This is the Australian Institute of Architects' NSW Chapter weekly e-newsletter - 28 Jul 2014. Tell us what you think
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From the CEO

BEMP wrap up . Clover Moore at Press Club . WAF shortlist

It has been a difficult few weeks for many of us; looking outward as international conflicts escalate and directly impact many Australians and their families. Ahead of the tragic, unthinkable events of the past fortnight, the future of our cities and built environment has been under the spotlight.  
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International Area Committee recognises projects abroad

The International Area Committee Jury has announced the winners of the 2014 International Architecture Awards. Part of the National Architecture Awards program, these Awards celebrate the work of Australian architects abroad and the 2014 winners were chosen from a field of 24 entries, recognised in project categories for the first time this year.

Image: The Sukhothai Residences by Kerry Hill Architects. Photo: Albert Lim.

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What's on


Sustainability in Architecture
Module 2 - Residential part 1
Thursday 31 July 9:00am – 12:30pm

Presenter: David Bennett, architect, founder of Shaping Suburbia and co-chair of the NSW Chapter’s Sustainability Committee.

3 formal CPD points | 3 GBCA green points

$75 Member | $65 A+ member | $50 Graduate member | $40 SONA member | $110 Non-member | $50 Student non-member.

Venue: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.

Register online.
Bridging the Digital Divide: A roundtable discussion
Wednesday 6 August 6:00-7:30
How can digital technologies help us beridge the gap between education and practice? The thematic of ‘digital culture’ provides a lens to explore a number of significant and timely issues related to architectural education, research, and practice. The term 'digital culture' is significant here as it seeks to include, but also extend beyond normative instrumental conceptualisations of the use and impacts of digital technologies as tools within the design process, to open up to broader considerations, including how digital practices are being considered and integrated with/in teaching and learning practices.
Guest panelists Melonie Bayl-Smith, Hank Hauesler, Shaowen Wang, Ning Gu, Russell Lowe, Sandra Loschke, Robert Beson, Iain Maxwell will be discussing new courses and approaches to architectural education, new research methodologies including online data collection methods, new research outcomes including prototyping, interdisciplinary research practices, and new potentials for the nexus between education, industry, and practice.
Venue: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.

Register Online. This is a FREE event followed by drinks and networking.

1.5 informal CPD points.
Architecture On Show - Burradoo
Thursday 7 August 5.30pm - 7pm

Hear local architects present one project each in 15 slides in 15 minutes

Venue: 'Burradoo House' (designed by TKD Architects), 51F Sunninghill Avenue, Burradoo.

Light refreshments served.

Proudly supported by Ritek and Termimesh.

Learning to Manage World Heritage
Thursday 31 July 5:30 for 6:00pm

You are all invited to the upcoming talk by Peter Romey, Deputy Chair and member of the Board of AusHeritage, a network of cultural heritage management organisations established by the Australian Government.

Venue: GML Heritage, 78 George Street, Redfern

Register online or 0293194811

The Art of Making Do
Friday 8 August 9:30am - 5:00pm

Artfully making do is an attitude that suggests that ‘not enough’ can be transformed into a guiding positive strategy, where rich and unique ideas are essential. The seminar aims to explore this topic and to illustrate different ways that this has led to exceptional outcomes.

Speakers: David Travalia, architect (Margate Tasmania), Chantel Carr, Researcher, Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research University of Wollongong, Scott Redwood, Managing Director Progenia.

Registration from 9.00am, Seminar 9.30am - 5pm

Member $90 | Non Member $135 | Graduate $65 | Student $40
Includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and post seminar drinks
4 Formal CPD points

7pm Optional Architects Dinner Friday Night
Network with local regional architects over a two course dinner including drinks. Cost $55 per head

Register online.

International Speaker Series
Teresa Moller

From Monday 11 August

Teresa Moller, landscape architect from Chile, is visiting Australia in August as part of the International Speaker Series.

Teresa will present in Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne.

Claim two formal CPD points!

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Commercial Cost Plus 2014 released

The Institute and Master Builders Australia release the new ABIC ‘Commercial Cost Plus 2014’ (CP-2014 C) contract, for commercial projects. Order online through Architext, or pre-order through your chapter after 28 July. Sold at MW pricing.

A training seminar on the new contract will be jointly hosted on 6 August.

More information and register online.

Competitions, Courses & Opportunities

Leadership in Sustainability Prize

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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William J Mitchell Committee Prize

Nominations are now open for the William J Mitchell International Committee Prize, awarded annually in recognition of a significant contribution to architecture internationally. The prize seeks to honour Australians who have made a significant contribution to the profession, study or advancement of architecture beyond our shores.
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Notice board

Architectural Graduate position available
IntegratedDESIGNgroup have a full-time position available for a dynamic Architectural Graduate working on a diverse range of projects from residential to commercial and institutional.

Click here for further details or if interested please email your CV and portfolio to Raechel on

Leichhardt Council is seeking expressions of interest for membership on the Leichhardt Planning Panel (LPP) for a 12 month trial period projected to commence in late 2014.

It will be a Determining Body to be made up of a Chair-person and specialists who have a background and qualifications in environ-mental law, planning, urban design, architecture, heritage, arboriculture, social planning, or government and public administration.

More information.

Collard Maxwell Architects
Our boutique firm is seeking candidates
comfortable with complex small to mid-size
projects and with a track record in construction
documentation. Interest in becoming
registered a plus. Friendly environment.
Immediate start.

or 02 9955 0637.


Sponsor news


State of the art National Cricket Centre unveiled

The new $29 million National Cricket Centre at Allan Border Field in Brisbane’s Albion is testament to the multiple benefits of building with Bondor Equitilt® architectural panels.

Image: National Cricket Centre by TVS Architects

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