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Elders: Great Australian Architects Speak documentary in production

Announcing an upcoming documentary film featuring Australia’s most awarded living legend architects, in an important legacy to the profession. Currently in production, follow the progress of the film and find out more about Elders: Great Australian Architects Speak.

Image: Still from an interview with Gabriel Poole

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National Architecture Awards shortlist announced

The 2015 jury for the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards has revealed their shortlist for the awards taking place on 5 Nov in Brisbane.

This year, a new category has been introduced, Educational Architecture, to reflect the increasing number of educational facilities entered in the awards program. 

Image: Monash University North West Precinct by Jackson Clements Burrows, photo by Peter Clarke

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Competitions & Opportunities

Call for Creative Director

Expressions of interest are open for the 2017 National Architecture Conference creative director. 

The Creative Director plays the lead role in the conceptualisation and theming of the Conference.

Closing 19 Oct

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Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize

The Neville Quarry prize awards contributions to teaching, research or community engagement in both higher education and beyond including a $2000 cash prize. Enter or nominate now.

Closing 22 Oct

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Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture

$2000 is up for grabs with the 2016 Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture with outstanding contribution by an individual student/SONA member in areas of leadership, publication, community or education.

Closing 16 Oct 

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Call for Papers: Inflection Journal

Inflection is the annual student-run journal from the Melbourne School of Design. Internationally distributed, Inflection explores themes relevant to contemporary architectural discourse through the contributions of students, scholars and practitioners.

A call for papers is now open for Vol. 3, looking at transdisciplinarity; the hybridisation of architecture with adjacent disciplines. 

300 word extract due by 25 Nov 2015.

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Urban Design Forum and Awards Presentation Night - this Thurs!

Melbourne, 24 Sep
The Australia Award for Urban Design is taking place in a few short weeks, this year will also combine a one-day urban design forum with a range of speakers from architects to urbanists and planners. 

Design is the answer. What is the question? 

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Scholarship grants for women in the construction industry

Through a national initiative, Women and Leadership Australia, are offering grants to develop female leaders across all industry sectors. Applications are now open to women employed in the construction sector at two levels. 

Senior Management and Executive level female leaders can apply for $12,000 individual grants to undertake the Advanced Leadership Program.

Women Managers can apply for $4,500 individual grants to undertake the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program.

For more information, please contact Ian Johnson at the National Industry Scholarship Program, Australian School of Applied Management. 



Become a SONA rep

Get more involved with SONA! Applications are now open for SONA representatives at all 19 accredited schools of Architecture in Australia for 2016.

Applications close 29 Sep, 2015.

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Sponsor news


Become an Autodesk Student Expert

Autodesk is calling for students to join a new education forum with the Institute. As an education expert you'll learn and share knowledge. There is also an opportunity for candidates who can participate in an International Student Expert Bootcamp as a representative for Australia.

Register as an education expert here.

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