Associate Professor Sarah Treadwell

PhD, BArch


Sarah Treadwell: Sarah’s research investigates the representation of architecture in colonial and contemporary images. Motels, gender and volcanic conditions of ground are also subjects of interest. Sarah has published in various books and journals including Architectural Theory Review, Architectural Design, Space and Culture and Interstices.  Her book Revisiting Rangiatea was the outcome of participation in the Gordon H Brown Lecture Series in 2008.

Research | Current

  • Architectural design and drawing
  • Architectural representation (19thC NZ and Pacific)
  • Issues of gender in architecture
  • Postcolonial architecture

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • NZIA

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Treadwell, J., & Treadwell, S. (2013). Abstract Figures, Deep Plans and Family Life. Fabrications, 23 (2), 136-155. 10.1080/10331867.2013.860672
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jeremy Treadwell
  • Treadwell, S., & Allan, N. (2012). Limited Visibility: Portraits of Women Architects. Architectural Theory Review, 17 (2-3), 280-299. 10.1080/13264826.2012.736870
  • Treadwell, S. (2012). Writing/Drawing: Negotiating the Perils and Pleasures of Interiority (Editorial). IDEA Journal, 2012, 2-9. Related URL.
  • Treadwell, S. (2011). Notation and Crocodiles: The Architecture of Steinberg's Magnolia Motel. Interstices:A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, 11, 9-19.
  • Treadwell, S. (2011). Hochstetter’s Map: Flight over Auckland. Kei Konei Koe O Tapuwae ki Tamaki: You are here: Mapping Auckland (pp. 24-29). Auckland: Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Centre for New Zealand Art, Research and DiscoveryCentre for New Zealand Art.
  • Treadwell, S. (2011). Earth & Death: The Architecture of Gate Pa. Architecture and Violence (pp. 255-275). Barcelona: Actar.
  • Treadwell, S. (2010). Pink and White Descriptions: Ekphrasis and the Eighth Wonder of the World. Architectural Theory Review, 15 (3), 266-280. 10.1080/13264826.2010.524307
  • Treadwell, S. (2010). Shifty Grids: A Misalignment of James Stirling and Superstudio. In C. Zimmerman, M. Crinson (Eds.) Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern: Postwar Architecture in Britain and Beyond (pp. 253-276). New Haven and London: Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Press.