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From the National President

Happy World Architecture Day!

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore. WAF is an exciting, large scale, international celebration of architecture and is a fantastic opportunity for the Institute to promote the work the organisation and our members are doing to an international audience.
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2014 National Architecture Awards - People's Choice Awards

For the very first time the Institute is running a People’s Choice Award for the National Architecture Awards. You can vote for your favourite residential projects from the 13 houses that made the shortlist. By registering after you vote, you could win a Dulux Colour Consultancy and Paint package for your own home.
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What's on

2014 International Speaker Series

October, various locations
Simone Carena, architect from Italy/Seoul will visit Australia in October as a part of the International Speaker Series. Simone will present in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

National Architecture Awards - One month to go!

Thu 6 Nov, Darwin
The 2014 National Architecture Awards is heading to the tropics! Join the festivities in Darwin to celebrate an inspiring year of Australian architecture in true top-end style.
Be sure to book soon to secure the best flights and accommodation deals.
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WIN the ultimate AusIndoArch experience

7-8 Nov, Darwin
AusIndoArch brings tropical architects from Indonesia and Australia together to discuss how architects can lead the shaping of healthier, more urbane, sustainable tropical cities.
Register now for the chance to WIN all the extras you need to join the festivities in Darwin this November! The prize package includes accommodation, restaurant vouchers and more.
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Competitions, Courses & Opportunities


Acumen Survey - Closes tomorrow!

The Acumen survey is the first step to acquiring a broader view of your experience with Acumen so we can improve this service. The deadline to complete this survey has been extended to enable us to capture as wide and extensive an audience as possible. Simply fill in the short survey here. Closing date for the survey is Tue 7 Oct 2014.


Notice board

Tapestry Design Prize for Architects

The Australian Tapestry Workshop in partnership with Denton Corker Marshall, Architecture Media and the Tapestry Foundation of Australia is proud to announce the inaugural 2015 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects. This prestigious new prize invites architects to create a tapestry design for a hypothetical site: for the the Denton Corker Marshall designed Australia Pavilion in the Giardini in Venice.

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Houses 100 features new residential projects by Rob Kennon Architects, Cox Rayner Architects and Twofold Studio, Allison Hopper Architect, CHROFI, Maddison Architects, Andrew Burges Architects, and more. Charles Wright Architects is profiled, Scale Architecture revisits its first house, and Neil Clerehan Architect’s mid-century Clerehan House II is explored.
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UIA newsletter

The latest UIA e-newsletter has been published. This issue looks at World Architecture Day, Declaration on Responsible Architecture, Friendly Spaces Accessible to All and Sydney Architecture Festival.
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Sponsor news

Bondor insulation products: 40% cheaper power bills

The buyer of Tasmania’s first eight-star energy rated Bondor InsulLiving display home will be celebrating a year in residence in October, and has good reason to be happy with a 40 per cent reduction in his electricity bills. 
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Turramurra Project - Justin Noxon 

The project had several challenges including the sloping, north-facing orientation of the site alongside the stringent construction requirements that related to this bushfire-rated zone. The Vantage range of windows and doors were used to maximise views of the bushland setting. Read the full article and watch the video here

Autodesk University Extension Australia 2014 

10 – 11 November 2014, Westin Hotel, Sydney. AUx Australia is a great opportunity to fine-tune your technical skills with Autodesk products. Not only will you enhance your knowledge and learn about cutting edge technologies – but you’ll also benefit from networking and sharing with other design professionals in your industry. Register now

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