The Institute's weekly e-news - 20 Feb.
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2017 National Conference, 4-6 May

Tickets on sale now!

The National Architecture Conference is one of the biggest events of the Australian architecture calendar and 2017 will be no exception as the conference returns to Sydney for the first time in seven years.

Eva Castro, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, Winy Maas and Rahul Mehrotra are among the first speakers to be revealed. Register now to receive priority access to the fringe program which launches in the coming weeks.  Limited sponsorship opportunities are also still available.

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2017 Architecture Awards: Online entries closing soon

Entries for the Chapter Awards are closing soon in the following chapters:
  • NSW: Wed 22 Feb (11:59pm)
  • SA: Fri 24 Feb (5:00pm)
  • Tas: Wed 1 Mar (5:00pm)
  • ACT: Fri 3 Mar (11:59pm)
  • International and NT: Fri 10 Mar (5:00pm)
Projects must be entered in the chapter where they are located so don't forget to check all the closing dates so  you don't miss out.

Click here for more information and to submit your project today!


Elections: Voting closes this Wed!

A ballot to decide our elected officials is required for the following vacancies:
  • 5 Chapter Councillors (International, QLD, Tas and Vic Chapters)
  • 2 Nationally-elected Councillors (National)
  • WA Chapter President (WA Chapter)
Eligible members (Level 1, Fellow, Life Fellow, Level 1 Affiliate and Graduate) are invited to cast their vote for your Chapter or National Council member. 

To vote, please click here and log in with your membership number.


What's On


NSS: The Anatomy of a Leak

Water leaks remain the most frequently occurring and most expensive defect in modern buildings. Waterproofing specialist Ross Taylor will explain how leaks originate, provide insights into preventing defects and the documentation necessary to manage your practice's risk.

Sydney: 7 Mar, 9am
Melbourne & Livestream: 9 Mar, 12pm
Brisbane: 22 Mar, 9.30am
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Competitions & Opportunities


Venice Biennale: Call for Creative Director

Expressions of Interest for the role of Creative Director for the Australian exhibition at the 16th International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2018, close 26 Feb 2017.

For submission requirements, please visit

Notice board

Annual Member Survey

As a member of the Institute, your views will form a crucial part in determining our future strategy.

This survey gives you the opportunity to provide comment on your membership experience with the Institute; to identify the features of your membership that you value most and the features that you feel the Institute could further enhance.

Log into the member portal to access the survey link.

New contract available

Announcing the launch of the Institute’s latest contract, the Architect-Specialist Consultant Agreement 2017 (ASCA2017). ASCA2017 is intended for use where the architect directly engages and pays a specialist consultant on a specific project.It can be used to complement the Institute’s current Client Architect Agreement. The contract document is published and sold alongside a User Guide, Reference Copy, editable schedules and template guide letters. Members and subscribers with Acumen access will also be able to download the supporting documents from Acumen.

ASCA2017 and supporting documents are available now through our contracts website.


Sponsor News

Improve the accuracy of your BIM models

Looking to improve your BIM model accuracy or collaboration processes?

Solibri Model Checker courses may help. Central Innovation's fully accredited Solibri trainers are experienced architects and are conducting training sessions in February and March.
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Seminar: Discover New Directions in Mid-Rise Timber Construction

Melbourne: 8 Mar, 7.30am
Brisbane: 9 Mar, 7.30am

Traditional timber framing and new massive timber building systems are revolutionising the design and construction sector.

This one day seminar will have case studies from international and local experts and details on how you can access specialist resources for your projects. Speakers include: Andrew Waugh, Jonathan Evans, David Byland and Paolo Lavisci.

Register here.

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