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

A range of series that help passing on knowledge to others

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Building on our Path Ahead series, a number of our Parlour friends generously offer advice for navigating the architecture profession.
Remote working – A graduate’s perspective

Remote working – A graduate’s perspective

Nikita Bhopti describes her professional growth while in isolation, from managing her digi-presence to developing alternative methods of collaboration, and celebrating successes.
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.
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.
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.
Being open to possibilities

Being open to possibilities

The dream job may be out of reach for now, but being proactive, persistent and open to possibilities often pays off, says recruitment expert Misty Waters.
In conversation with ... Madhavi Desai

In conversation with … Madhavi Desai

Madhavi Desai reflects on her feminist awakening, the founding of the Women Architects Forum and the importance of writing the women architects of India into the history books.
Everyday mindfulness

Everyday mindfulness

What strategies are you using to lift your spirits and maintain mental wellbeing? Nicole Mesquita-Mendes reflects on her commitment to daily meditation.
In conversation with ... Jude Barber

In conversation with … Jude Barber

Collective Architecture’s Jude Barber discusses the value of experimentation and diverse work, the benefits of employee ownership, and the need for us all to hear the Voices of Experience. 
Architectural rabbit holes

Architectural rabbit holes

Now could be the perfect time to look up, take stock, consider your options and head down those architectural rabbit holes, writes Tania Davidge.
Unsettling times

Unsettling times

Writer Deborah Singerman has worked from home for more than a decade, but has found the restrictions of lockdown very unsettling.
Memories of past challenges

Memories of past challenges

Loata Ho describes her workspace in isolation, the challenges of lockdown life, her research interest in Indigenous Fijian women’s knowledge, and her experiences after the 2008 economic downturn.
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