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

Six myths about women and architecture

Debunking the myths - Justine Clark's presentation to Making, the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference.
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.
What next for Parlour?

What next for Parlour?

The research funding that led to Parlour is now finished, but there is still much work to do. We'd appreciate your input as we consider how to fund ongoing work and advocacy so we can make the most of the significant momentum we have built so far. 
Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

Parlour is delighted to launch the Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice. The Guides have been developed to help Australian architecture move towards a more equitable profession; one that offers opportunity for all and is better positioned to meet contemporary challenges.
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Part-time architect/urban planner wanted, Melbourne

Part-time architect/urban planner wanted, Melbourne

Scape Architecture and Urban Design is looking for an experienced part-time architect/urban planner to work in a flexible, friendly practice. A position is available for a new member to join Scape’s close-knit team in South Yarra. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking design review of residential development applications...
Part-time, flexible job in Melbourne

Part-time, flexible job in Melbourne

Co-Lab is looking for a part-time employee to work with them to design and document small multi-unit residential projects. The employee needs to be able to produce this documentation using Archicad 15 within a team but be able to operate with little assistance/supervision. The hours are flexible and the position could...
Unsung heroes

Unsung heroes

The next offering from the DADo Film Society is Unsung Heroes, a set of four short films, three of which look at women in architecture and one at studio education. Introduced by Parlour editor Justine Clark, the event includes the Australian premier of ‘A Girl is a Fellow Here’. Unsung...
Ailsa Trundle

Ailsa Trundle

Janice Chandler remembers the career of Ailsa Trundle, one of Australia’s remarkable early women architects and one of the first to become a full partner in an architectural practice. Ailsa Merle Trundle was born on August 9, 1916 in Murwillumbah, New South Wales. In 1933 her banker father, Joseph Trundle (1886...
The equity interviews: Shelley Penn

The equity interviews: Shelley Penn

Michael Smith is a member of the newly formed Australian Institute of Architects National Committee on Gender Equity. In preparing for this new role he has interviewed four key figures within the Institute about gender equity. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent...
The equity interviews:  Paul Berkemeier

The equity interviews: Paul Berkemeier

Michael Smith interviews Paul Berkemeier in the second of his Leading Towards Gender Equity series. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent blog, The Red and Black Architect. Interview 2: Paul Berkemeier and the Red & Black Architect With the completion of the ARC-funded research...
The equity interviews: David Parken

The equity interviews: David Parken

Michael Smith interviews David Parken in the fourth of his Leading Towards Gender Equity series. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent blog, The Red and Black Architect. Interview 4: David Parken and the Red & Black Architect Leading Towards Gender Equity is a four-part...
The equity interviews: David Karotkin

The equity interviews: David Karotkin

Michael Smith interviews David Karotkin in the third of his Leading Towards Gender Equity series. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent blog, The Red and Black Architect. Interview 3: David Karotkin and the Red & Black Architect Leading Towards Gender Equity is a four-part...
Part-time, flexible work opportunity

Part-time, flexible work opportunity

A North Fitzroy firm is looking for someone confident with neatly marking up pdf site plans, liaising with councils and good report writing skills. Other than council liaison, most of the work can be done out of hours and from home, with the occasional visit into our office. The position...
"Make it big so the boys can see it."

“Make it big so the boys can see it.”

Sonia Sarangi reviews the recent Women in Design exhibition, curated by Daniella Casamento for the DIA. Walking down the stairs to the DIA Women in Design exhibition at Forty-five Downstairs, it struck me that the chosen venue was befitting in ironic ways. Discreet, tucked away, blink-and-you-miss-it. Women are an integral...
10 lessons

10 lessons

How do we navigate practice knowing that gender bias overlays the way we frame and understand architecture? Kerstin Thompson outlines ten lessons learnt over her career.
Gentlemen, I think we have a problem

Gentlemen, I think we have a problem

Bronwen Jones challenges ACT architectural practices to conduct an industry-wide gender pay audit.
Put your hand up! Gender Equity Committee

Put your hand up! Gender Equity Committee

Late last year we celebrated the new Gender Equity Policy for the Australian Institute of Architects. Now its time to put it into action and make things happen.
Presentation and persuasion

Presentation and persuasion

Coming up at the Australian Institute of Architects, Gretel Bakker on presentation skills.
Calling all mentors

Calling all mentors

NAWIC is looking for mentors to participate in its 2014 mentoring program.
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