RAIA TAS Chapter Update November 16, 2005
75th Birthday Celebrations
Come along to celebrate the RAIA's 75th Birthday THIS FRIDAY, November 18, from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm at the new Chapter office. There will be music, a big birthday cake and a chance to catch up with other members over a few drinks and a BBQ. Please RSVP as soon as possible. Bookings are essential for catering purposes.
Cost: Members $25, Non-Members $30, SONA $20, Student Non-Members $25.
Click here to download the booking form.
RAIA Christmas Party & Student Exhibition
The annual RAIA Christmas Party, Student Exhibition and presentation to the winner of the RAIA Woods Bagot Graduate Prize will be held on Thursday December 15 from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm at the new Chapter Office. Please keep this date free. Invitations will be sent shortly.
Cost: Free to members
Vale - David Archer
It was with much sadness that we learnt that David Archer, Chairman of the Board of Architects, lost his battle with cancer and passed away on Sunday morning, at the age of 64. David's funeral will be held at the Graham Family Funeral Home, Corner of Risdon and Bay Roads Newtown on Thursday at 11 am.
David was qualified in architecture and law and held a Professional Certificate in Arbitration and Mediation. From 1992 to 2000 David was the Director, Office of Physical Resources, UTAS. In 1999 he annotated and published the Tasmanian Land Use Planning and Approvals Act and the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Act. For 3 years until 2001 he was a member of the Battery Point Advisory Committee and during this period he was also on the Mt Nelson Advisory Committee.
David also had extensive experience in contract management on construction projects in both the public and private sectors, including projects for the Tasmanian Government. He held senior management positions in the Tasmanian State Construction Authority, including the Construction Tender Board.
Since 1989 David was actively involved in the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, and served as President from 1992-1994 and 1998-2002.
In recent years he established his own consultancy focusing on planning, aspects of architecture and the environment and the construction industry, including dispute resolution.
David was also a director of BPACT, which was formed last year to set up an alternative Authorised Body to the TCC.
He will be a great loss to the profession.
Environmental Home Expo
The annual Environmental Home Expo will be held this Saturday and Sunday at City Hall. The RAIA is having a stall organised by our ESD Committee and proudly sponsored by Archicentre.
As part of the Sustainability Series there will be talks on Thursday and Saturday by two members of the Natural Edge Project. They bring an energetic and innovative approach to sustainability issues - check their website on www.naturaledgeproject.net/. Amongst their activities they will present a workshop on 'The Business Case for Sustainability' tomorrow from 2 pm to 4.30 pm and a public lecture on Saturday from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm at the Expo. For more details contact the Tasmanian Environment Centre on 6234 5566 or the Chapter office.