The Wellbeing of Architects is a comprehensive three year study – funded by the Australian Research Council Linkage Projects scheme – that aims to be the one of the first major studies to use interdisciplinary, qualitative and quantitative methods to address the question of how workplace cultures and professional identity affect wellbeing in architecture – and thus lay the foundations for practical improvements in the future.
A discussion of the initial findings from the Wellbeing of Architects research project, hosted by Justine Clark for Parlour. Naomi Stead, Byron Kinnaird and Tracey Shea outline preliminary findings with a focus on the dissemination of the data collected in the major practitioner survey.
In August and September 2021 our team conducted a major, nation-wide survey of students of architecture. We had over 630 respondents to the student survey, with a good spread of geographic location, different programs, and those at all stages of their architectural education.
In July 2021, 2000 respondents completed the first The Wellbeing of Architects survey. This survey, targeted at those working within the architecture profession, was designed to collect data relating to work-related wellbeing (social, physical and emotional); professional identity; perceptions of support; and the impact of work culture and practices on individual wellbeing.