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Call for Creative Director

The Regional Speaker Series requires one curator whose expertise focuses on themes specific to regional-based architects. The Regional Speaker Series Creative Director will work to secure an international speaker for the series and source architecturally significant venues for the presentations. Applications close 14 May.
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What's on

Making 2014 - Making: Children

8-10 May, Perth
Last chance to book into the children’s activities!
We appreciate your patience while we’ve worked out the finer details; however, as the conference is so close there is only a small window of opportunity to place bookings for this program. If minimum numbers are not met by COB Tue 29 April we will need to cancel these programs.  
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BEMP 2014 - Productivity by Design

15 Jul, Canberra
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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Gold Medal tour

Various dates/locations
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 travelling around the country throughout September and October. Follow the link below for all the details.
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Competitions, Courses & Opportunities

Name sought for new National Named Award

Our prestigious Named Awards are attributed to exceptional individuals, no longer living, who have made an outstanding contribution to architecture and are held in high regard by the profession. We are seeking nominations for a new category: the National Named Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alts & Adds).
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2014 Australian Interior Design Awards – tickets on sale now

16 May
Join hundreds of your peers at the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards gala dinner and presentation, to be held at the Ballroom, Hilton Sydney. Tickets are on sale now. The Australian Interior Design Awards is a partnership event of the Design Institute of Australia, Designex and Artichoke magazine.
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Australia Award for Urban Design

Noms close 28 May
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.
Since their foundation by Prime Minister Paul Keating in 1996 the Australia Award for Urban Design has encouraged cities, towns and emerging settlements of all sizes to strive for better urban design practice.
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Notice board


ASR - innovation survey

The Australian Services Roundtable seeks your assistance in a major new research project on services innovation in Australia. There is a complete paucity of information on the services industry and services innovation in Australia, yet it represents 75% of Australia's economy. By completing this survey, you can help us understand how the services industry operates and innovates.
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The A+ Australian Standards Quick Reference service gives you online access to all Australian Standards, joint Australia/New Zealand Standards and adoptions of the International Organization for Standardization and International Electro-technical Commission Standards.

This service has recently been upgraded and now includes:
  • Copy and paste rights
  • 10 hour download time
  • Access to LexConnect
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