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Introduction

In 2013, five years since the crash, the construction industry that provided employment and engagement for architects is still hollowed out. Registered and non-registered architects are still unemployed or underemployed, scraping together contingent work in ad hoc relationships with former employers or scratching together smaller projects on their own. Young non-registered architects, as well as the new graduate architects of the profession, are barely finding work within the industry. As recovery continues, 2014 and beyond may provide more opportunities for work similar to what we recognized as practice before 2008. But something else has changed within the profession, something that may make it difficult to go back to the halcyon years prior to 2008.