Architectus supports the ‘yes’ vote
At Architectus we’re committed to making reconciliation real in the work we do every day, and we value the meaningful, ongoing impact our First Nations clients, staff, collaborators, and stakeholders make on the places we create.
The First Nations voice matters in design conversations – and in national discourse. That’s why our practice supports a First Nations Voice to Parliament, a key part of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
More than a symbolic gesture, the Voice is a practical avenue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to influence policy and legal decisions that shape lives and communities.
A ‘yes’ vote on the referendum is a key step toward turning intentions into action, something we’re striving for as we progress our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at Architectus. We recently submitted our Innovate RAP to Reconciliation Australia – one of only a few Australian design practices to reach this stage.
Working as a unified team with Conrad Gargett, we’re using the RAP as a framework for embedding First Nations collaboration and experiences into our design process and across our business, which helps us design more resilient, impactful places for everyone.
“Our progress on reconciliation has galvanised our practice over the past three years, but we’re conscious that it’s a continuous process and can’t be rushed,” says Architectus CEO Ray Brown.
“We view the First Nations Voice to Parliament in a similar way – it’s part of a journey toward greater change. This is not about ‘moving on’ but truly engaging, listening, hearing, sharing, and holding space for the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”
“A ‘yes’ vote on 14 October is a chance to rewrite the future for First Australians and all Australians.”
Learn more about the First Nations Voice to Parliament on the Reconciliation Australia website.