Archive 2005

1,000 hear David Chipperfield

Ian Moore and David Chipperfield A sell out lecture in Sydney on 20 March, followed by large crowds in Brisbane and Melbourne ensured a successful Black Talk 2.

David Chipperfield’s two hour lecture covered 14 projects spread over six countries and three continents. His concern with the users of the building was clear, ‘the building is a setting for human activity’ he makes great efforts to make large buildings friendly for humans, in his Salerno law courts building he has turned all the corridors into a series of courtyards and gardens. Most common comment at the conclusion of each event was ‘great talk’, and the fact that nobody left their seat until the end attested to that fact.

Above right—Ian Moore with David Chipperfield over dinner after a sellout lecture in Sydney.

Changes to membership fees

We’ve made a few changes to our membership rates recently and have introduced some great new savings when you join for more than one year — (insert drum roll here) — 15% off if you join for two years, and a whopping 25% if you join for three years. These discounts apply to both individual and corporate members.

We have also added a Seniors category of individual membership at the reduced rate of $75 per year. Visit the membership section for more on why it’s a good idea to join.

First AGM on Thursday 9 June

AAA members have been issued with the notice of their first Annual General Meeting that is being held on Thursday 9 June at 6.00pm in Harry and Penelope Seidler’s apartment, Level 5, 2A Glen Street, Milsons Point.

From zero to one is a paper circulating with the notice with highlights of the first year’s activities. Founding President Glenn Murcutt notes that

one of the most significant achievements in our founding year has been opening up architecture to non-architects. Whilst the majority of our members now are architects, there are a growing number of non-architects, many of whom have joined following their participation in tours or one of our presentations to non-architect audiences.

Here are PDF copies for those interested:
AAA notice of AGM 2005 (33Kb)
AAA Annual Report 2005 (133Kb)

Join a June tour

There are still spaces available on some of the White tours in June.

On Saturday 4 June you could do the City Walk in the morning and there are still spots available on the Architecture Harbour Cruise at 2.00pm.

On Sunday 5 June the final Newcastle City Walk starts at 10.30 am from the John Paynter Gallery. This series of eight walks has been extremely popular and attracted a lot of media attention, including television coverage.

Unfortunately already sold out are the World Environment Day Tour being held Sunday 5 June, and the Residential tour on Saturday 18 June.

However, there are still spots on the remaining Saturday morning City Walks in June, that one recent participant said

...was wonderful. I totally enjoyed it. Kerry was very informative and enlightening. I will be going on other AAA walks.

To book call 02 8297 7283 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.