Wellbeing of Architects Symposium

12 March 2024

The Wellbeing of Architects symposium on 8–9 May will be the culmination of a groundbreaking, four-year research study – the Wellbeing of Architects: Culture, Identity and Practice. The ACA is a proud partner of the project, supporting this important work since its genesis in 2020.

The Wellbeing of Architects [education + practice —] symposium aims to drive positive change and help create a healthier, more sustainable future for the architecture community. It is a call to action and a commitment to change. Championing a holistic and integrated approach to wellbeing, it will provide knowledge and tools to enable architects, educators and the profession to prioritise mental wellbeing in systems, culture and everyday activities.

Held over two days – ticketed separately – the symposium will present the research findings, offer recommendations for change, and facilitate key conversations.


9am–6pm, 8–9 May 2024

Day one: education, Wednesday 8 May

The first day focuses on architectural education, exploring methods to improve the wellbeing of students and educators. It will feature insights from teachers and student leaders, aiming to identify effective practices and cultures that foster mental wellbeing – in the studio and beyond.

Day two: practice, Thursday 9 May

The second day delves into architectural practice, addressing issues such as workload management, service valuation, and the promotion of a thriving culture. The symposium will provide practical advice for practitioners of all sizes and sectors, considering the broader construction industry context and the role of peak bodies in driving change.

Speakers include researchers, industry leaders, and innovative educators and practitioners, offering attendees new insights, tools and resources to lead efforts in enhancing mental wellbeing within the architectural community.

The event will also launch the Guides to Wellbeing in Practice, a set of research-informed guides that support action towards transformative change. These are a vital companion to the Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice, and the Parlour team has been integral to the writing and editing of these.


Collingwood Yards Music Market
Unit 2/35 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia

The Wellbeing of Architects [education + practice —] is a satellite event to the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference, held at Collingwood Yards in Melbourne.


Tickets are available for each day separately, or as a bundle for both days. Formal CPD will be available.

Two-day bundle general/concession $190/80
Day one – Education $75/40
Day two – Practice $130/65


Book now for the Wellbeing of Architects Symposium