PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
get: GOING – Male Champions of Change

get: GOING – Male Champions of Change

Its time to fix the men – Andrew Nimmo reports on the launch of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects Male Champions of Change program.
A look behind the drapes – auditing Redshift’s equity practice

A look behind the drapes – auditing Redshift’s equity practice

Michael Lewarne reports on Redshift Architecture's equity audit – and challenges other offices to conduct similar workplace equity audits and publish the results.
AA Dossier: The State of Gender Equity

AA Dossier: The State of Gender Equity

The AA Dossier in the September 2014 issue of Architecture Australia looked at the state of gender equity in architecture in Australia.
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.
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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Call for SA Design Review Panel members

Call for SA Design Review Panel members

The South Australian Design Review Program is seeking new members for its Design Review Panel.
Does motherhood + architecture = no career?

Does motherhood + architecture = no career?

Sandra Kaji O’Grady examines the ‘proverbial elephant in the room’: the impact of children on women’s architecture careers.
On being an architect and a dad

On being an architect and a dad

Warwick Mihaly reflects on architecture and fatherhood.
The state of gender equity in Australian Architecture

The state of gender equity in Australian Architecture

The research is in. Naomi Stead reports on the outcomes of the three-year Equity and Diversity research project for the AA Dossier.
Who counts?

Who counts?

Numbers provide one important indicator of the  current shape of the profession. Gill Matthewson explains where we are at in a piece originally published in the AA Dossier on Gender Equity. It is not easy to quantify exactly who works in architecture, or how they work. Figure 1 (above) represents the...
Not just a “women’s problem”

Not just a “women’s problem”

With long hours, low pay and rigid schedules, is architecture's workplace culture sustainable for anyone? Julie Willis analyses some of the discursive responses to the Parlour surveys.
Where do all the women go?

Where do all the women go?

Justine Clark provides a short overview of the results of Parlour surveys Where Do All the Women Go? and "And What About the Men?", first published in the AA Dossier on Gender Equity.
Why do women leave?

Why do women leave?

In the second of three pieces on the Parlour surveys, published in the AA Dossier, Karen Burns examines the responses to understand why women leave the profession. The Parlour surveys asked people who considered they had left the architecture profession why they had departed. Women’s open-ended responses to this question uncovered...
The advantages of being a woman architect?

The advantages of being a woman architect?

Let's make an architectural counterpart to the Guerrilla Girls' great poster.
Raising the Green Bar: Learning from nature

Raising the Green Bar: Learning from nature

Join Jane Toner and panellists in a discussion of architecture and biomimicry during MA|A – the Melbourne Architecture Annual.
Fee Proposal Workshop Series

Fee Proposal Workshop Series

Alexandra Howison and Blue Turtle invite you to participate in fee proposal workshops held around Australia.
Call for Interior Architecture Studio proposals

Call for Interior Architecture Studio proposals

The Interior Architecture program at Monash Art Design & Architecture is looking for sessional  teachers for 2015, to teach a studio related to their own practice and research and the broad theme of ‘media’. The Interior Architecture program at Monash Art Design & Architecture invites potential sessional staff to submit a...
Graduate architect wanted in Melbourne

Graduate architect wanted in Melbourne

Coy Yiontis Architects is seeking a graduate architect with 3 to 5 years experience for a full-time position commencing immediately.
Munro Diversity Award

Munro Diversity Award

We are delighted to announce that Justine Clark and Gill Matthewson have been awarded the inaugural Munro Diversity Award for their work on Parlour.
Women in the dirt

Women in the dirt

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects invites you to attend a screening of "Woman in the Dirt", a film by Carolann Stoney about seven US landscape architects.
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