From the International Chapter Chair

Dear Members,

As the world opens up and we all seek to redefine our lives and/or adapt to a ‘new normal’ I feel as a community we have so much to look forward to and I’m pleased to announce that as a chapter too, we have reasons to celebrate!

Next month, on July 17, we will be announcing the winners of our Chapter Awards via an online event broadcast through YouTube. We’re looking forward to celebrating with you then. We have an excellent array of projects and this year have 15 entries across eight categories. These projects come from all across the world, from California to Japan, to Bali and New Zealand! An online platform has been created to showcase these projects, and we invite you all to browse through them on our website here. You’re also invited to vote for your favourite in the inaugural People’s Choice. Please share this far and wide among your networks to promote the wonderful work of our members.

We have also been working on creating a platform for International Stories and we tested it this month by interviewing emerging architects practicing abroad. Their stories will be published on our social media – stay tuned! If you have stories to contribute, please email these through to us.

As you all know both Expo 2020 and the Venice Biennale have been postponed, but we are continuing our work with both these entities to ensure we have a fabulous programme for 2021 and beyond.


Samantha Cotterell

Chair, International Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects