Welcome to the Architecture + Women Archives
This is where we store articles and documentaries which deal with architecture and gender, in the hope to build a slow-growing and continuous resource for the academic and professional communities.
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11 February 2020
Lillian Chrystall was the first woman to receive a national-level NZIA award in New Zealand – a Bronze medal in 1967, for the (Antony) Yock House In Ngāpuhi Road, Remuera,
28 November 2019
5 November 2019
A+W NZ Collecting Stories Project
Since 2011, A+W NZ have been 'collecting stories' from its members and colleagues as a way to continue conversations and ultimately help others navigate their way through career decisions. They are presented on this
8 October 2019
On Friday 27 September 2019, A+W NZ member Blagica Maneva interviewed new Co-Chair Lindley Naismith as part of our ongoing A+W NZ WikiLounge Project.
4 October 2019
At the 2019 A+W NZ AGM, Co-Founder Lynda Simmons stood down from her role as Co-Chair, after eight years of working with so many teams of wonderful people, who contribute their time and expertsie to the organisation. Lynda has an Opinion column in the ArchitectureNZ magazine
31 July 2019
13 November 2018
25 October 2018
Sitting in a waiting room recently, I came across a 2017 issue of the M2 Woman magazine - and an article called 'Redefining Motherhood.' There on pages 38, 39 is a profile on AW NZ Co-Founder and
2 June 2018
8 March 2018
Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Product Manager Merryn Jolly has written about the Motu Kaikoura Building Workshop for their newsletter and it is reproduced below (or
23 February 2018
Architecture Now has published the third installment of its series on the SGA / Architecture + Women NZ Motu Kaikoura Building Workshop
18 January 2018
Watch this space - ArchiPro video coming.
We are very pleased to announce that Archipro and A+W NZ are joining forces to support our cross-membership - all A+W NZ members
9 December 2017
Books for Christmas for Your Young Architect - a review
Here is my collection of suggestions for some great Christmas books which might interest your young growing architect. While most books for
17 November 2017
Architecture Now has published an article on the updated progress of the SGA / A+W NZ Motu Kaikoura Project, written by A+W NZ Co-Chair Lynda Simmons. 10 Nov 2017.
19 August 2017
26 July 2017
A+W•NZ Dulux Awards 2017
The Five Finalists in each of our Three Award Categories have been announced!
After solid deliberations and exhaustive discussion, the 2017 Jury made up of Brit Andresen, Sharon Jansen, Anna Tong and
18 May 2017
Latest Sally Arnold Article:
Why is Networking so Challenging for Architects? 7 August 2017
13 September 2016
And that's a wrap! Architecture Week 2016 is all over, and what a week it was.
Thank you to everyone who came out to our exhibition
29 August 2016
Life as a 1st Year Graduate - Silvia Pisano.
Originally from Sardinia, Italy – I have travelled, studied and worked my way across the globe to settle in the city of sails as a budding architect. I am currently an architectural graduate working
13 August 2016
I have a passion! by Anner Chong 2 August 2016
I was asked these questions recently: Why do you do what you do, and how do you do it?
21 July 2016
17 June 2016
The A+W•NZ Metalcraft Writing Award 2016 called for short-piece writing (300 words) on any topic relevant to A+W•NZ's two central aims: visibility
1 May 2012
When Architecture+Women•NZ was initially launched in 2011, BFM's Ready Steady Learn interviewed co-founder and Co-Chair Lynda Simmons.
The interview can be heard
16 June 2016
Angeles Hevia has provided A+W•NZ with images and information of her project recently completed in Ghana, which we pblish here as an extension of the ideas being discussed by the ISBC and earth-rammed construction. Kente House was completed in 2015 as a result of an
12 May 2016
1 March 2016
2 February 2016
The Metalcraft A+W•NZ Writing Award 2016 results are in, and you can read the three short-piece submissions below;
The Winner is;
19 November 2015
In the Nov / Dec issue of architecture nz is an article written by Justine Harvey on a recently-formed group within
12 November 2015
AKAU are featured in the November / December issue of architecture nz, where their non-typical approach to practice structure, method and
15 October 2015
Radio NZ Interview, 30 September 2015.
'Design Skills for Kaikohe's Disadvantaged Youth: Social enterprise entrepreneurs Ana Heremaia
16 May 2015
Back in 2013, Nicole Stock organised a section in the NZ Herald Viva section with a focus on women and architecture.
In 'The Changing face of Architecture', she interviewed
26 August 2013
Architecture+Women•NZ meet regularly at Alleluya Cafe in St Kevins Arcade to make sure all is going well for the events planned for September. Here are some images of the action - there are so many enthusiastic people involved to make the national exhibition a great event
5 March 2013
Charissa Snijders is an architect with over 20 years experience practicing in Auckland. She explains some of her background, and her thoughts on architecture and the industry.
When did you finish your
13 December 2012
When did you finish your architecture degree?
I completed my Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2004 (at Victoria University of Wellington), and my research Masters in 2006 (at the University of California at Berkeley).
29 November 2012
Jennie Aerts on An Architect's Practice on Parental Leave
It is said an architect reaches his or her prime somewhere between 40 and 60 years old. Reasons for this vary for having the time to hone ones craft, learning from the building of
19 November 2012
When did you finish your architecture degree?
I finished my architecture degree in 1978 as one of the first graduates (and the only woman) from Victoria University of Wellington’s new
8 November 2012
This article by Jane Hill was originally published in 2007, Architecture NZ 3. Although instigated by a slew of negative statistics, it is a positive musing of the profession and its