Audit your practice

A workshop to rip off the bandaids, apply salve to your practice and help avoid the grazes in the first place.

Taking the argh out of your architectural practice.

Whether you’re just starting out on out practice journey or well on the way, it’s always worthwhile taking a moment to stop and evaluate how it’s all going.

What’s working? What’s not working? What am I not seeing? What could I do better? What might be worth trying?

It’s too rare for architects to do this. They might be too busy to make the time. Some might not think to stop and ask the questions. For others the sense that all’s going well might mean it doesn’t feel necessary. Sometimes it feels just a little bit too scary to begin to ask the questions in the first place. Taking the time to occasionally assess how things are going is alway valuable.

Why you should audit your practice

Places are limited, sign up to the waitlist

I'm limiting numbers to ensure everyone has a personalised experience and gets the most out of the workshop. First in, best dressed. Details to follow with additional info and how to enrol. Plus I'm offering a 10% discount to all on the waitlist.

Who it's for

Architects who are thinking of setting up a new practice, those that are struggling with finding the joy in their practice or creating a sustainable pipeline of wonderful projects.

Architects that are wanting to make changes to their practice. Wanting to get more from and do more with the practice they have. Taking their practice to the next level.

Architects who are committed to dedicating time to rethinking and improving their practice, but are unsure what to do, where to start and therefore fail to begin.

What your practice will get out of it

Are you curious if you could be doing better? Not sure what aspect of your practice you have ignored or aren’t doing so well at. The workshop will help to highlight practice blindspots and identify what you need to work on in your practice.

It’s difficult to make the space and time to analyse how your practice is going. Knowing what to do and where to start is a challenge. This is a workshop to make time and space for a structured process, leading you through an audit of all important aspects of your practice.

At the end of the sessions, everyone will have a personal practice document identifying practice shortcomings. You will have a plan for what to work on, what to leverage and a clear vision of where you want to take your future practice. It’s a compass to point you in the right direction.

Workshop details

The workshop runs over two 90 minute sessions a week apart.

12:00 – 1:30pm Wednesday 8 June

12:00 – 1:30pm Wednesday 15 June


In the first session I will take you through the Audit form. Explaining the importance of the questions and what to take into consideration in undertaking a thorough and constructive audit. Participants will undertake their own audit between the two sessions – a 60-90 minutes exercise. There’s a WhatsApp group to ask Michael questions, to share insights or answers and chat with others in the workshop. In the second session we’ll go through how to turn your findings into a plan for the future of your practice. I’ll introduce some useful frameworks, strategies and tools that will help you with supercharging your practice.

What you’ll get

  • A clear outline of the deficiencies of your practice, what you need to work on and how to start.
  • A written plan for your practice. Prioritising areas bringing the greatest benefit and the strategies to do so.
  • The vision to take your practice to the next level.
  • 3 CPD Formal Points

Practice Management and Professional Conduct

PC2: Implement practice resources and apply ethical employment practice methods and quality assurance systems to facilitate efficient, consistent and timely delivery of architectural services.

PC4: Be able to apply principles of project and staff planning and resource costs to establish realistic and achievable timeframes.

PC7: Apply and follow processes for clear and consistent communication with clients and relevant stakeholders throughout the project, including obtaining approvals from clients and stakeholders.

Project Initiation and Conceptual Design

PC18: Be able to apply creative imagination, design precedents, research, emergent knowledge and critical evaluation in formulating and refining concept design options, including the exploration of three dimensional form and spatial quality.

Learning Outcomes

After participating in the event attendees will have a better understanding of possible frameworks, different mindsets and new strategies and methods to reshape and rethink their architectural practices.

The investment in your practice

$337 + GST

Special Offer: If you organise a group of 4 or more to join the workshop, you’ll each receive a 20% discount. Please email me with everyone’s details and I will send you all a discount code.

Places are limited, sign up for the waitlist

I'm limiting numbers to ensure everyone has a personalised experience and gets the most out of the workshop. First in, best dressed. Details to follow with additional info and how to enrol. Plus I'm offering a 10% discount to all on the waitlist.


I’ve had almost 30 years working in practice, including in my own practice. As well as teaching Professional Practice at the UNSW. I know practice from the inside out. I’ve coached in the altMBA for a number of years. I’ve successfully worked with a number of architects as you’ll read in the testimonials above. You’ll find very few coaches that understands the architecture profession so intimately and holistically across all aspects of practice.

Anyone is free to join in these workshops. They are, however, targeted at the specific needs and challenges of architects and landscape architects.

Yes. Yes there is. In the first session, I will run you through the audit questionnaire that you will need to complete in order to do your audit. This should only take 60-90 minutes. Of course you could probably do it in less time by only doing a cursory job, but that’s not why we’re here. The more thought you put into it, the more you will get out of it.

Yes there are 3 formal CPD points available to all participants that complete the two sessions.

The best way to get in contact to ask questions is to send me an email. I’m always happy to hear from you and answer any questions you might have.

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Audit your practice

If you’re struggling with your architectural practice,

thinking about changes within your practice,

or wanting to take your practice to the next level.

This workshop is for you.