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BEMP 2014 - Productivity by Design

15 Jul, Canberra
BEMP is an opportunity to explore the economic, social, environmental and governance issues that help shape national prosperity. Speakers confirmed: Hon Greg Hunt MP, John Thwaits, Tania Cox, Barbara Norman, Brendan Nelson, Jamie Briggs, Jim Betts, Garry Bowditch, Rene Van Meeuwen and Michael Rayner.
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UIA World Congress - Durban 2014

3-7 Aug
On the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s re-birth, the UIA Congress celebrates the African profession as a meaningful contributor to world architecture, city development and thought leadership. Architects, engineers, designers, technologists, planners, thinkers and writers from all over the world will gather with the public, for a week of lively and challenging talks, workshops, events and happenings.
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AusInsdoArch

7-8 Nov, Darwin
This conference will bring tropical architects from both Indonesia and northern Australia together to discuss our unique ways of building, different approaches to using the land and how architects can lead the shaping of healthier, more urbane, sustainable tropical cities.
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News

  

Parlour launches Guides to Equitable Practice

At Making 2014, the team from Parlour is launched the Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice. The Guides have been developed to help Australian architecture move towards a more equitable profession; one that offers opportunity for all and is better positioned to meet contemporary challenges.
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Competitions, Courses & Opportunities

AAUD 2014 - Closing Wed!

Have you been involved in a recent project demonstrating excellence and innovation in all elements of urban design? Nominations for the 2014 Australia Award for Urban Design are now open.
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Houses Awards - shortlist announced

A total of 120 projects have been shortlisted for the 2014 Houses Awards, which celebrates Australia’s best residential projects in eight categories. Now in its fourth year, the program has become one of the country’s most popular and widely recognised of its kind, with 261 houses submitted this year – a new record for entries. The awards will be presented in Sydney on 1 Aug.
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Dulux Study Tour 2014

Mies vs Frank
It’s not often you visit two of modernism’s 20th century masterpieces within the space of a few hours – but this was the challenging and exciting prospect facing the tour on its final day in Chicago. 
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DesignEX, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island, 28 May – 30 May 2014

Partnering with architects, designers, journalists and inspiring international guest speakers, designEX 2014 speaker series delivers a diverse and insightful program of seminars, discussions and presentations across each of the show's three days. 

Tickets are limited so register now to purchase them today!
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Institute Committee Review

Survey closes Tue 27 May
As a member based organisation, the Institute relies upon and appreciates the contribution of members through its committee system. 

To assist in developing an improved committee system, we would like to hear from all members, whether you have participated in an Institute committee/task group or not. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by Tue 27 May.

 

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