The University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre achieved full marks under the world’s toughest sustainability standard for buildings, the Living Building Challenge in 2019.
Join us for a guided virtual tour of the building with the team behind SBRC.
The prize is presented every second year, with a cash prize of $8,000 to the winning student.
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The Australian Institute of ARchitects
The peak body for architecture
We represent over 11,500 members globally, committed to raising design standards and positively shaping the places where we live, work and meet.
Along with our members, we are dedicated to improving our built environment and the communities we call home by promoting quality, responsible, sustainable design and advocating on behalf of the profession for the benefit of all Australians.
Virtual Tour: University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre – Member Lean In Session
Policy and Advocacy
From cladding/ACPs to inadequate registration; from self-certification to inequitable risk allocation in contracts; the state of Australia’s construction industry is worrying, and the solution complex but the simple reality is the need for urgent regulatory reform.
Our focus with regard to building regulation has always been and remains on four key aspects within the profession’s areas of expertise:
- regulatory reform and
We must protect the safety of our communities and return confidence to the sector.
We have developed a set of Guidelines for EOI and RFT for architectural services following research into best practice EOI and RFT methods in public sector and educational institutions that commission architectural services.
The objective of the guidelines is for potential clients to review their own EOI and RFT methods and documents and align them with best practice to enable an effective and efficient process that maximises the potential for high quality built outcomes and reduces bidding and assessment costs for all.
We launched our Hands off Anzac Hall campaign on 7 November 2018, opposing plans to demolish this award-winning building.
The Australian War Memorial is hell-bent on demolishing Anzac Hall as part of its extravagant $500 million redevelopment plans.
As architects, we are passionate about preserving Australia’s heritage and honouring our national history, nowhere more so than the extraordinary service and sacrifice of the servicemen and women. Destroying such an investment – of effort, culture, and family memories – is a waste and mark of disrespect.
The Australian Institute of Architects has today called on the Federal Environment Minister to block approval of the Australian War Memorial’s redevelopment proposal arguing that
As expected, the budget contained measures to deal with assisting the business community during the pandemic and stimulating the economy. Highlights for the architectural professions
The Australian Institute of Architects has warned that the 2020 Federal Budget may not be enough to stop the pipeline of new construction projects drying
Why join the institute?
Shape the future of the architecture profession in Australia and abroad through a connected global community of over 11,500 design professionals. Together, we give a voice to the profession, advocating for the highest standards for our communities. As a member, you will have access to the tools and networks to grow your career and practice at all stages, from student to senior practitioner and alternative career paths.