Who are you? Where are you? What do you do?

If you are a woman involved in Australian architecture, or with a background in Australian architecture, we want to know.

There are many more women active in Australian architecture than can be quantified using standard measures. But we don’t know who all these women are. Nor do we know that much about those who do turn up in the existing statistics.

Our first survey aimed to give a more nuanced picture of the women of Australian architecture. We took an expanded view of what constitutes architectural engagement and activity. We are also interested to know about women abroad with backgrounds in Australian architecture, and about those who have ‘left’ architecture.

Statistics and analysis of the survey findings will be presented on this site over time.

The fine print

Any information you provide will not be linked to you personally in the public dissemination of the survey. The survey results will be reported primarily as statistical averages. Please be aware that information gathered from free text fields may also be reproduced in publications resulting from the survey. However, these will not be attributed to specific respondents, and no potentially identifying information will be given, unless approved by the individual in follow up discussions.

The results of the survey may be used by members of the Australia Research Council-funded project Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession, led by Naomi Stead of the University of Queensland. This study has been cleared by one of the human ethics committees of the University of Queensland in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s guidelines. You are, of course, free to discuss your participation in this study with project staff (contactable on 07 3365 3920, or email n.stead@uq.edu.au). If you would like to speak to an officer of the university not involved in the study you may contact the Ethics Officer on 07 3365 3925.

Those interested in ethical clearance matters can download an information sheet on the survey here.

Submission of the completed survey constitutes your consent to participate.