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From the CEO

 
  
Our National Architecture Conference – Making: 2014 takes place in Perth this week. As well as a fantastic opportunity for members of the profession to convene, socialise and be inspired, it is also a great way for the Institute to promote Australian architects and architecture to international colleagues.
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What's on

Making 2014 - opens Thu night!

8-10 May, Perth
The conference kicks off Thursday night with the Opening Party, followed by two days jam-packed with speaker sessions, events and parties.

Be advised, online registrations are now closed, but some tickets will be available at the event.
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BEMP 2014 - Productivity by Design

15 Jul, Canberra
BEMP is an opportunity to explore the economic, social, environmental and governance issues that help shape national prosperity.
 
Speakers confirmed: Hon Greg Hunt MP, John Thwaits, Tania Cox, Barbara Norman, Brendan Nelson, Jamie Briggs, Jim Betts, Garry Bowditch, Rene Van Meeuwen and Michael Rayner.
 
BEMP and the AAUD presentation dinner tickets are now on sale! 

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AusIndoArch - Save the date

7-8 Nov, Darwin
This conference will bring tropical architects from both Indonesia and northern Australia together to discuss how architects can lead the shaping of healthier, more urbane, sustainable tropical cities. It will bring neighbours together culturally, through tropical architecture, and is guaranteed to be a unique and highly enjoyable conference!
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Competitions, Courses & Opportunities

Integrative Design Process - a new approach to sustainability

12-16 May, Various locations
This presentation by Bill Reed introduces the practical concepts of integrating our technical perspectives with the living system processes that support life on earth. This is not as hard as it may seem; but it is a real change in the way we think. 
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Call for Creative Director

The Regional Speaker Series requires one curator whose expertise focuses on themes specific to regional-based architects. The Regional Speaker Series Creative Director will work to secure an international speaker for the series and source architecturally significant venues for the presentations. Applications close 14 May.
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Australia Award for Urban Design

Noms close 28 May
Have you been involved in a recent project demonstrating excellence and innovation in all elements of urban design? Nominations for the 2014 Australia Award for Urban Design are now open.
Since their foundation by Prime Minister Paul Keating in 1996 the Australia Award for Urban Design has encouraged cities, towns and emerging settlements of all sizes to strive for better urban design practice.
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Notice board

Name sought for new National Named Award

Our prestigious Named Awards are attributed to exceptional individuals, no longer living, who have made an outstanding contribution to architecture and are held in high regard by the profession. We are seeking nominations for a new category: the National Named Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alts & Adds).
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Autodesk webinar

7 May, 12noon-1pm
Presenters: Jeff Gale, Senior Technical Sales Specialist and Samuel Macalister, BIM Senior Technical Sales Specialist

See and learn about the latest Autodesk Technologies first hand at one of our upcoming Webinar events by registering to reserve your place today.

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Carmen Fiol-Costa seminar

15 May, Sydney
Titled Inventing the Site - Creating a Symbolic Urban Landscape, this seminar sees Carmen Fiol-Costa discuss the notion that the given context for a project is often that of suburbia with no other available spaces save the remnants of the metropolis. MC'd by Joe Agius, this seminar is an opportunity to engage with our inaugural Droga Architect in Residence.
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