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.
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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PARC registration tutorials now in Sydney

PARC registration tutorials now in Sydney

Practicing Architecture (PARC) is bringing its face-to-face registration tutorials to Sydney.
EOI – NSW State Design Review Panel

EOI – NSW State Design Review Panel

Government Architect NSW has launched a pilot design review program and is seeking highly qualified professionals to be part of the NSW State Design Review Panel.
Summer Salon – Karen Burns and Jos Boys!

Summer Salon – Karen Burns and Jos Boys!

Join Parlour and AWS for a great conversation between Karen Burns and Jos Boys about decades of feminist activism in architecture!
Leading Change

Leading Change

Parlour is delighted to be part of the NGV Triennale Extra program. Join us for a panel discussion with the women leading architectural education in the state.
The all-important trusted tribe

The all-important trusted tribe

Finding a trusted tribe to share all the highs and lows of professional life has made all the difference for urban planner and founder of Urbanistas Sydney, April McCabe.
Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

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

Finding equilibrium

Talina Edwards has learned that slowing down and enriching her life has enabled her to achieve balance and success.
Maunga: Pacific Architectural Collective

Maunga: Pacific Architectural Collective

Maunga: Pacific Architectural Collective is an impressive new initiative by a group of Pacific students at the University of Auckland School of Architecture, which aims to connect the Pacific community and the world of architecture.
When being female is weaponised against you…

When being female is weaponised against you…

From the subtle to the outright abusive, sexual power games are rife in architecture. Gill Matthewson argues that its time to find out what the world would look like if success was not predicated on diminishing others.
Is there an architectural #metoo?

Is there an architectural #metoo?

How can we tackle the sexual harassment in our architecture schools? Cathy Smith reflects on power, silence and change in the architectural academy.
The bamboo ceiling

The bamboo ceiling

It can be hard to aspire to leadership when you can’t identify with anyone at the top. But that might just be changing, says Fiona Young.
From solo to large practice – making the leap

From solo to large practice – making the leap

Wellington-based architect and mother-of-two Linda Wong remembers her transition back to work for an established practice after a decade away.
Redefining success

Redefining success

Success isn't about winning power, privilege and esteem. It's about finding your talents, achieving contentment and enjoying the rewards, says Anuradha Chatterjee.
Embracing the word 'No'!

Embracing the word ‘No’!

Sonia Sarangi reflects that calling out harassment and casual racism, and learning to say no, has been important for her career – and her mental health.
A flexible good news story

A flexible good news story

Queensland architect Emma Healy reviews her positive return to part-time work, revealing the strategies she uses to make maximum impact in the workplace.
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