MONA Museum of Old New Art

MONA – Museum of Old & New Art,
Fender Katsalidis. Photo: Brett Boardman

What's on

around the country

Gold Medal Tour
Various locations from 25 Sep

National Architecture Awards 2014
Darwin, 6 Nov

AusIndoArch
Darwin, 7-8 Nov

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:



AusIndoArch: Tropfix

Tickets on Sale Now!

This conference will bring tropical architects from both Indonesia and Northern Australia together to discuss our unique ways of building, different approaches to using the land and how architects can lead the shaping of healthier, more urbane, sustainable tropical cities. It will bring neighbours together culturally, through tropical architecture, and is guaranteed to be a unique and highly enjoyable conference.

The AusIndoArch: Tropfix conference is to be held on 7 and 8 November 2014 in Darwin.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://wp.architecture.com.au/ausindoarch


National Architecture Awards

Recognising outstanding achievements and excellence in architecture, the National Architecture Awards is a spectacular occasion of celebration and networking. It is the night-of-nights of Australian architecture, celebrating the best and boldest designs of the year in Australia's most celebrated work of architecture!

The 2014 National Architecture Awards will be held on 6 November 2014 in Darwin, NT. For more information click here

The 2013 National Architecture Awards were held at the Sydney Opera House in collaboration with the 40th anniversary of the Opera House. To view the winners of the 2013 National Awards view the media release.



2014 Gold Medal Tour

Phil Harris and Adrian Welke, co-founders of Troppo, have been awarded the 2014 Gold Medal at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards!

Driven by a desire to produce socially responsible architecture, the pair founded Troppo in Darwin in 1980, and have since grown the practice to include offices in Perth, Adelaide, Townsville and Byron Bay cultivating a portfolio of over 2500 projects ranging from tiny remote buildings to full-scale city design. Their ethos epitomises the importance of building for place and people: producing work that is sympathetic to the land, using locally relevant materials to create settings that work for the informal Australian lifestyle.

'Troppo's work pioneers a unique and special Australian approach to architecture: irreverent but sophisticated, inventive with a tinge of larrikin spirit. In 34 years of practice they have evolved an architecture that deals with the heat, the rain, the place and subtleties of climate, while understanding and reviving the lessons of the Top End's important history and legacy of projects,' Paul Berkemeier, National President and Jury Chair said.

Click here to view the full 2014 Gold Medal Jury citation.

The 2014 Gold Medal Tour will take place on the following dates:

Saturday 28 Jun
Gold Medal Talk – Darwin

Thursday 25 Sep
Gold Medal Talk – Perth

Monday 29 Sep
Gold Medal Talk – Hong Kong

Tuesday 30 Sep
Gold Medal Talk – Kuala Lumpur (details to be confirmed)

Wednesday 1 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Singapore (details to be confirmed)

Tuesday 7 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Brisbane

Wednesday 8 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Townsville

Friday 10 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Sydney

Saturday 11 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Adelaide

Wednesday 29 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Canberra

Thursday 30 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Melbourne

The AS Hook address will take place at the AusIndoArch conference in Darwin on Saturday November 8. For more information visit http://wp.architecture.com.au/ausindoarch/

Registration for all Gold Medal talks will be available online soon.

And remember... this talk is FREE to Institute members, so spread the word!

The Gold Medal Tour is proudly supported by the Institute’s Principal Corporate Partner, BlueScope Steel

 




Call for Creative Director – 2015 QLD Regional Conference 


We are seeking expressions of interest for the role of Creative Director for the 2015 Queensland Regional Architecture Conference. Following the success of ‘Spirit of Place’ held in Cairns during September 2013, the Institute are pleased to announce a second Queensland regional conference planned to take place in 2015.

The appointed Creative Director will be responsible for the conceptualisation and execution of the 2015 Conference. The scope of the role and responsibility is primarily focused on the theme and content of the Conference, with the formal operational aspects being the primary focus of the Institute management team. 

Expression of interest submissions must be received by 5.00pm EST, Friday 12 September 2014.
Click here for the expression of interest documentation and requirements.


