Ms Lynda Sonia Simmons

M.Arch, B.Arch(Hons)


Lynda Simmons is a Registered Architect (since 1989) and has combined architectural practice with architectural education since 1995. Lynda has worked in New York, Vancouver, London and Auckland since graduation from The University of Auckland B.Arch(Hons) in 1987, and completed her research MArch at the University of Auckland in 2012 in the field of New Zealand architectural history, 1960s-70s.  Lynda has been an external examiner for the architecture programmes at Victoria University and Unitec, and for Spatial Design at ATI (now AUT). She has maintained a connection and service to the profession and has acted as juror for, and been recipient of, NZIA and AAA architectural awards and others.  In 2011 Lynda co-founded the Architecture+Women•NZ professional and research group and has an ongoing passion for research and community support in the area of gender and architecture.  

Research | Current

Drawing and Design Process

Art, Sociology and Architecture

Teaching | Current

ARCHPRM 700 Professional Studies

ARCHPRM 701 Practice Management

AD2 Studio

Postgraduate supervision

Thesis Supervisor (M.Arch(Prof)) 


NZIA President Award 2014

Fellow of NZIA 2013

Committees/Professional groups/Services



Co-Chairperson and Co-Founder Architecture+Women-NZ

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)