2Formal points
Design Delivery and Construction Phase Services
Practice Management and Professional Conduct

CPD – Partnerships & Collaborations

2Formal points
Design Delivery and Construction Phase Services, Practice Management and Professional Conduct

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” (Helen Keller)

Do you occasionally jump off the treadmill of practice life (and deadlines) and wonder if there is a different way to deliver projects? Or how you could broaden the kind of work you do? Or wonder if you are beginning to be boxed-in by your own imagination?

Perhaps you have been toying with the idea of Collaborating. But with who? And how? Eventually you give up, thinking: ”I don’t even know where to begin.”

We hope this CPD will be the starting point to answering these and other questions.

Collaboration is increasingly becoming the key to unlocking new ideas and new kinds of work for practices. It is often praised for resulting in some very innovative outcomes too. Collaborations can also :

  • Boost a practice’s capacity to take on work
  • Boost new and complementary skills within one’s practice
  • Boost both the scale and sector of work a practice can undertake

This CPD will provide insights into this hot-button topic from a broad range of practitioners who have taken this path (previously or currently) and are generously willing to share the benefits gained, lessons learned, and frameworks used. We will also include some basic insights from a legal and insurance perspective that will touch upon the impact Collaborations have on these aspects.

Points: 2 Formal points





Project Management/Delivery – the proficient, timely and cost-effective completion of an architectural project through all design and construction phases. Project Delivery must take into account the range of contractual obligations carried by architects, clients, consultants and contractors. Project Delivery involves the evaluation and implementation of procurement systems as well as appropriate contractual administration systems. The establishment and operation of project teams as well as formalising of project agreements (such as with client, team/s and contractor) is critical to competent project delivery.

Practice Management – The holistic understanding and organisation of the business and profession of architecture in relation to delivering projects. It involves the knowledge and execution of the processes involved in providing architectural services; the knowledge and implementation of `enactment of the broad range of ethical and legal obligations required of a Professional Practitioner.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Real-world examples and insights from professionals on their Project or Practice Collaboration experiences.
  • Understand the various options and pathways for undertaking successful Collaborations.
  • Learn how to share responsibilities successfully when undertaking Collaborations
  • Learn how to manage the basic insurance risks that come from entering Collaborations