How do you define design success?

In a world that tells us the most important thing is to win at all costs and increase the bottom line, how do we define success and what it means to individual architectural practices? With most architectural projects spanning at least 12 months, end outcomes can be an irrelevant concept in defining success on a […]

Cloud connected doors are the next level up

Entry as a Service is the next level up of automatic door maintenance and technology, explains dormakaba’s Kevin Blacow. We’re now used to the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) connecting many of the staple appliances and fixtures of our everyday lives to the cloud and, therefore, each other, but what may surprise is […]

How do architectural practices deal with complaints?

In the latest issue of AR, we ask a panel of experts their response to the following question: do complaints against architects fall on deaf ears, and has your firm put a process in place to deal with them? Tracy Hall, marketing director, GoDaddy Australia and New Zealand In an increasingly digitised world, complaints against […]

Embracing emotion is key to leading a healthy workplace

In its recent 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)[1], The World Health Organisation recognised the serious effects of burnout, defining it as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. The condition is characterised by feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one’s job, or […]

More architecture professionals to receive a pay rise – but the value will be less

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