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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Join Parlour

Sign up to Parlour to be kept informed on upcoming initiatives and to participate in the discussion.
Sydney Autumn Salon

Sydney Autumn Salon

Please join Parlour and AWS for the Sydney Autumn Salon with Fiona Young and Qianyi Lim, hosted by Hayball on May 22.
Notes from a data sceptic

Notes from a data sceptic

Are more women leaving the profession in the UK because they have a better understanding of the state of play? Or are the numbers misleading? Gill Matthewson investigates.
Resilience in architecture

Resilience in architecture

Architecture is a profession struggling to achieve balance and equity, and it can take a toll on all of us. Michael Gay offers advice on how to maintain balance and build resilience.
False part-timers syndrome

False part-timers syndrome

Have you heard of False Part-timers Syndrome? Emily Bates uncovers the emerging disorder that is increasingly prevalent in workplaces around Australia.
Long hours, fatigue and mental health

Long hours, fatigue and mental health

Do we have to accept that “long hours are just part of the job”? Ceilidh Higgins lays out the significant impacts of excessive overtime.
Why Architects Matter

Why Architects Matter

Sarah Hobday-North finds much to provoke thought and action in Flora Samuel's book Why Architects Matter. 
In Conversation with … Melonie Bayl-Smith

In Conversation with … Melonie Bayl-Smith

Susie Ashworth talks with Melonie Bayl-Smith about transferable skills, what tough times can teach us, and the power of saying no...
Searching for female architects of colour

Searching for female architects of colour

Sarah Akigbogun outlines her plans for an online, crowd-sourced project documenting women architects of colour in the UK and beyond.
Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Do you want to host Parlour's Instagram account for a week?
Informed by class

Informed by class

Our background or class has inevitable impacts on our careers, reflects Phillip Nielsen, bringing obstacles but also opportunities.
Ideal Homes

Ideal Homes

Catriona Quinn reviews Deborah Sugg Ryan's recent book, which brings previously invisible examples of suburban modernism into the spotlight.
Improving Accessibility in the Built Environment

Improving Accessibility in the Built Environment

Accessibility specialist Mary Ann Jackson outlines her important work on the assessment tools and required action for improved accessibility in the built environment.
Women in landscape architecture

Women in landscape architecture

The new Census Report 2001–2016 for Women in Australian Landscape Architecture is available now – the first step in AILA's Gender Equity Project, developed with Parlour and XYX Lab.
Architects from the “wrong” side of the tracks

Architects from the “wrong” side of the tracks

Jennifer Crawford reflects on her own background and experiences in architecture to consider the impact of class on a career.
Women architects are everywhere!

Women architects are everywhere!

Students, submit a 1-minute film to the Architexx Women Architect 1MIN Film Project. A selection of films will be screened in New York City during Archtober.
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