New Acton South, Fender Katsalidis

New Acton South, Fender Katsalidis
photo John Gollings

What's on

in the ACT

9 November- Griffin Lecture
8, 15, 22 November- Housing Affordability Seminars
18 November- Architecture Awards Bus Tours 
10 & 15 November- Music + Architecture
19 November- Heritage Walking Tour

2017 ACT Chapter Events 

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Design Canberra has begun! The Institute is hosting several events including the Housing Affordability Seminars 

Time: 6.00 pm
Location: ACT Chapter, 2a Mugga Way, Red Hill
Cost: $25 per seminar, $15 for students
Register HERE

Attend a lecture series hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects on designing, planning and delivering affordable housing. Speakers with extensive experience in housing development and affordable housing provision have been invited to present talks on the topic of planning for and delivering affordable housing in green field or brown field developments. They will reference current case studies demonstrating leading initiatives in affordable housing as well as drawing on their broader experience. The seminars will provide an opportunity to learn more from industry peers and other exemplar projects.

Week One: Designing for Affordability
Week Two: Planning for Affordability
Week Three: Delivering Affordable Housing


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Solar Open House Day
Self Guided House Tours

Self guided tours to visit innovative homes around Canberra utilising a variety of sustainability design principles and technologies.
Locations: TBA 
Price: Gold Coin Donation
Date: Saturday, 25 November
2017 Music + Architecture

The Music + Architecture event will offer a short acoustic performance by one of Canberra’s leading community choirs in an award winning architectural space. We are pleased to provide you TWO opportunities to view the pop choirs, timed to coincide with your afternoon commute and will offer the opportunity to experience a piece of architecture in a unique new way.  So take a break at the end of your week, and join us for what is set to be the start of something new for architecture in Canberra. This event is FREE!
Friday, 10 November at 5:15pm- Hotel Hotel
Wednesday, 15 November at 5:15pm- Woden Stair

Please let us know if you are planning to attend one or both of those concerts HERE
2017 Architecture Awards Bus Tour

Come and join us for a bus tour to view a selection of this year's ACT Architecture Award residential projects.

Bus Tour - Saturday, 18th November, 10 am-4 pm approx
Meeting Point 2a Mugga Way Red Hill 9:45 am sharp

Cost: $55 standard | $50 concession
Register HERE
2017 Heritage Walking Tour
DISCREET HERITAGE, UNVEILING THE EVERYDAY BACKDROP
19 November, 2017
The Australian Institute of Architects invites you to join us for a walking tour of Canberra's rich architectural history.

We work in them, we walk by them, and we often unknowingly ignore them.  Our city is full of strong architectural experiments and ideas of past generations which capture how our city has grown and evolved.  Many of these buildings form a colourful canvas to our everyday environment which we know little or nothing about. 

Find out more information and register HERE 

The 2017 Griffin Lecture with George Megalogenis, journalist, political commentator and author was an absolute success!

To read a transcript of the 2017 Griffin Lecture, please click HERE

Named in honour of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony.

The aim of the lecture is to address big issues in architecture and design; to examine national matters of interest in the built environment. The lecture is delivered by individuals of the time - commentators, politicians and the profession. Previous speakers include Gough Whitlam, John Gorton, architects Roy Grounds and Romaldo Giurgola, Manning Clarke, Lucy Turnbull and Clover Moore. It is a public lecture at National Press Club.

Journalist, political commentator and author, George Megalogenis delivered the 2017 Griffin Lecture for the Australian Institute of Architects. His lecture made the case for a big Australia without a big Sydney and Melbourne, and explain why decentralisation is our number one policy challenge for the 21st century.