National events, speakers, conferences & exhibitions
Events on this page include the National Conference, Venice Biennale, and other conferences, exhibitions and forums.
Elsewhere on the site you can find information for:
2016 National Architecture Conference- How Soon is Now?
28-30 April, Adelaide
The ceaseless appetite for the new means that architecture is constantly projecting, speculating and theorising. Instead of always looking into the future or back into the past, projects are already demonstrating the new ways in which architecture operates in the world.
The future is right now!
The challenge for architecture is to not retreat into itself and be ostracised from the extraordinary moment in history in which it finds itself. But rather to recognise its place in contemporary practice, and to stake a claim for its agency within that system.
We want to explore the agency of architecture to make real changes in the world, empowering architects to participate in the massive transformations that are occurring to cities, to global as well as local societies and to the sustainability of our planet.
How Soon is Now continues the shift of conversation from a self-reflective and internal one to an open, collaborative and discursive one. The focus is on exemplary buildings and the experiences and knowledge of the people that fund, conceive, create and inhabit them.
Speakers include, Julie Eizenberg (USA), Sadie Morgan (UK), Nasrine Seraji (France), Thomas Fisher (USA) and Amica Dall (UK). Visit the website for more information!
2015 National Architecture Awards
Thursday 5 November | Brisbane
University of Queensland Advanced Engineering Building
The National Architecture Awards have been held annually since 1981. These awards are the most prestigious in the design and construction industry. Held on Thursday 5 November in Brisbane the awards recognised 42 projects across 46 national honours in the coveted Awards program spanning 14 diverse categories.
To see the list of winners click here
2015 Gold Medal Tour- Peter Stutchbury
At the 2015 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards, Peter Stutchbury was announced as the 2015 Gold Medallist.
In thirty-four years of practice, Peter Stutchbury has mastered the art of creating architecture that speaks of the place it inhabits – buildings that are environmentally sustainable, culturally specific and locally embedded. Peter’s buildings also exhibit deft use of simple, readily available materials to produce sophisticated details that celebrate the intrinsic qualities of locally sourced materials and trades. What is most remarkable about his work is the clarity of his response to program and environment, instantly accessible to all who see and experience his buildings.
Peter Stutchbury’s standing in the profession is evident in the calibre of colleagues who count him as a cherished friend and who are active advocates of his contribution to architecture in Australia and internationally. Of particular relevance are the past and present employees who have been nurtured in the studio of Peter Stutchbury Architecture and count Peter as a valued mentor.
Committed to advancing Australian architecture through practice, teaching and participation in broad-based professional activities and organizations, including the Australian Institute of Architects, Peter Stutchbury is also a founding member of the Australian Architecture Association and a founding director of the Architecture Foundation Australia.
For his contribution to the advancement of architecture, Peter Stutchbury is a worthy recipient of the 2015 Gold Medal. - David Karotkin (Jury Chair)
2015 Gold Medal Tour Dates
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Call for Creative Director- 2017 National Architecture Conference
The National Architecture Conference is one of the major events of the Australian Institute of Architects. Held annually, the Conference is attended by over 1,000 delegates.
Since 2005, the Conference has been planned on a strategic and operational model that has seen it grow rapidly and substantially as a must-attend event in the annual calendar of many Australian and international delegates.
The Conference is funded by the Institute and managed by the Institute’s Events Unit, under the direction of the General Manager Member Engagement.
The scope of the Creative Director role and responsibilities is primarily focused on the themes, content and style of the event, with the formal and operational aspects being the primary focus of the Institute’s management team.
Expressions of interest closed on Monday 19 October 2015, the received submissions are currently under review.
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