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Message from the CEO

4 Aug 2020

Dear members, In announcing further details of the Stage 4 coronavirus pandemic restrictions yesterday, the Victorian Government unveiled a number of new restrictions for the construction sector. Supporting documentation attached to this announcement suggested that architects, engineers and technical services would not be permitted on construction sites under the new arrangements. The Institute is urgently […]

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About the Queensland Heritage Committee

31 Jul 2020

The Heritage Committee, as part of the Queensland Chapter was established in January 2018 and seeks to assist the Queensland Chapter Council with expert heritage advice when required.

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Message from the Victorian Chapter President

30 Jul 2020

I hope you are well and managing given the current circumstances. Four months in and it is evident that this new normal has certainly distorted our understanding of what the immediate future holds. We are receiving varied feedback from our members acknowledging the underlying anxiety and daily confusion caused by the pandemic. Humans are incredibly […]

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Our Constitution has been updated

29 Jul 2020

We’re pleased to share with you the Institute’s revised Constitution. The Constitution can only be amended by the Institute’s voting members at an Annual General Meeting (AGM). At last week’s 2020 AGM, 96% of our members voted to adopt a contemporary Constitution document that is typical of modern not-for-profit organisations. The new Constitution will provide […]

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Fellow and current President of the SA Chapter, Tony Giannone, announced as 2021-22 National President

23 Jul 2020

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced long time member and collaborator Tony Giannone FRAIA as the next National President Elect. Director of tectvs, a mid-size multi-disciplinary architecture and interior design studio, and Industry Professor at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at The University of Adelaide, Tony has been actively engaged in the […]

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Q & A With Madison Whyte

The EmAGN QLD team interviewed Associate Director of McLellan Bush Architects Madison Whyte – asking her what life is like in and out of the office.

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Economic stimulus needed as pandemic stalls the pipeline

21 Jul 2020

New data released today from one of the building industry’s leading peak bodies shows a significant stalling of construction projects as a result of the coronavirus pandemic emphasising the need for immediate economic stimulus in one of the economy’s biggest employing sectors. A survey by the Australian Institute of Architects of its members revealed that […]

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Member survey reveals the extent of the pandemic and the need for strong economic stimulus

20 Jul 2020

A survey of our members has revealed a significant stalling of construction projects as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This emphasises the need for immediate economic stimulus in one of the economy’s biggest employing sectors. The survey was conducted in June 2020 and comprises data from 428 responses. Questions covered supply chain issues, delayed […]

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From the Tasmanian Executive Director

With the International Chapter Awards behind our Chapter team, some of you may be aware that some of us are back in the office. For the last two weeks, we have been busy getting a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place, to do our utmost to keep staff and members safe. On entering the office you […]

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Vale Dr Peter Macfarlane

1962-2020 Peter Macfarlane sadly passed away on Tuesday 7th July. Peter grew up in Taroona, Hobart and was schooled at Taroona High School. He spent his childhood rambling around the Taroona neighbourhood and surfing the local point break with his friends. Pete was always full of life and adventure and if he could invent a […]

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International Chapter Architecture Awards – Chapter Chair Message

Australians are travellers, and some, by virtue of their origin, international. And so, it is to be expected that Australian architects have travelled far and wide and enjoyed practicing in foreign countries and cultures. The International Chapter Awards program is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the adventurous and intrepid spirit of Australians combined with […]

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International Chapter Architecture Awards – Jury Chair Message

Now, more than ever, as we face extreme health and climate crises, architects are being called upon to be leaders in shaping the built environment. How can we adapt to a new set of design criteria that seems to change by the day? How do we create architecture that will be safe, social and sustainable? […]

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