Calling Sydney students and recent grads —

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

Join us as for an evening of fast-paced exchange – lively, intimate, in-person tales of challenges, successes and learning to thrive.

Parlour is delighted to announce The Vine, a new initiative for students and recent graduates of architecture and other built environment disciplines, led by Claire Oh. Book now!

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. 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.

5 studios, 20 mentors, many conversations

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

Ninotschka Titchkosky, Lisa Fathalla, Joseph Loh, Rebecca Qin, Patti Bai, Joseph O’Meara (BVN)
Emma Bell, Sally Hsu, Ileana Lanfranco, Richard Darvill-Moore (Bates Smart)
Alex Small, Daisy Parto, Jacky Chen, Lydia Vegas, Jessica Cho (Cox)
Katharine Turner, Catherine Zhuang, Sam Westlake, Simone Daley, Angela Sampson (Hassell)
Alex Wessling, Angel Zhang, Grace Lu, Jacqui Straesser (HDR)

Graduates: Aashna Mittal, Kiara Carroll, Jingyi Su and Jacky Chen

Convenor: Claire Oh

This first session in Sydney is a pilot for an ongoing program to be developed in 2024. If you would like to get involved as a mentor or host in 2024, please get in touch.

When & where

6–8.30pm, Thursday 2 November
BVN, Level 11, 255 Pitt Street, Sydney


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 35 participants. Book your place today.