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Vale Zaha Hadid, 1950–2016

Vale Zaha Hadid, 1950–2016

In the midst of many tributes to Zaha Hadid, Gill Matthewson offers a short reflection on what her career means in the context of gender and architecture, while John Gollings shares a fabulous image from his archive. Zaha Hadid has died suddenly in Miami at the young age of 65. She...
Lovely master bedroom, Mr Dickens

Lovely master bedroom, Mr Dickens

'Master bedroom', are you kidding me? Anthony Martin reminds his colleagues that certain phrases have no role in contemporary architecture.
Keeping it real as a student mum

Keeping it real as a student mum

Masters student and mother of two, Kate Sarkodee shares the joys and challenges of life on campus as an architecture student mum.
Shock horror statistics

Shock horror statistics

What do the recent AR Women in Architecture surveys really mean? Gill Matthewson digs into the stats and finds that some of the drama evaporates on close inspection.
Glass ceilings, mirrors, windows and views

Glass ceilings, mirrors, windows and views

Rosemary Burne offers reflections and perspectives on the changing nature of gender politics in architecture.
WikiD Guide to Wikipedia Editing

WikiD Guide to Wikipedia Editing

We have developed a set of five brief guides to help you learn about writing for Wikipedia. Now available in German as well as English!
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Who wants to be a Woman Architect?

Who wants to be a Woman Architect?

We all want to be valued for the quality of our work, not framed by the fact of our gender. Karen Burns reflects on the complex interactions between culture and individual agency.
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"You must be fierce"

“You must be fierce”

Lee Hillam finds herself inspired by How Soon is Now – and Julie Eizenberg's ‘fierce’ comment
Speak up, women!

Speak up, women!

Why do women knock back the chance to speak? Gill Matthewson explores the reasons why women can be reluctant to get on stage.
GET-ting on with it!

GET-ting on with it!

The NSW Gender Equity Taskforce (GET) is making a difference (and you can too!). Lee Hillam talks with Callantha Brigham.
Perspectives on Home

Perspectives on Home

What does Home mean? The first event in the new Perspectives series presents three views.
Part-time job opportunity

Part-time job opportunity

XOTTA Architects has a flexible employment opportunity available for an architect or talented graduate with 5+ years experience.
Anganwadi Project seeks volunteer architects!

Anganwadi Project seeks volunteer architects!

Looking for that once-in-a-lifetime volunteer experience? The Anganwadi Project could be for you.
Vale Zaha Hadid, 1950–2016

Vale Zaha Hadid, 1950–2016

In the midst of many tributes to Zaha Hadid, Gill Matthewson offers a short reflection on what her career means in the context of gender and architecture, while John Gollings shares a fabulous image from his archive. Zaha Hadid has died suddenly in Miami at the young age of 65. She...
Lovely master bedroom, Mr Dickens

Lovely master bedroom, Mr Dickens

'Master bedroom', are you kidding me? Anthony Martin reminds his colleagues that certain phrases have no role in contemporary architecture.
Women in Architecture: Clare Kwok

Women in Architecture: Clare Kwok

Meet Clare Kwok, our latest profile in the National Gender Equity Committee's Women in Architecture series.
Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

The gender pay gap in architecture does not discriminate, hitting just about every age group. Gill Matthewson digs into the Census stats and uncovers disturbing results.
Keeping it real as a student mum

Keeping it real as a student mum

Masters student and mother of two, Kate Sarkodee shares the joys and challenges of life on campus as an architecture student mum.
Shock horror statistics

Shock horror statistics

What do the recent AR Women in Architecture surveys really mean? Gill Matthewson digs into the stats and finds that some of the drama evaporates on close inspection.
Remembering Jennifer Taylor

Remembering Jennifer Taylor

In February 2016, friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate the life of Jennifer Taylor. Sydney architect Rachel Neeson paid tribute to her former teacher and dear friend.
Women in Architecture: Melinda Dodson

Women in Architecture: Melinda Dodson

Melinda Dodson, director and principal architect of Melinda Dodson Architects, interviewed by Michael Smith.
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