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Where I'd Like to Live: Public Awareness Campaign

This week we launch Where I’d Like to Live, a low-budget, digitally-led campaign that challenges the misconception of architecture as elitist and out of reach, and promotes the liveability, accessibility and value of the profession to the community.
The Design Files is supporting the campaign, which also includes Avant Card distribution, a high profile social media competition and cross promotion with a number of public architecture festivals and events in October and November.

We invite members, friends and colleagues to support our campaign. Follow, share and engage on social channels using #whereidliketolive 

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What's on


People's Choice - Voting Open

The People's Choice voting is now open for residential projects in the lead up to the 2015 National Architecture Awards. 

Now in it's second year, the People's Choice vote is a way to engage the public. Share with family and friends, the crowd favourite will be revealed on Fri 29 Oct.  

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Women in Architecture

Over the next few weeks, we will be profiling some of the women that are shaping the profession of architecture.
An initiative of the National Gender Equity Committee, this series is working to achieve a more equitable, diverse and sustainable profession for the future.

The first profile is Jane Weatherall, senior architect of Perth-based practice Donaldson and Warn.

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The Diplomat, The Artist & The Suit

A documentary following the story of Denton Corker Marshall will be airing on ABC1 at 9:30pm Tues 13 Oct, including the construction of the new Australian Pavilion in Venice.

Watch the trailer here and save the date.

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Competitions & Opportunities

Call for Creative Director

Expressions of interest are open for the 2017 National Architecture Conference creative director. 

The creative director plays the lead role in the conceptualisation and theming of the Conference.

Closing 19 Oct

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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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Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture

$2000 is up for grabs with the 2016 Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture with outstanding contribution by an individual student/SONA member in areas of leadership, publication, community or education.

Closing 16 Oct 

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WikiD round two: Writing women into architecture 

The first Melbourne WikiD writing workshop was a great success, Parlour are calling for you to join us for part 2 on Sunday, 11 Oct.

Please RSVP here for catering purposes.

When: Sunday, October 11, 1pm–5pm
Where: Room F2.22, MADA, Monash University, Caulfield campus.
Come to the main entry to of Building G (the DCM building) and we will let you in. 

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Kids Under Cover: Cubby House Challenge

Kids Under Cover are calling for expressions of interest for the 2016 Cubby House Challenge. The Cubby House Challenge brings together members of the building industry to design, build and decorate highly creative and unique children's cubby houses for public viewing and subsequent public auction - with all proceeds going to help prevent youth homelessness.

Deadline extended: Wed 7 Oct

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Sponsor news

Planned Cover Lifestyle survey

Did you know that our insurance partner Planned Cover have expanded its product offering to life insurance products? They want to learn more about you and your lifestyle habits to better their offering. 

By completing a 5 minute survey you will automatically go in a draw to win 1 of 3 iPad Minis.

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Live Webinar: ArchiCAD - Rhino - Grasshopper Connection

Join Graphisoft to learn more about design workflows that enable you to use algorithmic design, free-form modeling and BIM. The webinar will present how these tools assist the design process using two new design workflows: Rhino - ArchiCAD and Grasshopper - ArchiCAD.

6 Oct at 4pm AEST

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