New Acton South, Fender Katsalidis

New Acton South, Fender Katsalidis
photo John Gollings

What's On in ACT

Solar House Day - Build, Renovate or Buy?
24 July 2019
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Solar House Bus Tour
28 July 2019
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2019 ACT Chapter Events 

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SUPERSTUDIO 2019

Saturday 3 August 9am - Sunday 4th August 7pm
Building 7, University Canberra


Superstudio is SONA’s annual flagship competition. It is all about ideas, conceptual approach and creative thinking. Think of it as a creative licence to do all the things that wouldn’t be allowed in a design studio.
In 2019 Superstudio will run simultaneously on Sat 3 Aug and Sun 4 Aug by each hosting state university. It is a two-day design competition held across the country where students participate in a team of three to respond to a brief that is given at the beginning of the competition with the final design being presented to a jury made up of architects from around the state, industry professionals and university academics.

The competition will run across the country with students responding to a brief on the 2019 SONA theme of “Community”.

Register Here
                           

 

EMERGING ARCHITECT PRIZE TOUR

Tuesday 27th August 2019 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter
2a Mugga Way, Red Hill


Monique Woodward winner of the 2018 National Emerging Architect Prize will be joined by ACT Emerging Architects for a night of conversation, networking and provocation on the topic MORE FRONT THAN MYERS.

Joining Monique Woodward, we have immediate past winner Phillip Nielsen from Corowa NSW talking about his experience and highlights from the 2019 Dulux Study Tour.

The Emerging Architect Prize is Australia’s most prestigious prize awarded to emerging architects, celebrating an emerging architect making an exemplary contribution to architecture and the profession.

Monique is a passionate architect and great all-rounder who has demonstrated excellence in architectural practice, leadership, education and community engagement.

Recognised for her entrepreneurial spirit and exploration of alternative modes of project procurement and advocacy, including self-initiated projects, the ‘If You Were Mine’ video series and WOWOWA’s recent work on their Nightingale Housing development, Monique is a passionate advocate for architecture who has embraced emerging forms of media.

Harnessing video, podcasts, radio, election campaigns, crowd-funding and Instagram to communicate the importance of architecture in shaping the built environment.

The Emerging Architect Prize is proudly supported by prize partner AWS.

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CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTS SPEAKER SERIES

Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th September 6:00pm (doors open 5:30pm)
James O Fairfax Theatre
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


In partnership with the National Gallery of Australia, this annual lecture series showcases the latest work of renowned Australian architects. Sponsored by BCA Certifiers Australia Pty Ltd.

Bookings
Limited early bird series tickets (4 lectures) on sale till sold out
$84 adult, $80 concession
$70 Institute and NGA members
$40 students
Buy your tickets here

Speakers

Lecture 1 : Martyn Hook from Iredale Pedersen Hook
Wednesday 4 September, 6.00pm


Iredale Pedersen Hook is motivated by the belief that all people should have access to excellent affordable design in their homes, workplaces, schools, recreational and cultural precincts.

They deliver projects with a triple-bottom-line sustainable design. Their Yagan Square Project in Perth celebrates connections to land and indigenous culture winning numerous awards at the 2019 WA Architecture Awards.

Lecture 2 : Jerry Wolveridge from Wolveridge Architects
Wednesday 11 September, 6.00pm


Established in 2000, Wolveridge Architects is a medium sized architectural studio, internationally recognised for their highly considered projects and how they integrate with their environments.

They have received more than 30 Institute and industry awards including The Premier Award for the Hill Plains House in the 2011 Australian Interior Design Awards.

Lecture 3 : Rebekah Clayton and Michelle Orszaczky from clayton orszaczky
Wednesday 18 September, 6.00pm


Co-founders Rebekah Clayton and Michelle Orszaczky create beautiful places for people to live in. clayton orszaczky is a Sydney based residential practice that also works on rural, coastal and interstate projects.

clayton orszaczky’s Beach House was shortlisted for the Houses Award in 2018.

