Valuing architecture key to improving work-related wellbeing, researchers find
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.
Work-related Wellbeing – Initial Findings
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.
Work-related mental wellbeing in architecture
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.
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.
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.