A Day in the life of Women in Architecture

Start Date: 10 Jul 2015

End Date: 11 Sep 2015

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Parlour Inc. is a fast growing not-for-profit organisation promoting gender equality in the architecture industry, and will be holding its first Sydney event next month at Sydney University.

The organisation was developed to help with the relatively low number of women progressing through the architectural industry, with only 40% of graduates and 21% of registered architects being women, after Dr Naomi Stead lead the ARC-funded research project ‘Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work and Leadership (2011–2014)’.

The event at Sydney University will include a series of talks and forums as well as a photographic exhibition Portraits of Practice: At Work in Architecture of around 300 images of women architects in three major Sydney practices such as Bates Smart, BVN Architecture and PTW Architects.

The aim of the exhibition is to provide a realistic insight to the everyday life and work entailed of positive female role models in today’s architectural offices.

The event will also promote the visibility of women in the Architectural industry, and support career pathways for women in practice.

The exhibition is will be located at Tin Sheds Gallery at the University of Sydney, from 10 July - 11 of September 2015, open from Tuesday to Friday 11am - 5pm.