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

Sticky floors, glass ceilings, glass cliffs and leaky pipelines – metaphors abound when we talk about career progression for women. What does it all mean, and what about non-traditional career paths? What can we learn from the statistics and from the experiences of others?

Acknowledgement, amnesty, welcome

Acknowledgement, amnesty, welcome

Camilla Block on becoming a registered architect after decades in the profession, and the new process that enabled this.
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.
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.
Why Archicentre Matters

Why Archicentre Matters

Margaret Skilbeck argues that Archicentre provides an important avenue for women to establish their own practices and thereby stay within the profession.
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.
An interview with Angela Dapper

An interview with Angela Dapper

Esther Sughito interviews expat Australian architect Angela Dapper, project architect for the Stonehenge Visitors Centre, about her career so far.
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.
Equity & the interview

Equity & the interview

Do job interviews in architecture need to be more structured and professional? Kirsty Volz believes a more formal process would help create a more diverse and equitable workforce.
Getting to the top

Getting to the top

Is it possible to get to the top in architecture and have a satisfying family life, too? Sarah Hurst takes stock of her achievements and ponders the future.
Architecture & the rhetoric of choice

Architecture & the rhetoric of choice

What is "choice" in the context of an architectural career? Gill Matthewson reflects on the rhetoric and the realities – economic and otherwise.
What do women want from a career in construction?

What do women want from a career in construction?

Sheryle Moon on how ot we increase the number of women in the construction industry.
Where to next?

Where to next?

What is an architectural career anyway? Sara Stace describes the twists and turns she has taken so far.
Where do all the women go? I know!

Where do all the women go? I know!

Reflecting on her own recent experience of redundancy, one architect is sadly no longer surprised that there are so few registered woman architects.
A deadline – the difference between a dream and a goal

A deadline – the difference between a dream and a goal

New graduate Sarah Herbert shares her plan to defy the odds for women in architecture through goal setting and focusing on one step at a time.
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”.
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