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Fairer fees to future-proof the profession

Fairer fees to future-proof the profession

Under-valuing the core business of design is not the path to a sustainable industry. At the recent Victorian architecture awards, Vanessa Bird beseeches architects to value themselves and their work, and to set fees accordingly. The future of the profession will depend upon it.
Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize

Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize

Congratulations to the Australian Institute of Architects on the new Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize!
Cultural diversity in architecture

Cultural diversity in architecture

“Architecture is very … white.” Yvonne Meng raises the uncomfortable issue of race and cultural diversity in architecture, arguing that we must advocate for equity for all.
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.
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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Be a Good Fellow!

Be a Good Fellow!

The only way to redress the serious imbalance among the Institute Fellowship is for eligible women to put their hand up. Vanessa Bird outlines the latest gender equity initiatives of the Institute and calls for women to self-nominate.
Women in Architecture: Catherine Startari

Women in Architecture: Catherine Startari

Our latest profile in the Women in Architecture series is GHD Woodhead architect and new NCGE member Catherine Startari, who has returned to home base after seven years working abroad.
Reporting from the Front

Reporting from the Front

Tania Davidge was in Venice on Parlour's behalf. Following her excellent guest posting on Instagram, she shares her thoughts on the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Dear Artforum: Six men memorialise Zaha Hadid

Dear Artforum: Six men memorialise Zaha Hadid

Reading Artforum's latest issue, Karen Burns falls through a gap in time – between a sophisticated account of identity and the antiquated myths of architecture.
Overdue, overtime

Overdue, overtime

The prevalence of unpaid overtime has serious hidden costs for our profession. Clinton Cole calls for a more transparent remuneration system.
Meet the new National Committee for Gender Equity

Meet the new National Committee for Gender Equity

Meet the new-look National Committee for Gender Equity, a welcome mix of familiar faces and newcomers.
TV show seeks heritage projects

TV show seeks heritage projects

The ABC’s Restoration Australia is looking for heritage projects to film in 2016. Fremantle Media is very excited to be producing the next two series of the ABC’s hugely popular Restoration Australia. The show’s producers are currently looking for historically significant projects to follow. If you or a client have a building...
EOI – Shepparton Art Museum

EOI – Shepparton Art Museum

Greater Shepparton City Council invites expressions of interest for the first stage of a design competition for the new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM). Stage 1 of the competition seeks submissions from a diverse range of suitably qualified and experienced architects – including practices led by women – to design an “exciting, best-practice contemporary museum architecture on a...
Class and Creed in Australian Architecture

Class and Creed in Australian Architecture

Class and connections can make or break a career, but does a class-ist culture serve the architecture profession well? Or does it limit the industry’s relevance to the community at large? Sam Perversi-Brooks digs down into the little-discussed but all-important issue of class.
Who's afraid of ethnic diversity?

Who’s afraid of ethnic diversity?

Sonia Sarangi continues the conversation about ethnic diversity, pointing to the well-documented advantages of the profession better reflecting the community.
Women in Architecture: Kirsten Orr

Women in Architecture: Kirsten Orr

Meet Professor Kirsten Orr, Head of School of Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania.
Women in Architecture: Daphne Cheong

Women in Architecture: Daphne Cheong

Be prepared, speak with authority and, above all else, deliver on the project. It's the best way to stymie gender bias on site, says Daphne Cheong.
EOFY resolutions – fair and equitable pay for all

EOFY resolutions – fair and equitable pay for all

Leone Lorrimer offers a series of resolutions to help ensure that architectural practices have fair and equitable remuneration, and a set of resources to support them.
Women in Architecture: BKA Architecture

Women in Architecture: BKA Architecture

Lee Hillam profiles BKA Architecture, a firm with an impressive approach to equitable employment, and explores the benefits of a flexible, part-time and gender-equitable workforce.
Fairer fees to future-proof the profession

Fairer fees to future-proof the profession

Under-valuing the core business of design is not the path to a sustainable industry. At the recent Victorian architecture awards, Vanessa Bird beseeches architects to value themselves and their work, and to set fees accordingly. The future of the profession will depend upon it.
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