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AWS Supports the AAA

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The Australian Architecture Association would like to thank our sponsor Architectural Window Systems (AWS) for their support.


Architectural Window Systems (AWS) is one of Australia’s largest aluminium window and door suppliers, with a reputation as leaders in the development and supply of high performance aluminium window and doors through innovation and market research.

The organisation designs, tests, extrudes, finishes and supplies the components which make up an aluminium window or door system under the Vantage Aluminium Joinery and Elevate™ Aluminium Systems brands.

The components of their systems are supplied to a nationwide network of fully trained, equipped and licensed manufacturers. These manufacturers have been selected for their ability to provide only the highest quality of product manufacture, ensuring the ongoing performance and integrity of our systems.

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AWS assists their manufacturers by providing technical, marketing, sales, IT and manufacturing support. They have developed a number of industry specific tools to assist their network in costing, purchasing, inventory and manufacturing.

The AWS product range is recognised as being the largest available in Australia and is considered technically impressive. In line with its commitment to product development, AWS introduce new products each year and upgrade the existing product range on a regular basis.

CLICK HERE to visit the AWS website.

  • Image 1: Bluff Farm house designed by Richard Cole,
    features windows and doors from the Series 704 SlideMASTER™ and Series 525 LouvreMASTER™
    (Image Source: AWS Projects)
  • Image 2: Valley House, designed by Sparks Architects
    features a range of Vantage and Elevate™ Aluminium Systems
    (Image Source: AWS Projects)

Natspec Supports the AAA

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The Australian Architecture Association would like to thank our sponsor Natspec for their continuing support over 2019.


NATSPEC is a national not-for-profit organisation that is owned by the design, build, construct and property industry through professional associations and government property groups. NATSPEC’s objective is to improve the construction quality and productivity of the built environment through leadership of information.

For over forty years, NATSPEC has been delivering the national, comprehensive construction specification system endorsed by government and professional bodies.

NATSPEC, the National Building Specification, is for all building structures with specialist packages for architects, building designers, interior designers, landscape architects, structural engineers, service engineers and domestic owners.

AUS-SPEC is the Local Government specification system for the life-cycle management of assets.

NATSPEC maintains the National Classification System to assist specification writers organise the content of specifications, and their users to find the information they need.

NATSPEC is also responsible for the National BIM Guide and its associated documents.

NATSPEC is the preferred specification system for major building professionals and is endorsed by Government departments, contractors, consultants and architects.

CLICK HERE to visit the Natspec website.

  • Image 1: Natspec Construction Information website

Thank You to Our Supporters and Volunteers

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Over 2019 the Australian Architecture Association has opened the doors on a host of fabulous architect designed buildings and delighted in sharing our love of architecture and design through our talks series and walking tours.

We would like to send out our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful architects, designers and clients who, over this year, have kindly shared their spaces and their knowledge with AAA tour and talk attendees.

We would also like to thank our generous supporters who donated to our annual Keep Architecture Open - operations fundraiser. Your contributions are invaluable to meeting our not for profit organisations annual administration costs.

The AAA could not function without our fantastic volunteers who lead our tours, undertake research and write articles about architecture and design. We appreciate their tireless enthusiasm for sharing their passion!

We look forward to welcoming you all next year at our talks and on our tours and walks.

CLICK HERE to visit our website and plan your next architectural walking tour taking place during Sydfest 2020.

Have a very merry, safe and healthy Christmas and New Year season.

Take A Walk Through Time With the AAA

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Over two hours discover two hundred years of Sydney’s built history on the Walk Through Time tour. Join an Australian Architecture Association trained tour guide on Sunday 17 November, to discover how architecture has helped shape the landscape of the city.

Starting at one of the oldest remaining buildings of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks, you will look at Sydney's humble start as a convict colony and how the architecture became more and more decorative during the Victorian period.

The 20th Century brought us influences from overseas such as Beaux-Arts, Art Deco and modernism.

We will show you post-war development of modernist thinking and the way post-modernism reacted against it.

By looking at Sydney Hilton and the Queen Victoria Building, you will discover how architects converted existing buildings and gave them a breath of new life.

Throughout the two hours, you will appreciate masterpieces of different architectural styles by different architects and witness how technological advances, economic and political forces shaped our city.


Location: Meet at Hyde Park Barracks, in front of the main gate, 12 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Sunday 17 November 2019
Tickets: $30 (Public) / $25 (Senoirs & students) / AAA Members Free

Don’t miss out click here to secure your place on the tour.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image: Reflections of the QVB Building on the Hilton Sydney
  • Photographer: Vincent Lam