The Institute's weekly e-news - 6 Feb.
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Elections: Voting Now Open

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 or 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.


Institute Policy Consultation: Have Your Say

The Australian Institute of Architects is proud to represent and advocate on behalf of our members and the broader architecture profession. As part of our ongoing commitment to better serving the needs of our members and becoming a more effective and louder voice for the profession, we are reviewing our existing policies and advocacy statements.

In order to accurately reflect members’ views, we need your input. We currently have draft policies and advocacy statements on housing and the role of government architect available for comment.

Don’t miss out, click here to have your say.

What's On

Emerging Architect Prize Tour

2016 National Emerging Architect Prize winner, Amy Muir (VIC), will be touring DOING: To Do or Not To Do? in February. Amy will discuss the trigger points in her career so far, difficult decisions she’s made, engineering a career in architecture and getting involved in her community.

This AWS sponsored tour will visit the following states:

•    Perth: Monday 6 Feb, 6-8pm
•    Hobart: Wednesday 8 Feb, 6-8pm
•    Brisbane: Wednesday 15 Feb, 6-8pm
•    Sydney: Thursday 16 Feb, 6-8pm
•    Melbourne: Wednesday 22 Feb, 6-8pm

This is a ticketed event with a pre-recorded session available. Register today!
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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.

This is your opportunity to participate on the world stage as Australia showcases its architectural industry, talent and intellect at what is arguably the most important event on the international contemporary architecture calendar.

For submission requirements, please visit

Competitions & Opportunities


Expressions of Interest: ACRP member

The Acumen Content Review Panel (ACRP) is tasked to develop and maintain the accuracy, currency and quality of the Acumen practice advisory database content. The ACRP meet face to face three times a year with monthly teleconferences in between and are seeking a new member.

To maintain the diversity of the panel, applicants are sought from NT, QLD or SA, preferably from a large practice or with recent large practice experience. Applicants should be a practicing registered architect and a current member of the Institute. A copy of the terms of reference can be found here.

Please submit Expressions of Interest by C.O.B Wed 15 Feb to

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Tasmanian Architectural Narratives

The Tasmanian Chapter's triennial conference returns to Murrayfield on Bruny Island 3-5 Mar 2017.

A+ Members $275 |

Members and their partners $300 |
Grads $275 |  Non-members $400 |
Student members $225 |
Student non-members $275 |

Bookings now open. Please click here to book your place.


Benchmarking Project: Survey date extended to 14 Feb

There is still time to take part in the 2016 Benchmarking survey!

Practices are invited to participate in the 2016 Benchmarking project hosted by The project aims to provide you with important statistical data pertaining to your practice to help you identify key areas of success and improvement.
Institute members receive 50% off the fee to participate and A+ members are eligible to complete the survey at no cost.

Contact the membership team today to obtain your unique link to the 2016 survey. 

Renew your Institute membership for 2017

Have you renewed your Institute membership for 2017?

With upcoming events including the first National Seminar Series seminar ‘Anatomy of a Leak,’ the 2017 National Conference 'PRAXIS: Process. Propositions. Production' and a full schedule of CPD events and Awards programs through your local Chapter, now is the ideal time to renew your membership. 

Acumen, our online practice advisory notes is now also an included benefit for all Member level 1, Affiliate Level 1, Graduate and Student members (students do not need to renew at this time). 

Join or renew now

Sponsor News

AWS Event Correspondents

Are you looking for an opportunity to get more involved in the Australian architecture community?

AWS are looking for 3 event correspondents in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to attend Institute events and blog about them for the AWS website.

To apply, click here. Applications close 17 Feb.

Watch: The BIM Concept

See how ARCHICAD works with BIM to deliver project documentation and smoother workflows, in their free online Training Series 'The BIM Concept'.

More online training videos can be viewed on the International ARCHICAD YouTube page.

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