The submission deadline for the Australian Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2018 Droga Architect in Residence Program has been extended. The Institute announced that they will now be accepting submissions until Sunday 8 October 2017.

Intended to promote, support and reinforce the value of architecture in Australia, the annual residency offers the successful candidate the opportunity to engage with the local architectural community via seminars and related events. They are also expected to display a body of architectural work that would be of benefit to the Australian built environment.

In addition to the extension, the Institute has also announced new members to the distinguished jury panel. These include:

  • Anthony Burke, associate dean, International and Engagement, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at UTS
  • Julie Willis, dean, Architecture, Urban and Cultural Heritage at the University of Melbourne
  • Kerstin Thompson, Melbourne-based architect
  • Rachel Hirst, senior lecturer, School of Art, Architecture, Design at the University of South Australia 

The 2017 architect in residence has been Martin Ostermann, co-founder and director of Berlin-based practice, Magma Architecture. He has been joined by his fellow Magma co-founder, Lena Kleinheinz. 

2018 registration details are available here.