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Event Details

Join us for a breakfast seminar that will explore different perspectives and management tactics around mental health and wellbeing within the architectural profession. 

- Students - Small Practice - Flexible Workplaces - Gender equity - Work culture - Research - Large Practice - Wellness Program -


Thursday 10 OCT 8:30am -10am

Australian Institute of Architects - Level 2, 41 Exhibition St, Melbourne

COMPLIMENTARY for Members - registrations are essential


Warwick Mihaly, Director - Mihaly Slocombe Architects

Together with his wife Erica, Warwick runs Mihaly Slocombe, a small architecture studio with a commitment to purposeful architecture and a larrikin workplace culture. He is a leader in the architecture profession and instrumental in championing positive change via his role as director of ArchiTeam and author of Australia’s most widely read business blog for architects, Panfilo. In his spare time, Warwick practices yoga a lot and buys LEGO sets that he pretends are for his children.


Professor Naomi Stead, Head of Department of Architecture - Monash University

Professor Naomi Stead is Head of the Department of Architecture at Monash University. Her research interests include gender equity, inclusion, and wellbeing in architecture, and she was the leader of the research project which led to the founding of Parlour, an advocacy group working towards greater gender equity in the profession. She is now planning to extend and expand this research into examining the mental health and wellbeing of architects and architecture students, looking into how specific cultures and practices in architecture might adversely affect wellbeing, and what interventions might be effective to increase wellbeing.




Brooke Tranberg, HR Manager - Conrad Gargett

Brooke Tranberg is the HR Manager at Conrad Gargett, a national architectural practice that has been in operation for over 125 years.  Conrad Gargett employs 160 people in 6 national and 1 international (Ethiopia) studio. Brooke has worked in an administration and business support role in Architectural practice since 1994.  She is interested in all aspects of Architectural & Design Practice Management, with skills and experience across most areas including finance, administration and human resources.   She is the Work Health and Safety representative on CG’s IMS Committee and is passionate about employee’s wellbeing and safety at work.  With the support of the CG directors and Wellness Sub-committee, the Wellness Program at Conrad Gargett is always evolving and improving based on feedback and input from CG employees.


Chaired by:

Gilad Ritz, Director - Ritz & Ghougassian

Working across a number of archetypes RITZ&GHOUGASSIAN focuses on the language of architecture as a means to express volume and define habitation. Gilad leads the architectural discourse within the studio. His interest in architecture and the built environment stems from a focus in field studies and phenomenology. In November of 2012 he completed a Master of Architecture at The University of Melbourne. He also sits on the EmAGN VIC committee which aims to nurture and mentor architecture graduates.



This seminar provides one formal CPD point per hour on completion of set assessment (1.5 points are available).


Ticket Costs
Members COMPLIMENTARY - registrations are essential
Non-members $45.00


Australian Institute of Architects
Victorian Chapter
Level 1, 41 Exhibition Street 
T: 03 8620 3866 
E: vic@architecture.com.au



1. The Victorian Chapter has the right to cancel or alter the dates, speakers or venue of an event. 2. In the event of cancellation, bookings will be transferred to the next available event unless the registrant requests otherwise. 3. No cancellations or refunds two (2) working days prior to the event. 4. People attending in replace of the registered person must pay the ticket fee associated with their membership type. 5. Please note that start and end times are an estimation. Some seminars may finish earlier or later than the proposed time.