The Institute's weekly e-news - 14 Mar.
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From the Chief Executive Officer

At the end of last month, Expressions of Interest closed for Australia’s exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. Following on from the incredible success of the 2016 exhibition, The Pool by Aileen Sage Architects (Isabelle Toland and Amelia Holliday) with Michelle Tabet, we received a record number of submissions for 2018.

The Venice Biennale Committee, chaired by Victorian Government Architect Jill Garner, have been busy deliberating over the high calibre of entries as they select their shortlist which will be announced in the coming weeks. We look forward to sharing the exciting shortlisted proposals with you all.

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Women in Architecture: Susan Dugdale

This column aims to highlight the experiences, accomplishments and contributions of leading females within the architectural profession. This month, committee member Jessica Hardwick interviews Susan Dugdale, Director of Alice Springs practice, Susan Dugdale & Associates.

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PRAXIS: Conference program announcement, final speakers confirmed

The stimulating conference program, curated by National President Prof Ken Maher and Prof Helen Lochhead and featuring a full complement of international speakers, is now available on the PRAXIS website, along with CPD point allocation and special program highlights.

Don't miss out! Register today for early access to the fringe program, opening next week.  

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Competitions & Opportunities

Enter now for the 2017 Houses Awards

Excellence is rewarded in nine categories, with the best house receiving the premier award of Australian House of the Year. There are categories for new houses, alterations and additions, apartments and units, heritage, outdoor and sustainability projects as well as an award that recognises emerging architecture practice.

Entry is open to any residential project located within Australia, completed between 1 Jan 2016 and 28 Feb 2017. Entries close 5 pm AEDT on 17 Mar.

Submit your entry here.

Interested in being part of the National Committee for Gender Equity?

The NCGE works to ensure the Institute and its members are aligned in valuing and exhibiting fairness and equity to eliminate gender-based impacts on participation and progression of women in the profession.

The committee is now entering its second term and is seeking Expressions of Interest from the Australian Institute of Architects members in WA, VIC & NSW. Closing date for EOI is Friday 24 Mar.

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SONA: 2017 Membership Renewals

It’s time to renew your SONA membership for 2017 and pave the way for your future career!

Your SONA membership can empower you to connect, engage and influence with both local and national events, competitions, prizes, policies and industry news. Go to the website to read more about the benefits of joining or renewing your SONA membership in 2017.

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Sponsor News

Asia Pacific Architecture Forum 2017

Engage with architecture from across the Asia Pacific and explore Australia's role in shaping its future.

Through exhibitions, symposia, tours and workshops, the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum will examine the opportunities that the emerging Asian century presents for architects, designers and planners.

Add your voice to this timely conversation in Brisbane 18 - 31 Mar 2017.

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Metecno PIR iPad Air 2 competition

Metecno PIR (a member of the Metecno/Bondor group) celebrated the launch of MetecnoKasset®, a revolutionary curtain or window wall insulated system with an iPad Air 2 competition.

With more than 200 entrants, Metecno decided to give away an additional iPad, bringing the total to six winners. Winners will be contacted by email. Congratulations!

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