Designing Women: 3 Female Architects Who Are Changing Our Cities

The work of an architect requires many skills: there’s practicality — mathematics, science and engineering — required to manifest a successful building. And then there’s the creativity needed to cultivate beauty, innovation and originality. Add to that knowledge of construction, climate challenges, economics, geology, urban design, even weather patterns, and creating a building that is significant is no mean feat.

For Beth Cameron, one of a handful of female architects whose buildings were recognised in the recent New Zealand Architecture Awards, architecture is also about understanding people. “Architecture ultimately improves people’s lives and wellbeing,” says Cameron, co-founder of Makers of Architecture. “Form and scale can have a lasting effect on health and culture.”

Kirsten Matthew sat down with three of the award-winning wāhine toa to talk about their careers in architecture, their ethos’, and how they are redefining our built environments.

Read the Full Article Here: https://womanmagazine.co.nz/designing-women-3-female-architects-who-are-changing-our-cities/

5 December 2023



Kowtow Conversations

As one of the four founding directors at Makers of Architecture, Beth Cameron has played a fundamental part in the design of our new workroom, and our flagship store opening early next year. We met with Beth to learn the myriad of things that influenced her career.

Story photographed by Yoan Jolly.


Read the full conversation here: https://nz.kowtowclothing.com/blogs/conversations/beth