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

Analysis, interpretation and the evidence base. Updates on research from the Parlour team, and other research of interest.

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.
Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Policy

Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Policy

Congratulations to the Australian Institute of Architects on the release of its Gender Equity Policy.
The 'half-life' of women architects

The ‘half-life’ of women architects

What can the 2011 census tell us about the "half-life" of woman architects? Gill Matthewson and Justine Clark take a look.
More on the gender pay gap.

More on the gender pay gap.

Justine Clark reflects on disaggregated data on the graduate pay gap.
Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

If architecture was more inclusive would it also be in a stronger position? Parlour and the University of Melbourne invite you to participate in a day of discussion and debate about gender, agency and remaking the profession.
The women of Victorian architecture

The women of Victorian architecture

The latest issue of Architect Victoria celebrates the celebrates the contribution women make to architecture in the state.
Updating the numbers, part 3: Institute membership

Updating the numbers, part 3: Institute membership

Gill Matthewson does the numbers on membership of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Updating the numbers, part 1: at school

Updating the numbers, part 1: at school

Gill Matthewson updates our statistical knowledge of women's participation in Australian architecture, starting with the state of play in architecture schools.
Updating the numbers, part 2: at work

Updating the numbers, part 2: at work

An update on the statistics – measuring women's involvement in practice and the profession.
... And what about the men?

… And what about the men?

Now it is the men's turn. Who are they and what do they do? How are their roles and experiences similar to women's and how are they different? If you are a man involved in Australian architecture please fill out our second survey.
Parlour highlighted in the ARC Annual Report

Parlour highlighted in the ARC Annual Report

We are delighted that the Australian Research Council has identified Parlour as a case study project in the ARC Annual Report 2011–2012.
The graduate gender pay gap part 1 – what do the numbers mean?

The graduate gender pay gap part 1 – what do the numbers mean?

What does the 17% graduate gender pay gap in architecture and building mean? Justine Clark teases out the numbers and the issues.
Parlour in AR Asia Pacific

Parlour in AR Asia Pacific

The latest issue of AR Asia Pacific includes an interview by Anna Tweeddale with Karen Burns and Justine Clark about Parlour. Pick up a copy! The interview can now also be found online here.
Counting registered architects — no easy matter

Counting registered architects — no easy matter

One of the standard ways to measure women's participation in architecture is to look at the numbers of registered architects. But this is no straightforward matter in Australia.
Angie the architect meets Rosie the riveter

Angie the architect meets Rosie the riveter

Are unlicensed women working in architecture the 'expendable proletariat'? Gill Matthewson looks at the lastest American Institute of Architects survey of “firm characteristics”.
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