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 Melbourne School of Design 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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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.
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.
Tips for maternity leave

Tips for maternity leave

Sarah Lebner reviews her experience of maternity leave, and provides tips on how to prepare for a break from the office.
What is a career?

What is a career?

Stepping off the traditional career path has made space for new opportunities and broadened the meaning of professional success for Christina Bozsan.
Melbourne Uni seeks studio leaders for 2019

Melbourne Uni seeks studio leaders for 2019

The Melbourne School of Design is currently accepting applications for studio leaders, tutors and other sessional positions for Semester 1 2019.
Rethinking culture, communication and boundaries

Rethinking culture, communication and boundaries

Michael Lewarne offers prognostications and provocations about cultural change and leadership in the architecture profession.
Filling the gaps

Filling the gaps

Lynda Simmons outlines the philosophy, motivations and impact of the triennial A+W•NZ Dulux Awards in New Zealand.
In conversation with ... Flora Samuel

In conversation with … Flora Samuel

Professor Flora Samuel discusses writing and research in architecture, fostering research culture within practice, and making institutions more diverse and relevant.
Women Leading Change at the NGV

Women Leading Change at the NGV

In early 2018, four of the five women leading Victorian architecture schools participated in a public discussion with Parlour on leadership. It was a fascinating discussion.
Leading Change

Leading Change

How might architectural culture be enriched if marginalised perspectives were offered more seats at the table? Pia Ednie-Brown looks at the issues.
It's time to talk about sexual harassment

It’s time to talk about sexual harassment

WA Institute President, Suzie Hunt, has written a letter about some of the disturbing stories of harassment that were shared at a recent #WWW event on the #TimesUp movement.
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