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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 6-8 June on the Gold Coast, 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, Barry Lee and 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.

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


Emerging Architect Prize Tour

2017 National Emerging Architect Prize recipient Anthony Balsamo will present a diverse portfolio of award-winning architectural projects, unbuilt work and anecdotes from EmAGN, SA Chapter Council, fellowship travel, festivals and collaborations in architecture.
Tour Dates:
23 Apr 2018:  Perth
24 Apr 2018:  Darwin 
27 Apr 2018:  Brisbane
30 Apr 2018:  Canberra
1 May 2018:  Sydney
3 May 2018:  Melbourne
4 May 2018: Hobart
TBC: Adelaide

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

The 2017 Gold Medal Tour, proudly sponsored by BlueScope, concluded with the AS Hook Memorial address in Melbourne on November 16.  Gold Medallist, Peter Elliott spoke to audiences across Australia about his career, which has spanned four decades, and numerous multi-award winning designs.

The Institute would like to thank Peter for not only his valuable time throughout the tour, but also his willingness to share his great knowledge and enthusiasm with students, emerging architects and peers.


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.