The intention of this dissertation is to seek, understand and most importantly, learn what an effective project team structure is. It looks at Architecture of Merit within the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter – specifically a selection of projects selected as winners for The Robin Dods Award for Residential Architecture and The FDG Stanley Award for Public Architecture, over the last ten years.
Project team structures, particularly for Architectural firms, have not been discussed or written about to a large degree. This made it quite difficult to obtain published information on the topic. Through the process of developing a questionnaire and various interviews with relevant directors, the project team structures for the various prize winning firms were identified. The book “Teams at the Top” written by Jon R Katzenbach is a text describing different types and characteristics of corporate business teams. The information in this book is generally applied to many business teams. From this information along with the information obtained in the questionnaire, I was able to understand the effective project team structure that produces Architecture of Merit.
These structures are then compared, discussed, and understood both visually and in written form.