Lecture 4 : Michael Roper from Architecture Architecture
Wednesday 25 September, 6.00pm


As leaders in next-generation design, the practice strives to foster an awareness of the built environment and its social effects. Whether it’s designing a backyard shed or a city skyline, Architecture Architecture’s design philosophy is underpinned by a firm belief in the potential of architecture to foster positive environments at all scales of building.

Architecture Architecture pursues intelligent well-crafted solutions, unlocking the latent ambitions of client, site and city.


PAST EVENTS


                       

SOLAR HOUSE DAY - BUILD, RENOVATE OR BUY?

24 July 2019
RN Robertson Building
46E Sullivans Creek Rd, Acton, ACT

Come join us for our free exhibition showcasing sustainable products and technologies for your home as well as a panel discussion revolving around the topic of 'Build, Renovate or Buy?'

4:30pm-6:30pm Exhibition
Browse and talk with exhibitors of sustainable products and technologies. Be part of a ‘speed dating session’ where you can have a 5 minute consultation with an architect about your home and/or sustainable design.

Exhibits Include:

ActSmart
Ultimate Windows
Solar Hub
Nordic Blinds
Solace Creations
Light House Architecture and Science
Laros
Riteway
Stiebel Eltron
Service One Members Banking

6:30pm-8:00pm Panel Discussion
Have your questions answered about designing, renovating or buying homes and apartments. Plus info on how to climate-proof your home. All the latest on sustainable technologies!

A FREE must-attend event with local architects.

Book your Spot Here!

SOLAR HOUSE BUS TOUR

28 July 2019
Meeting Point - ACT Chapter, 2a Mugga Way, Red Hill
10:00am for a 10:15am sharp departure, returning to the Chapter appx 2:30pm

Come join us for a bus tour to view some of our region's best climate responsive homes. 

Cost: $55.00 Standard $50.00 Concession

BYO Lunch - There will be an allocated break at the Belconnen Markets where you will have the opportunity to purchase your lunch. 

Houses included on the bus tour are –

  • In My Backyard, O’Connor by Think Make Enjoy
  • The Fab-ode, Kaleen by Light House Architecture & Science
  • Narrabundah House by TT Architecture
  • Mellow Yellow House, Narrabundah by Philip Leeson Architects
*Houses are subject to change
 
Booking are essential, to book click here!

 

DESIGN AND BUILD YOUR DREAMHOUSE

School Holiday Program
Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July 2019

Step into the shoes of an architect for 2 days …….

The ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, are offering a 2 day design workshop. University of Canberra architecture students will guide you through the various steps architects take developing a brief, exploring designs, preparing drawings and making a model for your very own dream house.

You can choose whoever you want to design for - yourself, a friend, someone who’s famous, a superhero(ine), a pet or an imaginary character. You will need to think about what their needs and wants are for the house they will live in. You also get to decide the site where the house will be located. It can be an imaginary place like a tropical island, up in the mountains or even on the moon, or you can locate it somewhere real like your house site.

At the end of the workshop, you get to take your Dream House drawings and model home to share with your family


After booking Courtney will be in contact via email with a Registration form.

 

Big Ideas: Untold Stories 2019

Join us for the live recording of ABC Radio National's Big Ideas program with Paul Barclay. Hear Ric Thorp AM, New Parliament House Architect of Mitchell Giurgola Thorp, share his untold stories about its design and construction. Along with journalist Helen Pitt who won a Walkley Award in 2018 for her book ‘The House’ which details what went on behind the scenes in building the Opera House.

What:      Big Ideas - Untold Stories: New Parliament House + Sydney Opera House
When:     Monday 25 March 2019 
                5pm - 7.30pm
Where:    The Common Room, University House
                The Australian National University
                Liversidge Street, Acton 2601
Cost:       General Admission $20
                Institute Members $15
                SONA & EmAGN Members $10

This event is supported by the Alastair Swayn Foundation. 



The Griffin Lecture - 2018

Australian comedian, radio host & television presenter, Tim Ross will give the 2018 Griffin Lecture titled ‘Pick a Town and Break it Down’. Tim states his case for the protection of our architecture of the mid 20thcentury and will valiantly try to explain the Australian obsession with obliterating the past.

