Australian Institute of Architects' weekly e-newsletter - 23 Sep 2013
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From the National President

Next week I will be travelling to Singapore to attend the World Architecture Festival (WAF). WAF is a fantastic opportunity for the Institute to promote the work the organisation and our members are doing to an international audience. While there, I will be promoting the Institute’s bid to host the UIA Congress in 2020 ...
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Feature

Architecture and Design Symposium - speaker profile

The Architecture and Design Symposium is a unique day-long event that brings together exciting architects and designers from Denmark and Australia on the occasion of Sydney Opera House’s 40th Anniversary. A couple of weeks ago, we profiled guest speakers NORD Architects and Mette Kynne Frandsen. This week we look at the work of artists’ group Superflex.
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News

Don’t silence experts: professional bodies add oomph to any debate

Public debate about policy issues is something we need a lot more of. There should be a contest of ideas because there’s no question that a diversity of views on the merits of policies leads us to a well-informed position in the end.
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41X - time lapse clip

A new time lapse clip that captures the entire construction process of 41X to date is now available to view.
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Acumen Content Review Panel - seeking nominations

Chapter councils, state practice committees and individuals are asked to nominate members for the Acumen Content Review Panel which was established at National Council’s last meeting. The Review Panel, comprising five member representatives, will provide advice to the Institute on managing Acumen and developing content. 
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What's on

Boarding Pass

2 Oct, Singapore
Join us for networking in Singapore! The International Area Committee and EmAGN invite you to join them at Space Furniture for Boarding Pass, held in Singapore.
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Architecture and Design Symposium

25 Oct, Sydney
Do not miss this very special event! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of Sydney Opera House, this symposium brings together Danish and Australian architects and designers to discuss the contemporary role of architecture and design in shaping our collective cultural imaginations and the cities in which they thrive. 
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National Architecture Awards 2013

Thu 7 Nov
Sydney Opera House

Join us for the night-of-nights of Australian architecture, celebrating the best and boldest designs of the year in Australia's most celebrated work of architecture. Tickets now on sale!
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Notice Board

Continuum - new courses available

Continuum is the Institute’s online source of quality continuing professional development (CPD). New courses include: Read more

Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) Training

Graphisoft Australia is pleased to present the first of a national series of two-day IFC Training Courses. The course will be presented by John Mitchell, Chairman of Building SMART Australasia Chapter.
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Sandcastles Season 3

Wed 25 Sep, 7pm on 7Two
Once again, the Institute is working with the team behind Sandcastles to present some of the best architectural work in this country to a wide audience. This week the show features Seacliff House designed by Chris Elliott Architects. 
Image by Richard Glover.
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Membership

A+

Have you been thinking about A+? Want to know more? Upgrade your membership to A+ and gain access to heaps of great benefits.
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Sponsor news

Dulux is looking for homes

Dulux is refreshing their image library and want to feature some of Australia’s best homes.  If you have an amazing Australian home that has been completed using Dulux products then your projects could be featured throughout the new Dulux Colour collateral.
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Win an aerial architectural tour

Be one of eight lucky winners to tour architecture heights of Melbourne from above with aerial photographer John Gollings. To enter simply follow @SpecifyAWS and post a photo or link to a project featuring AWS systems with an @SpecifyAWS tag. HURRY Competition closes 30 September
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Spirit of Place Pecha Kucha wrap up

On behalf of supporting corporate partner AWS, thank-you for the incredible attendance to the Pecha Kucha which was hosted at The Tanks on Friday 6 September. 
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