The Australian Institute of Architects' weekly e-newsletter - 29 Feb.
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From the National President

 
  
Congratulations to our new Chapter Presidents and Nationally Elected Councillors, who will commence their two-year terms at the next National Council, held 17-18 March in Canberra.

Rob Henry – ACT Chapter President
Bruce Wolfe – Qld Chapter President
Andrew Broffman – NT Chapter President
Vanessa Bird – Vic Chapter President
Clare Cousins – Nationally Elected Councillor
Richard Kirk – Nationally Elected Councillor

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Feature

  

New speakers for How Soon is Now

Two Spanish architects have been added to the 2016 National Architecture Conference speaker line-up - Vicente Guallart and Santiago Cirugeda, along with Australian talent John Wardle and Kerstin Thompson.

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Image: Vianros Sea Pavilion by Guallart Architects, courtesy Guallart Architects

What's on

  

Asia Pacific Architecture Forum:
Opens Tue 1 Mar, Brisbane

Two weeks of events, symposiums, workshops and lectures will be kicking off on Tue 1 Mar across Brisbane for the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum. 
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News

Competition Policy - companion documents

In 2015 the Institute adopted its new Competitions Policy, which sets out high level, in-principle criteria only. To assist those proposing to run an architectural competition, the Institute has prepared two companion documents to the policy:
 
Competition Guidelines, which provide guidance for the conduct of architectural competitions.

Competitions Model Conditions, which provides a template set of rules that can be easily adapted, as required, for most typical competitions.
 
 

The latest EDG newsletter

Read all the latest from the sustainability front in the February edition of the EDG newsletter including a new EDG note 'A summary of urban assessment tools for application in Austraila'.

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Competitions & Opportunities

EOI - National Committee for Gender Equity

The committee is now entering its second term and is seeking Expressions of Interest from Institute members in ACT, SA, TAS, NT, QLD and Vic. The committee meets quarterly via teleconference with one face-to-face meeting a year, scheduled Thu 28 Apr in Adelaide, coinciding with the National Architecture Conference. 

Closing Fri 11 Mar

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ASR Indonesian Trade Mission - 17-18 Mar

The Australian Services Roundtable, with funding from Austrade through its Asian Business Engagement program, is leading a trade mission to one of Australia’s most promising services consumption markets in Asia: Indonesia.

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EOI's for Sri Lankan Architectural Tour
3 - 21 Sep

Institute member, David Breaden has organised an architectural tour through Sri Lanka this September in collaboration with the Geoffrey Bawa Trust. Dates have now been confirmed, all those interested please email David.

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Image: Lunuganga Estate by Geoffrey Bawa, photo via Geoffrey Bawa Trust

Sponsor news

Our Houses comes to Brisbane

Experience conversations between architects and their clients at the Design Speaks: Our Houses talk in Brisbane 5 Mar. Presented by Houses magazine as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, architect Eva-Marie Prineas and her sister will share the story behind Breeze Block House in Sydney. 

Tickets available now

Image: Breezeblock House by Architect Prineas, photo by Katherine Lu
 

AWS Windows by Design: Maclean Street by Bojan Simic Architecture

If there’s one thing any architect or builder knows it’s that it takes teamwork to achieve great results – from concept through to design, execution, products and materials. This gorgeous home in Williamstown, located at the mouth of the Yarra River, south-west of the Melbourne city centre, is testament to that fact.

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