New Acton South, Fender Katsalidis

New Acton South, Fender Katsalidis
photo John Gollings

What's on

in the ACT

26 October - Gold Medal Lecture
9 November- Griffin Lecture
8, 15, 22 November- Housing Affordability Seminars
18 November- 2017 Architecture Awards Bus Tours 

2017 ACT Chapter Events 

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Gold Medal Talk - 26th October
ACT Chapter 2a Mugga Way Red Hill 

The 2017 Griffin Lecture is with George Megalogenis, journalist, political commentator and author.

This year's Griffin Lecture will be held on Thursday 9 November, 2017 at the National Press Club.
*Please note the NEW date for the Griffin Lecture- 9 November*


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 and will be filmed for later broadcast by the Institute.

Journalist, political commentator and author, George Megalogenis will deliver the 2017 Griffin Lecture for the Australian Institute of Architects. His lecture will make 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.

Register HERE

Design Canberra begins 8th November with the Housing Affordability Seminars 

Time: 6.00 pm
Location: ACT Chapter, 2a Mugga Way, Red Hill
Cost: $25 per seminar
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