This is the Australian Institute of Architects' weekly e-newsletter - 4 Aug 2014. Tell us what you think
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International Speaker Series
Teresa Moller

From 11 Aug
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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ABIC Commercial Cost Plus training

Wed 6 Aug, 5.30-7pm
The Institute and Master Builders Australia will jointly host a training seminar on the new ABIC Cost Plus CP-2014 C contract, held at 41X in Melbourne. The seminar explores the new concepts and key mechanisms of the ABIC Cost Plus contract and its use for commercial projects. The content of the seminar will be relevant to both architects and builders. Book online here.

Tickets on sale!

7-8 Nov, Darwin
This conference brings tropical architects from Indonesia and Australia together to discuss our unique ways of building and using the land and examines how architects can lead the shaping of healthier, more urbane, sustainable tropical cities. 
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Competitions, Courses & Opportunities

Dulux Study Tour 2015 - entries open

Get your entries in for an opportunity of a lifetime! This study tour is a coveted program aimed at inspiring and fostering Australia's next generation of emerging architectural talent. The 2015 tour takes place from 23 May and visit Tokyo, Paris and London. 
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Call for Creative Directors – 2016 National Architecture Conference

We are seeking EOIs 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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Call for Creative Directors - Qld Regional Conference 2015

We are seeking EOIs for the role of Creative Director for the 2015 Qld Regional Architecture Conference. Following the success of Spirit of Place held in Cairns, Sept 2013, the Institute announces a second Qld Regional Conference planned to take place in 2015. The appointed Creative Director will be responsible for the conceptualisation and execution of the 2015 conference. 
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Send AAU your postcards

If you're an Australian architect or student who is handy with a camera and planning a trip abroad, ArchitectureAU invites you to submit interesting stories and pictures to our Postcards section. If you're interested, contact the editor.

Book launch - Humanitarian Architecture

A great new release has hit our shelves: Humanitarian Architecture by Esther Charlesworth. This book highlights the urgency of architects to respond to design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites. Gareth Evans is launching this book at Architext Melbourne on Tue 12 Aug at 5.30pm. Come along, if you happen to be in town!
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AWS Feature - Pole House

This house is widely known as the most photographed house on the Great Ocean Road, and most probably Australia. As of late, the house has fell victim to old age. The owners decided to knock down the entire house and rebuild, to create a luxury feel throughout the property.
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