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Queensland’s peak architecture body elects new President to elevate the state’s design

20 Jan 2020

The Australian Institute of Architects’ Queensland Chapter has welcomed Michael Lavery to the role of President. For the next two years, Michael will lead the Chapter’s vital work to help ensure good design is prioritised for the state’s buildings, public spaces and built environs where Queenslanders live, work and recreate. Michael Lavery is a Director […]

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Constitutional reform update

There have been three external reports commissioned over the last four years: Bosch (2016), Kirby (2018) and Slocombe (January 2019) with a view to creating a dynamic purpose driven Institute. Updating the Institute’s Constitution has been identified as a priority in the three Reports. The intention was to achieve a number of key objectives and […]

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Introducing your new council members

17 Jan 2020

Chapter Councillors Congratulations to the newly-elected Councillors. ACT Shannon Battisson (Chapter President) Sarah Lebner John Guida John Ting Shoba Cole Jane Cassidy. NSW Eva-Marie Prineas Elizabeth Carpenter David Tickle Carolyn Mitchell Peter Sullivan. NT Jenny Culgan (Chapter President) Andrew Swenson Rossi Kourounis Flynn Carr Rebecca Webster Miriam Wallace. Queensland Michael Lavery (Chapter President) Paul Worroll […]

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We need to do things more innovatively and differently

10 Jan 2020

The Australian Institute of Architects was approached by the ABC and our efforts as a profession coming together to support the communities we are all so proud to serve were broadcast nationally on their PM radio program on Thursday 9 Jan 2020. You can listen to our National President Professor Helen Lochhead’s interview on the […]

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‘It’s not about architects having solutions’: Kim Irons on architecture after the fires

8 Jan 2020

An architect and Country Fire Authority volunteer who worked in both of these roles during and after the Black Saturday fires in 2009, Kim Irons of Irons McDuff Architecture cautions patience to those looking to offer aid to those affected by the bushfires in a conversation with ArchitectureAU associate editor Patrick Hunn. Patrick Hunn: While […]

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National bushfire response

6 Jan 2020

Right around Australia, communities are mobilising, providing assistance in every possible way to family, to friends and to complete strangers. The stories of kindness, compassion and generosity

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Message from the Victorian Chapter President

19 Dec 2019

       Hello All,   We’ve made it! What a year 2019 has been. It’s been fast and furious, rewarding and tiring – but we’ve got there.   Each year the landscape that we are working within is shifting and changing. I think we would all agree that 2019 has been one of the […]

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Queensland Chapter President message

17 Dec 2019

What a huge year 2019 has been and it’s not over yet! As we start to relax into the end of year break, I wanted to let you know about a significant and exciting win for our Queensland architects. As you all know, I attend the bi-monthly Ministerial Construction Council (MCC) meetings on behalf of […]

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From the ACT Chapter President

It was great to see so many at our Christmas party where we met old friends, those we’ve worked with or whose work we particularly admire. As Roger Pegrum once said to me, we architects don’t meet with each other nearly as often as we should. We have had an ambitious program this year delivering […]

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From the Tas Chapter President

16 Dec 2019

This speech was delivered at the Hobart Christmas Party, while cruising the River Derwent: Welcome aboard as we cruise the Derwent River. Firstly, the river. The banks of the river where we cruise were once covered by forests of she-oak trees and heavily populated by the local tribes. The river was known by its palawa kani […]

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From the SA Executive Director – December

When I started working at the Institute, people asked if I would miss practice.  Almost five years on I am still being asked this question, and I am pleased to be able to respond that I am still enjoying applying my knowledge and experience in a different context.  Being able to support architects and advocate […]

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From the SA Chapter President – A Moment of Reflection

We have at times this year endeavoured to challenge and question the modus operandi that directly influences or tries to restructure our value and belief system as a profession. The eventual demolition of Shed 26 was an absolute shamble in the Development Approval process. We sold our maritime soul as a State, sacrificing one of […]

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