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From the National President


Action on the state of Australian cities is becoming increasingly urgent. Despite this, there was little visibility of this issue throughout the extended election campaign. Now that the Coalition have been re-elected, the Institute is calling on Malcolm Turnbull and his government to strengthen their focus on raising the productivity and resilience of our cities as outlined in their Smart Cities Plan released earlier this year. This high level plan is worthy in intent but short on detailed programs. Now is the time to give clear definition to these.

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What's on

NSW Country Division Conference
27 Sep - 1 Oct, Kingscliff

‘On shore, off shore, quite sure, not sure’ plans to investigate, celebrate and challenge the work being delivered by regional architects on shore locally and abroad.

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evoke - Regional Conference
8 - 11 Sep, Townsville

Just as art stirs and appeals to our emotions, architecture has the ability to elicit human responses that move, touch and excite us.

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The Architecture of Zero Emissions Housing

Caroline Pidcock will address the leading approaches to zero emission housing around the world and how this could affect Australian directions in the future.

2 Formal CPD Points.

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SuperStudio: 12 - 13 Aug

If you are a student, register individually via the website. Institute members can also mentor during the 24hr competition, offering guidance to teams as they unpick the brief and create their presentation.

Proudly supported by WoodSolutions.

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2016 Gold Medal Tour with ARM Architecture

Sydney: 3 Aug
Darwin: 9 Aug
Canberra: 25 Aug
Hobart: 31 Aug
Adelaide: 4 Oct
Brisbane: 6 Oct
Melbourne: 18 Oct
Perth: 24 Oct 

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Introducing the 2016-2017 National Committee for Gender Equity

It has been two years since the formation of the NCGE. With the passing of this milestone, the committee has recruited some new members to continue the push for a more equitable profession. 

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Competitions & Opportunities


Several National Prizes now open



SONA 3/4 Membership

STUDENTS - if you want to take part in SuperStudio but haven't renewed your membership, now is the time! Get SONA ¾ membership rates for $65, which means you'll have SONA benefits until 31 Mar 2017. Read more information via the website or email membership.

New Continuum course: Now you can aim higher with timber

This seminar aims to deliver a hands-on workshop that will work through the WoodSolutions Technical Guide on mid-rise timber buildings and provide knowledge to confidently implement the National Construction Code changes.

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Sponsor news


Project feature with AWS

Reclining on a rolling carpet of green hills is the Valley House by Philip M Dingemanse. High above Launceston in beautiful Tasmania, it is a perfect balance of charcoal-grey steel, finely-grained timber, and large expanses of glass.

See the project feature here.

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