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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Flexibility a winning formula

Flexibility a winning formula

Flexible workplaces not only help employees juggle work and life outside, they also create an environment where respect, understanding and commitment thrive, says Julie Willis.
Remembering Peta Tancred

Remembering Peta Tancred

Professor Peta Tancred died on 15 August 2017 after an engaged and active life. Professor Annmarie Adams remembers her former colleague, co-author and friend.
Part-time flexible documentation role

Part-time flexible documentation role

Melbourne practice Public Realm Lab seeks a part-time team member to document residential projects.
Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Do you want to host Parlour's Instagram account for a week?
Does your practice walk the talk?

Does your practice walk the talk?

Reputation and outward appearance isn't always a true indication of a firm's workplace culture. An anonymous writer tells her story.
Cascades Female Factory finalists announced!

Cascades Female Factory finalists announced!

Congratulations to the four finalists who made the shortlist for the Cascades Female Factory competition.
The powerful impact of part-time work

The powerful impact of part-time work

Part-time employment can have enormous benefits – to employers and employees, but also to the creative process, argues Madeline Sewall.
Finding your true north

Finding your true north

Keeping true to who she is and what she values has always been a key priority for Yvette Breytenbach.
The power of independence

The power of independence

A strong independent streak, entrepreneurial flair and a diverse set of skills have helped Shaneen Fantin overcome life's big challenges.
Working mother one year on

Working mother one year on

Thinking ahead and making a plan for one of the biggest chapters of her life was the key to a successful return to work, says Kellie McGivern.
Congratulations Naomi Stead

Congratulations Naomi Stead

Parlour's own Naomi Stead has been appointed the Head of Architecture at Monash University's MADA.
Two stories

Two stories

Two recent perspectives on gender equity at work and in the home provided much food for thought. Gill Matthewson addresses the issues.
Congratulations Emerging Architects!

Congratulations Emerging Architects!

Congratulations to the winners of the Emerging Architects Prize around the country. We present the recipients awarded so far.
What's so critical? Why the long hours?

What’s so critical? Why the long hours?

Is it really necessary for us to accept a long hours culture? Ceilidh Higgins investigates.
No, women do not earn more than men in architecture

No, women do not earn more than men in architecture

Before accepting every story that gets circulated, it’s important to look at the facts. Gill Matthewson points out that claims in Vogue are just not credible.
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