Major study into architectural education and the profession in Australia and New Zealand

The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) is leading a major study of Architectural Education and the Profession in Australia and New Zealand with the support of all architectural stakeholder organisations in Australia and New Zealand.

The AACA is the major funder of the Study with additional funding provided by the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, the Australian Institute of Architects and New Zealand architectural stakeholder organisations.

This aim of this study is to help understand and identify ways to improve the experience of architecture students, graduates and academics, and, importantly, to support greater connections between schools of architecture and the architectural profession. It will look at how both the architectural practice environment and the university teaching environment have evolved in recent years, and how the two sectors can best work together to offer meaningful education and career pathways.

The Study will include a literature review, collection of data from a range of sources, surveys of the opinions of architecture academics and practitioners, interviews with key stakeholders such as Architect Registration Boards and architectural representative bodies, and focus groups with architecture academics, students, graduates, practitioners and employers.

The research team will be running surveys, focus groups and interviews in different locations across Australia and New Zealand from November 2018 to March 2019. The Study is expected to report mid-2019. 

More information here.  

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