Parlour collaborates closely with Corporate Partners and Institutional Partners. We greatly value this support and the collaboration we have with our Partners, which enables us to deliver a wide range of initiatives and support the large Parlour community.

We are always interested to develop further partnerships. Find out about joining us as Parlour Partner here.

Corporate Partners

We are very pleased to have strong relationships with a range of corporate and partners. In addition to the financial support our Partners offer, we also benefit from their insight and advice. Our Partners understand the meaning and value of our work, and all are strong supporters.


AWS became a partner when Parlour became an incorporated association in 2015 and is our core Partner on the Seasonal Salons.


Brickworks supports the Parlour event program by hosting sessions at Brickworks Design Studios around Australia – and they are great hosts and the studios certainly know how to put on a fabulous event!

Institutional Partners

We receive valuable support from our institutional partners, many of whom we have long-term relationships with. Our university partners also help spread the work to the coming generation of professionals.

The University of Melbourne has been a Partner since the inception of Parlour. The university was a research partner on the research project that led to Parlour, and then became our principal institutional partner. The Melbourne School of Design has collaborated with Parlour on many initiatives, including the two-day symposium Transformations: Action on Equity.

Monash Art Design and Architecture joined Parlour as institutional partner in 2015, and we benefit from a very close relationship with the team at Monash Architecture. In 2020 Parlour collaborated with Monash on the online series Light at the End of the Tunnel.

The XYX Lab at Monash shares a focus on research and action on gender equity. We are very pleased to have their support on our work, and value their commitment to equity in public space.

The University of Queensland is where Parlour began. The research project was led from UQ and the UQ Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology has been a Parlour Partner since we became an organisation in 2015. Among many shared activities, UQ collaborated on the early session of the Parlour LAB series with SAHANZ.

TheUniversity of Newcastle joined as a Parlour Partner in 2019. We particularly value the insight they offer into matters outside Australia’s capital cities.

The University of Tasmania joined as a Parlour Partner in 2019. We collaborate on events and participate in classes.


The Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia has been a Parlour Partner since 2019 and brings connection and insight into the wider academic community.

Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects was an industry research partner on the research partner that led to Parlour. This led, among other things, to the Institute’s Gender Equity Policy and the founding of the National Committee for Gender Equity. The Institute has been a Parlour Partner a number of times since 2015.

If your institution is interested to become a Parlour Partner, please get in touch!

Founding Research Partners

The research project that led to Parlour involved two universities and five industry partners. The Australian Institute of Architects was our inaugural Principal Partner.