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Quality the only way to rebuild consumer trust in construction

20 Aug 2019

We’ve repeated our calls for greater independent oversight of development and building processes to embed quality in construction and to properly protect people’s homes, financial security and, ultimately, their personal safety.

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SONA 2019 Superstudio Chapter winners announced

13 Aug 2019

Each state winning team has now been entered into the National Superstudio competition, vying for a $3,000 team cash prize.

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The Institute endorses Architects’ declaration of a climate emergency

29 Jul 2019

A group of leading Australian architects have recently joined their international peers to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency. The 11-point declaration acknowledges the twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss as the most serious issue of our time. Architects Declare Australia was launched on Thursday 25 July with 30 founding signatories, including 11 […]

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National building agreement welcome, now focus on action

18 Jul 2019

The Australian Institute of Architects has welcomed the agreement today from the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to take a national approach to implementing all 24 recommendations of the Shergold-Weir Building Confidence report. Attending the industry roundtable in Sydney this morning, the Institute was also supportive of discussions that envisaged an expanded role for the Australian Building Codes […]

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Architects welcome Victorian combustible cladding response

16 Jul 2019

The Australian Institute of Architects has welcomed the Andrews Government’s action on combustible cladding, and repeated its call for urgent national reforms. Victorian Chapter President Amy Muir said the announcement today of a $600 million package of rectification works for buildings found to have flammable cladding was a sensible and overdue step. ‘The Institute has […]

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Joint call for bolder reform of construction process to better protect consumers

12 Jul 2019

While welcoming proposals put forward in the NSW Government’s Building Stronger Foundations discussion paper, proposed reforms needed to go…

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From the National President

8 Jul 2019

Change is in the air. At the very least, the urgent need for change is at the front and centre of many of the conversations taking place within the profession and more broadly in public discourse, where the public interest is back in focus These conversations are not unique to Australia. They are happening all […]

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Community projects come out tops at Tas Awards

6 Jul 2019

Projects with a strong community focus have dominated the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2019 Tasmanian Architecture Awards. This year’s winners were announced at a ceremony at the Odeon Theatre in Hobart, with 17 awards and commendations handed out from a field of 37 entries, featuring everything from luxury tourist accommodation and cruise ship shelters to […]

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State’s best architecture celebrated at 2019 NSW Architecture Awards

5 Jul 2019

Winners of the 2019 New South Wales Architecture Awards have been announced, honouring the state’s leading architecture, with public projects dominating across multiple categories. Across 12 categories, 51 awards were given including named awards, architecture awards and commendations from 97 shortlisted projects and 212 entries. Awards were also given to outstanding public and commercial projects […]

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BUILDING SAFETY – THE ROLE OF ARCHITECTS AND IMPACTS ON THE PROFESSION

2 Jul 2019

BACKGROUND A spate of recent incidents, generating extensive media coverage, has brought significant attention to the safety and quality of Australia’s built environment and severely impacted public confidence. These include: Lacrosse Tower Fire, Melbourne 2014 – A copy of the Institute’s media statement on the ruling is available here and a copy of the Institute’s […]

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An education in architecture – 2019 SA winners

29 Jun 2019

This year’s South Australian Architecture Awards, run by the Australian Institute of Architects, has seen a strong field of educational projects flex their collective design muscle across a range of categories. Chief among these is the Adelaide Botanic High School by Cox Architecture and DesignInc which this year won the Dr John Mayfield Award for Educational Architecture, […]

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World-leading international architecture awarded with Australian honours

The preservation of a 2000-year-old Chinese forest for a hotel celebrating Chinese culture, a sustainable open-air university building shielded by a ‘verandah’ in the tropics of Singapore, and a tiny thoughtful chapel in Venice are among the projects awarded in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2019 International Chapter Architecture Awards. Nine awards and two commendations […]

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