AIA seeks Creative Director for 2014 National Architecture Conference

Jul 24, 2012
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Above: 2012 National Architecture Conference. Photo: Ethan Rohloff.

The Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 National Architecture Conference, to be held in Sydney, is now accepting expressions of interest for the role of Creative Director.

The Creative Director will take responsibility for the conceptualisation of theme and content of the 2014 conference, and may be an individual, a practice, a school of architecture or a collaborative team.

Held annually, the National Architecture Conference is a major event, with over 1500 delegates attending this year. Previous Creative Directors of the conference include Candalepas Associates, TERROIR, Richard Francis-Jones and Timothy Hill. Academic Sandra Kaji-O’Grady and architect John de Manincor were appointed in May as Creative Directors of the 2013 conference.

Shane Thompson, co-Creative Director of this year’s conference, says the position was a great privilege to hold.

“My colleagues Michael Rayner, Peter Skinner and I enjoyed a unique time in our careers, rarely afforded, to engage in levels of discussion about architecture and the very essence of what it means to be an architect in these times,” says Thompson.

“We were each in our own way challenged on our values and beliefs, knowing that we had been entrusted with curating a special event for our profession. This mood and the opportunity to reflect and articulate our ideas in so many ways, has brought new insight and another dimension to my practice.”

The AIA’s events management team will focus primarily on the formal and operational aspects of the 2014 conference.

Members are encouraged to submit their expressions of interest in the role before Monday 22 October 2012.

Submission deadline: 5.00pm, ADST Monday 22 October 2012.
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