Publications

The Wellbeing of Architects 2021 Practitioner Survey, Primary Report

Tracey Shea, Brian Cooper, Maryam Gusheh, Byron Kinnaird, Naomi Stread, Kirsten Orr, Liz Battiston, Julie Wolfram Cox

We are pleased to share the important findings of the first major survey of work-related wellbeing of practitioners in the Australian architecture profession, undertaken in 2021.

Web link / 2022 / Perma-link

The Wellbeing of Architects 2021 Student Survey, Primary Report

Tracey Shea, Byron Kinnaird, Maryam Gusheh, Brian Cooper, Naomi Stead, Kirsten Orr, Liz Battiston, Julie Wolfram Cox

We can now report the findings of the major survey of wellbeing of architectural students in Australia, undertaken in 2021.

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Valuing architecture key to improving work-related wellbeing, researchers find

Naomi Stead, Julia Rodwell, Maryam Gusheh, Brian Cooper, Julie Wolfram Cox, Byron Kinnaird, Kirsten Orr

The research team reports on the landmark survey of work-related wellbeing in architecture that has found that architects feel systemically misunderstood and under-appreciated, leading to long hours, deadline pressures and inadequate pay conditions.

ArchitectureAU / 2021 / Perma-link

Work-related Wellbeing – Initial Findings

Naomi Stead

Monash University Professor of Architecture Naomi Stead provides an update on the three-year, Australian Research Council–funded research project about the wellbeing of practitioners and students in architecture, with an emphasis on some early findings of the recent practitioner survey.

Association of Consulting Architects / 2021 / Perma-link

Work-related mental wellbeing in architecture

Naomi Stead, Maryam Gusheh

In contrast to many other professions, the architecture profession knows relatively little about the mental wellbeing of its practitioners. And yet, in a sector as complex and paradoxical as this, in an age in which mental illness is so common, an examination of the relationship between work and wellbeing appears crucial. Just as we have begun to address gender equity issues in architecture in Australia, it is time to get the facts straight on mental health so that we can act accordingly.

Architecture Australia / March 2020 / Perma-link

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.

Research Update: Pilot interviews

Naomi Stead and Maryam Gusheh chat with Justine Clark about the findings of the pilot interviews conducted as part of the Wellbeing of Architects research project.

Wellbeing of Architects: Survey#1

Naomi Stead and Justine Clark introduce the first survey for the Wellbeing of Architects: culture, identity + practice research project.