2017 AIA National Conference: Praxis

This year DesignBUILD is excited to be officially co-locating with the AIA's National Architecture Conference: Praxis. AIA delegates will have free access to DesignBUILD by showing their Praxis badge at registration.

Working alongside our long-term partner, the Australian Institute of Architects, DesignBUILD has co-located with their 2017 National Conference, Praxis: Process. Propositions. Production. All conference delegates will receive free access to DesignBUILD upon presentation at registration of their Praxis badge or proof of registration – meaning attendees not only have access the leading design thinkers but also access to 700+ architecture products on the DesignBUILD show floor.

The conference program has been curated by National President Pro ken Maher and Prof Helen Lochlead in which they will explore processes of though engagement and action. See the full program here.

Event details:

Date: 4 – 6 May 2017
Location: Level 2, International Convention Centre Sydney
Show your Praxis badge at DesignBUILD registration for free entry

PRAXIS: Fringe

An exciting fringe event schedule has been created to enhance your conference experience. Discover more of Sydney and engage with fellow delegates with open studios, walking tours, masterclasses and breakfasts. DesignBUILD is hosting two official fringe events as part of the program:

ICC Venue Tour + Lunch


Get an exclusive back-of-house tour during DesignBUILD to see the inner workings of this state-of-the-art facility. Expertly guided by Populous’ Global Design Director, Michael Lockwood and Senior Associate, Belinda Goh, this tour offers conference delegates an inside view into both the design and construction of the building. Following the tour, delegates are also invited to a private networking lunch held at DesignBUILD.

This session is FREE to attend and is open to all registered delegates of the National Architecture Conference. Spaces are limited.

Date: Thursday 4 May
Time: 12.00 – 13.30
Location: ICC, Sydney
Cost: FREE

DesignBUILD Breakfast Tour


As part of the official Fringe program, the Institute and DesignBUILD will be hosting a breakfast with a private tour of the show floor, hosted by the new DesignBUILD Event Manager. Beat the crowds onsite and see the highlights of this award winning event, even before the Conference starts with breakfast to follow the tour.

This session is FREE to attend and is open to all registered delegates of the National Architecture Conference. Spaces are limited.

Date: Friday 5 May
Time: 8.00 – 9.30
Location: ICC, Sydney
Cost: FREE

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