By all means, 2016 was a busy year for architects as a massive program of residential investment within east coast markets saw multi-unit residential commencements reach record levels and public sector investment in transport projects continued to ramp up.

That has meant good times in the job market. Throughout the year, the consistent message from recruitment agencies has been that of a candidate short market across most major east coast locations (especially in Sydney) and massive demand for those with the right skills. Going forward, the outlook for 2017…