Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.
Chat Forum creator and ACA – NSW/ACT Vice President Michael Lewarne encourages all to get online and join the Chat.
How will technology shape the future of architectural practice? Save the date for our upcoming webinar on 24 July with Ceilidh Higgins. It’s not to be missed.
Join the ACA and the Institute of Architects on 26 June for an important seminar on delivering great projects in Queensland’s new procurement environment.
The ACA – WA Committee, in partnership with Hassell and Consult Australia, is proud to present a discussion about innovative new technology with keynote speaker Joshua Ridley on 4 July. Book now!
For multidisciplinary practice GHDWoodhead, growing the business is about strategic focus and working hard, with continued growth, global expansion and ongoing diversification the key ambitions.
Why are people largely absent from our architectural imagery? As a profession that designs and builds spaces for people, perhaps we need to be more conscious of including people in our floorplans and models, writes Fiona Young.
The ACA has never been busier, and we are pleased to provide an update on the actions and activities of the last year as well as future plans – all of which aim to support our members.
What are the crown jewels of your practice? Where are they stored and how secure are they? Sherren Hepburn from Planned Cover takes a look at the issues around cybersecurity and offers tips on protecting your precious assets.
WA's Business of Small Practice forum is proving a popular staple on the event calendar, with the recent instalment focusing on the delicate balance of financial health, personal values and enjoyment of the work.
On 5 June, the NSW/ACT Committee ran an event to discuss Version 2 of the ACA Short Form Client Architect Agreement, with author and Legal Counsel Christopher Larcos. ACA – NSW/ACT Vice President Michael Lewarne recaps the main points of the presentation.
Architects and builders talked novation at a recent roundtable discussion in South Australia, agreeing that early, meaningful collaboration and communication can only lead to better outcomes. Mario Dreosti recaps the main points of the discussion.
Katie Vivian from the UK-based Architects Benevolent Society introduces us to the charity’s history, the modernisation of its support services and its current AnxietyArch campaign.
Running and directing an architecture practice is often gruelling, and can take a real toll on your mental health. Peter Raisbeck identifies the stress factors and offers some basic tips on self care.
Professor Naomi Stead, Head of Architecture at Monash University, is one of the champions of a proposed new research project currently under development, Mental Wellbeing of Architects and Architecture Students: Culture, Education and the Workplace, which aims to examine links between architectural culture and identity and mental wellbeing. Here, Naomi takes a quick look at the issues.
Ben Channon's new book Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Wellbeing explores the ways that buildings and spaces can impact on our mental health and wellbeing.
Ben Channon is an Associate and Mental Wellbeing Ambassador at Assael Architecture, and chair of the Architects' Mental Wellbeing Forum in the UK. Ben talks us through the forum's origins and ambitions.
There are a number of excellent organisations providing a range of initiatives and services to support Australians living with mental illness.
On 1 May, there was a great turnout at a Sydney seminar on the NSW Land and Environment Court. ACA – NSW/ACT Vice President Michael Lewarne offers a recap.
Clear the diary on 25 July for the ACA – WA's annual Members Lunch to celebrate the start of a new financial year.
ACA CEO Angelina Pillai takes a look at the big issues of concern to members, the ACA's ongoing work in advocacy, future plans for research and a state by state wrap.
The Qld/NT Committee has been busy this month, with events in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Darwin.
Special conditions allow the ABIC Commercial Basic Works Contract to be adapted for use on small residential projects in New South Wales.
The QLD/NT Committee's upcoming site visit of 1 William Street in Brisbane has sold out!
As the end of the financial year approaches, QLD/NT Branch President Robert Wesener provides an update on the Committee's goals for the coming year.