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.
Latest entries
2020 Autumn Salon – video now online

2020 Autumn Salon – video now online

Watch our first Zoom Salon, with Jocelyn Chiew and Josephine MacLeod.
This is where we live

This is where we live

Annmarie Adams discusses the home as workplace, contemplating the growing importance of domestic architecture and the meteoric rise of the interior.
Cultural change on fast-forward

Cultural change on fast-forward

Many aspects of life are on pause, but cultural change at work is on fast-forward. Gerard Corcoran, CEO of Hassell, urges us to rethink the workplace for everyone’s benefit after COVID-19.
Getting to Yes

Getting to Yes

Watch our session on negotiation with Peter Gahan in conversation with Alison Cleary and Justine Clark.
Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming

Through economic downturns, changes in career direction and a lot of hard work, Macarena de la Vega de León has discovered that the best approach is to ‘just keep swimming!’.
Part 1 – who responded?

Part 1 – who responded?

The first in a series of posts exploring the preliminary finding of the survey Work & Wellbeing – Australian architecture & the COVID-19 pandemic.
Career shifts & breaks

Career shifts & breaks

Watch Career Shifts & Breaks, our Light at the End of the Tunnel session, with Shelley Penn and Dijana Tasevska.
Speaking Up

Speaking Up

Saneia Norton weighs up some interesting options for honing your public speaking skills, and offers insightful advice about how to put yourself out there, one step at a time.
Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Building on our Path Ahead series, a number of our Parlour friends generously offer advice for navigating the architecture profession.
The notebook

The notebook

For her last ISOscape post, Jaslyn Ng shares her notebook of sketches, a place where she tests her ideas. “Sometimes when I’m stuck, I’ll just keep connecting the dots.”
Building a resilient home

Building a resilient home

For ISOscape creator Jaslyn Ng, an extended lockdown has meant adapting her home into a multi-functional space that accommodates work, school and care.
With a name like yours

With a name like yours

Assumptions continue to be made about people’s professions and ambitions, based on their skin colour, looks or accent, writes Sumita Singha.
Know thyself

Know thyself

Watch Know Thyself, our session on identifying and playing to your strengths – with Margaret Devlin.
Rethinking procurement

Rethinking procurement

Watch Rethinking Procurement with Kate Fitzgerald and Geoff Hanmer.
Parlour Lab

Parlour Lab

We are delighted to announce a new online event series, Parlour Lab, which brings research discussions in architecture and the built environment to the wider community.
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