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.

Tips for maternity leave

Tips for maternity leave

Sarah Lebner reviews her experience of maternity leave, and provides tips on how to prepare for a break from the office.
Flexibility: We’re doing it, why aren’t you?

Flexibility: We’re doing it, why aren’t you?

The Queensland Gender Equity Committee’s first event tackled the benefits and challenges of offering flexibility in the workplace.
Expanding the boundaries of creative practice

Expanding the boundaries of creative practice

Taking detours into other creative fields adds breadth and richness to an architect’s core set of skills, argues Bronwen Jones.
Re-addressing the gender gap

Re-addressing the gender gap

When it comes to pay, seniority and career progress, architecture’s gender gap is concerning, but how do we close the gap? Kathlyn Loseby examines the issues.
Juggling early parenting and career

Juggling early parenting and career

Supportive partner, parents and employer were integral to Alanna King’s successful return to work after maternity leave.
Battling pay inequity

Battling pay inequity

Compare and contrast pay rates and don’t misread confidence for competence. Cassandra Keller tells it like it is.
Flexibility at work

Flexibility at work

A focus on outcomes (not hours) and health (not overtime) brings many rewards, argues Jenny Edwards, director of Light House Architecture & Science.
Women, technology and revolution in architecture!

Women, technology and revolution in architecture!

Glenda Caldwell and Kirsty Volz talk tech, highlighting the depressingly low percentage of women working in technology and outlining some strategies for change.
Enabling flexible work

Enabling flexible work

AMC Architecture's Practice Manager and registered architect Hannah-Jean Cadan shares the challenges and rewards of enabling flexible work.
Managing your mental health

Managing your mental health

Rob Henry takes a candid look at the challenges of managing his mental health and the benefits of flexibility in the workplace.
Balancing professional and family life

Balancing professional and family life

For Shannon Battisson, balancing motherhood with a business start-up was one of the biggest challenges she’d ever faced, but it was also one of the most rewarding.
Between academia and industry

Between academia and industry

The challenges inherent in moving between industry and academia made me a stronger practitioner, says Anuradha Chatterjee.
The fight for equal pay

The fight for equal pay

Queensland architect Dolly Brennan began her long struggle for equal pay almost 100 years ago, and the battle is not yet won, argues Kirsty Volz.
The ultimate return to work

The ultimate return to work

Providing support and easing the transition for employees returning to work can make a world of difference, argues Jennekin Dicks.
The all-important trusted tribe

The all-important trusted tribe

Finding a trusted tribe to share all the highs and lows of professional life has made all the difference for urban planner and founder of Urbanistas Sydney, April McCabe.
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