This is the Australian Institute of Architects' weekly e-newsletter - 31 Mar 2014. Tell us what you think
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Making 2014 - payment plans available

With less than 6 weeks to go, don’t miss out on an inspiring visit to Perth. There is an illustrious line-up of speakers and a whole festival of events being planned around the conference. Don’t forget about the payment plan available, which allows you to secure your ticket and pay the balance later. 
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Gold Medal Tour

Phil Harris and Adrian Welke, co-founders of Troppo, have been awarded the 2014 Gold Medal at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. The Gold Medal Tour will kick off next in Darwin in late June, then travel the country throughout September and October. 
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BEMP 2014

This year’s Built Environment Meets Parliament will turn the spotlight on a new generation of design solutions that will unlock waves of economic and social dividends in our cities. Great design unleashes creative solutions that accelerate opportunity.
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Competitions & Opportunities

Venice Biennale - Austral Bricks Club

Austral Bricks will once again be welcoming the Australian architecture community to join the Austral Bricks Club. Members of the Austral Bricks Club will go in the running to receive an incredible experience at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale including the following invitations and networking opportunities.
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Win a trip to Venice with KPC

Kingston Property Constructions is proud to support the 2014 Venice Biennale and is giving away two prize packages, including flights, accommodation and an exclusive Vernissage Pass! To enter, sign up to the KPC newsletter and tell them in 25 words or less 'What else would you see in Venice with KPC?'
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National Awards - project attributions

The Institute publishes the project attributions of all entries in the National Architecture Awards Program. To check project attributions for entries in the 2014 National Architecture Awards click here



It’s time to renew your SONA membership! 

SONA membership is still just $85 and is effective from  31/03/14 – 01/04/15!
Renew here or visit the SONA website for more information 
You will require your membership number and password to renew. If you've lost these details, please email membership or call 1800 770 617. 

Sponsor news


AWS Designer Notes: Possum Creek House

The owners wanted a contemporary house but didn’t like the ‘glass box’ appearance of the modern housing design. The architects Jason Trisley and Sarah Aldridge from SPACEstudio developed an idea that the roof would open up to the north and will include a 3/4 glazed facade as opposed to a completely glazed facade.
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