Book News: Elizabeth Cox’s ‘Making Space: A History of New Zealand Women in Architecture’

Elizabeth Cox’s upcoming book Making Space: A History of New Zealand Women in Architecture is now available for pre-order through Massey University Press. PHANZA member Elizabeth Cox is a Wellington historian who specialises in both architectural and women’s history.

Brilliant, hardworking and creative, women architects have made many significant contributions to the built environment, creativity and community of Aotearoa New Zealand. This groundbreaking book spans over a century, telling the story of women making space for themselves in a male-dominated profession while designing architectural, landscape and urban spaces.

Written by 30 leading women architects, architectural historians and academics, the book’s bold, vivid chapters shine light on hundreds of remarkable women, including many whose careers have until now been lost to the historical record. It also canvasses those using architecture to benefit whānau and communities, the careers of women in associated industries, and the determined strategies many have adopted to make the architecture profession a better place for themselves and those who follow them.

Making Space is a significant contribution to our architectural and social history.

More details can be found here.

Congratulations Elizabeth!