Butterfly House - Lippmann Associates

Butterfly House,
Lippmann Associates, Photo: Willem Rethmeier

What's on

around the country

2016 Regional Conference - evoke
8 - 11 Sep, Townsville

 

New South Wales events and awards

The Institute’s NSW Chapter manage a regular program of events, awards, training and education programs throughout the year. Please view our events calendar below for details of upcoming events across NSW this year. For description of each program please click on individual links.

Events Calendar / NSW Architecture Awards / Regional Newcastle & Country Events / Tuesdays@Tusculum Talks / Architecture on Show / NSW Graduate & Student Awards / Mentoring Program / DARCH - Emerging Architects and Graduates Events / Sydney Architecture Festival 

Our annual awards program also provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture in Australia and internationally. The NSW Architecture Awards are judged each Autumn, with winners announced each July before the National Architecture Awards. Please visit our dedicated awards website for more information.


NSW Events Calendar

Tuesdays@Tusculum talks series

Our talks program engages with a range of topics and speakers from the fields of architecture, urban design, and related creative disciplines. The Tuesdays@Tusculum series aims to provide a link to current debate, policy and creative ideas in architectural practice, and are open for both members and non-members to attend.


Newcastle & NSW Country Division events

 

Click here for future events.


Architecture on Show

The Architecture on Show talk series is a public programme held throughout the year and is curated by members of the Australian Institute of Architects. The speakers selected usually work in the council area or on projects affecting the local community. Talks will explore a theme that is relevant to the area or connect with an existing program such as an awards program. Talks are free of charge for community members and Institute members. Participating councils include:

HORNSBY | MARRICKVILLE | MOSMAN | NEWPORT | NORTH SYDNEY | PARRAMATTA | POTTS POINT | LANE COVE | RANDWICK | ROCKDALE | RYDE | SURRY HILLS | WAVERLEY | WOOLLAHRA    

More Architecture On Show programs to follow in 2016 ...


NSW Architecture Awards

The NSW awards program provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture in Australia and internationally, and is open to entries from Institute members. The annual program opens for entries in November, which are then visited and judged by juries comprising fellow Institute members. Winners are announced at an awards ceremony in June or July, with awards and commendations presented across 11 categories, including the prestigious Sulman and Greenway medals and The Lord Mayor's, Premier's and President's prizes. 


NSW Graduate and Student Awards


Winners of the 2016 NSW Graduate and Student Architecture Awards

Winners of the 2016 Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Graduate and Student Awards were announced on Friday 27 May at a special prize giving event in Sydney.

Award winners across four categories – Digital Innovation in Architecture, Structural Innovation in Architecture, the First Degree Design Award and NSW Design Medal - represent the best projects and emerging architectural talent from NSW’s four major schools of architecture. Presentations were emceed by current NSW Emerging Architect Prize winner Brendan Murray of major architectural practice JPW, and attended by more than 160 people.

The most prestigious honour of the night, the NSW Design Medal, went to Hope Dryden and Robin Lloyd for their project LIGO – a transformation of the Australian Institute of Architect’s NSW Chapter offices to become a library and cultural hub for architecture. Commencing with a series of reflections on the future of books and digital technology the project takes inspiration in the intersection between the traditional contents of libraries- liber (books) and the physical matter from which books are made - lignum (pulped wood).

Medal runners-up Thomas Trudea and James Vlismas were selected for their project Legible Surface which explores alternative approaches to adaptive reuse of existing buildings, through a design proposal for White Bay Power Station. The project was recognised for its ’maturity, subtlety and nuance‘, the jury noting its ‘potential to influence and shape further future projects’.

A special High Commendation also went to Cameron White for his project Tocal Apiary; proposing an architectural addition to the Tocal Agricultural College campus for a new type of research and education facility focused on bees and honey production. The jury noted the project’s ‘original research, clarity of idea, compactness of programme, and memorably evocative pencil renderings executed by a sure hand’.

These masters students are now vying for a travel bursary with Bangladeshi Architects in Australia to travel with award winning architect Rafiq Azam to see the works of legendary architects Louis Khan, Paul Rudolf and Mazharul Islam in Bangladesh.

A number of other awards were announced on the night. See attached media release for more information.

An exhibition of student and graduate work is on display at the NSW Chapter offices, Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point in Sydney until Friday 10 June.

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2016 Mentoring Program

     


 

2016 NSW Chapter Mentoring Program

We are pleased to announce that the NSW Chapter Mentoring Program will return in 2016, following a highly successful program launched last year.

Mentoring complements training at university and experience in the workplace, offering perspective on the broader industry and a greater understanding of the culture in which architecture takes place. The program pairs architects at different points in their career to provide support, guidance, and a setting in which to cultivate ideas and aspirations. Feedback shows that mentors often gain as much insight from the process as the mentee, and we encourage participation from a range of backgrounds and positions.

Applications have now closed for this year and we will welcome our Mentors and Mentees at the launch of this year’s program being held on Thursday, 21 April 2016 at 6:00pm. For further information on the benefits of the program, please contact the Mentoring Coordinator.


 

The NSW Chapter Mentoring Program is kindly sponsored by dwp|suters


and supported by GET | EmAGN DARCH | SONA