This is the Australian Institute of Architects' weekly e-newsletter - 30 Mar 2015. Tell us what you think
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From the CEO

National Council . Gender Equity Committee . Parlour

National Council held its first meeting for the year in Melbourne on 18 and 19 March. I would like to congratulate Ken Maher on being elected as the next National President Elect to take effect at the AGM in May. Congratulations also to Helen Lochhead and Richard Kirk who have been elected Hon Secretary and Hon Treasurer respectively.

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What's on



The 2015 Student Congress seeks to investigate issues and innovation in serving people, culturally specific designs, in life, health, relationships and how each of these can be affected by architecture, not just the built environment. It is these thoughts that underpin PEOPLE.
Speakers include Steve Larkin [Ireland], Laurent Gutierrez [Hong Kong], Anna Rubbo [USA], Veronika Valk [Estonia], Sandra Manninger [USA] and Julie Stout [New Zealand]

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2015 Architecture Awards –project attributions for review

Project attributions for projects entered in the 2015 Architecture Awards are now listed on the Institute website HERE. Entrants and members of the public are invited to review these attributions. The names listed will be used in all published material regarding the entry, including Awards presentations, certificates and publications. It is extremely important the names are listed correctly and that the name has been agreed on by all parties involved in the project. Problems must be identified by 25 Apr. Please contact your local Chapter with any feedback regarding attributions. 

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Call for entries - Timber Design Awards

Entry is open to architects, landscape architects, building and interior designers and engineers with an array of categories available to cover all types of timber projects and use of timber products.

2014 Overall Winner - Dandenong Mental Health Facility, Bates Smart (in collaboration with Irwin Allsop Group).
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Volunteers wanted - Rebuild homes in the Philippines

Recovery Build seeks volunteers to travel to Cebu, one of the areas of the Philippines worst affected by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. The Typhoon destroyed around 1.1 million houses and displaced 4 million people. Your hard work will give one family a new home and hope for the future. Help Cebu rebuild and move forward by joining our Global Village build today.

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Open BIM in Action
480 Hay Street, Perth

480 Hay Street, Perth is a $500 million mixed-use redevelopment offering a luxurious 5 star Westin hotel, office, retail and dining space options for locals and visitors alike. The project, managed by BPi, is the first of its kind in Australia to adopt a true Open BIM approach. Watch video.

Sponsor news


Bondor¹s eco-cubby for a cause

Meet the eco-cubby, Bondor's entry in the Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge. The cubby, using Bondor's products, designed by Fraser Paxton and built by Build It Yourself, was auctioned this weekend at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show to support vulnerable young people between the ages of 12 and 25 who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness
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