Authors of Making Space interviewed on Nine to Noon


We see their work, but do we know their names? The Kiwi women architects who have contributed to our built environment since the mid 1800s.

Wellington historian, Elizabeth Cox highlights the work of hundreds of women in her book Making Space: A history of New Zealand women in architecture.

Thirty architects, architectural historians, academics and students have collaborated on the finished work which contains more than 400 photos.

It tells a story of the barriers women have faced in an historically male dominated profession, and champions the work of women whose careers had not been documented.

Lynn talks to Elizabeth Cox and to architect and educator Lynda Simmons who has written two chapters.

Listen to the interview on RNZ here.