The University of Sydney in collaboration with Parlour Inc will host a panel of four powerhouse women architects for a robust debate on changes needed in architecture to create a more equitable and sustainable profession in the future.
The panel will be facilitated by Parlour editor and co-founder Justine Clark at University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, on Wednesday 5 August, and features Sydney architects Stephanie Smith (Lend Lease), Rachel Neeson (Neeson Murcutt Architects), Camilla Block (Durbach Block Jaggers) and Imogen Howe (Allen Jack+Cottier).
“The architecture industry finds itself beleaguered in the current market – disempowered, marginalised and subject to pressures that make it difficult for architects to stay afloat,” explains Dr Naomi Stead, Parlour co-founder. “In this context, gender equity might seem like a minor concern. But we would argue the opposite. Making sure you have the best and brightest people in your workforce, fulfilling their full potential, is absolutely central to the sustainability and viability of the profession.”
All architecture graduates of the University of Sydney, the panel of speakers collectively have extensive experience working for large Australian and international architects, infrastructure companies and running their own practices over the last three decades. The panel will speculate on different roles women might play moving towards a more equitable and robust profession.
Register for the free panel here.