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

Parlour Census Report

New data analysis by Gill Matthewson shows that women are taking matters into their own hands regarding their presence in architecture, but there is still much work to be done.
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.
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Everyday mindfulness

Everyday mindfulness

What strategies are you using to lift your spirits and maintain mental wellbeing? Nicole Mesquita-Mendes reflects on her commitment to daily meditation.
In conversation with ... Jude Barber

In conversation with … Jude Barber

Collective Architecture’s Jude Barber discusses the value of experimentation and diverse work, the benefits of employee ownership, and the need for us all to hear the Voices of Experience. 
POD is hiring!

POD is hiring!

POD is seeking a registered architect (or graduate of architecture) with a minimum of five years working experience to join its multidisciplinary practice in Cairns.
Midday, Monday

Midday, Monday

Join us on Monday 13 July for the first instalment of Midday, Monday, a new online networking series for students and grads, hosted by Parlour and the University of Melbourne.
Architectural rabbit holes

Architectural rabbit holes

Now could be the perfect time to look up, take stock, consider your options and head down those architectural rabbit holes, writes Tania Davidge.
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Design

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Design

Melbourne University is currently offering the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Design (GCED) at a reduced rate as part of the Federal Government’s Higher Education Relief Package.
Unsettling times

Unsettling times

Writer Deborah Singerman has worked from home for more than a decade, but has found the restrictions of lockdown very unsettling.
Memories of past challenges

Memories of past challenges

Loata Ho describes her workspace in isolation, the challenges of lockdown life, her research interest in Indigenous Fijian women’s knowledge, and her experiences after the 2008 economic downturn.
The broad nature of architecture

The broad nature of architecture

David Tordoff and David Kelly highlight the importance of being adaptable and flexible, continuing to hone architecture skills and gain experience in a variety of places.
Finding a practice that aligns with you

Finding a practice that aligns with you

Chi Melhem advises to do your research and find a practice that aligns with your values and the work you want to do.
Work & wellbeing survey

Work & wellbeing survey

The Work & Wellbeing Survey will help us understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people of Australian architecture and the built environment. This will increase knowledge of changes in work arrangements and circumstances, which new aspects are valued, and what people would like to take forward into the workplaces of the future.
Maximising every opportunity

Maximising every opportunity

Melonie Bayl-Smith offers comprehensive advice on maximising opportunities in architecture, from building useful skills to identifying personal direction and fine-tuning portfolios.
Finding your way through

Finding your way through

Shelley Penn advises to attend to the essentials, work on something that matters to you, and then use spare time to do something for your soul.
A time for critical reflection

A time for critical reflection

Downturns can provide opportunities for critical reflection for individuals, practices and the profession as a whole, says Ben Green.
Possibilities for the Profession

Possibilities for the Profession

Watch the second session in the Light at the End of the Tunnel series – Possibilities for the Profession with Helen Lochhead.
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