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Australia’s Favourite Architecture Conference Returns to Sydney

Australia’s Favourite Architecture Conference Returns to Sydney

Australia’s Favourite Architecture Conference Returns to Sydney

For the first time in seven years The National Architecture Conference, one of Australia’s biggest, will return to Sydney – and we’re all over it.

The word’s out and we’re all over it: The Australian Institute of Architects have released the theme, and the first four international speakers, for the hotly anticipated National Architecture Conference in 2017.

The theme is ‘Praxis’ – the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted – and the conference will endeavor to explore the processes of thought, engagement and action in architecture and design; gently hinting at the point where theory informs practice.

By the same token the theme will work to encourage reflection and action in recognizing rich and diverse architectural practices from renowned studios the world over.

So far, speakers include; Eva Castro of Plasma Studio, China; Rahul Mehrotra of RMA Architects, India; Winy Maas of MVRDV, Netherlands; and Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey of O’Donnell and Tuomey, Ireland.

The program has been curated by Ken Maher, the Institute’s national president, and Helen Lochhead, dean of the UNSW’s Faculty of Built Environment. It will be held at the recently renovated International Convention Centre in Sydney designed by HASSELL + Populous, from 4 to 6 May 2017.

The National Architecture Conference 2017

Australian Institute of Architects


Holly Cunneen was the editor of Habitus and has spent her time in the media writing about architecture, design and our local industry. With a firm view that “design has a shared responsibility to the individual as much as it does the wider community,” her personal and professional trajectory sees her chart the interests, accomplishments, and emerging patterns of behaviour within the architecture and design community.