The Institute's weekly e-news - 13 Feb.
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From the Chief Executive Officer

2017 is set to be a busy year for the Institute and we are already well underway.

On 4 May, the profession will come together for one of our biggest events of the year, the National Architecture Conference. PRAXIS: Process.Propositions.Production, has been curated by National President Prof Ken Maher along with Prof Helen Lochhead and features a program that explores processes of thought, engagement and action. Visit the website for all the latest details and to secure your registration today.
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Elections: Voting Now Open

A ballot to decide our elected officials is required for the following vacancies:
  • 5 Chapter Councillors (International, QLD, Tas and Vic Chapters)
  • 2 Nationally-elected Councillors (National)
  • WA Chapter President (WA Chapter)
Eligible members (Level 1, Fellow, Life Fellow, Level 1 Affiliate and Graduate) are invited to cast their vote for your Chapter or National Council member. 

To vote, please click here and log in with your membership number.


Annual Member Survey

As a member of the Institute, your views will form a crucial part in determining our future strategy.

This survey gives you the opportunity to provide comment on your membership experience with the Institute; to identify the features of your membership that you value most and the features that you feel the Institute could further enhance.

Log into the member portal to access the survey link.

What's On

Emerging Architect Prize Tour

There are only three tour dates left for 2016 National Emerging Architect Prize winner, Amy Muir's DOING: To Do or Not To Do? tour.

Sponsored by AWS, this is a ticketed event with a pre-recorded session available.

Tickets remain for the following states:
•    Brisbane: Wednesday 15 Feb, 6-8pm
•    Sydney: Thursday 16 Feb, 6-8pm
•    Melbourne: Wednesday 22 Feb, 6-8pm

Register today!
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Venice Biennale: Call for Creative Director

Expressions of Interest for the role of Creative Director for the Australian exhibition at the 16th International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2018, close 26 Feb 2017.

This is your opportunity to participate on the world stage as Australia showcases its architectural industry, talent and intellect at what is arguably the most important event on the international contemporary architecture calendar.

For submission requirements, please visit

Competitions & Opportunities


Australian Interior Design Awards:  Entries open

The Australian Interior Design Awards, presented in partnership by the Design Institute of Australia and Artichoke magazine, recognises and celebrates interior design excellence via a credible, industry-based program. Entries for the 2017 program will close on Friday 17 February.

For more information or to submit your entry, please visit the website.

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Institute Policy Consultation: Have Your Say

The Australian Institute of Architects is proud to represent and advocate on behalf of our members and the broader architecture profession. As part of our ongoing commitment to better serving the needs of our members and becoming a more effective and louder voice for the profession, we are reviewing our existing policies and advocacy statements.

In order to accurately reflect members’ views, we need your input. We currently have draft policies and advocacy statements on housing and the role of government architect available for comment.

Don’t miss out, click here to have your say.


Benchmarking Project: Survey date extended to 14 Feb

There is still time to take part in the 2016 Benchmarking survey!

Practices are invited to participate in the 2016 Benchmarking project hosted by The project aims to provide you with important statistical data pertaining to your practice to help you identify key areas of success and improvement.
Institute members receive 50% off the fee to participate and A+ members are eligible to complete the survey at no cost.

Contact the membership team today to obtain your unique link to the 2016 survey. 

Continuum: Redeem your free CPD now!

Did you renew or join as an Institute member before 31 December 2016? If so, you are eligible to receive one free Continuum online CPD course of your choice.

Continuum is your online CPD resource that provides a convenient way to keep current with best practice.

To redeem, review the Continuum course catalogue on the Continuum website and email your course selection to before 3pm AEDT Friday 17 Feb.

Sponsor News

AWS Event Correspondents

Are you looking for an opportunity to get more involved in the Australian architecture community?

AWS are looking for 3 event correspondents in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to attend Institute events and blog about them for the AWS website.

To apply, click here. Applications close 17 Feb.

Improve the accuracy of your BIM models

Looking to improve your BIM model accuracy or collaboration processes?

Solibri Model Checker courses may help. Central Innovation's fully accredited Solibri trainers are experienced architects and are conducting training sessions in February and March.
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