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

Ideas and strategies to help make real changes in the way we practice, talk and think about architecture in Australia.

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.
Part-time architects – top tips for employers

Part-time architects – top tips for employers

The value of experienced, committed part-time architects cannot be overestimated. Misty Waters outlines the key issues surrounding permanent part-time employment, and gives advice on how to maximise the business benefits of flexible part-time architects. 1. Value for Money Knowing they have limited time, most part-time architects work more efficiently and...
Part-time architects – tips for architects returning to work

Part-time architects – tips for architects returning to work

Returning to work part-time after a break is a key challenge facing many women in architecture. Misty Waters, practice manager at Bates Smart Sydney, has some tips to help make it work for everyone. 1. Be proactive. Think about your best skills and how you may be able to use...
Employers, the law and the dreaded pay gap

Employers, the law and the dreaded pay gap

What can we do about the gender pay gap? Neph Wake has collated some helpful links, along with questions to help check how gender friendly our workplaces are.
The core team

The core team

How might young architects productively use the downtime occasioned by tighter economic times? Kendall Strong offers some advice gleaned from older mentors.
The questions to ask

The questions to ask

A career does not make itself – it requires planning, political nous, ambition and perseverance. Ann Lau outlines the things graduates need to consider.
The juggle

The juggle

Juggling work and life without being miserable is a big challenge. Sandra Kaji-O'Grady ponders how to do it.
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