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From the National President


Last Thursday night, the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards were presented in the beautiful surrounds of Peppermint Bay in Tasmania. The AAAAs are an important opportunity to acknowledge the valuable work that individuals are doing to advance the profession of architecture.

The event marks the presentation of the highest accolade the Institute can bestow. This year, the Gold Medal Award for Architecture has been awarded to Phil Harris and Adrian Welke, founding directors of Troppo Architects, in recognition of their outstanding services to the profession and to the community.

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2014 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards announced

An inspiring collection of students, emerging architects and professional leaders has been honoured at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards presentation ceremony in Hobart last week.
The annual awards recognise and reward outstanding contributions in the fields of architecture and the built environment across a range of expertise including leadership, sustainability, education and advancement.
In addition to the Institute’s highest honour, the Gold Medal, eight accolades were presented to 15 deserving recipients from around Australia.
Image: 2014 Gold Medallists Adrian Welke and Phil Harris of Troppo. Photo: David Sievers  
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What's on

Safe Design - an opportunity for safety innovation

24 Mar - 15 Apr
Various locations

Deborah Hammond discusses the WH&S legislation in relation to designer responsibilities and how designers can achieve a safe design approach in their projects. The focus will include what designers should eliminate from the workplace and design innovations that create productive workplaces free from injury and disease. 
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Making 2014

8-10 May, Perth
With only 7 weeks to go, if you're planning on visiting Perth for the National Architecture Conference - Making 2014 now's a great time to book flights, accommodation, and to register if you haven't already. Everything you need to know is on the website.


BEMP - Save the date!

15 Jul, Canberra
Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) is an annual conversation between parliamentarians and industry leaders that showcases the relationship between Australian communities and their built environment. BEMP incorporates the presentation of the Australian Award for Urban Design (AAUD) and the full-day summit.

Competitions & Opportunities

Australian Award for Urban Design - nominations open

This is your opportunity to highlight leading examples of urban design in Australia. The Australia Award for Urban Design is the premier award for excellence and innovation in all elements of urban design in Australia. The winning project, partners and stakeholders are held in high esteem within the industry, among peers and are widely recognised in the media.

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2015 Emerging Architect 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 ...
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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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The A+ advantage

A+ Membership provides your practice with tools and benefits necessary to assist you in delivering the best possible architectural service to your clients. A+ Membership means that every design professional in your practice is a member of the Institute.A+ is about a commitment to the Institute, best practice and the future of the profession. 

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