The state of the Australian architecture and design services industry
Professional Architects Australia represents the industrial interests of employee architects. How do we see the current state of the architectural and design services industry and why should the industry look to us as part of the solution at this point in the so-called boom/bust cycle? CEO Chris Walton talks about some of the issues he sees as defining the industry and profession in 2013 and beyond.
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Downturn or a new normal?
Our industry intelligence suggests that Architect employment is undergoing some fairly severe and ongoing contraction and that the numbers affected are likely to be underrepresented using the normal indicators. Because of the proportion of self-employed Architects, unemployment numbers are likely to be understated, and large scale underemployment with widespread cutback of hours isn’t factored in either.