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Growing your business with technology: Online CPD

This online course gives participants an understanding of digital business technologies by analysing small to medium sized architecture practices.

Register online and complete by 31 July.

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2015 Gold Medal Tour

Peter Stutchbury's Gold Medal Tour is kicking off around the country:
28 July - Newcastle
25 August - Sydney 
26 August - Melbourne
27 August - Hobart
7 October - Canberra 
8 October - Perth 
9 October - Adelaide
13 October - Brisbane
14 October - Darwin

Tickets can be arranged through your local chapter.


Overall curator announced for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Alejandro Aravena a Chilean architect who founded Elemental, a social housing initiative, has been appointed overall curator.

'There are several battles that need to be won and several frontiers that need to be expanded in order to improve the quality of the built environment and consequently people’s quality of life.'

The Biennale will run from 28 May - 27 Nov 2016. 

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Competitions & Opportunities

Sustainable House Day: Entries open

Entries are open until 31 Jul to enter your home to be a part of Sustainable House Day 2015. 

Taking place across Australia on Sep 13, the public will be able to engage with environmentally progressive homes. 

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Leadership in Sustainability Prize 

Entries are open for the 2016 Leadership in Sustainability Prize. The prize recognises individuals and/or groups who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the advancement of sustainability in the build environment. 

Nominate here before Mon 17 Aug.

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Milano Expo 2015 Field Trip: Call for EOI

WoodSolutions have put out a call for expressions of interest to attend a field trip to the 2015 Milano Expo. The tour will investigate modern timber construction both at the Expo and surrounding regions. Limited to 25 places, find out more info here.

Image: France Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 by XTU Architects, photo by Andrea Bosio.

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Sponsor news

AWS: Congress wrap-up

Catch the full wrap-up from Sonia Sarangi of Atelier Red and Black writing for AWS about the recent Student Congress - PEOPLE. 

If there is only one thing I would like you to remember from this blog post it is this: The extensive program, quality of speakers and brilliant workshops at the National Student Congress offer INCREDIBLE value for money! Now that you know please don’t keep that a secret, spread the word…

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Houses Awards: New venue, more tickets

Join in the celebration! Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, the 2015 Houses Awards gala presentation has been moved to the NGV's Great Hall.

Tickets close 27 July unless sold out prior.

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