2015 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

2015 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards at the NGVA, Federation Square, Melbourne 

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Around the country

September 2017

National events, speakers, conferences & exhibitions

Events on this page include the National Conference, and other conferences, exhibitions and forums.

Elsewhere on the site you can find information for:


2017 Gold Medal Tour

At the 2017 National Architecture Conference PRAXIS, Peter Elliott was announced as the 2017 Gold Medallist. A career spanning more than four decades, Peter’s multi-award winning designs, including children’s playgrounds, childcare centres, public housing and a few private houses, have shaped iconic public buildings and spaces across Melbourne and established his credentials not only as an outstanding architect but also as a community advocate.   

Tour Dates:

  • Brisbane – Thursday 29 June
  • Hobart – Thursday 20 July
  • Darwin – Wednesday 26 July   
  • Sydney – Thursday 24 August   Book here
  • Adelaide – Saturday 7 October  Book here
  • Perth – Thursday 19 October    Book here
  • Canberra – Thursday 26 October   Book here
  • Melbourne – Thursday 16 November

The 2017 Gold Medal Tour is proudly sponsored by BlueScope



2017 National Architecture Conference

PRAXIS involves thinking and making!

The 2017 National Architecture Conference reflected upon this theme through the lens of design thinking, design process and design actions. 16 International and domestic speakers wove together the rich and diverse modes of architectural practice globally and within Australia. Over 1100 guests enjoyed the conference, PRAXIS Process: Propositions: Production, curated by Prof Ken Maher and Prof Helen Lochhead, which was held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

Visit the website for further information on this conference which took place over the 4 – 6 May.



2016 National Architecture Awards

Thursday 3 November | Sydney
The Ivy Ballroom

The National Architecture Awards have been held annually since 1981. These awards are the most prestigious in the design and construction industry. The National Architecture Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements and excellence in architecture.

400 people gathered at the Ivy to celebrate the year in Architecture. A list of all award winners can be viewed at the 2016 National Architecture Awards website.


2016 Regional Architecture Conference - evoke

With regional, tropical Queensland as the backdrop, evoke drew keynote speakers from Scandinavia, Asia and closer to home, crafting diverse conversation, around the idea that architecture surpasses function; that it connects with the human condition like art, through experience of light, place, landscape and time. Townsville’s ‘spirit of place’ was discovered by the senses through immersion and involvement.  200 people attended the conference held at the School of Arts in Townsville, 8 – 10 September.

Visit the website for more information!


Call for Creative Director - 2018 National Architecture Conference

Expressions of interest have now closed.  Thank you to those who have registered their interest.


Venice Architecture Biennale 

The Venice Biennale is the premier architectural forum in the world. Australia’s representation in Venice presents an opportunity to showcase the highest levels of thought, research and design in Australian architectural culture. Our participation in the Biennale sets the example for Australian design achievement.

We are pleased to announce the Australian exhibition for 2016, The Pool by Aileen Sage and Michelle Tabet. Selected for its incisive interest in the connections between landscape, culture and architecture, The Pool is set to transport visitor’s poolside. An immersive multi-sensory experience, within the new DCM pavilion, the exhibition will profile a series of Australia’s most remarkable pools.

With the opening of the new Australian pavilion in the Giardini in 2015, the spotlight will be firmly on Australia and its architecture for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

For more information click here


2016 National Architecture Conference - How Soon is Now?

How Soon is Now continued the shift of conversation from a self-reflective and internal one to an open, collaborative and discursive one. With a focus on exemplary buildings and the experiences and knowledge of the people that fund, conceive, create and inhabit them. Around 30 international and domestic speakers presented to the 1100 delegates in attendance.

Visit the website for more information, on the conference which took place in Adelaide from 28 – 30 April 2016.


2015 National Architecture Awards

The National Architecture Awards have been held annually since 1981. These awards are the most prestigious in the design and construction industry. Held on Thursday 5 November in Brisbane the awards recognised 42 projects across 46 national honours in the coveted Awards program spanning 14 diverse categories.

To see the list of winners click here!


2015 National Architecture Conference – Risk

The 2015 National Architecture Conference - Risk took place in Melbourne from 14-16 May 2015. With a sell-out crowd of over 1,500 delegates the conference drew on speakers from across the world to explore the troubled nexus between the architectural necessity of risk-taking and a building environment predicated on the minimisation of risk. 

Visit the risk website for more information: http://wp.architecture.com.au/risk/


2015 Australasian Student Congress - People

The 2015 Australasian Student Architecture Congress- People took place in Melbourne from 2-4 July 2015.

Speakers included Takaharu Tezuka [Japan], Riccardo Vanucci [Italy], Julie Stout [New Zealand] Steve Larkin [Ireland], Laurent Gutierrez [HongKong], Anna Rubbo [USA], Veronika Valk [Estonia] and Sandra Manninger [USA] as well as a fantastic line up of domestic speakers including Sean Godsell, Tone Wheeler, Phil Harris / Adrian Welke, Jeremy McLeod, Eugenia Lim, John Gollings, Paul Pholeros, Paul Memmott, Lucy Humphrey and Des Rogers

For more information please visit the website.


2015 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

The 2015 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards recognise and honour the accomplishments of individuals who contribute to society  through architecture and the built environment and were held on Thursday the 19th of March at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

The 2015 Gold Medallist, Peter Stutchbury and subsequent Gold Medal talk headlined the awards night. Other awards announced on the evening included National Presidents Prize, Leadership in Sustainability Prize, William J Mitchell International Area Committee Prize, Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize, Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture, Emerging Architects Prize, BlueScope Glenn Murcutt Student Prize and the announcement of the 2015 Dulux Study Tour winners.

To view the media release please click here.


Cancellation Policy

Should you be unable to attend one of our events a substitute delegate is welcome to attend on your behalf as long as this is approved by the Institute prior to the conference. All cancellations or changes to a registration must be made in writing to the National events team c/o Australian Institute of Architects: events@architecture.com.au

All cancellations and refunds will incur an administration fee. No refunds will be issued within 14 days of the event. ‘No shows’ to the event will be charged the full registration fee.