Megastructures - The Women Behind The Pacifica

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11 September 2018

Women are not always associated with 'skyscrapers', but have been working on megastructures for decades - with probably the most well-known in the western world being Natalie Griffin de Blois, partner of Skidmore Owings and Merrill (1944-74).
In Auckland we have several tall structures currently under construction, one of them being 'The Pacifica' at 10 Commerce St. The architects are Plus Architecture, an integrated architecture and interior design practice founded in 1997 with offices in Auckland, Brisbane, Christchurch, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and the Gold Coast.
We thought you would like to meet some of the female leadership team behind The Pacifica. This team 'gender imbalance' occurred by coincidence, not by design, but it helps to put aside persistent stereotypes about who builds cities.
 
Lorna Hamilton will give an inside look into the project: bringing you up to date with construction progress, her role as Project Architect with 2IC, Joanna Truong, and discuss how she  initially picked up the project from a colleague and Architect, Uma Weerakkody.

When:  Saturday 15 August 2018
             3:30-5:00pm  (after the FoA Walking Tour)
Where: Pioneer Hall, Ellen Melville Centre
             Freyburg Place, Auckland
Cost:     Free

Please register via Eventbrite for catering purposes

Thank you to NZIA Auckland Branch and Resene

 

A+W NZ Organising Team;

Ysabelle Empiso, Lynda Simmons

Images from the Presentation event - Saturday 15 September 2018, 3:30pm