics that are inspiring and tangible, providing knowledge that attendees can put into practice.

CPD in NSW

In most states of Australia, including NSW, it is compulsory for registered architects to do CPD.

Be aware that A+ members of the Institute are required to accrue yearly CPD points regardless of their state of registration.

For more information about CPD for architects, see the Continuing professional development page on this website.
                            


 

BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE:  A roundtable discussion
Wednesday 6 August 2014, 6:00pm-7:30pm


How can digital technologies help us bridge the gap between education and practice?  
 
Join us for a roundtable discussion, which will interrogate our approach to digital culture.
 
The thematic of ‘digital culture’ provides a lens to explore a number of significant and timely issues related to architectural education, research, and practice. The term 'digital culture' is significant here as it seeks to include, but also extend beyond normative instrumental conceptualisations of the use and impacts of digital technologies as tools within the design process, to open up to broader considerations, including how digital practices are being considered and integrated with/in teaching and learning practices.
 
Melonie Bayl-Smith
Hank Hauesler
Shaowen Wang
Ning Gu
Russell Lowe
Sandra Loschke
Robert Beson
Iain Maxwell
 
Will be discussing new courses and approaches to architectural education, new research methodologies including online data collection methods, new research outcomes including prototyping, interdisciplinary research practices, and new potentials for the nexus between education, industry, and practice.

Venue: Australian Institute of Architects, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
Free, booking essential. Registration here.



Sustainability in Architecture

Module 2 - Residential part 1
Thursday 31 July 9:00am – 12:30pm

Presenter: David Bennett, architect, founder of Shaping Suburbia and co-chair of the NSW Chapter’s Sustainability Committee.

This is the second of three modules exploring sustainability in architecture. Module 2 focuses on residential architecture and the role of "passive" systems in particular, as they play out through a series of residential case studies in NSW.

What are the key components of "passive" design? How does material selection and an understanding of U-Vale, R-value, glazing, wall systems, insulation, infiltration and shading impact? What is the adaptive model of thermal comfort? How do the various ratings tools work, which ones are relevant for your project and how are they used? How can good design encourage our clients to adopt energy-saving behaviour?

3 formal CPD points | 3 GBCA green points

$75 Member | $65 A+ member | $50 Graduate member | $40 SONA member | $110 Non-member | $50 Student non-member.

Venue: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.

Register online.



NSS4: Social Sustainability: Design that connects people
Monday 11 August - Live Stream: 5.30pm - 7.30pm AEST.

  • Dr Angelique Edmonds was recently published in Architecture AU on the topic of Social sustainability. Click HERE for the article

 





 

Sustainability in Architecture
Module 3 - Residential part 2

Thursday 28 August 9:00am – 12:30pm

Presenter: David Bennett, architect, founder of Shaping Suburbia and co-chair of the NSW Chapter’s Sustainability Committee.

This is the third of three modules exploring sustainability in architecture. Module 3 focuses on residential architecture and the role of "active" systems in particular, as these systems play out through a series of residential case studies in NSW.

What is the role of "active" systems in the design of ecologically intelligent residential architecture? What are the options when it comes to renewable s like solar, wind and hydro? What is best practice when it comes to heating, cooling and the use of PV Panels? What are some alternative solutions to achieve highly efficient residential architecture?

3 formal CPD points | 3 GBCA green points

$75 Member | $65 A+ member | $50 Graduate member | $40 SONA member | $110 Non-member | $50 Student non-member.

Venue: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.

Register online.




Terms & conditions for CPD events

  1. Fees – Fees must be paid in full before the event.
  2. Membership discounts – Institute members are entitled to the discounts shown, provided their membership number is quoted when the booking is made, and their membership subscription is active at the time of booking.
  3. Cancellations by Institute – The Institute reserves the right to cancel or alter the dates, speakers or venue. In the event of cancellation, bookings will be transferred to the next available event unless the registrant requests otherwise.
  4. Cancellations by attendee – Cancellations by the attendee must be received in writing. No refunds or cancellations are permitted within two (2) full working days prior to the event. 'No shows' will not be refunded.
  5. Members who register, and fail to cancel could incur a cancellation fee.
 





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Newcastle CPD

For more information, please contact Kate Griffin - Newcastle division on: 02 4960 4200

 

2012 podcasts

13 September

Safe work, safe design

The Work Health & Safety Act that came into effect on 1 January is far-reaching and affects every business and any area of activity that could be described as an undertaking, including architectural practices. Very heavy fines and potential imprisonment can result from a workplace injury or death.

Architects, as designers, have special responsibilities under the Act. They must now provide health and safety reports about the design to their clients. This applies to domestic projects as well as larger developments. They have shared responsibility for safety in the design during both construction and demolition.

This CPD session explains architects’ responsibilities as employers and designers, introduces the key principles of the Safe Design of Buildings & Structures guideline and advises on how to meet the requirements of the Act.


14 August

A new planning system for NSW

The current review of the NSW Planning System has the potential to dramatically improve the environment within which all architects work. Can it also deliver more sustainable, amenable and beautiful cities and towns across our state? How could transport and infrastructure planning mesh with land-use planning in the new system?

This discussion hosted by Chapter President Matthew Pullinger includes presentations by Marcus Ray (NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure), Phil Leijten (Transport for NSW) and Peter John Cantrill (Director, Tzannes Associates).


17 July

Conversations across borders


19 June

In conversation with Kerry Clare

A series brought to you by Adam Haddow.


27 March

Great women in conversation

Louise Cox AM, Diane Jones and Joan Domicelj join fellow Marion Mahony Griffin Prize-winner Anne Higham in a conversation about the highs and lows of a life in architecture, landscape architecture and planning.


28 February

Australia House – a servey of contemporary practice

Presented by Architecture Australia

The Australia House competition, organized by the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan, drew 154 entries from a vast array of practitioners and students from Japan, Australia and beyond. The competition brief was to provide a space in which Australian artists can work, live and display art. The previous setting for these activities was a hundred-year-old traditional farmhouse that collapsed from the aftershocks of the tsunami and earthquake that devastated Japan in March 2011.

Architecture Australia has invited a selection of entrants to present their proposals. Speakers include the competition winner Andrew Burns, Brit Andresen from second-placed BAMF, and entrants David Neustein and Jas Johnston, Peter Stutchbury and Janet Laurence.

 


21 February

The middle of east – old & new