Australian Institute of Architects

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Australian Institute of Architects
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Tusculum, headquarters of the NSW Chapter of the Institute
Motto To make the world a better place through architecture
Formation 1930; 87 years ago (1930)
Legal status Professional body; members association
Headquarters L1/41 Exhibition St, Melbourne
Location
Region
Australia
Fields Architecture
Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Cunich
National President
Richard Kirk
Affiliations International Union of Architects
Website Architecture.com.au

The Australian Institute of Architects is a professional body for architects in Australia.

The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the Australian architectural profession, representing almost 11,000 members, and works to improve the Australian built environment by promoting quality, responsible, sustainable design.[citation needed]

Purpose[edit]

The Australian Institute of Architects exists to:

  • advance the interests of members, their professional standards and contemporary practice
  • expand and advocate the value of architects and architecture to the sustainable growth of our community, economy and culture

History[edit]

A number of states formed professional societies for architects, including the Queensland Institute of Architects.[1]

The Australian Institute was formed in 1930, when state architectural institutes combined to form a unified national association. A chapter is now maintained in each state and territory, though full federation did not come about immediately, with some states resolutely maintaining their independence. The RVIA was the last to join, in 1968.[2] The Institute is represented on many national and state industry and government bodies, and is affiliated with the International Union of Architects (UIA).

Awards[edit]

Gold Medal[edit]

The AIA Gold Medal is the highest award of the Australian Institute of Architects awarded annually since 1960.

National Architecture Awards[edit]

The National Architecture Awards have been presented since 1981. The categories are:

  • Public Architecture
    • The Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture
    • National Award for Public Architecture
    • National Commendation for Public Architecture
  • Residential Architecture - Houses (New)
    • The Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture - Houses
    • National Award for Residential Architecture – Houses
    • National Commendation for Residential Architecture – Houses
  • Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions)
  • Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
    • The Frederick Romberg Award for Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing
    • National Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
    • National Commendation for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
  • Commercial Architecture
    • The Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture
    • National Award for Commercial Architecture
    • National Commendation for Commercial Architecture
  • Heritage Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
    • The Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture
    • National Award for Interior Architecture
    • National Commendation for Interior Architecture
  • Urban Design
    • The Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design
    • National Award for Urban Design
    • National Commendation for Urban Design
  • Small Project Architecture
    • The Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture
    • National Award for Small Project Architecture
    • National Commendations for Small Project Architecture
  • Sustainable Architecture
    • The David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture
    • National Award for Sustainable Architecture
    • National Commendation for Sustainable Architecture
  • Enduring Architecture
    • The National Enduring Architecture Award
  • International Architecture
    • The Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture
    • Award for International Architecture
  • COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture

Each of the state chapters also presents awards. The categories are:

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

  • ACT Chapter Medallion - Residential Award
  • Art & Architecture Award
  • Sustainable Architecture Award
  • Heritage Award
  • Bluescope Steel Award
  • Mervin Willoughby Thomas Renovation Award

New South Wales[edit]

  • Sir John Sulman Medal for Public Architecture
  • Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design
  • Sir Arthur G Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture
  • John Verge Award for Interior Architecture
  • Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture
  • Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
  • Hugh and Eva Buhrich Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
  • Aaron Bolot Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
  • Robert Woodward Award for Small Project Architecture
  • Greenway Award for Heritage
  • Award For Enduring Architecture
  • Colorbond® Award For Steel Architecture
  • Blacket Prize
  • NSW Premier’s Prize
  • City Of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Prize
  • NSW President’s Prize
  • Emerging Architect Prize
  • Marion Mahony Griffin Prize
  • Adrian Ashton Prize For Writing and Criticism
  • David Lindner Prize[3]

Northern Territory[edit]

  • Architectural Innovation Award
  • Burnett Award
  • Colorbond Steel Award
  • Interiors Award
  • Multiple Housing Award
  • People’s Choice Award
  • President’s Award for Recycled Buildings
  • Public Architecture Award
  • Residential Award
  • Sustainable Architecture Award
  • Tracy Memorial Award
  • Urban Design Award

