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From the NT Chapter Executive Director

12 Sep 2019

I’m not sure where the year has gone but there are only 15 Friday’s until Christmas. Let’s start off with some exciting news about the expansion of the degree program at CDU. The program will transition from the generic Bachelor of Design into a Bachelor of Arts Architectural Design with plans to lead into Masters […]

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A fresh perspective from 2018 Emerging Architect prize winner

11 Sep 2019

Australian Institute of Architects 2018 National Emerging Architect Prize winner Monique Woodward has completed her national tour where she shared her experiences on the topic ‘More front than Myer’. As part of the award, AWS provides the prize winner with the opportunity to create a “Perspective” video to provide insight into the person behind the […]

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From the Tas Executive Director

10 Sep 2019

Well, it is back to reality after an amazing weekend at Junction Arts Festival with a team of staff, building owners, organisations, custodians, volunteers and our members, many who travelled from far and wide to deliver Open House Launceston (part of Open House Hobart). On what was a wet and joyous day, we opened 34 buildings, showcasing […]

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From the SA Executive Director

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to hear five architects speak – Kirsten Thompson. Marco Spinelli, Ian Moore, Tony Zappia and Angelo Candalepas.  Their careers have followed different trajectories, the structure of their practices varies, and their work is distinctive.  All produce architecture which has been awarded by their peers and, […]

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SONA 2019 Superstudio national winner

6 Sep 2019

We are thrilled to announce our national and chapter winners for Superstudio 2019. Congratulations to all of the participants for the great work produced over the Superstudio weekend. The winning team is…

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Survey shows contracting model contributing to poor construction outcomes

22 Aug 2019

The growing prevalence of novation as a procurement model for how buildings are constructed has been revealed as a contributing factor to deteriorating construction outcomes, with flow on impacts to the community and consumers. While recognising that novation does have merit and should be retained, the Australian Institute of Architects says a national survey of […]

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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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