Work-related Wellbeing Survey

14 July 2021

Improving mental wellbeing in practice is fundamental to the future of the profession. The ACA is proud to support the major research project Architectural Work Cultures: professional identity, education and wellbeing, and encourages all to participate in this important survey on work-related wellbeing.


Do you think that working in architecture has affected your wellbeing, for better or worse? If there are issues with work-related wellbeing in architecture, what are they, what is contributing to them, and what could be done to improve wellbeing for all?  These are some of the questions Monash researchers are exploring in a major, three-year ARC-funded project.

Building on the good work of many other practices and organisations, the Monash-led research team is looking to gather the most reliable and comprehensive set of data ever collected about wellbeing in the architecture profession across Australia, covering all types and sizes of practice, and over time. More information on the research project can be found here.

This data will comprise a firm evidence base, from which the team can develop resources, toolkits and practical advice – to help architectural practices, institutions and organisations to better support their people and create positive workplace cultures.

Further research will also follow, including focus groups, interviews, a further survey with students, and a follow-up longitudinal survey in two years.

Participation is entirely anonymous and confidential. Participants can include architects, graduates, students working in architectural practice, people working in support roles in architectural practice, and those trained in architecture who are working in aligned fields or professions.

Completing the survey will take around 20–25 minutes – so grab a cup of tea and settle in to contribute to better understanding and greater wellbeing in architecture!

The survey will be open until 3 August – but don’t delay.