Queensland[edit]

  • FDG Stanley Award for Public Architecture
  • Robin Dods Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
  • Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
  • Job & Froud Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
  • Beatrice Hutton Award for Commercial Architecture
  • Hayes & Scott Award for Small Project Architecture
  • G.H.M. Addison Award for Interior Architecture
  • Robin Gibson Award for Enduring Architecture
  • Don Roderick Award for Heritage
  • Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture
  • Karl Langer Award for Urban Design
  • Art & Architecture Prize
  • COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture[4]

South Australia[edit]

  • Sir James Irwin Chapter President's Medal
  • Jack McConnell Award for Public Architecture
  • Award for Urban Design
  • Keith Neighbour Award for Commercial Architecture
  • Robert Dickson Award for Interior Architecture
  • John S Chappell Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
  • The SA Chapter Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
  • Small Project Award
  • David Saunders Award for Heritage Architecture
  • Derrick Kendrick Award for Sustainable Architecture
  • Jack Cheesman Award For Enduring Architecture
  • Colorbond® Award For Steel Architecture
  • Emerging Architect Prize
  • People’s Choice Award for Residential Architecture

Victoria[edit]

  • Victorian Architecture Medal
  • William Wardell Award for Public Architecture
  • Public Architecture Award (Alterations and Additions)
  • Joseph Reed Award for Urban Design
  • Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award for Commercial Architecture
  • Marion Mahony Award for Interior Architecture
  • John George Knight Award for Heritage Architecture
  • Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award for Residential Architecture Houses – New
  • John and Phyllis Murphy Award for Residential Architecture Houses – Alterations and Additions
  • Best Overend Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
  • Kevin Borland Award for Small Project Architecture
  • Allan and Beth Coldicutt Award for Sustainable Architecture
  • COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
  • Award for Enduring Architecture
  • Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media
  • President's Prize for the Hall of Fame
  • 25 Year Award

Western Australia[edit]

  • George Temple-Poole Award
  • Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture
  • Award for Urban Design
  • Ross Chisholm and Gil Nicol Award for Commercial Architecture
  • Julius Elischer Award for Interior Architecture
  • Marshall Clifton Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
  • Peter Overman Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
  • Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
  • Iwan Iwanoff Award for Small Project Architecture
  • Margaret Pitt Morison Award for Heritage Architecture
  • Wallace Greenham Award for Sustainable Architecture
  • Colorbond® Award For Steel Architecture
  • Mondoluce Lighting Award

Presidents[edit]

National Presidents[edit]

  • 2017-2018 Richard Kirk
  • 2016-2017 Ken Maher
  • 2015-2016 Jon Clements
  • 2014-2015 David Karotkin
  • 2013-2014 Paul Berkemeier
  • 2012-2013 Shelley Penn
  • 2011-2012 Brian Zulaikha
  • 2010-2011 Karl Fender
  • 2009-2010 Melinda Dodson
  • 1959-1960 Kenneth Charles Duncan

State Chapter Presidents[edit]

New South Wales

  • President: Shaun Carter
  • Immediate Past President: Joe Agius


Victoria

  • President: Vanessa Bird
  • Immediate Past President: Peter Malatt


Queensland

  • President: Bruce Wolfe
  • Immediate Past President: Richard Kirk


South Australia

  • President: David Homburg
  • Immediate Past President: Steve Grieve


Tasmania

  • President: Brad Wheeler
  • Immediate Past President: Andrew Williamson


Western Australia

  • President: Philip Griffiths


Northern Territory

  • President: Andrew Broffma
  • Immediate Past President: Simon Scally


Australian Capital Territory

  • President: Rob Henry
  • Immediate Past President: Andrew Wilson


References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Queensland chapter - Australian Institute of Architects". www.architecture.com.au. Retrieved 2015-08-04. 
  2. ^ Conscious Design: the Melbourne Atelier 1919-1947 Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. accessed 25 July 2011
  3. ^ "NSW Architecture Awards 2014 Winners". Australian Institute of Architects. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Queensland Awards, 2014 State Architecture Awards". Australian Institute of Architects. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 

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