A new report aims to explore new futures for architecture and new ways of measuring the contribition already made by the industry.
Architects & Social Media
How can architects use social media effectively for business and professional development?
Guide to Hiring New Employees
A new guide for small business from the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Construction Industry Report
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the Private Sector Construction Industry Report for the 2011–2012 financial year.
A New Deal for Urban Australia
The Urban Coalition report argues that significant investment is needed in Australia’s cities.
Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice
The Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice aim to help Australian architecture move towards a more equitable profession; one that offers opportunity for all and is better positioned to meet contemporary challenges.
A roundup of discussions elsewhere about the structure and ownership models of architectural practices.
Government as Smart Client & Procurement Case Studies
An excellent guide to procurement from the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.
What do Architects do in a Financial Crisis?
The Autumn 2013 issue of Architect Victoria canvases the question.Link
RIBA Future Trends Survey
The RIBA Future Trends survey “monitors business and employment trends affecting the profession” in the UK on a monthly basis.Link
Pay Equity: Resources & Reading
The issue of pay equity has been on the agenda for Australian governments and business for decades, but pay disparities remain a persistent problem in many workplaces.
Resources for the Bushfire Crisis
Unprecedented nationwide bushfire activity in 2019–2020 has had devastating and wide-ranging impacts, not just on those who have seen their homes and properties destroyed or damaged by the bushfires, but also businesses suffering financial hardship. This Resource Roundup includes updated information, resources and other pertinent links.
Resources for Mental Health
There are a number of excellent organisations providing a range of initiatives and services to support Australians living with mental illness.
Architecture & Marketing
A collection of articles to help you think about the role of marketing in your practice.
The ATO has released its 2015 performance benchmarks for architecture.
COVID-19 and Mental Health
As we face unprecedented challenges and stress with the COVID-19 health crisis and inevitable economic effects, it’s critical that we maintain and protect our mental wellbeing and that of our colleagues, employees and families. The following resource round-up points to useful tips, reminders and strategies to help maintain positive mental health during this difficult time.
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.Link
Ten Principles for Procuring Better Outcomes
The RIBA has released guidelines to explain how client organisations can get the best possible outcomes when they procure architectural services.
The international discussion of architecture salaries continues with a number of ongoing projects.
Workforce Diversity Industry Snapshot
Consult Australia has released its 2013 Workforce Diversity Industry Snapshot.