Michael Hegarty

Where to From Here: Clients Drive Collaboration and Consolidation

8 June 2016

Michael Hegarty reflects on the rise of the integrated architecture and engineering practice, arguing that we need to reframe design as process that is essential to client needs.  

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Where to Next

Architecture's State of Play: Where to Next

20 May 2016

Michael Pilkington takes a close look at the ACA – SA State of the Profession research, and argues we must take a ‘let's make the cake bigger’ approach to both practice and the way serve the community, “because, simply, we can and we do live fundamentally for some kind of human-betterment”. 

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Becoming a B Corp

Becoming a B Corp: Using business for the power of good

8 August 2016

Lee Hillam outlines the process of becoming a B Corp and the benefits that flow from it.

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Promising outlook

Where to from here: A promising outlook

15 June 2016

A rapidly changing profession brings fresh opportunities for flexibility and specialisation, says emerging architect Emily Chalk.

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Where to From Here

Where to From Here: It's Not Even Architecture

19 May 2016

As young practitioners and thinkers deeply invested in our profession's future, Jenna Holder and Athanasios Lazarou consider the issues and make a strong call for collective action. Part of the ACA's Where to From Here series, which invites reflections on the recent ACA SA State of the Profession research. 

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SA research findings

SA State of the Profession - the research is in

19 April 2016

We now know a great deal more about architectural practice in South Australia – three reports provide a comprehensive account of the state of the profession and the opportunities and challenges for the futur

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Where to from here

Where to From Here? The View From an Emerging Practice

19 May 2016

Sonia Sarangi and Michael Smith of Atelier Red and Black argue that we need to understand and 'own' the changes facing the profession, to help make them work for rather than against us. 

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Join the ACA

Join the aca

30 November 1999

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ACA WIRE
6 Qualities That Make Architects Ideally Suited to Lead Collaborative Integrated Teams

An essay by Randy Deutsch that argues that architects need to rethink and redefine their role if the profession is to survive. 

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10 Challenges 10 Actions

Ten Challenges / Ten Actions

15 December 2014

Leone Lorrimer outlines ten challenges facing architecture and ten actions we can take to turn these challenges into opportunities.  

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Knowledge Futures

Knowledge Futures: Future Proofing the Architectural Firm.

10 November 2016

Do we want a downstream future or an upstream one? The choice is ours, and the consequences are far-reaching. Peter Raisbeck outlines two scenarios.

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State of the Profession

The State of the Profession

19 February 2015

ACA wins Architectural Practice Board of SA Research Fellowship to research the state of the profession

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Suits vs designers

Business Suits vs. Designers: Why architectural practice is going down the gurgler

21 September 2016

Peter Raisbeck argues that the false opposition between design and business is crippling architecture. We need to bridge the divide to ensure the ongoing viability of the profession.

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The Changing World of Architecture

The Changing World of Architecture

7 November 2014

The way we deliver projects is changing at an ever-increasing rate. Are we keeping up?

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BIM - Archictects' Trojan Horse

BIM - the Architects' Trojan Horse

17 September 2015

Peter Barda argues that BIM offers a way for architects to regain their role as trusted advisor.

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Into the abyss – fee cutting and architecture

Into the Abyss

4 August 2014

Does excessive fee-cutting mean the profession is presiding over its own demise? George Zillante outlines the issues. 

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Business savvy archi-prenuers

Wanted! Business-savvy archi-preneurs

15 December 2014

Reflecting on the opportunities ahead, Jane Cameron argues that we need to explore different modes of practice and new ways to recognise competance, and to design new business models.  

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Embracing technological change

Where to From Here: Embracing technological change

15 June 2016

Is architecture on the verge of the greatest change in centuries? Ceilidh Higgins looks to the future and predicts disruption of epic proportions. Part of the ACA's Where to From Here series.

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What will we do with all the architects?

What Are We Going to Do with All the Architects?

4 November 2015

Steve Kennedy contemplates the future and the coming challenges to the architectural industry in Australia. 

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Authority and expertise

The Gap Between Authority and Expertise - BIM and Government Procurement

12 April 2015

John Held reflects on the importance of the educated government client and architects who have a sophisticated understanding of the client organisation.

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Survey findings

Findings of the 2014 Federal Budget Impact Survey

23 May 2014

An overview of the results. 

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Trust, Fees, Experience

Trust, Fees and Experience

15 December 2014

Richard Choy argues that the profession needs to clearly value professional skills and expertise, and to invest in the young.

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I've looked at cloud from both sides now

I've Looked at Clouds From Both Sides Now ...

9 April 2014

John Held considers the opportunities and costs of cloud computing in small practice.

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Susan Shannon

A Changing Profession

9 February 2015

All professions grow, mature and change – Susan Shannon draws on her extensive body of research to reflect on registration and the shifting shape of the profession.

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Deskilling and Reskilling

Deskilling and Reskilling

21 November 2014

John Held reflects on deskilling and reskilling in the profession. Have architects lost the role of ‘trusted advisor’? What do low registration rates mean and what skills do we need to be effective in the future?

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ACA WIRE
American Institute of Architects Foresight Report

The 2014 Foresight Report aims to “highlight key trends and to outline their impact” on architectural business in the US and on current and future practice. It also includes strategies immediately related to business, marketing, operations, practice and design and firm leadership.It is available now from the American Institute of Architects. A PDF version can be purchased for $US 10 from the AIA Store.  

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RIBA Future Trends Survey

The RIBA Future Trends survey “monitors business and employment trends affecting the profession” in the UK on a monthly basis.

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Step up!

Step Up, Don’t Step Back

13 July 2017

John Held argues that stepping up to the small stuff is also the path to improving the profession's wider role in society.

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Improving Productivity

Improving Productivity in Construction

7 July 2014

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Leadership

Wanted: More women at the top

8 March 2017

Women make great leaders, but a seat at the top table is often elusive. Emma Williamson explores the obstacles women face on the road to the top.

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Architecture and Journalism

Architecture and Journalism - not so different after all

5 November 2014

Michael Bleby reflects on architecture and journalism.

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What are we doing to ourselves?

What are We Doing to Ourselves?

31 July 2014

Nic MacCormac reports on a vibrant discussion in Perth on architectural business issues, changes in the industry and how we can adapt to them.

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