Architecture (Latin „architectura“, from the Greek „arkitekton“, apxitektonviky – arkhitektonike, from apxi chief or leader and tektoviky builder or carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and other physical structures.
The architectural profession deals with many of the critical issues in today's society, such as exploring new boundaries when it comes to living, investigating new technologies and material as well as ensuring that what we build is environmentally sustainable. Importantly, it is not only about great design for today, but for future generations when it comes to preserving our architectural heritage.
By promoting better, responsible and environmental design, the Australian Institute of Architects actively lobbies to maintain and improve the quality of our built environment. By raising design standards in our cities, urban areas, commercial and residential buildings, the profession as a whole as well as the Institute has a major role in shaping Australia's future.
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