What the? How did we get to 2014? Where are our jetpacks and robots?
And what’s been happening in the architectural world in Perth?
So I will do a proper post soon but here’s some quick information I can share with you now:
Perth Design, Planning and Construction
- The Building Commission has prepared a guidenote to look at the interface between Planning Approvals and Building Permits, and are looking for comment from the public before this is officially released. Comments should be emailed to email@example.com prior to 31 January 2014.
- The Committee for Perth believes that Proper Design is Needed to Cope with Growth in Perth. (Correct)
- The new Institute WA Chapter Council President is Phil Griffiths, who will take over from David Karotkin in May. Peter Hobbs, Trent Woods and Carolyn Marshall have been re-elected to Chapter Council, joined by new councillors David Hillam and Nic Brunsdon.
- Apparently there are major changes planned to the Curtin Uni architecture course, with reduced studio hours and staff cutbacks. But I haven’t seen anything official – anyone know if this is right or just scaremongering?
Awards / Scholarships
- Nominations close 30 Jan – NAWIC WA Awards for Excellence
- Submissions close 13 Feb – NAWIC International Womens’ Day Scholarship
- Submissions close 19 Feb – Churchill Fellowship
Events Coming Up
- 30 January : GBCA Site Tour to Currambine Community Centre
- 3 February : GBCA Members Evening
- 5 February : The Green Star Success Series: The Assessor’s Perspective
- 6 February : City Walk : Inspections of sustainability features in Perth’s new commercial buildings
- 7 February : FutureNet Breakfast : A Sustainable Vision for the Built Environment
- 10 February : Bushfire Policy & Design: Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas
- 18 February : Foundations : Dreaming of Starting Your Own Practice?
- 18-22 February : The Design Circus
- 20 February : GBCA Site Tour to Holden WA Head Office
- 24 February : AIA Refuel Session : Waterproofing in Buildings – Preventing Leaks and Lawsuits by Design