PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Research

Analysis, interpretation and the evidence base. Updates on research from the Parlour team, and other research of interest.

Not just a “women’s problem”

Not just a “women’s problem”

With long hours, low pay and rigid schedules, is architecture's workplace culture sustainable for anyone? Julie Willis analyses some of the discursive responses to the Parlour surveys.
Where do all the women go?

Where do all the women go?

Justine Clark provides a short overview of the results of Parlour surveys Where Do All the Women Go? and "And What About the Men?", first published in the AA Dossier on Gender Equity.
Why do women leave?

Why do women leave?

Karen Burns examines the Parlour survey responses to understand why women leave the profession.
Six myths about women and architecture

Six myths about women and architecture

Debunking the myths - Justine Clark's presentation to Making, the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference.
Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Policy

Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Policy

Congratulations to the Australian Institute of Architects on the release of its Gender Equity Policy.
The 'half-life' of women architects

The ‘half-life’ of women architects

What can the 2011 census tell us about the "half-life" of woman architects? Gill Matthewson and Justine Clark take a look.
More on the gender pay gap.

More on the gender pay gap.

Justine Clark reflects on disaggregated data on the graduate pay gap.
The women of Victorian architecture

The women of Victorian architecture

The latest issue of Architect Victoria celebrates the celebrates the contribution women make to architecture in the state.
Updating the numbers, part 3: Institute membership

Updating the numbers, part 3: Institute membership

Gill Matthewson does the numbers on membership of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Updating the numbers, part 1: at school

Updating the numbers, part 1: at school

Gill Matthewson updates our statistical knowledge of women's participation in Australian architecture, starting with the state of play in architecture schools.
Updating the numbers, part 2: at work

Updating the numbers, part 2: at work

An update on the statistics – measuring women's involvement in practice and the profession.
... And what about the men?

… And what about the men?

Now it is the men's turn. Who are they and what do they do? How are their roles and experiences similar to women's and how are they different? If you are a man involved in Australian architecture please fill out our second survey.
Counting registered architects — no easy matter

Counting registered architects — no easy matter

One of the standard ways to measure women's participation in architecture is to look at the numbers of registered architects. But this is no straightforward matter in Australia.
Angie the architect meets Rosie the riveter

Angie the architect meets Rosie the riveter

Are unlicensed women working in architecture the 'expendable proletariat'? Gill Matthewson looks at the lastest American Institute of Architects survey of “firm characteristics”.
Survey no. 1: Where do all the women go?

Survey no. 1: Where do all the women go?

Who are you? Where are you? What do you do? Parlour's first survey aimed to give a more nuanced picture of the women of Australian architecture.
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