Calling Sydney students and recent grads. Join us as for the second edition of The Vine, an evening of fast-paced exchange and lively, intimate, in-person tales of challenges, successes and learning to thrive.

Note, this session is now booked out. We have a long waiting list. Those on the waiting list will have first option to book for the next session.

The Vine. Photo Aimee Crouch

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


5 studios, 22 mentors, many conversations

Hosted by Hassell, this session is supported by graduates and mentors from BVN, Cox, Bates Smart, Hassell and HDR + guest mentors from Aileen Sage and Atoma.

BVN Susannah Moore, Ali Bounds, Carole Mahe, Yashan Chen, Nicholas Souksamrane + Claire Oh

Bates Smart Michelle Lee, Alison Huynh, Chad Dao, Ella Marmion, Joshua Harrex

HDR Jingyi Su, Ady Chen, Alex Wessling, Simon Fleet, Conor Larkins

Cox Theresa Tian, Alex Small, Jessica Cho, Karin Ke, Lydia Vegas

Hassell Heather Tetly, Annabel Koeck, Camila Pereira, Katie Hubbard, Yann Frampton

Aileen Sage Isabelle Toland, Atoma architecture & design Belinda Pajkovic

When & where

6–8.30pm, Thursday 14 March
Hassell, Level 2, Pier 8/9
23 Hickson Road
Sydney 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.