The Institute's weekly e-news - 27 Mar.
Institute News

From the National President

Housing affordability is currently a hot topic for good reason. We cannot have vital and sustainable communities without diversity, and we cannot achieve real diversity without equity. Motivated by the need for stronger advocacy from our profession, and the absence of design in the recent debates, last week the Institute hosted a housing affordability breakfast briefing at Parliament House in Canberra to examine the issues of density, design and the challenges ahead.
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Policy and Advocacy Update

The review of Institute policies is continuing, as we work through the list that needs updating. We will continue to consult with members to identify the most important issues and the best strategy to communicate our messages to governments and the public.

Since our last update, we have also advocated at a state and territory level on a number of issues.
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What's On

2017 Awards - Project Attribution

The Institute invites entrants and members of the public to review the project attributions of entries into the 2017 National Architecture Awards. The project and practice names listed will be used in all presentations and published material regarding the entry. 

Any identified problems must be submitted by COB 21 Apr.
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PRAXIS: International speaker program finalised

Anupama Kundoo from Anupama Kundoo Architects, Spain completes the international speaker line-up. Kundoo has twice exhibited at the Venice Biennale and has been involved in some revolutionary projects using local materials with low environmental impact in many corners of the globe.

Visit the website for more information on all the international speakers as well as our domestic line-up, including Glenn Murcutt.
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Competitions & Opportunities

Scholarship Funding for Female Leadership Development

In association with the Australian Institute of Architects, Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders throughout the architecture sector.

The initiative is providing members with 10 grants for leadership development across three levels of management. For more information or to register your interest, please visit the WLA website.

Marten Bequest Scholarship

The Marten Bequest program offers twelve emerging artists over six categories the chance to receive a scholarship valued at $50,000. The scholarship is open to emerging artists providing an opportunity to develop skills both locally and internationally. This year, the opportunity has extended to include architecture.

Apply today - applications close 10 Apr.
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SONA: 2017 Membership Renewals

Your SONA membership can empower you to connect, engage and influence with both local and national events, competitions, prizes, policies and industry news. Go to the website to read more about the benefits of joining or renewing your SONA membership in 2017.

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