AIA announces international architect residency

September 18, 2013

The AIA has launched the Droga Architect in Residence, a new residency program for international architects.

Above: Droga Apartment by Durbach Block. Photo by Michael Wee

The first residency program of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Droga Architect in Residence is open to architects based outside Australia whose architectural initiatives contribute to the development of the built environment, resulting in public and social benefits for communities around the world.

“The residency will encourage the exploration of new approaches, the exchange of ideas, international collaboration and cross fertilisation,” David Parken, AIA CEO, states.

“Applications are now being sought from prominent architects who can contribute to this vision, and the program will in turn offer them an excellent opportunity to engage with the Australian public and architectural community on their specific area of expertise through a series of seminars and associated events.”

Architects undertaking the residency, which is scheduled to begin in 2014, will stay at the award-winning, Durbach Block-designed Droga Apartment in Sydney for a period of two to three months.

Online registrations for the residency opened on 16 September 2013 and will close on 14 October 2013. To register and for full details of the residency program visit

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