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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.
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.
What does it mean to be a dangerous woman?

What does it mean to be a dangerous woman?

The Dangerous Women Project is calling for reflections, essays, memoir, research or thought-provoking stories for its fascinating website.
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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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.
Business from their Perspective

Business from their Perspective

Hear Janne Ryan, Eve Clark and Hannah Tribe share their insights and wisdom about business at this upcoming Sydney breakfast event.
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.
Wanted: Interior architecture tutors

Wanted: Interior architecture tutors

Monash University's Interior Architecture program is looking for two architecture/spatial design tutors for teaching Communication in semester two.
UNSW EOI for sessional teaching staff

UNSW EOI for sessional teaching staff

UNSW is seeking to develop a diverse cohort of sessional teaching staff through a new expression of interest.
Celebrate the end of the financial year – support Parlour

Celebrate the end of the financial year – support Parlour

Please consider joining us as a Parlour Friend for the coming year.
Job opportunity – Wilson Architects

Job opportunity – Wilson Architects

Wilson Architects is seeking an architect, interior designer or graduate to join the family-friendly Brisbane-based practice.
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!
Mentors: Preparing for Practice

Mentors: Preparing for Practice

Atelier Red+Black’s mentoring program gives ‘real world’ insights and practical advice to female final-year students. Michael Smith and Sonia Sarangi outline the benefits.
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.
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