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Workplace

Women, work and architecture – analsyis, anecdote and advice about workplace. The opportunities, the constraints and how we might navigate our way through them.

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.
Financial literacy for architects

Financial literacy for architects

Management for Design Founding Director Gordana Milosevska takes us through the basics, from cash flow and balance sheets to profit margins and transparency.
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.
Student life in the age of COVID-19

Student life in the age of COVID-19

Fifth-year University of Adelaide architecture student Georgie Warren shares the comforts and struggles of lockdown life.
The importance of ‘third spaces’

The importance of ‘third spaces’

Sole practitioner Sarah Hobday-North was already adept at working from home, but she misses the support of ‘third spaces’, such as cafes, libraries, museums and playgrounds.
Heading home

Heading home

Settled back in to her family home during the COVID-19 crisis, Sarah Ackland has enjoyed many aspects of lockdown life – time with family, long runs, life drawing and reading freely.
Engagement at a local and global level

Engagement at a local and global level

Grace Choi has found that lockdown life has opened up unexpected opportunities to engage more globally as well as to build strong connections in her local community.  
Strategic planning and time to think

Strategic planning and time to think

Working from home has given Katelin Butler more time to focus on strategic planning, and to consider the important takeaways from this critical moment in time.
Clean desks and flashbacks to corporate clients

Clean desks and flashbacks to corporate clients

As the world narrows, Sue Wittenoom is learning to share her work-from-home spaces and have a clean desk before dinner.
Enriching online empathy in a time of imposed isolation

Enriching online empathy in a time of imposed isolation

How can we build empathy and capture the intimacy of face-to-face interaction? Leah Heiss outlines some strategies to harness creativity and enrich the online experience for us all.
Home / Work

Home / Work

Our new series asks the Parlour community to share stories of Home / Work as we all suddenly adjust to new working arrangements. Find out how to contribute here.
Connection and imagination

Connection and imagination

Fiona Tribe has been working from home for many years. The pandemic has revealed that this was, nonetheless, very social. The lockdown has meant finding others ways to connect.
Rethinking 'home' post-pandemic

Rethinking ‘home’ post-pandemic

What are the implications of COVID-19 for domestic design? Maram Shaweesh and Annalise Varghese argue there is much to learn from those already adept at navigating the home as workplace.
Working from home – amazing!

Working from home – amazing!

Reduced stress, no commute, daily savings and increased productivity – working from home has been an amazing experience for Melissa Daniel.
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