Brief 17 November 2009 – The Australian Institute of Architects will wrap several of its awards into a single event each March that will rotate around the country and “bookend” the National Architecture Awards in October.

Headlining the new Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards will be the AIA’s Gold Medal for Architecture, with other awards such as the Glenn Murcutt Student Prize, Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize, Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture and Dulux Study Tour winners to be also included

AIA national president  Melinda Dodson said the new awards would provide a home for the various prizes and become  more “people-focused,” with the potential to develop new prizes that recognised individual contribution to the profession and Australia’s built environment.