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

CPD – ABIC clarified

PARC's new CPD offering is a series of seminars on the ABIC suite of contracts.
Fast track to registration

Fast track to registration

Women are seriously underrepresented as registered architects in Australia. Parlour thinks that this matters – so we welcome two new fast track pathways to assist experienced practitioners become registered.
Multiplying diversity

Multiplying diversity

Gender is just one aspect of a diverse profession. Gill Matthewson opens up the discussion of the immense value of different perspectives in architecture.
"You must be fierce"

“You must be fierce”

Lee Hillam finds herself inspired by How Soon is Now – and Julie Eizenberg's ‘fierce’ comment
Speak up, women!

Speak up, women!

Why do women knock back the chance to speak? Gill Matthewson explores the reasons why women can be reluctant to get on stage.
GET-ting on with it!

GET-ting on with it!

The NSW Gender Equity Taskforce (GET) is making a difference (and you can too!). Lee Hillam talks with Callantha Brigham.
Part-time job opportunity

Part-time job opportunity

XOTTA Architects has a flexible employment opportunity available for an architect or talented graduate with 5+ years experience.
Anganwadi Project seeks volunteer architects!

Anganwadi Project seeks volunteer architects!

Looking for that once-in-a-lifetime volunteer experience? The Anganwadi Project could be for you.
Join Parlour

Join Parlour

Sign up to Parlour to be kept informed on upcoming initiatives and to participate in the discussion.
Vale Zaha Hadid, 1950–2016

Vale Zaha Hadid, 1950–2016

In the midst of many tributes to Zaha Hadid, Gill Matthewson offers a short reflection on what her career means in the context of gender and architecture, while John Gollings shares a fabulous image from his archive. Zaha Hadid has died suddenly in Miami at the young age of 65. She...
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