Tag: Practice

Lessons from the global financial crisis
Discussion | Howard Tanner | 2 Jul 2020

Lessons from the global financial crisis

Howard Tanner, former national president of the Australian Institute of Architects, reflects on his experience running a practice through financial crises.

Olivia Hyde.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 12 Jun 2020

Three women appointed professors of practice at Sydney uni

Olivia Hyde, Kate Goodwin and Qianyi Lim are the first professors of practice to be appointed by the architecture school.

More than 70 percent of survey respondents say the federal government's wage subsidy prevented staff from being made redundant or stood down.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 11 Jun 2020

Job Keeper saves architects but stimulus package not enough

More than 70 percent of survey respondents say the federal government’s wage subsidy prevented staff from being made redundant or stood down.

The economic bite from the sudden onset of the coronavirus pandemic has already started to take a toll on architects.

How architects fared in the last recession

With a recession upon us, we dig through the Architecture Australia archives to find a state by state breakdown of how architects fared in the last recession of the early 1990s.

Karen Alcock, director of MA Architects.
People | Marcus Baumgart | 2 Jun 2020

Wisdom of youth: MA Architects

A practice growing out of its “teenage years,” MA Architects is ready to evolve its language and move on to new things.

The Association of Consulting Architects' third “pulse check” survey seeks to further gauge the changes to employment arrangements, including the level of reduced hours and/or pay.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 1 Jun 2020

Survey seeks updated ‘pulse check’ of architecture industry

The Association of Consulting Architects is conducting a third “pulse check” survey of how architectural practices are faring with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A newly funded major research project will investigate the effects of architectural work culture on the wellbeing of practitioners and students.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 28 May 2020

Mental health in architecture research project receives funding

A newly funded major research project, led by Naomi Stead, will investigate the effects of architectural work culture on the wellbeing of practitioners and students.

Nik Karalis, CEO of Woods Bagot, working from home.
Discussion | Linda Cheng | 6 May 2020

Negotiating an ‘undefined and uncontained’ crisis

Woods Bagot CEO Nik Karalis speaks with ArchitectureAU editor Linda Cheng about his global firm’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The architects' union is launching a drive to attract new members as the coronavirus crisis wreaks havoc on the industry, leaving workers vulnerable.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 24 Apr 2020

Architects’ union launches COVID-19 survey

The union representing architectural workers in Australia has launched a survey to better understand the effect COVID-19 is having on their levels of employment.

Peggy Deamer, founder of The Architecture Lobby.
People | Josh Harris | 6 Mar 2020

Architects are workers: The Architecture Lobby’s Peggy Deamer

Architect and Yale professor Peggy Deamer wants us to see architecture as work, and architects as workers.

Architectus, Australia's biggest practice on the WA100, was recently appointed to design a new $180 million medical research building for Flinders University in Adelaide.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Jan 2020

Australia’s biggest practices shed staff, echoing global shrinkage

The World Architecture 100 ranks some of the world’s biggest practices by number of architects employed and revenue.

Architects should collectively bargain for minimum fee rates, says Shaun Carter.
Discussion | Shaun Carter | 13 Jun 2018

Fee MAD-ness (mutually assured destruction): an existential crisis

Architects are practising in an environment of outrageously low fees and cutthroat fee gazumping. Shaun Carter asks in this boom time why have architects managed to slash their fees in a desperate race to the bottom?

Day one of the DAPr Symposium at the Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University.
Discussion | Nicholas Skepper | 19 Sep 2017

‘How do you do?’: The value of practice-based research

Nicholas Skepper reviews the 2017 Practice in Research/Research in Practice symposium in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

NSWARB hands out largest-ever fine for architect's ‘unsatisfactory professional conduct’
News | Linda Cheng | 30 Jun 2017

NSWARB hands out largest-ever fine for architect’s ‘unsatisfactory professional conduct’

The case of an architect fined and suspended for “serious and sustained” breaches of the professional code of conduct suggests a more widespread practice of non-compliance.

Wowowa's Kalora Park Football Club Extension is currently under construction.
Discussion | Linda Cheng | 25 May 2017

Podcast puts Australian architecture’s next generation in the spotlight

A new podcast series explores the hurdles and triumphs emerging architects experience as they embark on establishing their own practices.

Long hours: Go hard or go home!
Discussion | Lee Hillam | 18 Apr 2017

Long hours: Go hard or go home!

Lee Hillam reflects on the long-hours culture in architecture and asks: What is the real cost of this exploitative practice?

Juliet Moore and Ben Edwards in the Edwards Moore studio.
People | Mark Scruby | 8 Feb 2017

Three-dimensional craft: Edwards Moore

A look at the recent built projects of Melbourne studio Edwards Moore reveals a delightful body of work underpinned by conceptual rigour, spatial complexity and a “cheeky tilt.”

Looking at the extension of Jenny’s House from the garden, the roof appears as “a thin plate resting lightly on tiled bookends.”
People | Judith Abell | 6 Oct 2016

Profile: Rosevear Stephenson Architects

Rosevear Stephenson Architects carefully stitches together the qualities of the site and the desires of the client to create honest and elemental houses.

Cutaway view of the Mausoleum of Hadrian and the Elio Bridge St. Angel (The Roman Antiquities, Book 4, Plate VIII, 1756).
Discussion | Paolo Tombesi | 2 Feb 2015

The responsibility of designing

If architecture is to have any real impact beyond its disciplinary boundaries, then our definition of those boundaries must change, argues Paolo Tombesi.

2013 Gold Medal: Discriminating shapes
People | Sir Peter Cook | 22 May 2013

2013 Gold Medal: Discriminating shapes

Sir Peter Cook on 2013 Gold Medallist Peter Wilson’s work, and aptitude for invention.

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