UQ Advanced Engineering Building, Richard Kirk Architect HASSELL Joint Venture
Photo: Scott Burrows

What's on

around the country

2014 Graduate Survey now open
closes 15 December

2013 Graduate Survey report

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:

2014 Regional Speaker Series

Kunlé Adeyemi

Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi is founder and principal of NLÉ, an architecture, design and urbanism practice, based in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Kunlé will tour Australia in November and will be focusing his presentations on designing in regional locations.

Tuesday 25 November
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
'Big Percy Lecture Theatre'
1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong Victoria
To book click here.

Gold Coast
Wednesday 26 November
Griffith University Gold Coast Campus
Building G11, Rooms 4.28 and 4.29
Southport BC, Queensland
To book click here.

Thursday 27 November
Australian Institute of Architects – NSW Chapter
'Tusculum' 3 Manning Street Potts Point NSW
To book click here.

 *Refreshments and drinks provided at all locations

Ticket Prices

Membership Type     Price 
Institute Member     $50.00
A+ Institute Member     $40.00
Institute Member – Graduate or Affiliate     $35.00
SONA Member     $20.00
Student Non-Member     $35.00
Non-Member     $70.00

                Waterfront Development
Photo Courtesy of NLÉ
                  Mabushi Residential Development
Photo Courtesy of NLÉ

The 2014 Regional Speaker Series is proudly supported by AWS.

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AusIndoArch: Tropfix

AusIndoArch: Tropfix was a conference like no other, This conference brought together tropical architects from both Indonesia and Northern Australia together to discuss the unique ways of building, different approaches to using the land and how architects can lead the shaping of healthier, more urbane, sustainable tropical cities. AusIndoArch: Tropfix conference was held on 7 and 8 November 2014 in Darwin.

For more information on the conference please visit http://wp.architecture.com.au/ausindoarch.

National Architecture Awards

The 2014 National Architecture Awards were held in Darwin on November 6. Recognising outstanding achievements and excellence in architecture, the 2014 National Architecture Awards was a spectacular occasion of celebration and networking. Congratulations to all the winners! 

To view the media release announcing the winners of the 2014 National Architecture Awards click here

2014 Gold Medal Tour

Phil Harris and Adrian Welke, co-founders of Troppo, were 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 Jury Chair said.

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

The 2014 Gold Medal Tour took place from June through to November with the Gold Medallists finishing the tour by delivering the AS Hook address in Troppo's home town, Darwin. 

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


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

2016 National Architecture Conference

Call for a Creative Director

Thank you to everyone who submitted an EOI for the role of the Creative Director for the 2016 National Architecture Conference. Applications for this role have now closed. 

2015 Queensland Regional Conference

Call for a Creative Director

Thank you to everyone who expressed interest for the role of Creative Director for the 2015 Queensland Regional Architecture Conference.

We are now reviewing the applications and hope to have a decision soon.

International Speaker Series

Simone Carena, Italy/Seoul

Simone Carena, architect from Italy/Seoul, visited Australia in October as part of the 2014 International Speaker Series!

Simone Carena is co-founder of MOTOElastico, the best Italian architecture office in Korea.Based at the most controversial frontier of Asia, MOTOElastico is a groundbreaking firm with projects published internationally. The field of exploration is vast and uncharted: architecture, interiors, design, exhibition, media, art. The 'moto-elastico' bounces between Korean know-how and the Italian why-not.

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.

The Australia Award 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.