From the CEO

14 Sep


2015 National Architecture Awards

The night of nights for the architectural profession, the 2015 National Architecture Awards, will be held in Brisbane on Thursday 5 November.

The National Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements and excellence in architecture and the event is sure to be a spectacular occasion.

The venue is University of Queensland Advanced Engineering Building, designed by Queensland Chapter President Richard Kirk Architect and HASSELL in joint venture. The building received the coveted Sir Zelman Cowen Award in addition to the Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture and an Award for Sustainable Architecture at the 2014 National Architecture Awards – the most awarded project at last year’s event.

It is set to be a great evening, with the presentation hosted by comedian Tim Ross. Celebrations will continue into the night with a festive cocktail reception.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit the awards website.


Boarding Pass

Later this month, the International Chapter presents Boarding Pass, a gathering for those sharing architectural connections to Australia.

Richard Kirk, Director KIRK, representing the Institute’s National Executive, will tour Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur to discuss the best of recent award-winning Australian architecture with members and international friends. This will be an up-to-the-minute snapshot of the diversity and energy of Australian architecture.

If you are in the region, please join our international members for one of these fantastic networking events.


The Australian Award for Urban Design

The Australia Award for Urban Design is the premier award for excellence and innovation in all elements of urban design in Australia.

The winning projects, partners and stakeholders are held in high esteem within the industry, among peers and are widely recognised in the media.

This year, the presentation event will be held in Melbourne on 24 September and will follow a highly engaging one-day national urban design forum, Design is the answer, what is the question?

You can find more information about the Urban Design Awarda and the forum here.


Kind regards,



David Parken, CEO