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2020 National Architecture Awards shortlist released ahead of first live-streamed winners event

23 Sep 2020

The tightly contested competition for the title of Australia’s best architecture in 2020 moved a step closer today with the release of the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards shortlist. For the first time in the pre-eminent architecture award program’s almost 40-year history, anyone from around Australia, and around the world, will be able […]

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2020 SuperStudio Chapter Results

During the week commencing 31 August, responding to a national brief formulated by Creative Directors, Cameron Bruhn and Claire Humphreys in collaboration with UQ graduates Kieren Dolores and Hudson Smith, participants were invited to be imaginative, caring, serious-minded and romantic in their response. The event was delivered virtually. While this presented some challenges, the refreshed […]

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2021 BlueScope Glenn Murcutt Student Prize – Now Open

21 Sep 2020

The Australian Institute of Architects, along with principal partner BlueScope and prize patron Glenn Murcutt are pleased to announce the 2021 BlueScope Glenn Murcutt Student Prize is now open. Universities are invited to nominate a SONA architecture student who has produced outstanding work which demonstrates excellence in response to place, technology and Australian culture. Now […]

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Architects Assist Tour 2020, Part 3

On 24 July my wife and I departed from our newly adopted home in Tasmania on our tour across the bushfire-affected regions, raising awareness of the Architects Assist services along the way.

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First step in realising emissions reduction potential of our built environment

18 Sep 2020

New funding of $64.2 million to be included in the upcoming Federal Budget is the first step towards improving energy efficiency and realising the full potential of our built environment to reduce emissions.

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Policy update: National Registration framework for Building Practitioners

16 Sep 2020

Earlier this year, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) released a discussion paper on the proposed National Registration Framework for Building Practitioners (NRF). Once completed, the framework will be adopted by states and territories with regard to design and building practitioners including architects, building designers, engineers, project managers and builders. We recently made a submission […]

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Voting open in People’s Choice for the 2020 New South Wales Country Division Architecture Awards

14 Sep 2020

Voting open in People’s Choice for the 2020 New South Wales Country Division Architecture Awards

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Be the next Regional Chair for the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast Committee is looking for a new Chair. This is your chance to make a meaningful contribution to architecture in your region through providing a voice for the region at the monthly meetings of the Regional Affairs Committee, representing the region at planning days, local events and through the annual regional awards program. […]

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Tony Giannone – Architect The last few years in this role, notwithstanding the turbulence of the last few months, have been about trying to have some relevance, trying to convince community and bureaucracy that what we do is important, has demonstrated with a degree of clarity the current state and future of the profession. I […]

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The Institute Responds to the Victorian Government’s Announcement of More Major Projects to Build Our Economic Recovery

10 Sep 2020

The Australian Institute of Architects welcomes the recent economic recovery announcement by the Victorian Government. The announcement detailed plans for $933 million of accelerated planning approvals for building and development projects to help save businesses and jobs in Victoria’s construction industry. The Institute asked the Government for streamlined planning approvals in our COVID-19 Economic Stimulus […]

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New SA Chapter President announced for Institute of Architects

7 Sep 2020

Anthony Coupe The SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects is pleased to announce its new President, Anthony Coupe, director of Mulloway Studio. The appointment follows the move by previous President Tony Giannone to a national role at the Institute as 2020 National President Elect. Anthony Coupe has served as a Chapter Councilor for […]

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It’s time to farewell Merivale Street

3 Sep 2020

It’s the end of an era for the Queensland Chapter. We’re delighted to let you know that the sale of 70 Merivale Street was successfully completed yesterday afternoon. What has been the home for Queensland’s architects for more than 30 years, Merivale Street was certainly filled with an abundance of memories. While we continue the […]

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