PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

The Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice help architecture move towards a more equitable profession; and one that is better positioned to meet contemporary challenges.
The Elephant in our Parlour: everyday sexism in architecture

The Elephant in our Parlour: everyday sexism in architecture

It is time to start talking about everyday sexism in architecture – the elephant in the Parlour. Karen Burns leads the way.
The questions to ask

The questions to ask

A career does not make itself – it requires planning, political nous, ambition and perseverance. Ann Lau outlines the things graduates need to consider.
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Challenging our industry

Challenging our industry

The 2018 BILT ANZ conference featured a panel session on the importance of gender diversity in the AEC and technology space. Ceilidh Higgins explores the issues.
Indigenous Design – Past | Present | Future

Indigenous Design – Past | Present | Future

Go Back to Where You Came From: Indigenous Design – Past | Present | Future brings local and international speakers together at the Melbourne School of Design from 18–21 July. Convened by Jefa Greenaway and Sarah Lynn Rees, the gathering is a provocation to explore the role of Indigenous design....
Women, technology and revolution in architecture!

Women, technology and revolution in architecture!

Glenda Caldwell and Kirsty Volz talk tech, highlighting the depressingly low percentage of women working in technology and outlining some strategies for change.
Enabling flexible work

Enabling flexible work

AMC Architecture's Practice Manager and registered architect Hannah-Jean Cadan shares the challenges and rewards of enabling flexible work.
Letters to my younger self

Letters to my younger self

Do you have some advice to share? Parlour is starting a new series full of useful tips and stories of women working in the built environment. Why not be a part of it?
#thinkingoutloud

#thinkingoutloud

Wise reflection and advice can be as valuable to your future self as it is to your younger self, says Cristina Garduño Freeman.
Managing your mental health

Managing your mental health

Rob Henry takes a candid look at the challenges of managing his mental health and the benefits of flexibility in the workplace.
Balancing professional and family life

Balancing professional and family life

For Shannon Battisson, balancing motherhood with a business start-up was one of the biggest challenges she’d ever faced, but it was also one of the most rewarding.
Seize the opportunity

Seize the opportunity

Be humble and be ambitious, and believe everything is possible, advises Shelley Penn.
The path to specialisation

The path to specialisation

Lucy Burke-Smith looks back on her journey from gleaming white boxes to the bricks and mortar of heritage conservation.
Women, gongs and architecture

Women, gongs and architecture

Depressingly few women architects have been recognised with an Australian Honour since they were established in 1975. Ruth McGowan shows us how to correct the imbalance.
Gender, emotion and bias

Gender, emotion and bias

After 'an evening with Hillary', Andrew Pettifer takes an honest look at his emotional responses to gender – and asks others to do the same.
The importance of claiming recognition

The importance of claiming recognition

Ignore self doubt and apply for Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Architects! Melonie Bayl-Smith leads by example.
Yes, we plan!

Yes, we plan!

Elke Duda and Sarah Rivière review the recent symposium ‘Yes, we Plan!’, hosted in Frankfurt by n-ails Berlin  with DAM and the German networks of women architects. 
Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Do you want to host Parlour's Instagram account for a week?
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