 




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. The Australian Institute of Architects is seeking expressions of interest for the role of the Creative Director for the 2016 National Architecture Conference. 

The Institute is seeking expressions of interest from individuals, practices, schools of architecture, or collaborative teams to take on the role of creative director for the 2016 National Architecture Conference.
The appointed Creative Director will be responsible for the conceptualisation and execution of the 2016 Conference. The scope of the role and responsibility is primarily focused on the theme and content of the Conference, with the formal and operational aspects being the primary focus of the Institute management team.

Click here to view the expression of interest documentation and requirements.

Expression of interest submissions must be received by 5.00pm ADST Monday 20 October 2014.  

All submissions and any enquiries should be addressed to:

Kahlea McGeechan
National Events Manager
Australian Institute of Architects
PO Box 3373
Manuka ACT 2603

Email: kahlea.mcgeechan@architecture.com.au
Tel.: 02 6121 2000



Venice Architecture Biennale

Augmented Australia by creative team felix._Giles_Anderson+Goad will bring 21 unrealised Australian projects to life through three-dimensional augmented models, images, voiceovers and animations. The exhibition will comprise of historical designs, unbuilt public buildings by contemporary architects and the new Australian Pavilion by Denton Corker Marshall.

For more information on the exhibition, creative directors, and visiting the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, visit www.architecture.com.au/venicebiennale


International Speaker Series

Teresa Moller, Chile

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first International Speaker Series of 2014. We were extremely lucky to be joined by Teresa Moller, Landscape Architect from Chile for this series. Teresa travelled to Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne throughout August, selling out tickets in almost all locations. 

Teresa's works include public, private, institutional and corporate projects in both Chile and abroad. For more information on Teresa Moller click here.

We are hoping to have another speaker come to Australia later this year, be sure to check back for more details.

Australian Awards for Urban Design

Congratulations to all of the winners at the Australia Award for Urban Design 2014. The event was a great success, held at the National Portrait Gallery on Monday 14 July.

BEMP 2014: Productivity by Design

This year’s Built Environment Meets Parliament turned a spotlight on a new generation of design solutions that will unlock waves of economic and social dividends in our cities. Great design unleashes creative solutions that accelerate opportunity. Thank you to everyone who attended this years event at Parliament House on Tuesday 15 July 2014. 


National Architecture Conference 2014

The National Architecture Conference is a major event of the Australian Institute of Architects, attended by over 1000 delegates. This year it was held in Perth from 8 to 10 May 2014.  We would like to thank all who attended and helped make it a great event.  

The Institute is excited to announce the Creative Director’s for the 2015 National Architecture Conference. Donald Bates, Hamish Lyon and Andrew Mackenzie have partnered to explore the changing role of risk in architecture for the 2015 Conference, which will take place in Melbourne, 14-16 May.

We're looking forward to seeing you next year!


Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

Thursday 20 Mar, 2014
Peppermint Bay, Tasmania

Thank you to everyone for a fantastic evening!

The Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards recognise and honor the accomplishments of individuals who contribute to society through architecture and the built environment.

The Gold Medalist announcement and subsequent Gold Medal talk by Troppo Architects, Adrian Welke and Phil Harris was the highlight of the 2014 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards presentation night. This event created a wonderful opportunity for some of Australia's great architectural minds to share their experiences and knowledge in a social setting. Other awards announced on the evening included the National Presidents Prize, Leadership in Sustainability Prize, William J Mitchell International Area Committee Prize, Glenn Murcutt Student Prize, Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize, Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture, Emerging Architects Prize and the announcement of the Dulux Study Tour winners.

For the full list of award winners from the evening view the media release.


Cancellation Policy

Should you be unable to attend one of our events a substitute delegate is welcome to attend on your behalf as long as this is approved by the Institute prior to the conference. All cancellations or changes to a registration must be made in writing to the National events team c/o Australian Institute of Architects: events@architecture.com.au

All cancellations and refunds will incur an administration fee. No refunds will be issued within 14 days of the event. ‘No shows’ to the event will be charged the full registration fee.