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From the National President

2014 Architecture Awards . AIA Convention

Over the past month, the state Architecture Awards presentation events have taken place across the country. Whether channelling Las Vegas in Melbourne, or adding a touch of red in Brisbane, each awards night was a fitting celebration for the best of our profession.  
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What's on

BEMP 2014 - last chance!

15 Jul, Canberra
Don’t miss out on BEMP 2014, which turns 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. BEMP will showcase design in all its facets. 
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Social Sustainability 

From 17 Jul
This presentation by Dr Angelique Edmonds will discuss the growing public policy emphasis on wellbeing and performance of public spaces, how we can respond, what this means for innovation in design practice, who is involved in delivering Social Sustainability, why it is important, and what happens if we don’t.

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International Speaker Series - Teresa Moller

From 11 Aug
Teresa Moller, landscape architect from Chile, is visiting Australia in August as part of the International Speaker Series. Teresa will present in Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne! 
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Competitions, Courses & Opportunities

WIN tickets to UIA 2014 Durban

Next month, the Institute is presenting its bid to host the UIA 2020 Congress in Melbourne. To celebrate, we are offering members the chance to WIN tickets* to UIA 2014 Durban Architecture Otherwhere (3-7 Aug). Simply tell us in 25 words or less how you would lobby and support our bid. Email  answers to Daniela Crawley by COB Friday 18 July. Best answers win.

*Tickets are full registration to the Congress only. Flights and accommodation not included.

Call for Creative Directors – 2016 National Architecture Conference

We are seeking expressions of interest for the role of the Creative Director for the 2016 National Architecture Conference. Individuals, practices, schools of architecture, or collaborative teams are encouraged to express their interest in the role. EOIs are due Mon 20 Oct 2014.
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2015 Gold Medal

Nominations close 24 Jul
Nominations are now being received for the 2015 Gold Medal, the Institute's highest individual architectural honour. Submissions can be made via chapter managers and presidents, and must include the name, biography, career history and distinguished work of the nominee, with some documentation of their work. 
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Architext - El Croquis special

Architext Melbourne has a range of El Croquis journals available in store at 40% discount, call 03 8620 3815 or email for a full listing.

Sponsor news

Kangaroo Point case study

This spectacular home is located in the tiny suburb of Kangaroo Point, situated in Sydney’s south. Just off the Georges River, this home boasts stunning river views and a serene environment. Durable window and door systems were going to be heavily relied on throughout this project to ensure the view was captured inside the home. 
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8-star energy rated display home nears completion

Bondor is paving the way for leaner, greener, better built homes in Victoria by constructing the state’s first eight-star energy rated Bondor InsulLiving™ display home. Bondor General Manager Geoff Marsdon said the InsulLiving™ system was proving successful across Australia and had significant potential for the residential building sector, for architects and builders through to home owners.
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Saligia Project by Chindarsi Architects

Featuring Joe Chindarsi of Chindarsi Architects, this short video in the AWS Designer Notes series tells the story of the Saligia Project which was inspired by the clients recent trip to Europe and a book of Danish summer houses they picked up while there. Watch now.

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