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

Analsyis and anecdote about goings on in the workplace. The opportunities, the constraints and how we might navigate our way through them.

'We judge everyone on merit'

‘We judge everyone on merit’

A fictionalised account of the subtleties of workplace inequity by Sarah Lebner.
Overdue, overtime

Overdue, overtime

The prevalence of unpaid overtime has serious hidden costs for our profession. Clinton Cole calls for a more transparent remuneration system.
EOFY resolutions – fair and equitable pay for all

EOFY resolutions – fair and equitable pay for all

Leone Lorrimer offers a series of resolutions to help ensure that architectural practices have fair and equitable remuneration, and a set of resources to support them.
Fairer fees to future-proof the profession

Fairer fees to future-proof the profession

Under-valuing the core business of design is not the path to a sustainable industry. At the recent Victorian architecture awards, Vanessa Bird beseeches architects to value themselves and their work, and to set fees accordingly. The future of the profession will depend upon it.
Fast track to registration

Fast track to registration

Women are seriously underrepresented as registered architects in Australia. Parlour thinks that this matters – so we welcome two new fast track pathways to assist experienced practitioners become registered.
Multiplying diversity

Multiplying diversity

Gender is just one aspect of a diverse profession. Gill Matthewson opens up the discussion of the immense value of different perspectives in architecture.
Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

The gender pay gap in architecture does not discriminate, hitting just about every age group. Gill Matthewson digs into the Census stats and uncovers disturbing results.
Keeping it real as a student mum

Keeping it real as a student mum

Masters student and mother of two, Kate Sarkodee shares the joys and challenges of life on campus as an architecture student mum.
Shock horror statistics

Shock horror statistics

What do the recent AR Women in Architecture surveys really mean? Gill Matthewson digs into the stats and finds that some of the drama evaporates on close inspection.
Glass ceilings, mirrors, windows and views

Glass ceilings, mirrors, windows and views

Rosemary Burne offers reflections and perspectives on the changing nature of gender politics in architecture.
How to flex

How to flex

The secret is out! Sonia Sarangi reports on How to Flex, a discussion CPD event that demonstrated the advantages of flexible workplaces.
The Parlour effect

The Parlour effect

And now for the good news – the number of women registering in Australia has skyrocketed!
Same words, different mouth

Same words, different mouth

Gill Matthewson on the complexities of voice and gender in architecture.
Will Technology Create the Next Generation Gender Divide?

Will Technology Create the Next Generation Gender Divide?

Why are women so rare in the influential field of architectural technology? Ceilidh Higgins considers the tech gender divide and the impact of this on women’s careers.
Hidden Hegemonies

Hidden Hegemonies

Cathy Smith offers a ‘Do-It -Yourself’ guide to navigating the difficult terrain of the architectural academic workplace.
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