This is the Australian Institute of Architects' weekly e-newsletter - 11 May 2015. Tell us what you think
Institute News

From the National President

Conference week . end of Presidential term

This week 1500 delegates and 27 guest speakers will descend on Melbourne for our 2015 National Architecture Conference – RISK.

I commend the creative directors Donald Bates, Hamish Lyon and Andrew Mackenzie for producing an outstanding program with a line-up of talented speakers from around the world.

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 Venice Pavilion Opening  

Australian Pavilion in Venice:                  
Official opening

The Australian Pavilion in Venice officially opened last week just in time for the 2015 Art Biennale. The new 240.5 square metre pavilion was designed by Denton Corker Marshall and will also be the home of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

(Image by Angus Mordant)

What's on

Risk Conference 2015  

Student Congress and National Conference

2-4 Jul, Melbourne
Tickets are still available for the 2015 Student Congress - People. With a strong speaker line-up (and more to be announced), it's set to be a great event. If you're coming to both the National Conference and the Student Congress you can claim a combined ticket discount of $50. 

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Solidarity with Nepal

From the UIA President
In response to the 7.9 Richter earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday 25 April, the international architectural community has mobilised to bring aid and relief through requests for donations and rebuilding missions.

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From Paul Pholeros (HealthHabitat)
Architect and Institute Life Fellow Paul Pholeros and his wife Sandra have worked for many years to improve the health and habitation for indigenous peoples in Nepal. Given the disaster Nepal has faced, they are coordinating rebuilding projects in the villages of Bahunepati and Melamchi and are asking for donations.

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2014 Annual Report  

2014 Annual Report

The Institute's state and territory, corporate, public and financial activities for 2014 are outlined in the latest Annual Report.

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Courses, Competitions & Opportunities

Sponsor news

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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Bondor to showcase new BIM software at Conference

Bondor, leaders in thermal and architectural building solutions, will be giving a first glimpse of their BIM software at the national architecture conference.

Bondor's BIM software that allows architects to model our products into their building designs.

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