Australian Award for Urban Design

Entries are now open for the 2015 Australian Award for Urban Design, with categories for design initiatives, projects, built developments, and publications that will make a significant difference to the places, spaces, buildings and infrastructure of our cities.

  • Australian Award for Urban Design
  • 2012 winner of the Delivered Outcome (Large Scale): The Darling Quarter


2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life

The festival will address emerging design challenges occurring as a result of the effects of large-scale urbanisation and climate change on human life and natural systems.

  • 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life
  • Natalie Jeremijenko - Environmental Health Clinic, xClinic Farmacy.


Design Policy

On the 4th March 2015 Treasurer Joe Hockey requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a research study into barriers to growth in Australian services exports focusing on the education, financial services, health services, information technology, professional services and tourism sectors. 

  • Design Policy

Object’s grand re-opening

Object: Australian Design Centre re-opens on Tuesday 26 May. Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2015, Object will continue to play a vital role in championing Australian design at their new home at 101-115 William St, Darlinghurst.

  • Object’s grand re-opening

Contemporary Currencies workshop

As part of the 2015 Vivid Ideas festival, in association with [AdA], trendspotter Marianne Doczi from futureNow knowhow presents, ‘Contemporary Currencies: Does money still matter most?’ This two hour workshop explores how attention, time, energy and values are becoming increasingly influential currencies in people’s decision making, affecting the current value propositions of places, spaces and nature.

  • Contemporary Currencies workshop

The Australian Interior Design Awards

Backed by the Design Institute of Australia, the Australian Interior Design Awards will be announced at a gala celebration as part of Melbourne International Design Week on Friday 15 May.

  • The Australian Interior Design Awards
  • Matisse Beach Club, WA, by Oldfield Knott Architects


The Good Design Awards Gala Night

Celebrating cutting edge design and excellence in innovation against the lights and colour of Vivid Sydney, the Good Design Awards Gala Night is fast approaching.

  • The Good Design Awards Gala Night

CHASS Australia Prizes 2015

The Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) are now accepting nominations for their 2015 Australia Prizes, worth up to $3,500. The Australia Prizes honour the achievements by Australians working, studying or training in the humanities, arts and social sciences.

  • CHASS Australia Prizes 2015

Vivid Ideas Festival returns in 2015

The Vivid Sydney Festival returns in 2015, running 22 May-8 June. Find the [AdA]'s top picks for Vivid Ideas: the Contemporary Currencies workshop, the Good Design Festival and Game Changer: Stefan Sagmeister, below.

  • Vivid Ideas Festival returns in 2015

Changes at the ADA

We are very pleased to announce that Brent Jackson from Engineers Australia has accepted the role of ADA Chair.

  • Changes at the ADA