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.

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.
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.
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.
Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

The Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice help architecture move towards a more equitable profession; and one that is better positioned to meet contemporary challenges.
get: GOING – Male Champions of Change

get: GOING – Male Champions of Change

Its time to fix the men – Andrew Nimmo reports on the launch of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects Male Champions of Change program.
The challenge of changing culture

The challenge of changing culture

Monica Edwards and Natalie Lane-Rose speak with Arup CEO Peter Bailey about his role as a Champion of Change – a visible advocate for diversity in practice.
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