The Parlour Seasonal Salons are convivial quarterly events for the Parlour community.


Parlour Spring Salon. Photo: Dianna Snape

Casual and welcoming, the salons are an opportunity to meet for conversation over refreshments, to form new networks and relationships and revive older ones.

Held to mark each season, the Parlour Salons connect architects at different stages of their lives and careers, and build networks across areas of expertise and interest. Each salon features a short public conversation between two people with different backgrounds and shared experiences – mentor and mentee, architect and client, emerging and experienced practitioners. Some of our conversation pairs know each other very well, others are meeting for the very first time. These public introductions set the scene for informal connections and discussions to follow.

Videos of some of the Salons are available on Parlour Live!

The first salon was held in Melbourne on Saturday, 15 October 2016, at the M Pavilion in Melbourne. A large group joined speakers Kerstin Thompson and Clare Cousins for a wonderful and relaxed afternoon of conversation and connection. Since then we have held Salons across Australia, generously hosted by a range of partners, companies, organisations and practices.

The Parlour Seasonal Salons were supported by Parlour Partner AWS until mid 2022.