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Life Fellow - Australian Institute of Architects

21 Nov 2022

Vanessa Bird was awarded Life Fellowship to the AIA in November 2022 for her 'outstanding contribution to the profession and the practice of architecture' at the 2022 Gala at the Plaza Ballroom in front of 600 colleagues. Her contribution to the AIA includes Victorian Chapter President 2016-2018, Board of Directors 2018-20, National Councillor 2016-20 and current Board Member of Architecture Media.

Advocating for recognition and inclusion of First Nation's people, as a National Councillor Vanessa authored the National Reconciliation Action Plan board paper. Upon its approval she selected members for the inaugural First Nations Working Group and Cultural Advisory Group. She Chaired the Digital Communications Steering Group which oversaw a significant transformation of the Institute's Digital Platform and public presence. The award also recognises the work of Bird de la Coeur Architects particularly in social housing.

Vanessa thanks the Institute for the recognition, and the practice for their support. Congratulations to the 5 other recipients of Life Fellowship.