What:      2018 Griffin Lecture presented by Tim Ross
When:     Wednesday 7 November 
                Arrive from 11:30am,  Lunch at 12.00 pm,                                              Lecture 12:30 - 1:30pm
Where:    National Press Club of Australia,
                16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
Cost:       member price $70

Named in honour of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony, the Griffin Lecture aims to address the big issues in architecture and design and examines national matters of interest in the built environment. Since its first delivery in Canberra in 1961, this public lecture has been presented by eminent individuals including Gough Whitlam, John Gorton, Roy Grounds, Manning Clarke, Clover Moore and Philip Adams.


The Griffin Lecture is organised by the ACT Chapter with the generous support of:


CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTS SPEAKER SERIES 2018 

Wednesdays 5-26 September, 6pm
James Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia 


Wednesday 5 September: Shaun Carter from Carter Williamson Architects
Wednesday 12 September: David Welsh and Chris Major from Welsh + Major
Wednesday 19 September: Dillon Kombumerri, Principal Architect, Office of the Government Architect NSW
Wednesday 26 September: Richard Hassell from WOHA Singapore


Single and Series tickets for the four lectures are on sale now. Don't miss out! 
More info and bookings are online at nga.gov.au/architects

Image: Park Royal on Pickering, WOHO, photo Patrick Binghma-Hall

This event is brought to you by the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, The National Gallery of Australia and proudly sponsored by BCA Certifiers.

    


SOLAR HOUSE DAY 2018

Our ever popular Solar House Day is on again!
Don't miss out! Book your tickets today...

EXHIBITION AND PUBLIC LECTURE - Wednesday 25 July 2018
Be part of a "speed dating session" where you can have a 5 minute conversation with an architect about your house and/or sustainable design

Topic: 'The future of housing in Canberra: What does it look like?"

Lecture presented by Catherine Townsend (ACT Government Architect)and Antonio Mozqueira (Manager Climate Change at ACT Government) followed by a panel discussion MC’d by Andrew Verri.

Panel participants: Shannon Battisson (AIA), Catherine Townsend (ACT Government Architect), Antonio Mozqueira (Manager Climate Change at ACT Government), Glen Dowse (DNAA, HIA President)


SOLAR HOUSE DAY BUS TOURS - Sunday 29 July and Sunday 5 August

Want to visit some of our region's best climate responsive homes?


Please note: Solar House Day is an annual event. If you missed out on this year's Solar House Day events or would like to attend again please email act@architecture.com.au and we can add you to our mailing list for next year. 

 

 

DESIGN AND BUILD YOUR DREAMHOUSE

*Please note this event is now booked out! 

School Holiday Program
Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th July 2018

Step into the shoes of an architect for 2 days …….

The ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, are offering a 2 day design workshop. University of Canberra architecture students will guide you through the various steps architects take developing a brief, exploring designs, preparing drawings and making a model for your very own dream house.

You can choose whoever you want to design for - yourself, a friend, someone who’s famous, a superhero(ine), a pet or an imaginary character. You will need to think about what their needs and wants are for the house they will live in. You also get to decide the site where the house will be located. It can be an imaginary place like a tropical island, up in the mountains or even on the moon, or you can locate it somewhere real like your house site.

At the end of the workshop, you get to take your Dream House drawings and model home to share with your family.











We are pleased to announce after a successful 2017 program, that the ACT Chapter Mentoring Program is back for 2018

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. Mentoring is an rewording process valuable at any stage in your career. 

The program will begin on 19 March and we are now accepting applications for both mentors and mentees. The program is open to graduates of the Master of Architecture program or Architects, all of whom must be current members of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Applications close COB Wednesday 4 April 2017. For further information on the benefits of the program, please contact the ACT Chapter

Links below: 
Information pack
Mentor application
Mentee application


2018 ACT Architecture Awards - Exhibition of Entries
March - June

All exhibition boards of this year's entries are on display at the ACT Chapter until awards night on 23 June. This exhibition features some of the best new architecture in the ACT. Come along and view the entries before winners are announced. 


 

 

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.