Congratulations to the Australian Institute of Architects on the release of its Gender Equity Policy.
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The impact of restrictive new residential zones will be far-reaching and detrimental, argues Colleen Peterson.
Emily Grandstaff-Rice reports on the American Institute of Architects' Women's Leadership Summit.
Is it possible to get to the top in architecture and have a satisfying family life, too? Sarah Hurst takes stock of her achievements and ponders the future.
As Gill Matthewson comments, this quote she found about sums it up: “The literature shows that pay is an important predictor of the extent to which a person is valued in his or her employment context and, more specifically, of the extent to which this person is perceived to have...
Is flexibility a cure for an ailing profession? Vanessa Bizzell argues that architectural firms must change with the times to meet the needs of their clients and staff.
What is "choice" in the context of an architectural career? Gill Matthewson reflects on the rhetoric and the realities – economic and otherwise.
The value of experienced, committed part-time architects cannot be overestimated. Misty Waters outlines the key issues surrounding permanent part-time employment, and gives advice on how to maximise the business benefits of flexible part-time architects. 1. Value for Money Knowing they have limited time, most part-time architects work more efficiently and...
Returning to work part-time after a break is a key challenge facing many women in architecture. Misty Waters, practice manager at Bates Smart Sydney, has some tips to help make it work for everyone. 1. Be proactive. Think about your best skills and how you may be able to use...
Attrition rates for women architecture graduates are high with many bright graduates leaving the profession early. Diana Griffiths ponders this lost legacy.
We all want to be valued for the quality of our work, not framed by the fact of our gender. Karen Burns reflects on the complex interactions between culture and individual agency.
More than a numbers game. Jeremy Till explains his 30% pledge as an affirmative stance and as a means to resist the tired discourse of the ‘thrusting heroes’.
Amanda Kolson Hurley argues that it is time to talk bluntly about women and money.
What does the 17% graduate gender pay gap in architecture and building mean? Justine Clark teases out the numbers and the issues.
Justine Clark reflects on newer, disaggregated data on the graduate pay gap. “You tell them – girls should be paid more from now on, ’cause boys have already had more.” Sylvia Walker, age 5. Both my daughters looked incredulous and appalled as I explained what a gender pay gap was. The five...
What can we do about the gender pay gap? Neph Wake has collated some helpful links, along with questions to help check how gender friendly our workplaces are.
Gill Matthewson updates our statistical knowledge of women's participation in Australian architecture, starting with the state of play in architecture schools.
An update on the statistics – measuring women's involvement in practice and the profession.
Gill Matthewson does the numbers on membership of the Australian Institute of Architects.
The latest issue of Architect Victoria celebrates the celebrates the contribution women make to architecture in the state.
What is an architectural career anyway? Sara Stace describes the twists and turns she has taken so far.
Hilde Heynen's essay "Genius, Gender and Architecture: The Star System as Exemplified in the Pritzker Prize" is now out from behind the paywall.
Sheryle Moon on how ot we increase the number of women in the construction industry.
Wendy Bertrand reflects on forty years of the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals.
Parlour in association with the Australian Institute of Architects are developing guidelines for equitable practice. As part of this we are seeking your feedback on the draft guidelines.
Tania Davidge reflects on the diverse range of Australian women at in the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Caroline Stalker, a director at Architectus, reflects on why women aren't doing better in architecture and what we can do about it.
There are many types of architectural practices out there. Gill Matthewson suggests that young practitioners keep trying until they find one that suits them.
Transform was a fantastic success and we would like to thank everyone involved – we have had some wonderful feedback and look forward to continuing the conversation (not to mention shaking up the profession!) We will reflect more on the day in coming weeks, but in the meantime here are...
Do unsustainable employment practices and continual fee cutting mean architecture is driving itself into the ground? Jon Clements’ pointed speech at the Victorian architecture awards speculated on the differing health of the public and private faces of the profession. It is encouraging to note that in a period of economic...
Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, one of the Creative Directors of Material reflects on gender equity and conference speaker line-ups.
Links to two interviews with Lori Brown during her visit to Melbourne.
Belinda Grant reflects on her experiences as she transforms across an architectural threshold.
The Women & Work Research Group and economic Security4Women invite you to their 2013 Equal Pay Day event: Spotlight on pay equity for women in small business.
Dani Martin reflects on the recent workshops on equity in architectural practice and calls on male architects to engage in the issues — for the sake of the whole profession.
Rebecca Graham of Prelude Design reflects on some of the barriers to remaining in the architecture profession —particularly for women— and on the support that she has given and received along the way.
What can the 2011 census tell us about the "half-life" of woman architects? Gill Matthewson and Justine Clark take a look.
Linda Bennett (she of Archi-Ninja fame) is seeking support for a new project via Kickstarter. Linda is looking to fund the minimum initial production run and the upfront set-up costs for the DIY Concrete House Ring, as 16-piece kit that buyers can use to make their own rings. She describes the...
Sze Wei Lee reports on the AJ Women in Architecture panel discussion, which canvassed how to manage a successful career after maternity leave, and how to retain top female talent in your practice. The panel consisted of successful women architects – Hannah Lawson, Tamsyn Curley, Christina Seilern and Christine Murray...
Expanded Architecture at The Rocks is proud to announce the selection of the following artists and architects for residency and exhibition on 8th November 6–9pm as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival: * Zanny Begg * Ross Anderson, Simon Weir and Kevin Liu * Edward Leckie and Lindsay Webb *...
Architects for Peace, in association with the Centre for Cultural Partnerships at the Victorian College of the Arts, presents a post-election panel discussion. When: 7pm, Thursday 3rd October 2013 Where: Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank Panel description is as follows: “The recent Australian federal...
On October 3–5, Monash University, RMIT University and the University of Melbourne will present the 7th International AASA Designing/Education Conference. It will bring together academics and practitioners to speculate on the future of the design studio as a pivotal platform for architectural education and production, and to consider modifications required...