Bronwen Jones challenges ACT architectural practices to conduct an industry-wide gender pay audit.
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Sonia Sarangi reviews the recent Women in Design exhibition, curated by Daniella Casamento for the DIA. Walking down the stairs to the DIA Women in Design exhibition at Forty-five Downstairs, it struck me that the chosen venue was befitting in ironic ways. Discreet, tucked away, blink-and-you-miss-it. Women are an integral...
How do we navigate practice knowing that gender bias overlays the way we frame and understand architecture? Kerstin Thompson outlines ten lessons learnt over her career.
NAWIC is looking for mentors to participate in its 2014 mentoring program.
Do job interviews in architecture need to be more structured and professional? Kirsty Volz believes a more formal process would help create a more diverse and equitable workforce.
Linda Bennett of Archi-ninja asked us to contribute to her collection of New Year Resolutions from architectural bloggers. We were delighted to participate.
We’re well into the 21st century and Australia has yet to appoint its first female government architect. Sara Stace ponders why.
Add your story to The Architects of Victoria, the digital time capsule being created at Federation Square as part of its Federation Story project.
A new exhibition, Women In Design, celebrates the contribution female designers make to Melbourne’s built environment, product design and the manufacturing industry.
Congratulations to the Australian Institute of Architects on the release of its Gender Equity Policy.
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...
What can the 2011 census tell us about the "half-life" of woman architects? Gill Matthewson and Justine Clark take a look.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Belinda Grant reflects on her experiences as she transforms across an architectural threshold.
Links to two interviews with Lori Brown during her visit to Melbourne.
Tania Davidge reflects on the diverse range of Australian women at in the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, one of the Creative Directors of Material reflects on gender equity and conference speaker line-ups.
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...
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...
There are many types of architectural practices out there. Gill Matthewson suggests that young practitioners keep trying until they find one that suits them.
Caroline Stalker, a director at Architectus, reflects on why women aren't doing better in architecture and what we can do about it.
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.
Wendy Bertrand reflects on forty years of the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals.
Sheryle Moon on how ot we increase the number of women in the construction industry.
Hilde Heynen's essay "Genius, Gender and Architecture: The Star System as Exemplified in the Pritzker Prize" is now out from behind the paywall.
What is an architectural career anyway? Sara Stace describes the twists and turns she has taken so far.
The latest issue of Architect Victoria celebrates the celebrates the contribution women make to architecture in the state.
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 does the numbers on membership of the Australian Institute of Architects.
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.
What does the 17% graduate gender pay gap in architecture and building mean? Justine Clark teases out the numbers and the issues.
Amanda Kolson Hurley argues that it is time to talk bluntly about women and money.
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’.
Attrition rates for women architecture graduates are high with many bright graduates leaving the profession early. Diana Griffiths ponders this lost legacy.
Late last year we celebrated the new Gender Equity Policy for the Australian Institute of Architects. Now its time to put it into action and make things happen.
Coming up at the Australian Institute of Architects, Gretel Bakker on presentation skills.