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2017 National Architecture Awards
2 November 2017

2017 Gold Medal Tour

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:


2018 National Conference

The National Architecture Conference is one of the biggest events of the Australian architecture calendar and 2018 will be no exception.

To be held on the Gold Coast, 6 – 8 June the 2018 National Architecture Conference edge, will look at responses to issues such as climate and cultural changes both within Australia & overseas.  Presentations will be by both architects and allied professionals and will discuss the major priorities for regions on the edge  - socially, culturally and physically.

Creative Directors Brett Saville and Barry Lee in conjunction with Wei Jien are putting together a comprehensive program that promises to be both thought provoking and informative.

For further information please go to the conference website.

2017 National Architecture Awards

The 2017 National Architecture Awards were held at the Albert Hall, Canberra on Thursday 2 November.

In front of an audience of over 300 people, the National Jury awarded 35 awards and 13 commendations to 44 projects across 14 categories.  The full list of winners can be found here

Congratulations to all.

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  
  • Adelaide – Saturday 7 October 
  • Perth – Thursday 19 October   
  • Canberra – Thursday 26 October
  • Melbourne – Thursday 16 November   Book here

The 2017 Gold Medal Tour is proudly sponsored by BlueScope


Venice Architecture Biennale 

26 May - 25 Nov 2018

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 2018, repair by Baracco+Wright Architects, in collaboration with artist Linda Tegg. repair will present thousands of temperate grassland species, cultivated and nurtured within the Australian Pavilion alongside large-scale architectural projections, representing a physical dialogue between architecture and endangered plant community reminding us what is at stake when we occupy land.

For more information 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.