Architectus acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and work.

We pay our respects to Elders, past and present.

Architectus is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.

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Social Responsibility

Our Social Responsibility commitments are captured in our people-focused policies and the tangible initiatives we undertake to make meaningful impact.

Community impact

We strive to positively impact our communities, including by providing philanthropic and pro bono support to grassroots and not-for-profit organisations.

Our practice partners with the Property Industry Foundation, which builds housing for homeless youth around the country. We also aim to strengthen communities by designing places like the Ruah Centre for Women and Children, Western Australia’s first safe, purpose-built centre of healing and health for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Architectus promotes and supports our industry through sponsorships and memberships with organisations such as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Green Building Council of Australia. Our Student Hub and our contributions toward university programs such as graduate exhibitions foster the next generation of designers.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) formalises our commitment to Indigenous employment, procurement practices, and respect for culture and Country. One of the ways we take action is by improving pathways into the design profession with groups like Career Trackers and our own Work Experience Program.

“Every now and then a project reignites your passion for design. For me, that’s been the Ruah Centre – Western Australia’s first safe, purpose-built centre of healing for women and their children. It’s much more than a building or a refuge – it’s a pathway to a new future without violence.”
Eleni Gogos
Senior Architect

State Library Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria (Image: Brett Boardman)

Support, development & wellbeing

Our Social Responsibility Policy sets the agenda for a range of people-focused initiatives including industry-leading paid parental leave, equal opportunity, and flexible work.

We also have programs focused on staff wellbeing and learning, including a sought-after graduate program and extensive work experience opportunities.

Our health and safety practices are consistently monitored to ensure everyone at Architectus has multiple avenues to raise concerns or suggest opportunities for improvement.

Architectus Studio, Melbourne, Victoria

Diversity & inclusion

We are a collective made up of people across a spectrum of ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds, and we each have a unique life story and career path that brought us to Architectus.

As a practice, we recognise the many ways a diverse make-up benefits our business, our clients, and our work.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Policy ratifies our commitment to achieving a broad, welcoming workforce, recognising the attributes that make a person unique, including their gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other personal characteristic.

The policy outlines our strategies for increasing the attraction, retention, and progression of employees from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.