In 1919, the Christchurch Star reported there were a number of ‘girls’ in New Zealand architects' offices studying to make architecture their profession. The article concluded: ‘naturally a capable woman architect should prove invaluable’. Who were these ‘girls’ and why did some think they could add value to the profession? Wellington architectural historian Elizabeth Cox profiles New Zealand women architects who studied between 1900 and 1950—from the Edwardian to modernist era—and their contribution to architectural history.
City Talks is an ongoing series presented in partnership with New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch.
Followed by refreshments.