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    Results for AIA National Council elections announced

    Lisa Rapley

    Results for the Australian Institute of Architects National Council elections have been announced.

    National president Paul Berkemeier congratulates Andrew Wilson, who has been elected the new ACT chapter president, Peter Mallatt, the new Victorian chapter president, Richard Kirk, the new Queensland chapter president, Phillip Griffths, the new WA chapter president and Simon Scally, who has been re-elected in the Northern Territory.

    Jon Clements and Ken Maher have also been elected as national councillors.

    Elected presidents and councillors will be sworn in at the National Council on 20 March. Phillip Griffiths will assume the WA chapter presidency at the AGM in May when David Karotkin steps into the role of national presidency.

    Berkemeier says, “In my capacity as national president, I have the privilege of charing the committee for the National Architecture Conference – and I can tell you that Making 2014 is set to be a standout experience.”

    Just last week it was confirmed that David Adjaye OBE, principal architect of Adjaye Associates, will be speaking at the conference.

    As one of the leading architects of his generation, Adjaye is described as an architect with an artist’s sensibility.

    Defining his work is the ingenious use of material and showcasing of light. His projects have been diverse, including private houses, exhibitions and pavilions, as well as arts centres and public buildings across Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

    “We are thrilled that David will be joining us in Perth, adding to the already impressive selection of distinguished speakers,” Berkemeier says.

    Other speakers at Making 2014 in Perth from 8-10 May, include:

    • Elizabeth Watson Brown, Architectus, Brisbane
    • Andrew Burns, Andrew Burns Architects, Sydney
    • Richard Hassell, WOHA, Singapore
    • Timothy Horton, Adelaide
    • Wen Hsia and BC Ang, WHBC, Malaysia
    • Andra Matin, Indonesia
    • Gurjit Singh Matharoo, Matharoo Associates, India
    • Beth Miller, Community Design Collaborative, USA
    • Sek San Ng, Seksan Design, Malaysia
    • Vo Trong Nghia, Vo Trong Nghia Architects,Vietnam
    • Jo Noero, Noero Architects, South Africa
    • Marina Tabassum, MTA, Bangladesh
    • Emma Williamson, CODA, Perth
    • Cazu Zegers, Chile
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