This is the Australian Institute of Architects' weekly e-newsletter - 4 May 2015. Tell us what you think
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What's on

Risk Conference 2015  

Final tickets selling fast &
New speakers announced

Additional speakers have been added to the national conference line-up including Amanda Levete (London) via video presentation, Manfred Grohmann (Germany) and Ian McDougall (Melbourne). 

The few remaining tickets are selling fast so make sure to get in quick. The full program is also available.

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 People Student Congress  
Student Congress and National Conference
2-4 July, Melbourne

If you come to both the National Conference and the Student Congress you can receive a combined ticket discount of $50. Find out how to claim this offer.

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Staff movements - Ross Clark

After 13 years with the Institute, Ross Clark has resigned from his role as Chief Operating Officer.

Ross will continue to support the Institute in a consultancy role over the coming months. 

National Council and staff are very appreciative for the efforts, support and dedicated service that Ross has given to the organisation during his tenure and wish him well for the future.  


Review of Client and Architect Agreement 2009

The Acumen Content Review Panel is collecting members’ feedback to inform the Institute’s review of the 2009 Client and Architect Agreement (CAA2009) which has been scheduled for mid-2015.

Please email any feedback to by Friday 8 May 2015, 5.00pm.

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Courses, Competitions & Opportunities

Notice board

Expressions of Interest – Design consultancy services 

The Port Arthur Historic Sites Management Authority are seeking Expressions of Interest for a proposed upgrade to the Visitor Centre of the Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania.
Practices with demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of major tourism sites are encouraged to consider this opportunity situated within a World Heritage Listed Site.

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AASA Call for papers extended:
Applied Collaborations

The 2015 Association of Architecture Schools Australasia (AASA) Conference is taking place in Christchurch 2-3 October. The deadline has been extended until 4 May for the submission of abstracts relating to 'applied collaborations'. 

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Sponsor news

Planned Cover knows Risk

The Planned Cover Risk Managers will be at the 2015 Conference - Risk on Fri 15 May, ready to talk to you about insurance options and Risk cover. 

Email serrenh@plannedcover by Tue 12 May to book your consultation (and receive a free pocket Moleskine notebook).

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Australian Interior Design Awards

The 2015 Australian Interior Design Awards shortlist has been announced, and tickets are on sale for the gala presentation in Melbourne on 15 May.

The Awards recognise innovative thinking and visionary solutions within Australia’s design industry.

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Housing Futures Symposium

Join a conversation about new trajectories in residential architecture with local and international speakers, including Charles Renfro (New York), Kerstin Thompson (Melbourne), Philip Thalis (Sydney). Presented by Architecture Media, Housing Futures is a one-day symposium to be held in Melbourne on 31 July 2015.

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