Now it is the men’s turn.

The first Parlour survey, ‘Where do all the women go?’ generated an enormous response – we are currently analysing 1,200 responses. Now we want to know more about the men of Australian architecture.

Who are they and what do they do? How are their roles and experiences similar and how are they different?

To help us find out we would now like men involved with Australian architecture to complete a similar survey. Together the surveys will give us substantial insight into the industry and the profession.

Please click here to take the survey.

We take an expanded view of what architectural activity can be – it might include practice, academia, research, advocacy, government, policy, regulation, project management, media, allied built environment disciplines and much more. We are also interested to know about men abroad with backgrounds in Australian architecture, and about those who have ‘left’ architecture.

The survey will take approximately 10–15 minutes to complete. We realise that you are busy, so we greatly appreciate your time in helping expand our knowledge of Australian architecture.

We will keep the survey open until the end of January. Statistics and analysis of the both surveys will be presented on this site over time.

If you would like to contact us about the survey please email us at

Survey freezing

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The survey ends with a short thank you note. If you don’t get this note, you haven’t finished – please do persevere!

If you still experience problems please email us

The fine print

Any information you provide will not be linked to you personally in its public dissemination. The survey results will be reported primarily as statistical averages. Please be aware that information gathered from free text fields might also be reproduced in publications resulting from the survey. However, these will not be attributed to specific respondents and no potentially identifying information will be given, unless approved by the individual in follow up discussions.

The results of the survey may be used by members of the Australia Research Council­-funded project ‘Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession’, led by Naomi Stead of the University of Queensland. This study has been cleared by one of the human ethics committees of the University of Queensland in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s guidelines. You are, of course, free to discuss your participation in this study with project staff. If you would like to speak to an officer of the university not involved in the study you may contact the Ethics Officer on 07 3365 3924. 

Those interested in ethical clearance matters can download an information sheet on the survey here.

Submission of the survey constitutes your consent to participate.