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Automation, software, and digital skills are reshaping design work. Whole industries, workflows, and job categories are likely to change as a result of the rapid adoption and revolutionary impact of generative AI. New initiatives to upskill workers are bringing up new working and career-path paradigms and as the next generation of workers rises to the forefront in a transformed workplace, their patterns and preferences for communicating and learning will have an impact on work for all of us.

As a result, disruption has emerged as the one constant in an era of perpetual change in the workplace. In addition to the many changes the pandemic brought about—an increasing shift towards remote and subsequently hybrid work, a skill gap in many industries, and a re-evaluation of the role of work in people's lives—come new and escalating challenges.

Join us as we discuss the future of work in architecture and design, where the roundtable will be co-chaired by CEO of CO-architecture, Kevin Mitchem, and Coach and Mentor at ArchiBiz, Tim Smith, who will guide the conversation with an exciting cohort of small to large practice, people & culture experts, and researchers & academics.


  • Kevin Mitchem: CO-founder of CO-architecture
  • Tim Smith: Coach & Mentor at Archibiz
  • Monique Woodward: Director of WOWOWA Architecture
  • James Calder: Global Director of ERA-co
  • Ingrid Bakker - Principal and Commercial & Workplace Sector Leader of Hassell
  • Dr. Agustin Chevez - Research Lead, Workplace Future at Swinburne University of Technology
  • Blake Hillebrand - National SONA Vice President


All proceeds from the event will be donated to 20talk.
Burnout, studio/work culture, financial stress and discrimination are among some of the leading causes of poor mental health and wellbeing for young professionals and creatives. That is why we are proud to support 20Talk, a registered mental health awareness charity whose mission is to meet young people (18-30) where they are at and normalise the conversation around mental health by incorporating mental health tools into their lives.


We would like to express our sincere appreciation to our friends at Brickworks for their support in hosting this event.

For further enquiries, please contact our team at

Event Details:
The Future of Work
6pm 8th June 2023
Shop T1/367 Collins St, Melbourne

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Photos from our previous sold out event in March as part of the Perth Design Week.