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.

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  • Take our follow-up survey on the wellbeing of architecture students today!

    Do you think that studying architecture has affected your mental wellbeing? How and in what ways? Please tell us about your mental wellbeing while studying architecture, take the 15-minute survey now!

    Our first survey and focus groups with architecture students conducted in 2021 generated important insights on the wellbeing of people studying architecture in Australia. This second survey will enable the research team to track changes in the wellbeing of architecture students over the last two years.

  • Our follow-up survey on work-related wellbeing in architecture is now closed

    Thank you for telling us about your experiences of work-related wellbeing in architecture.

    Our follow-up survey on work-related wellbeing in architecture is now closed, and we have started the process of analysing the results and preparing a report on the findings. This data will build on our first survey and focus groups to contribute to the development of resources, toolkits, and practical advice – to help architectural practices, institutions, and organisations to better support their people and create positive work-place cultures.

    This is the final major piece of primary research in the Wellbeing of Architects project, and we thank you for taking part, sharing your experiences, and giving us your thoughts!

  • Research Update: Findings so far

    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.

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