Commercial sectors such as retail, healthcare and accommodation look set to offer the best areas of opportunity for architects in Australia going forward amid expectations that the current boom in new home construction will come off the boil over coming years.

Thanks largely to boom in the residential sector, which has seen the number of housing and apartment commencements jump from just over 160,000 in the same period three years earlier to a whopping 232,180 over the 12 months to March this year, current market conditions facing architects around Australia are…