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Governor General opens 41X

Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, has today officially opened Victoria’s new home of architecture at 41 Exhibition Street.
‘41X successfully shows how private and not-for-profit organisations can have a positive impact on the development of our cities by creating world class, cutting-edge, environmentally responsible commercial buildings,’ Her Excellency said.
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What's on


Making 2014 - Early bird ends Thu!

8-10 May, Perth
Don't miss out - 20% off registration - but only until 6 Mar! Making 2014 celebrates ideas, examining different approaches to achieving architectural excellence that challenge cultural, economic, social and political environments. Speakers have been drawn together in the most isolated capital city in the world to explore architectural excellence grown in different economic, cultural and political contexts, looking to discover alternatives to the European models.
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Renowned Spanish architect announced as Institute’s first Architect in Residence

Dr Carmen Fiol-Costa, from Barcelona, has been selected as the inaugural Australian Institute of Architects Droga Architect in Residence, and arrives in Sydney to take up her three-month residency in early March.
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Competitions & Opportunities

2015 Emerging Architects Prize - Entries open!

The Emerging Architect Prize recognises an individual emerging architect or emerging architectural collaboration’s contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement, which advances the profession’s role within the public arena. Entrants need to be nominated by a member of the Australian Institute of Architects.
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Venice 2014 - support legendary ideas

Be a part of the Venice Architecture Biennale by supporting the Australian exhibition in 2014! The exhibition would simply not be possible without generous support and donations from the wider architecture community. 
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Houses Awards 2014 - Entries close 28 Mar

Presented by Houses magazine, the annual Houses Awards celebrates Australia’s best residential projects. Design excellence is recognised in eight categories, with the best house receiving the premier award of Australian House of the Year.
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Notice board


Positions Vacant

The Institute seeks three exceptional individuals to fill these exciting new executive positions:
General Manager, Shared Services
General Manager, Membership Engagement
General Manager, Commercial and Community 
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Sponsor news

Out Now - Houses 96

Features new residential projects by Panovscott Architects, Welsh and Major Architects, Techne Architects, Pendal and Neille, Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architecture, James Stockwell Architect, Preston Lane Architects, Jackson Clements Burrows, Edwards Moore and Freadman White. Eddie Oribin House and Studio (1956–58) by Edwn Oribin is revisited, and Room 11 Architects is profiled.
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AWS Designer Notes - Austinmer Beach House

Located in one of the Illawarra’s premier beachside suburbs and sitting on the headland of Austinmer Beach is this amazing, curved, elongated home perched on concrete columns. The architect, Alex Symes, in conjunction with g + v architecture, has a passion for sustainable design and therefore implemented many energy efficient elements into the home ... Watch now.


DesignBUILD Speaker of the Week – Rupert Posner

DesignBUILD’s Industry Insight seminar gathers more than 16 sustainable building and design experts to share their experiences and real case studies from 2-4 April at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. Rupert Posner will join the Panel Discussion on Sustainability Day to share his expertise on certification. Register for free to attend.
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