Watch conservation architect Chessa Stevens talk about her chapter in Making Space at Futuna Chapel


This talk occurred at Futuna Chapel, Karori, Wellington on 7 November 2022 for Wellington Heritage Week 2022.

Elizabeth Cox, architectural historian and editor of Making Space: A History of New Zealand Women in Architecture introduced two conservation architects, Chessa Stevens and Lianne Cox, who talked about their work in the expanding realm of the conservation and restoration of heritage buildings and sites in New Zealand.

Chessa Stevens wrote a chapter for Making Space called ‘“The excellence someone before you has created”: Women Architects in Heritage and Conservation’.

Chessa Stevens is a Wellington-based conservation architect and works as an independent heritage consultant. Lianne Cox practices as a Heritage Architect and is a principal of Studio Pacific Architecture in Wellington. Her presentation, entitled Heritage Stories includes details of the fascinating projects she has been involved in.

Watch a video of the talk here.