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WA and SA Architecture Awards -  winners announced 

The 2014 state awards program concluded last week with the presentations of the WA and SA Architecture Awards.

Image: South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute by Woods Bagot. Photo: Peter Clarke
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What's on

BEMP 2014 - only one week to go!

15 Jul, Canberra
Don’t miss out on BEMP 2014, which turns the spotlight on a new generation of design solutions that will unlock waves of economic and social dividends in our cities. Great design unleashes creative solutions that accelerate opportunity. BEMP will showcase design in all its facets. 
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Social Sustainability 

From 17 Jul
This presentation by Dr Angelique Edmonds will discuss the growing public policy emphasis on wellbeing and performance of public spaces, how we can respond, what this means for innovation in design practice, who is involved in delivering Social Sustainability, why it is important, and what happens if we don’t.

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Gold Medal Tour

Phil Harris and Adrian Welke, co-founders of Troppo, have been awarded the 2014 Gold Medal at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards.

The Gold Medal tour kicked off in Darwin in late June, and will travel around the country throughout September and October. 
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Competitions, Courses & Opportunities

Leadership in Sustainability Prize - nominations open

Nominations are now being sought for the 2015 Leadership in Sustainability Prize, which recognises an individual's or group's outstanding achievement, through architecture, effective advocacy, education and community engagement.
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Call for Creative Directors – 2016 National Architecture Conference

We are seeking expressions of interest for the role of the Creative Director for the 2016 National Architecture Conference. Individuals, practices, schools of architecture, or collaborative teams are encouraged to express their interest in the role. EOIs are due Mon 20 Oct 2014.
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2015 Gold Medal - nominations open

Nominations are now being received for the 2015 Gold Medal, the Institute's highest individual architectural honour. Submissions can be made via chapter managers and presidents, and must include the name, biography, career history and distinguished work of the nominee, with some documentation of their work. Nominations close Thu 24 July.
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Notice board

UIA2014 Durban - early bird rate extended

The largest gathering of architects and built environment professionals ever held in Southern Africa, the UIA2014 World Congress, is about to become a reality. Boasting an impressive line-up of speakers and specialists gathered under one roof, UIA2014 Durban is set to further conversations around critical built environment issues in South Africa, Africa and the world. 
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Augmented Australia app now available

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Venice for the launch of Augmented Australia at la Biennale di Venezia! For those of you who can't make it this year, check out the app of the exhibition, now available for free download. Trigger images and animations can be found on the website. Also, the Augmented Australia catalogue, chock full of images, articles and interviews, is now available at Architext
 

NGAA Congress - Growth that Works

15-17 Oct, Adelaide
The inaugural NGAA Congress, Growth That Works will see delegates engaged in high level workshop discussions designed to result in solid recommendations for setting outer urban growth areas on the road to the new economy. A Welcome Reception, two day Congress and Awards Dinner will provide you with the opportunity to meet key influential delegates.
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