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Adaptive reuse shines through Victorian Architecture Awards winners list

10 Jul 2020 The 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards winners have been announced, showcasing the best architecture in the state. Revivals of heritage projects featured heavily in the winners’ list as well as those that offer excellent design outcomes to the public. Across 15 categories, 63 awards were given including named awards, architecture awards and commendations from 108 […]

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Queensland’s best architecture honoured at State Awards

9 Jul 2020 The Australian Institute of Architects’ Queensland Architecture Awards have been announced via a virtual presentation. The jury, made up of renowned architects and academics from across the state, awarded more than 20 projects across 14 categories including residential, commercial, sustainable architecture and urban design. Jury Chair, and Director of COX Architecture, Richard Coulson described […]

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Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

Yesterday, Mr Nigel Bell, a respected Institute member and practising architect, gave evidence to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. Nigel participated in a panel examining the extent to which natural hazard risk is incorporated into decisions about where people live, how land is used and the types of buildings that are constructed. […]

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From the Tasmanian Chapter President

6 Jul 2020

Thank you all for tuning into the Tasmanian Architecture Awards presentations last month. We’ve had lots of positive feedback about the new livestream format this year, and it’s incredible to see the reach that this format has allowed us. Currently the YouTube video of the Tasmanian Awards is sitting on 2,000 views and I imagine […]

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NT Executive Director update

The NT Architecture Awards went off without a hitch and has been viewed hundreds of times live and online since. The virtual awards were a new approach which we needed to do due to COVID-19 but NT architects are accustomed to adapting to changing environments and members embraced the online celebration with the customary camaraderie […]

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Smart form speeds up PQC application process

The Prequalification (PQC) contractor and consultant application form has been converted into a smart form to make prequalifying and applying for Queensland Government building work a faster, simpler and more user-friendly experience for new and existing registrants. There is a smart form for contractors and a smart form for consultants. With the addition of drop-down […]

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Update from Queensland’s EDIC Committee

Firstly, we would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank Alice-Anne and the dedicated team at Queensland chapter for their tireless efforts with reduced resources during the adversity of COVID-19. Their marvelous work includes rapidly adapting the awards program to online delivery, and supporting Chapter Council and Committees in a new and shared direction. Chapter Committees […]

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Architect collaborations top 2020 New South Wales Architecture Awards

3 Jul 2020

Winners of the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards have been announced, with a number of architect collaborations recognised amongst the top projects.

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Community Connection – the SA Architecture Awards 2020 state winners

2 Jul 2020

This year’s South Australian Architecture Awards recognised projects that have a considerable impact on the communities they serve and demonstrate generosity toward the broader public.

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New online CPD platform

1 Jul 2020

We’re excited to have launched our new and improved website for you to access your online continuing professional development (CPD) content. The website, which replaces Continuum, is now live and enables you to access your online CPD content anywhere, anytime on any device. The new system has been designed for interactive learning and flexibility and provides you with […]

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Reforms to the approval process for commercial buildings in Western Australia

The Institute and the ACA have made a joint submission the West Australian Building Commission in response to the Reforms to the approval process for commercial buildings in Western Australia – Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (the CRIS). We continue to advocate for increased Building Safety in Western Australian in line with the Shergold Weir Recommendations. Click […]

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Acumen July 2020 update

Learning. Engaging. Knowing. Our Acumen notes continue to provide knowledge and engagement to all levels of the profession, from students to experienced practitioners. In this quarterly update, view some of our new content such as the highly awaited Safety in design guidance, special conditions for bushfire or pro bono work and the new resource guide […]

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