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design summit [SYD] announced

We are excited to announce the arrival of design summit [SYD], the first city in our next initiative, the design summit tour – 7 global design cities discussing the intersection between the cultural, economic and social impacts of design.

12-13 August 2015
Australian Design Centre

Enter promo code SUMMIT20 for our 20% launch offer - expires 30 July

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2015 Victorian Architecture Award Winners Announced

26 June 2015 Melbourne, Australia – Victoria’s top architecture firms came together to recognise the state’s best, at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards tonight.

Named Awards, Awards and Commendations were awarded in 12 categories representing a range of architecture from residential to public design, in addition to several Victorian specific prizes. This year 197 entries focused on key design elements and sustainable practices that will enhance and cement the longevity of a building and its versatility in future use.

Image - Shrine of Remembrance – Galleries of Remembrance| ARM Architecture -Photo by Aaron Poupard

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Sydney Design Awards - EOFY Early Bird Extension to 30 June

We’ve extended the early bird deadline to give everyone an opportunity to submit their nominations before 30 June and benefit from the early bird rate.  Exciting news as this year the Sydney Design Awards presentation will be part of the Design Summit [SYD], including the design economy forum to be held at the Australian Design Centre’s fabulous new premises. There will be more announcements next week but rest assured there’s never been a better time to get involved. Nominate and join the shortlist now.

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Sea Port Studios Now Open

We are excited to announce the opening of Seaport Studios at the Seaport District. Located at 19 Fulton Street, the store features the best of fashion, art and culinary experiences that showcase cutting-edge designers with their latest styles in a dynamic store design.

Fashion designers who are a part of the first takeover from June 15th through July 27th include Women's Wear Daily (WWD)'s Ten for Tomorrow 2015 honorees Scott Studenberg and John Targon of Baja East as well as Rochambeau, GLASS, Manebi, Jennifer Fisher, Union SURFboards and Finell. Culinary and art experiences joining the fashion labels include Via Quadronno, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Shantell Martin and Baron Von Fancy

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Revised categories, more winners

We’ve had a mini revamp.  Taking stock from feedback received and our own reflection, we’ve done a review of our categories and consolidated into 20 open categories and 5 Best of the Best which we believe are more relevant to the 2015 marketplace.  While the list is shorter, with both gold and silver winners being awarded, there will be 50% more trophies than 2015 in the UK [app]design awards.  The deadline is looming so why not see what’s changed and see where you fit – now is your opportunity to join the shortlist and be in the running for a gold or silver award.

UK [app] design awards categories
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REA Group: When we entered the awards, our mobile apps had been downloaded over 1.2 million times (now over 2 million!) and our latest updates had received great feedback from consumers. The awards were an opportunity for our apps to be recognised by the people who use them as well as the broader mobile industry. As you can imagine, we were pretty chuffed to win a Mobie and kudos goes to our project team who created the winning iPhone and iPad universal app.

John Douglas, JDA Architects."JDA Architects were delighted to recieve a Melbourne Design Award for our Imaging at Olympic Park fitout. In particular we valued the recognition through a broader design community than from just within our own profession. The fact that the Melbourne Design Awards covered such a variety of design disciplines helped make the programme a worthwhile statement about the state of design in Melbourne, and to be an award winner in such company is very rewarding. Further our clients are thrilled to bits and now proudly display their copy of the award at their centre."

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