Dr Gill Matthewson


Gill practised full-time architecture in Britain and New Zealand for over 12 years and continues to design.

Gill taught, and ran the design degree program at the Wellington Institute of Technology until 2010. Throughout her career she has returned again and again to the issue of women and architecture. These issues precipitated her MA research which explored the issue of gender as it manifests in architecture by investigating the professional and intellectual presence of three women involved the conception, realisation and interpretation of the Barcelona Pavilion. The latest manifestation of this is her PhD thesis 'Dimensions of Gender: women's careers in the Australian architecture profession' from the University of Queensland, awarded in 2015. She writes regularly for Parlour, the advocacy and support website for increasing equity and diversity in the architecture profession.