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Between Silos 2013 - Timeline

24 February 2015

For the 2013 A+W•NZ Exhibition held in Auckland, named Between Silos, a Timeline was prepared by Marianne Calvelo, with Joy Roxas (Design) and Lynda Simmons (Curation, Research) assisting. Marianne now works at Stephenson and Turner in Wellington.

More images of the timeline.

'Between Silos, the Auckland component of the Architecture + Women New Zealand Exhibition 2013,
included a timeline of development from 1846, when Mrs Reay, the wife of a Nelson minister,
designed St John’s Church, Wakefield, through to September 2013, when the Auckland exhibition
opened.1 The timeline, by Marianne Calvelo and Joy Roxas, plotted early women architects against
relevant historical events including the formation of the New Zealand Institute of Architects
(NZIA) in 1905 and the opening of the country’s three architecture schools in 1915, 1975 and 1995.
It noted several firsts: Lucy Greenish’s election as an Associate of the NZIA in 1913; that of Alison
Shepherd (nee Sleigh) as an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1927; Merle
Greenwood’s 1933 graduation with an Auckland University College architecture degree; and David
and Lillian Chrystal’s 1967 NZIA Bronze Medal for the Yock House, Remuera, Auckland (1964), which
Lillian had designed. The timeline also noted the increased number of women architecture students
from 1972 and discussed some 25 women who have achieved profile within New Zealand architecture
since that time. The timeline is the most substantial survey of women in New Zealand architecture to

Dr Julia Gatley

Julia Gatley, ”Women in New Zealand Architecture: A Literature Review,“ in
Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand:
31, Translation, edited by Christoph Schnoor (Auckland, New Zealand: SAHANZ
and Unitec ePress; and Gold Coast, Queensland: SAHANZ, 2014), 250.