Australian Institute of Architects' weekly e-newsletter - 9 December 2013
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From the National President

Last week, National Council met at the Institute’s soon-to-be new Melbourne home, 41 Exhibition St. Over the course of two days, many issues were discussed, debated and resolved.

I am proud to announce a major breakthrough for gender equity in the profession of architecture has been made with National Council officially approving the organisation’s first Gender Equity Policy.

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Making 2014 - more speakers announced!

Marina Tabassum from Bangladesh and Cazu Zegers from Chile are the latest speakers confirmed for the National Architecture Conference - Making (8-10 May, Perth). More announcements to come very soon.
Also, don't miss out on the early bird discount. This saves you a whopping 20%. 
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Inspire 2013 - now available

We are delighted to launch Inspire 2013, the fourth in the ten-volume series that presents an unfolding, inspirational visual survey of the Institute's Awards from 2010 to 2019, charting the best in peer-reviewed Australian architecture through the course of a decade.
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What's on

2014 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

Thu 20 Mar, Tasmania
Join us at the beautiful Peppermint Bay in Tasmania for the 2014 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards which recognise and honor the accomplishments of individuals who contribute to society through architecture and the built environment.
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Competitions & Opportunities

Have you done business overseas?

The Institute has been working with Adelaide Uni to develop a survey that looks into the experiences of Australian architects and architectural firms in undertaking business overseas. If you would like to share your experiences, click the link below. Survey closes 16 Dec.
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PALS - 20% off!

The Institute is offering all members a 20% discount for PALS if you renew your membership and register before 16 Dec. To take up this offer please email us once you have renewed your 2014 membership with your name, member number and contact phone number.
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2014 Dulux Colour Awards

The 2014 Dulux Colour Awards are now open, welcoming architects, designers, specifiers and students to showcase their creative use of colour in both residential and commercial design.
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Notice Board

Important Archicentre Announcement

The current Archicentre and Architect Agreement has been updated. Information about the new Agreement was circulated in ArchiMail 13. If you have not received Archimail and you would like to remain an Archicentre Architect, please notify us via

Architext - Christmas gift ideas

-New Suburban, latest release from Stuart Harrison, now at a 20% discount
-Public Sydney, back in stock and selling fast
-el croquis 168/169, Alvaro Siza: the new el croquis has just arrived in store
-Carlo Scarpa a new monograph from the ever popular Phaidon publishers
-Young Frank Architect, a great addition to the children’s book range

Christmas Closing Dates
Both the Sydney and Melbourne stores will be closing at 2pm 24 Dec and re-opening in the New Year on Mon 6 Jan.
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Sponsor news

AWS launches BAL40 website

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Jamie Durie joins forces with Bondor

Jamie Durie and SolarSpan® by Bondor have joined forces to make life a little brighter for brave Liam Knight, the Sydney teenager who sustained a serious brain injury following a pole-throwing incident at an 18th birthday party in 2012.
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