Sydney students and recent grads – book now for the third edition of The Vine, an evening of fast-paced exchange and lively, intimate tales of challenges, successes and learning to thrive. Book now!

What would you like to ask experienced practitioners about navigating equity and the world of work?

The Vine is our version of speed mentoring, an opportunity for students and recent graduates to connect with established practitioners for quick conversations and engaging story telling. Conceived and developed by Claire Oh, each session is led by a graduate from the hosting practice with support from Parlour.

As the new generation and the future of the industry, it is crucial for students and recent graduates to understand the ongoing struggles with life balance and career progression, and to learn about tactics and strategies for navigating personal situations and possibilities for advocating for systemic change.

The Vine aims to create a safe space to discuss and share the challenges architects and practitioners face today in relation to diversity. Through intimate mentoring conversations, this event aims to initiate and foster ongoing relationships and a community of support, and bring light to peoples’ stories.

The June 2024 session of The Vine is supported by CULT, who are generously providing comfortable, stylish furniture to ensure our mentors and mentees are relaxed and at ease for these important conversations!

6 studios, 24 mentors, many conversations

Hosted by HDR, this session is supported by graduates and mentors from BVN, Cox, Bates Smart, Hassell and HDR, with guest mentors from Dunn Hillam.

BVN Alice Mao, Alessandra Moschella, Albert Quizon, Jessica Cowie, Torsten Fiedler + Claire Oh

Bates Smart Ebony Syron, Bianca Heinemann, Daniel Tyler, Helen Cooper, Jill Woodley

HDR Leo Meng, Cintia Mistro, Alex Wessling, Simon Fleet, Conor Larkins, Mai Anwar

Cox Cathleen Lin, Carol Yang, Hannah Clifton, Karin Ke

Hassell Daniel Gillespie, Chris Fu, Grace McLean, Shirley Guo, Rashi Prashar

Dunn Hillam Nailah Masagos, Jackson Birrell, Lee Hillam, Geremy Yip, Callum Andrews

When & where

6–8.30pm, Thursday 13 June
Level 24, 25 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000


The Vine is for students and recent grads. If you are not part of this demographic we look forward to seeing you at one of Parlour’s many other events.


Numbers are strictly limited to 40 participants. Book your place today.


6—8.30pm, Thursday 13 June 2024
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