Tag: Women in architecture

Helen Lochhead.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 11 Sep 2019

Institute president makes Women of Influence list

Helen Lochhead has been recognized for helping to change the status quo to a “more equal, more diverse and vibrant society.”

Kin Architects’ growing design portfolio is built on the compatible skill sets of directors Leah Gallagher and Marjorie Dixon.
People | Michelle Bailey | 6 Sep 2019

One to watch: Kin Architects

Leah Gallagher and Marjorie Dixon, of Kin Architects, formed their Brisbane-based practice in 2017 with a desire to design people-centric architecture that respects the history and context of their city.

The audience at Flex.
Review | Patrick Hunn | 8 Mar 2019

Are flexible working arrangements the key to a more equitable workplace, or a gateway to casualization?

An event in Melbourne, held in anticipation of International Women’s Day, sought to dissect the possibilities of flexibility.

Amy Muir and Shelley Penn at Parlour’s Melbourne Autumn Salon 2017.
Practice | Gill Matthewson | 17 Oct 2018

Gender equity needed ‘in every nook and cranny of architecture,’ census analysis shows

In 2012, Parlour published its first and devastating statistical portrayal of the loss of women from the architecture profession and their sparseness at senior levels. What progress has been made since then?

Australian digital mapping project of women’s safety in cities goes global
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 19 Apr 2018

Australian digital mapping project of women’s safety in cities goes global

Women in Sydney, Delhi, Lima, Kampala and Madrid can now collaborate on the creation of maps that show city spaces that make them feel unsafe.

Melbourne’s Hosier Lane.

Sexism and the city: how urban planning has failed women

The proportion of women to men in architecture and associated professions is low. Can cities not designed by women really meet their needs?

Amy Muir and Shelley Penn at Parlour’s Melbourne Autumn Salon 2017.
Discourse | Justine Clark | 7 Mar 2018

Parlour and gender equity in Australian architecture: Where to from here?

Parlour editor Justine Clark reflects on the organization’s development since the publication of research in 2014 that laid bare the state of gender inequity in Australian architecture, turns an eye to the future, and explains how you can help.

Amanda Levete.
News | Linda Cheng | 6 Feb 2018

Amanda Levete wins 2018 Jane Drew Prize

British architect and designer of Melbourne’s 2015 MPavilion Amanda Levete has been awarded the 2018 Jane Drew Prize, which recognizes someone who has raised the profile of women in architecture.

L-R: Ursula de Jong, Julie Willis, Vivian Mitsogianni, Naomi Stead.
Talks | 9 Jan 2018

Leading Change: presented by Parlour

All four of Victoria’s architecture schools are currently headed by women. Seizing the moment, Parlour has organized a panel discussion to be held at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of the Triennial Extra program.

L-R: Niall Durney (Crone), John Prentice (Woods Bagot), Shaun Carter (Carter Williamson), Brian Clohessy (BVN), Philip Vivian (Bates Smart), Dr Jess Murphy, John Pradel (SJB), Gerard Corcoran (HASSELL), Joe Agius (COX), Troy Uleman (PTW).
News | Patrick Hunn | 24 Nov 2017

‘Architecture was among the most unequal professions in this country’, Institute report reveals

An all-male taskforce tackling gender inequality in Australian architecture has released its first progress report, which reveals systemic problems in the industry.

Brisbane’s CBD.
Discourse | Kerry Brown and Dorothy Wardale | 25 Sep 2017

‘Mansplaining’ Australian cities – we can do something about that

Cities aren’t just a male creation, but women’s contributions have been sidelined. Kerry Brown and Dorothy Wardale argue there are ways we can rediscover and restore these women to their rightful place in the stories of our cities.

Turnbull Foundation Women in Built Environment scholarship winner Cathy Smith speaks at UNSW's Engaging Women in the Built Environment event.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 10 Aug 2017

Cathy Smith awarded inaugural $95k scholarship for women in the built environment

The Turnbull Foundation Women in the Built Environment Scholarship has been awarded to architect, interior designer and researcher Cathy Smith.

The NSW Architects Registration Board. L-R: Prof Gerard Reinmuth, Melonie Bayl-smith, Sue Weatherley, Nigel Bell, Peter Poulet, Milly Brigden, Dr Deborah Dearing, Sarah Marshall, Shaun Carter, Peter Salhani (Absent: Matt Curll)
News | Patrick Hunn | 22 Jun 2017

First woman president appointed to NSW Architects Registration Board

Architect Deborah Dearing and two non-architect members have been appointed to the NSW Architects Registration Board.

The Association of Consulting Architects 2017 salary survey found 17 percent of firms are underpaying their staff.
News | Patrick Hunn | 16 Jun 2017

‘Worrying trends continue’ in 2017 architect salary survey

An increased number of practices are underpaying architects, while the gender pay gap persists, the latest salary survey by ACA suggests.