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Institute News

From the National President

All of the results are now in for National Council elections. Congratulations to Andrew Wilson, who has been elected the new ACT Chapter President, Peter Malatt, the new Victorian Chapter President, Richard Kirk, the new Qld Chapter President, Phillip Griffiths, the new WA Chapter President and Simon Scally, who has been re-elected in NT. Congratulations also to Jon Clements and Ken Maher who have been elected as National Councillors.
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David Adjaye confirmed for Making 2014

The Institute is thrilled to announce that David Adjaye is joining the illustrious speaker lineup for Making 2014.

David, Principal Architect of Adjaye Associates, is one of the leading architects of his generation. Described as an architect with an artist’s sensibility, his ingenious use of materials and showcasing of light have defined his work since establishing his practice in 2000. 
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What's on


2014 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

Thu 20 Mar, Tasmania
Join us to celebrate those individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to society through architecture and the built environment. Among the accolades is the announcement of the 2014 Gold Medallist, who will also make a special address on the night. Tickets now on sale!
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2014 National Architecture Awards – Project Attributions 

The Institute publishes the project attributions of all entries in the National Architecture Awards Program. To check project attributions for entries in the 2014 National Architecture Awards click here.

Archicentre Architects Agreement 

Thanks to those members who sent in signed Archicentre Architect Agreements by 31 Jan as requested. We are now establishing a new database of Archicentre Accredited Architects that includes only those members from whom we have received a signed Agreement. If you have not yet completed the Agreement you may do so at any time, after which – subject to verification of registration and membership requirements – your details will be included on our database. For more information email us at Please note that after 28 Feb we will only offer bookings to members listed in our database.

Competitions & Opportunities

Making (Fun) 2014 - call for submissions

@SCALE is an exhibition that is part of Making Fun, the fringe events program for 2014 Conference. On public display at QV1 Perth, this exhibition will feature established and emerging Australian designers working across multiple creative fields of urban design, architecture, visual arts, furniture and object design.
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Venice 2014 - join the Austral Bricks Club for your chance to win!

Austral Bricks is proud to continue its support of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014, and will once again be welcoming the Australian architecture community to join the Austral Bricks Club. Members of the Austral Bricks Club will go in the running to receive an incredible experience at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.
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UIA announces student competition

Healthcare Otherwhere is an International Student Competition for architects as part of the dedicated healthcare track at the UIA Congress to be hosted in Durban, South Africa later this year. Download full details here. Registrations open 16th February 2014.
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Notice board


UWA - Position vacant

Project Manager (Design) REF: 492815 
• 3 year fixed term appointment
The Campus Management division is responsible for planning, developing and managing the University’s campus and landholdings to support teaching, research and campus life. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual with broad architectural experience to develop the University’s diverse asset portfolio and work in a multi-disciplinary team. 
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Sponsor news

DesignBUILD: Future of Sustainability

by ASBA Chair, Sid Thoo
Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA) Chair, Sid Thoo shares his views on the future of building sustainability in Australia at DesignBUILD’s Industry Insights seminar on Day 2, April 3, at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. Learn from Sid’s insights, mistakes and passion on how creating more sustainable buildings and cities is a journey of discovery, not a finite destination. 
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Build a house from the sun 

In just two minutes you can discover the benefits of using wood for building thanks to the Danish Wood Initiative's fun, hand-drawn video entitled 'Why on earth a wood house'. Watch now.

Wilton showcases NSW’s first Bondor InsulLiving™ Eco Display Home

The project was conceived by Bondor as the next step towards zero energy housing, with the InsulLiving system expected to offer a complete thermal envelope exceeding the current thermal efficiency requirements of the Building Code of Australia for a range of climate zones.
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