We want the opinion pages become sites of discussion between the research team and the broader community. To begin, we have invited a range of contributors to write short pieces in response to two essays published in Architecture Australia – Karen Burns’ “Women in Architecture” and Justine Clark’s “Architecture, Gender, Economics”.
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.
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...
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.
Belinda Grant reflects on her experiences as she transforms across an architectural threshold.
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.
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.
Wendy Bertrand reflects on forty years of the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals.
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...
Bronwyn Marshall reflects on the effect of the boys' club in architectural culture and workplaces.