PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Transformations: action on equity - book now!

Transformations: action on equity – book now!

Join Parlour and the University of Melbourne for two days of lively, incisive and necessary conversation on gender equity in the built environment professions. Together, we will reflect on the impact and effect of recent action, explore emerging topics and precipitate future work.
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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The pay gap: what can you do about it?

The pay gap: what can you do about it?

Why are women paid less and what can we do about it? Catalina Consultants’ Merilyn Speiser reflects on a recent KPMG and Diversity Council report into the gender pay gap.
Transformations program and speakers announced

Transformations program and speakers announced

We are delighted to announce the speakers and program for Transformations : Action on Equity – an extraordinary group of researchers, professionals and activists who are challenging and changing the way we think about gender in the built environment.
The invisible women of Australian graphic design

The invisible women of Australian graphic design

Designer and academic Jane Connory outlines her research on the invisibility of women in Australian graphic design and the work needed to achieve more equitable outcomes.
Aiming high

Aiming high

Crone Architects COO and NSW President of the Institute Kathlyn Loseby reflects on the importance of stretching yourself, avoiding complacency and trying to do one thing every day that scares you.
2019 Adelaide Spring Salon

2019 Adelaide Spring Salon

Please join Parlour and AWS for the Adelaide Spring Salon with Felicity Sando and Rua Hashlamoun on 30 October, hosted by Caroma.
Meaningful change for BILT ANZ

Meaningful change for BILT ANZ

The BILT ANZ Committee has significantly increased the number of women attending and speaking at their annual event through awareness raising and a sponsorship initiative, says Ceilidh Higgins.
Male Champions of Change – tools for download

Male Champions of Change – tools for download

Architects Male Champions of Change foundation group has developed a range of strategies and resources specifically targeted for architectural practices.
In conversation with ... Julie Eizenberg

In conversation with … Julie Eizenberg

Julie Eizenberg joined Justine Clark to reflect on inspirational teachers, the creative potential of being an outsider, and the critical role of architecture as a social medium.
Parlour shortlisted for Beazley Designs of the Year Award

Parlour shortlisted for Beazley Designs of the Year Award

Parlour is delighted to announce that WikiD: women, Wikipedia, design has been shortlisted for the Beazley Designs of the Year Award at the London Design Museum.
From +54 to +61

From +54 to +61

A move from Argentina to Australia has taught Fernanda Eusebio to be independent, open-minded and to embrace opportunities that come her way.
Upfront, resilient, authentic

Upfront, resilient, authentic

Professor Julie Willis reflects on turning points in her career, the benefits of seizing opportunities, the impact of gendered assumptions, and being comfortable in her own skin.
Redefining the metrics of success

Redefining the metrics of success

Warwick Mihaly argues that we must challenge the system that demands both merit and long hours to attain acclaim and advancement in architecture.
In conversation ... Dirk van den Heuvel

In conversation … Dirk van den Heuvel

Dirk van den Heuvel and Naomi Stead discuss the significance of sexual identity, diversity and inclusion policies, and the importance of challenging limiting ideas of architecture and design.
Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Do you want to host Parlour's Instagram account for a week?
Presenting Sharon Egretta Sutton

Presenting Sharon Egretta Sutton

When Sarah Akigbogun was recently introduced to the work of Sharon Egretta Sutton, it was immediately obvious that she must nominate her for Part W's Alternative Gold Medal.
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