Australian Institute of Architects' weekly e-newsletter - 9 Sep 2013
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From the National President

On Saturday we had our say on Australia’s future through casting our votes in the federal election. We now have a  new Coalition government with a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, although there will be no change to the Senate’s make up until July next year.
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Architecture and Design Symposium - Speaker profiles

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of Sydney Opera House, this one-day event brings together Danish and Australian architects and designers to discuss the contemporary role of architecture and design in shaping our collective cultural imaginations. This is a rare opportunity to hear from some of Denmark’s most exciting architectural talents, including Johannes Molander Pedersen and Morten Rask Gregersen from NORD Architects and Mette Kynne Frandsen from Henning Larsen.
Image: Massar Childrens Discovery Centre, Henning Larsen Architects
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What's on

Kevin Mark Low - This week only!

Following his role as a keynote speaker for Spirit of Place in Cairns, Kevin Low is touring nationally as the next face of the renowned International Speaker Series.
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National Architecture Awards 2013

Thu 7 Nov
Sydney Opera House
The National Architecture Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements and excellence in architecture. Join us for the night-of-nights of Australian architecture. Tickets on sale soon! 
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Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) Training

Graphisoft Australia is pleased to present the first of a national series of two-day IFC Training Courses. The course will be presented by John Mitchell, Chairman of Building SMART Australasia Chapter.
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Competitions & opportunities

Leadership in Sustainability Prize

Entries close Thursday!
This prize recognises individuals and/or groups demonstrating exceptional leadership and an outstanding contribution to the advancement of sustainability of the built environment.
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Colorbond Steel Student Biennale

Stage One entries are now open for the Biennale, now in its 25th year, which represents the profession’s recognition of quality in design by students of architecture.
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2015 National Architecture Conference – Call for Creative Director

The Institute is now seeking expressions of interest for the role of the Creative Director for the 2015 National Architecture Conference. Held annually, the conference is a major event of the Institute and is attended by over a thousand delegates.
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Notice board

Grand Designs - An Evening with Kevin McCloud

In this premiere two hour event Kevin McCloud will look back on the architectural and human stories that have most fascinated him over his long involvement with the show; examining the challenges and pitfalls of designing and building your dream home.
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The Other Hemisphere

In 2014, design curator Sarah K will once again take an exhibition of innovative new Australian and New Zealand design to Milan during the Salone del Mobile and Fuori Salone for Milan Design Week. Designers are asked to respond to the theme 'simplified' interpreting this term in their own way. Entries close 30 Sep.
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Corrosion Protection of Structural Steelwork - member discount

This seminar for steelwork engineers and architects looks at corrosion protection, a vital and often expensive facet of steel design. Institute members are eligible for a sizable discount.
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Membership

HR Plus

HR Plus is an architectural human resources and industrial relations information service that gives A+ members and Graduate members access to expert advice. In addition, Wentworth Advantage provides informative articles for our members. These are published on Acumen. This month Crackdown on bullying - new law.
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Sponsor news

2013 WoodSolutions Timber Study Tour

Germany, Austria, Switzerland - a week of inspiration, information and fun in December for only $3850*. Join other industry professionals to visit landmark projects and meet some of the people behind them.
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Australian Timber Awards - People's Choice Award

Voting has opened for the 2013 People's Choice Award! Members of the public may view all entries and vote online. There is a huge field of entries this year, so we're certain you'll find a project that suits your taste. View the entries and vote now! 

Bondor's InsulLiving®

Bondor’s revolutionary InsulLiving® house building system has achieved CodeMark accreditation, ensuring acceptance by regulatory bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
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