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
Disrupting the System – addressing sexual harassment

Disrupting the System – addressing sexual harassment

‘Disrupting the System: Preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment’ aims to shift the way we understand and respond to sexual harassment.
Architecture’s a marathon, not a sprint

Architecture’s a marathon, not a sprint

Neil Stonell advises to continue honing your skills and building your portfolio, because historically downturns are followed by upswings, and great skills will always find a home.
Resilience and diversity

Resilience and diversity

Rachael Bernstone interviews five women Deans or Heads of School to canvas the issues, discuss the importance of equity and reflect on their experiences of leadership.
Embracing unexpected change

Embracing unexpected change

Sarah Buckeridge reflects on her experiences graduating into a weak economy and seeking opportunities overseas.
Doors and portals

Doors and portals

Marika Neustupny speculates on the future of work environments, and the importance of maintaining space for chance, anticipation and incidental interaction.
Open mic

Open mic

Watch the first Open Mic session in the Light at the End of the Tunnel series.
Can you start a practice without the Bank of Mum & Dad?

Can you start a practice without the Bank of Mum & Dad?

Becca Thomas tells the story of New Practice, from its small beginnings in the midst of a recession to the challenges of building a sustainable small practice.
Battling pay inequity

Battling pay inequity

Compare and contrast pay rates and don’t misread confidence for competence. Cassandra Keller tells it like it is.
Navigating Cultural Difference Part 2

Navigating Cultural Difference Part 2

Watch Part 2 of Navigating Cultural Difference with Thihoa Gill and Sarah Buckeridge.
Employment: rights, responsibilities, care

Employment: rights, responsibilities, care

Watch our next Light at the End of the Tunnel session on at employment rights and obligations, responsibilities and care, in the pandemic, with John Held and Lewis Moore.
Together Apart

Together Apart

Watch Together Apart, next Light at the End of the Tunnel session on the distributed workplace with Sue Wittenoom and Jean Graham.
Navigating Cultural Difference

Navigating Cultural Difference

Please join Parlour and Monash Architecture for Navigating Cultural Difference, our next Light at the End of the Tunnel session, with Sonia Sarangi and Qutaibah Al-Atafi.
Mentoring

Mentoring

Watch the Mentoring session of Light at the End of the Tunnel, with Sonia Sarangi and Alison Cleary.
25 alternate jobs for young architects

25 alternate jobs for young architects

Sarah Lebner explores the unconventional, alternate jobs that may provide experience, connections and industry knowledge until the economy recovers and architecture jobs return.
Past downturns, observations and advice

Past downturns, observations and advice

Suzanne Hunt offers her observations and advice for graduates and students facing unsettling times.
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