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

What's on

around the country

International Area Committee elections – vote now

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

Teresa Moller
11-15 Aug, Various locations

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:

Teresa Moller, Chile


Teresa Moller’s career was born from her desire to help people and a deep satisfaction from working with nature. She has studied landscape at the New York Botanical Garden and the Instituto Profesional INACEA in Chile and has practiced professionally in both design and construction for over twenty years. Her design philosophy is based on her respect for the existing elements of site as well as a formal, almost architectural, elegance.
Her works include public, private, institutional and corporate projects in both Chile and abroad. She has lectured extensively; her most recent lecture at the University of Arizona in the United States. In her words, the variable landscapes in Chile have taught her everything as she has to often meet the extreme differences in environment from working in the desert to the wet forests in Southern Chile. She is currently residing in Santiago, Chile and acting as the signature designer and founder of  Estudio del Paisaje Teresa Moller y Asociados, her office specializing in landscape design and construction services.

Monday 11th August, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Queensland Chapter - Australian Institute of Architects
70 Merivale Street, South Brisbane QLD
To book, click here

Wednesday 13th August, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
NSW Chapter - Australian Institute of Architects
'Tusculum' 3 Manning Street, Potts Point NSW
To book, click here 

Thursday 14th August, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tasmanian Chapter - Australian Institute of Architects
1/19a Hunter Street, Hobart TAS
To book, click here

Friday 15th August, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Austral Bricks Showroom
490 Swan Street, Richmond, Melbourne VIC
To book, click here

 Ticket Type 

Ticket Price 
 Institute Member   $60.00 
 A+ Institute Member   $45.00 
 Institute Member- Graduate, Retired, Affiliate     $40.00 
 SONA Member  $20.00
 Non-Member  $80.00
 Student Non-Member  $55.00

2 formal CPD points are available with the Teresa Moller International Speaker Series, to claim these points attendees will be required to complete a selection of questions provided to all attendees closer to the event.

For any enquiries regarding the International Speaker Series please contact the national events team via or telephone 02 6121 2016.

The Architext bookshop are supplying copies of Teresa Moller’s publication ‘Unveiling the Landscape’ for purchase at these events, at a special discounted rate for attendees! Pre-order your copy today and pick it up on the night! It is also very likely there may be the opportunity to have it signed by Teresa herself on the night!

As the exclusive sponsor of the Australian Institute of Architects’ International Speaker Series, Austral Bricks is proud to offer you an amazing experience with the International speakers in 2014.

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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

Tel.: 02 6121 2000

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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

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 & AS Hook Address – Adelaide

Wednesday 29 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Canberra

Thursday 30 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Melbourne

To register for the Darwin talk please contact the NT chapter.
Registration for all remaining Gold Medal talks will be available online soon.

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

Regional Speaker Series – Call for Creative Director!

Thank you to everyone who expressed their interest in becoming the Regional Speaker Series Creative Director. We’re currently reviewing all submissions and will contact the applicants shortly.

For further information contact the National Events and Sponsorship team on 02 6121 2000 or

(IMAGE: 2014 Newcastle Architecture Awards Public Architecture Award Winner: Birubi Point Surf Life Saving Club – EJE Architecture, photo Alexander Mayes)

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

AusIndoArch: Tropfix

Save the dates!

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, so save the dates in your diaries, and keep your eyes on this page for more information coming soon.

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 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. Save the date, and watch this space for more information.

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.

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.