The Architects Group was established in response to the distinct under-representation of senior women in Australian architecture. Nine practices came together in 2015 and a second Group of seven architectural practices joined the Champions of Change Coalition in 2019. The intent is to amalgamate the two Groups in 2021.
In 2020, the 18 Members collectively lead over 3,000 employees, in 11 jurisdictions. Critical to the success of the Architects Group is recognising the smaller organizational footprint and resources of these practices. They are large architecture businesses but small organisations when compared to many corporate entities. The partnership model found in many architectural practices requires strong internal stakeholder buy-in to execute and implement change. In response, we have innovated a more agile, distributed model which involves over 50 Implementation Leaders working across the two Groups to engage, lead and implement alongside Champions.
The Architects Group is proud to stand with Australia’s corporate giants and showcase how smaller organisations and those with different entity structures can address gender equality.