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.

Women in Architecture: Clare Kwok

Women in Architecture: Clare Kwok

Meet Clare Kwok, our latest profile in the National Gender Equity Committee's Women in Architecture series.
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.
Women in Architecture: Melinda Dodson

Women in Architecture: Melinda Dodson

Melinda Dodson, director and principal architect of Melinda Dodson Architects, interviewed by Michael Smith.
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.
Women in Architecture: Georgia Singleton

Women in Architecture: Georgia Singleton

Georgia Singleton, Global Director of Health, Education and Science at Woods Bagot, is the third in Michael Smith's profile series on impressive women who are shaping architecture in Australia.
Women in Architecture: Ingrid Bakker

Women in Architecture: Ingrid Bakker

Ingrid Bakker is a Principal of Hassell in Melbourne, and the second in our profile series of women who are shaping architecture in Australia, initiated by the Gender Equity Committee of the Australian Institute of Architects. Melbourne-based Ingrid Bakker is a Principal of Hassell and part of the regional management team,...
Women in Architecture: Jane Wetherall

Women in Architecture: Jane Wetherall

Meet Jane Wetherall, senior architect at Donaldson and Warn – interviewed by Michael Smith for the National Gender Equity Committee.
Come into the Parlour

Come into the Parlour

Don Gazzard ponders the status of women in architecture over the decades and outlines Parlour’s important role in challenging inequity and working towards improved conditions for all.
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