Described as ‘a woman for all seasons’ Barbara van den Broek was a registered architect, town planner and landscape architect, as well as a person committed to lifelong learning.
A founding member of the Queensland Institute of Landscape Architects in 1965, she later served terms as secretary, and as president from 1973-75.
Margaret Feilman OBE was Perth’s first female town planner. She also had a successful career as an architect and landscape designer and was an early advocate for identifying and protecting built heritage.
A founding member of the Western Australian Town Planning Institute in 1950, she was also – in 1959 – a founding member of the Western Australian branch of the National Trust of Australia.
Elina Emily Mottram, a Brisbane trained architect, opened her own practice in 1924, the first woman architect to do so. At the time of her retirement in 1975 she had become the longest practising architect in Queensland.
Elina Mottram also studied landscape architecture, in 1967 enrolling at Queensland Institute of Technology in the state’s first such course.
Beatrice May Hutton became Queensland’s first woman architect when she was accepted as an associate member of the Queensland Institute of Achitects in March 1916. She worked on many buildings in Rockhampton and also in Sydney, where she moved in late 1916. In Sydney she worked as an architectural assistant. She was registered in Sydney in 1923.
Beatrice (always called Bea) Hutton’s first design was probably the 1915 house in Spencer Street Rockhampton for the manager of the Bank of Australasia. Domestic architecture was her chief focus as she thought it was there that women architects could have a particular impact.
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