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Institute News

From the CEO

Relocation . RISK . Competitions Review . BCC update

The National Office Canberra has relocated to Red Hill in Canberra. Our Red Hill premises has long been home to the ACT Chapter and is now also shared by our finance, events and CEO teams. This move represents a significant cost saving for the Institute at a time of fiscal constraint, and one that helps us continue to support the profession and deliver ongoing services to members ...

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Making a splash – creative team selected for 2016 Venice Biennale

One of Australia’s great cultural symbols will form the foundation of the Australian Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. The Pool by Aileen Sage and Michelle Tabet was chosen by the Venice Biennale Committee for its ‘incisive interest in the connections between landscape, culture and architecture as observed through the frame of a singular architectural and landscape typology’.
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What's on

Risk Conference 2015  

Accommodation - 2015 Conference

Have you booked your accommodation for the National Conference yet? We have negotiated preferential rates specifically for this event at a number of hotels to suit all budgets and conveniently located near to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre!

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 People Student Congress  
Student Congress - Early bird ends 30 Apr

2-4 July, Melbourne
Only a few more days until early bird closes. Make sure to get in before Thursday 30 April and save $50. 

If you're planning on attending the National Conference you'll also receive a $50 discount on the combined ticket price.

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Review of Client and Architect Agreement 2009

The Acumen Content Review Panel is collecting members’ feedback to inform the Institute’s review of the 2009 Client and Architect Agreement (CAA2009) which has been scheduled for mid-2015.

Please email any feedback to by Friday 8 May 2015, 5.00pm

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Nominate for the 2016 Emerging Architect Prize 

The 2016 Emerging Architect Prize is still open for WA entries (and Tas until end of today)! The prize recognises an individual, emerging architect or architectural collaboration’s contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement. To submit a nomination or find out more information simply click here

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Courses, Competitions & Opportunities

Notice board


Expressions of Interest – Design consultancy services 

The Port Arthur Historic Sites Management Authority are seeking Expressions of Interest for a proposed upgrade to the Visitor Centre of the Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania.
Practices with demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of major tourism sites are encouraged to consider this opportunity situated within a World Heritage Listed Site.

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Sponsor news

Planned Cover knows Risk

The Planned Cover Risk Managers will be at the 2015 Conference - RISK on Fri 15 May, ready to talk to you about insurance options and Risk cover.

Email by Tue 12 May to book your consultation (and receive a free pocket Moleskine notebook).
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   Australian Interior Design Awards

Australian Interior Design Awards

The 2015 Australian Interior Design Awards shortlist has been announced, and tickets are on sale for the gala presentation in Melbourne on 15 May.

The Awards recognise innovative thinking and visionary solutions within Australia’s design industry.

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