This is the Australian Institute of Architects' weekly e-newsletter - 16 Mar 2015. Tell us what you think
Institute News

From the National President

It is a big week for us at the Institute.
On Thursday and Friday, National Council convenes in Melbourne. On the agenda is the induction of new councillors, including:
Brad Wheeler, Tasmanian Chapter President
Shaun Carter, NSW Chapter President
David Homburg, SA Chapter President
Sue Dugdale, Nationally Elected Councillor
Paul Violett, SONA President
Rob Henry, EmAGN President
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EDG celebrates 20 years!

The Environment Design Guide was launched in 1995 by the Natural Environment and Energy Group of the Institute’s NSW Chapter. EDG was envisioned to be a robust resource for built environment design practitioners at a time when such resources were scarce or non-existent.
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What's on

Inspiring Spaces - Tye Farrow

23-26 Mar, Various cities
This session will explore health facilities that make people better and educational buildings that encourage learning. Tye Farrow has designed award-winning projects across Canada and around the world , a significant contributor to health and humanity through the medium of architecture and design. 
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RISK 2015 - Early Bird ends soon

14-16 May, Melbourne
With only four weeks left until early bird closes, now is the time to purchase tickets to the 2015 National Architecture Conference- Risk. Be sure to purchase your tickets to the conference before Thu 26 Mar and you could save up to $150!

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Student Congress - PEOPLE

2-4 July, Melbourne
Speakers announced, tickets on sale and website live! 
Arguably the most important event for architecture students, many consider the congress as a once in a lifetime experience and the highlight of their architectural education! Speakers include Steve Larkin (Ireland), Laurent Gutierrez (Hong Kong), Anna Rubbo (USA), Veronika Valk (Estonia) and Sandra Manninger (USA).
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Johannes Molander Pedersen (NORD) at MSD tonight!

16 Mar, Melbourne School of Design
Join us for a very special free event with our 2015 Droga Architect in Residence. Founding partner of NORD Architects in Copenhagen, Johannes Molander Pedersen will speak on how the process of developing architecture and urban areas can commit participants from different sectors along a common agenda, creating a collective impact and social change. 

Image from the NORD project The Best Kid's City in the World 
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Competitions & Opportunities


Houses Awards – enter now!

Entry is now open for the 2015 Houses Awards. Presented by Houses magazine, the Houses Awards is an annual program celebrating Australia’s best residential projects. Excellence is awarded in eight categories, with the best house receiving the premier award of Australian House of the Year. Entries close 27 March 2015.
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Notice board


Call for nominations: Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal

The Institute is pleased to support the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal. Nominations are being received for this annually awarded prize that acknowledges the significant contribution of an individual to the protection, enhancement or promotion of Australia’s heritage.
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Sponsor news


Design Build 2015

28-30 April, Sydney
The only dedicated architecture, building and design trade event in Australia, professionals in the architecture, design and building industries look to DesignBUILD as the leading source of new products, materials and solution ideas and industry trends. The event also serves as an important business platform for suppliers, buyers and distributors to connect, share learnings and do business.
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