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Member elections voting open

19 Nov 2019

Online voting for this year’s Annual General Election is now open and we encourage you to have your say in the future of your profession. The contested election streams that require a vote of members are

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No time to rush our investment in school infrastructure

18 Nov 2019

South Australia’s investment in school infrastructure is a once-in-a-generation opportunity, but a compressed schedule risks quality, value for money and long-term benefits, says the Australian Institute of Architects. “The Marshall Government has committed $1.3 billion to capital projects to improve school facilities across the state. This program of works offers huge potential to boost our […]

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Architects back new measures to enhance safety and restore confidence

The Australian Institute of Architects has thrown its support behind new laws proposed by the Victorian Government aimed at improving safety, accountability and preventing ‘phoenixing’ in the building and construction industry. Phoenixing is where a new company is created to continue the business of a company that has been deliberately liquidated to avoid paying its […]

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From the Tas Executive Director

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the national executive meetings in Brisbane, and also attending the National Architecture Awards. Congratulations to Liz Walsh and Alex Nielsen, who received a National Architecture Award for Interior Architecture for their project, #TheBaeTAS, and to Partners Hill, who received the Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture […]

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EOI: 2020 Environment Advisory Group

15 Nov 2019

Building on the work of the interim Environment IP group, we are seeking two additional members to establish an Environment Advisory Group (EAG) for 2020. The EAG will act as an advisory group to the National Editor Knowledge Services to provide oversight and advice on Environment (previously Environment Design Guide) content in Acumen. To maintain the diversity of […]

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Deeper collaboration for design excellence

8 Nov 2019

In the face of a changing climate and growing population that are both putting pressure on our built environment, three of Australia’s peak bodies have signalled their intent to pursue a deeper collaboration that will strengthen their collective advocacy with the aim of helping to deliver more resilient, liveable cities. The Australian Institute of Architects, […]

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A step towards better building safety

Giving evidence this week for the second time to the NSW Parliamentary inquiry into the regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes, the Australian Institute of Architects has again called for bold reform to put consumer protection and safety ahead of time and cost as the primary drivers in the construction industry. NSW […]

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Innovation, integrity and accomplishment: Australian architecture National Awards

7 Nov 2019

From an ‘utterly extraordinary’ 110m long functional farm and residence in country Victoria, a submerged library enabling open green space in Sydney’s city centre, and the transformation of the Parliament of Victoria’s offices, the 2019 winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Awards showcase the immense public benefit and value of high-quality architecture. In […]

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2019 National Architecture Awards – Jury Citations

The National Awards judging process assesses award-winning projects recognised in each state’s Chapter Awards, considering each project afresh within a broader national context.

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Western Australia’s leading design recognised in National Architecture Awards

The reconnection of Perth’s city centre with Northbridge through a vibrant public space at Yagan Square has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading architecture projects in this year’s Australian Institute of Architects’ National Awards. Architecture firm Lyons in association with Iredale Pedersen Hook, together with landscape architects ASPECT Studios, tonight won the COLORBOND® Award […]

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Architectural beauty and design across Victoria showcased in National Awards

The extension of the Parliament of Victoria Members’ Annexe by Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design has taken out three prestigious national honours at the Australian Institute of Architects’ annual awards. The Annexe redevelopment transformed the office accommodation for 102 parliamentarians into a light-filled facility integrated unobtrusively into its heritage setting around a green-space open […]

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