Associate Professor Julia Gatley
Dr Julia Gatley is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Melbourne. She is an architectural historian, and worked as a New Zealand Historic Places Trust conservation advisor and then as a lecturer at the University of Tasmania before taking up her position at the University of Auckland in 2006. She is a well-known writer on New Zealand architecture, having published four books with Auckland University Press: Vertical Living: The Architectural Centre and the Remaking of Wellington (with Paul Walker; 2014), Athfield Architects (2012), Group Architects: Towards a New Zealand Architecture (2010) and Long Live the Modern: New Zealand’s New Architecture, 1904-1984 (2008). Julia is past chair of DOCOMOMO New Zealand (2013-2016) and a recent (2012-2015) co-editor of Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. She is also a co-editor (with Lucy Treep) of the School of Architecture and Planning's centennial history, The Auckland School: 100 Years of Architecture and Planning, published in September 2017.
Research | Current
- Modern and postmodern architecture
- New Zealand architecture
- Conservation of significant 20th century buildings
Teaching | Current
ARCHGEN 751, Heritage Assessment and Conservation Planning
ARCHGEN 754, Research Project
Julia supervises MArch, MArch(Prof) and PhD theses in the areas of architectural history, modern heritage and adaptive reuse. Her current doctoral supervisions are:
- Phillip Hartley, ‘Thoroughly Modern Heritage: Preserving the Modernist Architectural Heritage of New Zealand’.
- Milica Madjanovic, ‘Architectural Historicism 1900-1950: Architectural and Urban Transformation of Queen Street, Auckland’.
- Bill McKay, ‘The Second World War Memorial Community Centres of the First Labour Government’.
- Joy Park, ‘An Evaluation Toolkit for Heritage-value Delivery in Urban Regeneration in New Zealand’.
- Jeremy Treadwell, ‘Constructions of the 19th Century Whare Maori’.
- Stacy Vallis, ‘Architectural Heritage Conservation Concerns for Seismic Retrofitting Unreinforced Masonry Building Precincts in New Zealand’.
Julia is also a co-supervisor for:
- Jeremy Smith, ‘Degenerative Form: Definishing Architecture within New Zealand’s ‘Unfinished’ Land(scapes)’. Main supervisor: Prof. Andrew Barrie.
- NZIA President’s Award for Services to Architecture, 2009
- NICAI Early Career Research Excellence Award, 2009
- University of Auckland Early Career Research Excellence Award, 2010
Head of the School of Architecture and Planning
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Gatley, J. M. (2017). New Zealand. In U. Carughi, M. Visone (Eds.) Time frames: conservation policies for twentieth-century architectural heritage (pp. 193-195). Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge / Taylor & Francis.
- Gatley, J. (2015). “Group-cum-Brutalism”?: Highgate Spinney, London, 1964-66. Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 25 (2), 262-286. 10.1080/10331867.2015.1036489
- Gatley, J. (2014). Life at the Rotherham House in the 1950s and 1960s. Fabrications, 24 (2), 244-267. 10.1080/10331867.2014.961223
- Gatley, J. M., & Walker, P. (2014). Vertical Living: The Architectural Centre and the remaking of Wellington. Auckland: Auckland University Press. Pages: 232.
- Gatley, J. M. (2012). Athfield Architects. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland University Press. Pages: 320.
- Gatley, J. (Ed.) (2010). Group Architects: Towards a New Zealand Architecture. Auckland: Auckland University Press. Pages: 264.
- Gatley, J. (Ed.) (2008). Long Live the Modern: New Zealand's New Architecture, 1904-1984. Auckland: Auckland University Press. Pages: 249.