2017-08-29

ACA Insight Download

ACA Insight - Download!

29 August 2017

Continue learning after the ACA Insight National Webinars – download the presentations here. 

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2017-07-13

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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2017-03-08

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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2017-02-17

ACA Insight

ACA Insight - the National Webinar Program

17 February 2017

ACA Insight – the National Webinar Program gives all members the opportunity to join a national discussion on the business of architecture.

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2016-11-10

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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2016-09-21

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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ACA WIRE
Why Architecture Graduates Do Not Register as Architects

“Australia is not making the most of its architecture skills base because gender-based issues appear to be deterring female graduates from completing their registration as architects; gaining suitable employment is also a factor in non-registration for men and women.”

A paper by Susan Shannon, Naomi Webb, Yishu Zeng and Jenna Holder, based in a study of South Australian graduates.

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2016-08-19

2016 Salary Survey

2016 Salary Survey Report and Analysis

19 August 2016

The ACA has released the report on findings of the 2016 National Salary Survey – salaries are up very slightly, but worrying trends continue – there is still a gender pay gap and some practices persist in paying under Award minimums!

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2016-08-08

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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2016-06-15

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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2016-06-15

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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2016-06-08

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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2016-06-02

Fastrack pathways to registration

Fast Track Pathways to Registration

2 June 2016

The AACA has introduced two fast track pathways to registration for experienced practitioners.

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2016-05-20

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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2016-05-19

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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2016-05-19

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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2016-05-18

Architects in Australia

Architects in Australia

18 May 2016

Insightful reports by Gill Matthewson chart the professional profile of architects and the industry’s growth and development in recent years through the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses. 

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2016-04-19

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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2016-04-07

SA State of the Profession survey

ACA - SA State of the Profession Survey Report

7 April 2016

The ACA – SA State of the Architectural Profession survey provides crucial research on the size, shape and characteristics of architectural practice in SA – the first study of its kind in Australia.

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2016-04-07

ACA SA Registration Report

Architects in SA - A View from the APBSA data

7 April 2016

A report on data from the APBSA provides and overview of the demographics of registered architects in South Australia. 

 

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2016-02-07

Keith Neighbour Graduate Study program

Keith Neighbour Graduate Study Program

7 February 2016

The Keith Neighbour Graduate Study Program assists those sitting registration exams in South Australia.  

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2016-02-07

Architects in SA

Architects in SA - A view from the census

7 February 2016

Architects in SA – A View from the Census is the first report on the Australian architectural profession to look at census data over time. 

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2015-11-17

ACA SA State of the Profession

ACA - SA State of the Profession Survey

17 November 2015

The ACA – SA State of the Profession survey seeks to understand the state of the profession and its potential futures. The survey is now closed and the results are being analysed.

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2015-11-04

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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2015-09-17

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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2015-07-21

AACA OQA

New AACA Overseas Qualification Assessment Process

21 July 2015

The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia has recently revised the Overseas Qualification Assessment, resulting in a simpler and more direct process.

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2015-07-21

AACA Comparison

Architecture in Australia - International Comparisons

21 July 2015

The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia has launched a new online matrix enabling the comparison of registration requirements in Australia and elsewhere. This is complemented by an overview of the Australian architecture industry.

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2015-05-12

New Architects Regulations

Architects Regulations 2015

12 May 2015

New Architects Regulations in Victoria come into effect 19 May.

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2015-05-12

ATO Benchmarks

12 May 2015

The ATO has released its 2015 performance benchmarks for architecture. 

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2015-04-12

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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2015-03-07

AACA Trilateral Agreement

New Trilateral Agreement between Australia, Canada and New Zealand

7 March 2015

A new agreement signed by the AACA means that experienced registered architects can be recognised in all three countries. 

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2015-02-19

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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2015-02-09

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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2014-12-15

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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2014-12-15

Is Everyone Experiencing This?

Is Everyone Experiencing This Right Now?

15 December 2014

Design fees, scope creep, government projects: Alexandra Howieson reflects on the state of the nation.

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2014-12-15

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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2014-12-15

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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2014-11-21

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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2014-11-10

Supporting regsitration

Supporting Registration

10 November 2014

Recent research on registration has identified concerns about the way the process impacts negatively on women – and thereby on practice more broadly. What can the ACA and architectural practices do to help improve things? 

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2014-11-07

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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2014-11-05

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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2014-10-08

Professions and Business Study

Professions and Business Study

8 October 2014

The ACA is delighted to be the first architecture industry association to participate in the Annual Professions and Business Study conducted by Beaton Research + Consulting. 

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2014-08-04

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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2014-07-31

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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2014-07-07

Improving Productivity

Improving Productivity in Construction

7 July 2014

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2014-05-23

Survey findings

Findings of the 2014 Federal Budget Impact Survey

23 May 2014

An overview of the results. 

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2014-04-09

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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2014-02-06

Australia's Second Most Overrated Degree?

Australia's Second Most Overrated Degree?

6 February 2014

A response to recent mainstream media reportage claiming that architecture as Australia's second most overrated degree. 

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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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2014-02-02

ARBV Update

ARBV Update

2 February 2014

An update from Simon Hanger on the integration of the ARBV into the new Victorian Building Authority.

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2014-01-29

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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2014-01-29

ACA WIRE
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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2014-01-25

Practice Structures

Practice Structures

25 January 2014

A roundup of discussions elsewhere about the structure and ownership models of architectural practices.

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2013-12-15

ACA - NSW CPD Webinar Program

NSW/ACT 2014 Webinar Series

15 December 2013

ACA – NSW/ACT has arranged a program of ongoing lunchtime webinar events addressing core business issues for 2014.

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2013-09-09

Architectural  Practice Board of SA CODE OF CONDUCT

Architectural Practice Board of SA Code of Conduct

9 September 2013

The new Code of Conduct released by the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia requires extra material to be added to standard architect client agreements.

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