Gender and architecture
Gill's research focuses on gender and architecture. While she has a background as a practising architect in Britain and New Zealand and continues to design, throughout her career she's returned to the issue of women and architecture. Her MA research 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. Her research is both quantitative (mapping the participation of women in the Australian profession) and qualitative (involving ethnographic research into aspects of the work culture of the profession that produced gender bias). Gill is a member of the Parlour collective, the activist website promoting equity and diversity in the architecture profession. She is regularly asked to present and contribute to forums discussing gender and architecture.
Gill Matthewson's Articles
More women in architecture, but too few at the top
Recent reports show that women's representation in the industry has grown significantly, but the number in leadership roles is disappointing.