The AAA has been included on the Federal Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO) that is managed by the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.
Glenn Murcutt, AAA Founding President said, ‘There have been important moments for architecture before in Australia, but the inclusion of the AAA on the Register of Cultural Organisations ranks with the most important.’
‘The decision taken just over 50 years ago to hold an international competition for the Sydney Opera House was an important moment for architecture, the impact of which is still being felt right across the Australian community,’ he said.
‘I think the inclusion of architecture onto the Cultural Register is equally significant, particularly as this is the first time that an organisation concerned with architecture has been included.’
He maintained that the AAA has taken a strategically critical step for architecture, moving it beyond a concern of only those involved in the building and development industry, into the wider community.