The Institute's weekly e-news - 12 Sep.
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From the National President 

 
  
As you no doubt have heard through press releases or direct email, last week the Archicentre Board with the support of the Institute Board and National Council, made the difficult decision to halt trading of Archicentre, our wholly owned subsidiary, after 36 years of dedicated service. 

Archicentre had achieved many great successes over the past three decades, offering building inspection services and concept design advice to the public who would otherwise be unlikely to work with architects, as well as bring changes to consumer awareness and protection. Unfortunately following considerable market changes, escalation in operating costs and the expiration of a valuable long-term contract, all resulting in an untenable financial position, the time had come bring things to an end.
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News

Policy and Advocacy Update - September

Since our last update, we have advocated on a number of issues including Remote Housing Design (NT), the proposed demolition of the Sirius building (NSW), Apartment Design Standards (VIC), Central Planning Provisions (VIC), plus more. 
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2016 SuperStudio Winners Announced

The SuperStudio 2016 winners have been announced!  This years SuperStudio was a great success, congratulations to all who participated and challenged themselves.

Read more via the SONA website.
 

What's On

WA: Mon 19 Sep, 4 - 6.30pm
Vic: Mon 3 Oct, 9 - 11.30am
Live Stream: Mon 3 Oct, 9am - 11.30am*
QLD: Tue 11 Oct, 9 - 11.30am
NSW: Thu 13 Oct, 9 - 11.30am
*content available on-demand for two weeks post live stream. Must purchase by 30 September
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Competitions & Opportunities

2017 Dulux Study Tour - Last Chance! 

10 years in the making, the 2017 prize is your opportunity to be part of an exciting and coveted program that inspires and fosters Australia’s next generation of emerging architectural talent. Winners will embark on an exciting architectural tour of Prague, London and Barcelona.

Simply visit the Dulux Study Tour blog to access the online entry form and to read up on the 2016 winners’ adventures. Entries close 15 Sep 11:59pm AEST
 

Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize - Applications closing soon

An initiative of the National Committee for Gender Equity this prize aims to recognise outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equity in architectural practice, education and governance.

Entries for the 2017 prize close Friday 16 September, don't miss out!
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