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Tātuhi / Drawing Architecture Archive

Welcome to the Tātuhi / Drawing Architecture: Sarah Treadwell Archive. This is an online archive, established on 26 August 2017, and is a digital storehouse for architectural drawings. The intention is to add one selected drawing per year, so that the archive becomes a slow-building record of approaches to drawing and architecture particular to their time. 

image by David Veart

In early 2017, Dr Sarah Treadwell retired from academic life at The University of Auckland, School of Architecture and Planning, New Zealand. Her legacy is so broad and her influence on several generations of architects, artists and thinkers so deep, Architecture+Women•NZ wish to make a special acknowledgement of her career in architecture. As well as recognising Sarah’s extraordinary work and critical thinking, we also celebrate her grace, wisdom and patience. 

As Sarah moves into her life in art, it seems appropriate to acknowledge her major contribution to the ‘drawing culture’ which exists at Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning. The level of sophistication with the use of drawing in design process as well as output is a direct result of Sarah’s critical approach to the use of media in architecture. 

In recognition of this legacy, A+W•NZ have established this online archive, in her name. 

The first drawing submitted to this archive is, of course, one of her own. 

 

Thank you, Sarah. For everything. 

 

The fineprint:

  1. The selection of each annual drawing will be made by Sarah Treadwell, and/or her team of nominated selector(s).
  2. The annual drawing will be uploaded in January of each year.
  3. The author of the selected drawing will need to provide permission for the (digital) use of the drawing. Copyright remains with the author of the work. 
  4. The author will receive $500 for the acknowledgement of granting their permission for use of the drawing on the A+W NZ website.
  5. The author's name and date will be watermarked on the drawing.

2017

Sarah Treadwell:  Experimental combined layers. Mixed Media. By Sarah Treadwell, 2015