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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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.
Transformations: action on equity

Transformations: action on equity

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.
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.
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.
Building consensus

Building consensus

As the Head of Architecture at Monash, Naomi Stead aims for an affiliative leadership style that helps make space for others and works by building consensus rather than exerting control.
Architects Declare

Architects Declare

Architects Declare Australia is calling on registered architects to sign a declaration acknowledging the twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss.
Instagram guest hosting

Instagram guest hosting

Protocols for our Instagram guest hosts.
Studying the numbers

Studying the numbers

For the past decade, US architect Katherine Williams has been researching and reporting on the licensure status of African American women architects, with numbers doubling over that period.
Toolkit for Mental Health

Toolkit for Mental Health

The Architects’ Mental Wellbeing Forum has published a toolkit to assist individuals and practices to tackle mental health issues within architecture schools and practice.
Memorable advice

Memorable advice

Lee Hillam revisits the best (and worst) advice she's received over the years, from tutors and employers to maternity nurses and fortune cookies.
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