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From the National President

Archicentre Review . Public Outreach Events

Over the last four months, Archicentre has undergone a significant review focused on options to strengthen and ensure a sustainable future for the business.

The outcome of the review was a series of recommendations from the Archicentre Board to National Council, outlined below. All recommendations were supported by National Council for immediate implementation.

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What's on



Three engaging, impassioned Architects in Residence announced for 2015/16

Three diverse international architects will participate in the Australian Institute of Architects’ Droga Architect in Residence 2015/16 program.

Following on from the successful visit in 2015 by NORD Architects, the jury, chaired by Brit Andresen, has named the next candidates to undertake the unique 12-week opportunity.

UK emerging architect Nick Wood, Finnish stalwart Juhani Pallasmaa and Californian champion of change Liz Ogbu were selected for their broad experience and engaging program proposals. 

Stay tuned for more in the coming months.

Image (L-R): Nick Wood, Liz Ogbu, Juhani Pallasmaa

Competitions & Opportunities

William J Mitchell International Prize

Closes Thu
The prize seeks to honour Australians who have made a significant contribution to the profession, study or advancement of architecture beyond our shores.

Submissions must be made via the online entry system.

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2016 Dulux Study Tour: Open for entries

The Dulux Study Tour is one of the most highly coveted programs. The prize fosters and inspires the next generation of emerging architectural talent in Australia. 

Stage one of the two-stage process simply requires entrants to answer four questions in 200 words or less.

Closes 17 Sep

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Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize

The Neville Quarry prize awards contributions to teaching, research or community engagement in both higher education and beyond including a $2000 cash prize. Enter or nominate now.

Closing 22 Oct

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Call for papers: Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing

The 21st Conference for the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) is taking place 30 Mar - 2 Apr 2016. 

Responding to a challenge of environmental impact and sustainability, CAADRIA are now calling for papers that interrogate this notion. 

Abstract due: 25 Sep 2015

Image: Melbourne School of Design by John Wardle Architects and NADAA, event partners with RMIT
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Call for 2017 National Architecture Conference Creative Director

We're calling for proposals for the 2017 National Architecture Conference Creative Director. The scope of the Creative Director role and responsibilities is primarily focused on the themes, content and style of the event. 

EOIs due: 19 Oct 2015

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Notice board


CAA Specialist Listings Update

The Commonwealth Association of Architects Specialist Architects Listing website that launched in July now has 2.8k users internationally. The platform is designed for global networking between architects, clients, developers and specialist consultants. 

Utilise your expertise and enable easier collaboration with international specialists. Check the site for eligibility.

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Sponsor news


Bondor launches BIM library

Bondor has launched its product library package, helping architects, engineers and builders to conceptualise designs using the company’s insulated panel systems.
The ArchiCAD and Autodesk Revit library files and a detailed tutorial on the program are
available via Bondor’s website.

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