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.
We are excited to announce the release of the findings of the first major survey of work-related wellbeing of practitioners in the Australian architecture profession, undertaken in 2021.
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.