Please join Parlour and the Institute’s National Committee for Gender Equity as we launch the Parlour Census Report and plot our course for future action and advocacy.

New data analysis by Gill Matthewson shows that women are taking matters into their own hands regarding their presence in architecture, but it also reveals that there is still much work to be done.

Parlour first portrayal of women in the profession was published in 2012 and revealed the devastating loss of women from architecture’s senior levels. Our new report updates the statistical picture with data from four censuses and documents change over the twenty-first century.

We see big increases in participation in some areas, and incremental growth in others.  The largest jump is in registration – women are becoming registered at rates that nearly match graduation, and women comprise all the recent growth on the registers. And yet the pay gap persists, and other indicators show many women continue to experience gender-based bias in architecture.

So, what needs to be done? What strategies have worked so far? What do we need to work on? How can we put this data to work?

Gill Matthewson will present an overview of the findings, followed by a panel discussion between practitioners and institutional representatives working for change – Clare Cousins, Shelley Penn and Ramin Jahromi of Cox Architecture.

This event was held on 6–8pm, Tuesday 23 October 2018, at the Australian Institute of Architects in Melbourne.