Page 2782 - Week 09 - Thursday, 8 August 2013
I remember in the very first year, five years ago, one of Andrew Barr’s advisers saying to me after my 20th visit, “Well, that should do it,” and he was most annoyed when I indicated, “That doesn’t do it. I’m visiting all schools in Canberra.” After five years, I think it would be a great credit to the current education minister if she took off the shackles and let me do my job in the way it should be done.
Australian Institute of Architects—ACT chapter
MR COE (Ginninderra) (6.00): I rise today to speak about the important work of the Australian Institute of Architects. According to the institute’s website, the AIA exists to advance the interests of members, their professional standards and contemporary practice and to expand and advocate the value of architects and architecture to the sustainable growth of our community, economy and culture. The institute has over 10,000 members, is a member association of the International Union of Architects and is represented on the International Practice Commission.
The ACT chapter represents the interests of architects in Canberra and is actively involved in making submissions about ACT and national issues. The ACT chapter of the institute has a number of associated committees and forums which deal with matters such as continuing professional development, public affairs, sustainability, education, heritage planning and honours.
The ACT chapter is managed by the chapter council, including the president, Tony Trobe, the immediate past president, Sheila Hughes, council members Alastair MacCallum, Murray Coleman, David Clarke, Andrew Smith, Natalie Coyles, Janet Thomson, Dominic Pelle, Bronwen Jones, Michael Jasper and Chris Millman.
On 22 June, I was pleased to attend the 2013 ACT architecture awards. I would like to place on the record my congratulations to all the award winners. The art in architecture prize went to Gallery House by Phillip Leeson Architects. The BCA Certifiers Mervyn Willoughby-Thomas renovation award went to Dickson House by Marcus Graham, architect. A commendation went to Roberts House by Dennis Formiatti, architect.
The Canberra medallion went to 2 and 4 National Circuit precinct by Fender Katsalidis. The COLORBOND award for steel architecture went to Canberra College Performing Arts Centre by BVN Donovan Hill. The commercial architecture awards went to the East Hotel by Cox Architecture and 4 National Circuit precinct by Fender Katsalidis. The education prize went to St Joseph’s Early Childhood Learning Centre by Paul Barnett Design Group. The enduring architecture award went to Parliament House by Mitchell Giurgola and Thorp 1988.
The heritage architecture award went to 2 National Circuit by Fender Katsalidis. The INLITE light in architecture prize went to St Mary Mackillop College chapel by Collins Caddaye Architects. The W Hayward Morrison award for interior architecture went to St Mary Mackillop College chapel by Collins Caddaye Architects. The interior architecture awards went to 2 National Circuit by Fender Katsalidis and the East Hotel by Cox Architecture. The Romaldo Giurgola award for public architecture went to Village Centre, National Arboretum in Canberra by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.