In 1919, the Christchurch Star reported there were a number of ‘girls’ in New Zealand architect’s offices, studying to make architecture their profession. The newspaper concluded: ‘naturally a capable woman architect should prove invaluable’. Who were these ‘girls’ in architect’s offices, and why did some think they would add value to the profession?

Wellington architectural historian Elizabeth Cox profiles New Zealand women architects who studied between 1900-1950, and examines what they contributed to the architectural history of New Zealand – from the Edwardian to modernist era.

City Talks is an ongoing series presented in partnership with the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch.

Followed by refreshments.


  • Free


  • Mon 18 Nov


  • 6:00 pm


  • Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street
  • Wellington 6140