A Marion Mahony weekend!

At the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects Awards night on Friday 1 July 2011, I was delighted to be awarded the Marion Mahony Griffin 2011 Prize! This award recognises the contribution by women architects to architecture in NSW.

On Saturday, my partner and I spent the afternoon with Adrienne and John Kabos - the driving forces behind the Walter Burley Griffin Society in Castlecrag - looking at a number of the wonderful Griffin houses while wandering around Castlecrag. The purpose of this prearranged visit was to establish which of the houses I should include in the book I am writing on the history of eco housing in Australia. A hard decision that will require more pleasurable visits and discussions with the Kabos' and other experts such as Anna Rubbo and James Weirick!

On Sunday I enjoyed a lovely afternoon reading the new book "Marion Mahony Reconsidered" that Anna Rubbo had alerted me to. She was a truly remarkable woman doing very interesting work and pursuing her great interests with enthusiasm and talent. A great inspiration - I fell even more honoured to have received her eponymous prize.

1 comment for “A Marion Mahony weekend!”

paule richard
Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 5:58:33 PM

Caroline, Many congratulations on winning the award - I saw the notice in the SMH. Also caught you last night on Lateline, great to see you on the telly. Love from your cousin, Paule.

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