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

Who are the women of Australian architecture and what do they do? Over time we will conduct a series of surveys to help build our evidence base. The first seeks to map women’s participation. Others on more specific topics – such as workplace culture, pay equity and the like – will follow.

Personal details from these surveys will not be made public. But please also consider adding yourself to Marion’s List, our public register of women in Australian architecture, once this is up and running.

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.
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 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.
Last days – 'And what about the men?'

Last days – ‘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.
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”.
Survey no. 1: Where do all the women go?

Survey no. 1: Where do all the women go?

Who are you? Where are you? What do you do? Parlour's first survey aimes to give a more nuanced picture of the women of Australian architecture. Results will be available soon.
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