Winsome Hall Andrew
Winsome Hall Andrew (1905–1997) was an Australian architect.
Winsome Hall Andrew
Winsome Alice Hall
|Alma mater||University of Sydney|
Background and career
Andrew was born in Woollahra, New South Wales in 1905. She was the fifth child born of ten to Arthur Hall and Susy Foy. Being raised in a middle-class family, Andrew and her siblings had a tough upbringing due to their mother coming from a wealthy family and their father working for the New South Wales public service as a surveyor on a clerical wage. Arthur Hall had a strict eye for perfection and only expected the highest of standards from his sons and daughters. Winsome attended Sydney Girls High School where she was an outstanding student both academically and athletically. This ensured her a scholarship to study architecture at the University of Sydney from 1922 to graduate in 1928, where she was the sole woman in her year and the only woman graduate to proceed to find employment.
Andrew’s life at university were some of her best as she attended theatres and balls, settled down to a long term boyfriend (potential fiancé) and started to cement herself within the confines of a looming architectural profession.
Partial list of works
The following buildings designed either in part or in full by Andrew:
|St. Ignatius Church||Taralga, New South Wales||1933||Blueprints drafted by Andrew under the name of Clement Glancey|
|Stockleigh Hall||Regent's Park Estate, Camden Borough, London||1934||Acted as a senior assistant in the office of Robert Atkinson|
|Police Section House residential block||Scotland Yard, London||1936||Acted as job captain at Stanley Livrock’s office|
|Manly Surf Life Saving Pavilion||Manly, New South Wales||1939||Partnered with Eric W. Andrew; demolished in 1990|
|Embassy of the United States||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory||1939||Drafted by Andrew under Malcolm Mior and Heather Sutherland|
|Proposed student hostel and lecture room||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory||1939||Drafted by Andrew under Malcolm Mior and Heather Sutherland, never built|
|Anzac House||Sydney, New South Wales||1948||Project architect for Eric W. Andrew competition entry, never built|
|Alterations to Edgworth School||Vaucluse, New South Wales||1948||Andrew added a glass room, a flat and verandah|
|Ryde housing scheme||Ryde, New South Wales||Late 1950s||Designed by Andrew in conjunction with Spencer John Raymond|
|Australian Institute of Builders Headquarters||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory||1956||Partnered with Eric W. Andrew|
- 1934 RIBA competitions Medal, Stockleigh Hall at Regent Park
- 1936 RIBA competitions Medal, Police Section House residential block
- 1939 Sulman Award (winner), Manly Surf Pavilion
- 1948 Anzac House Competition (second place), Anzac House
- Hanna, Bronwyn (24 July 2009). "AN INTERPRETATIVE BIOGRAPHY OF". 6 (1). Taylor & Francis Online. Architectural Theory Review. doi:10.1080/13264820109478415.
- Harris, Pamela. "Winsome Hall Andrew 1905-1997". www.womenshistory.net.au. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- "Plaque: Bronze RIBA Award at Stockleigh Hall". London Remembers. 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
- "Robert Atkinson 1883-1952". St John's Wood Memories. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
- "Manly Surf Life Saving Pavilion". Docomomo Australia. 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
- Winsome Hall Andrew 1905-1997 (Australian Women's History Forum)
- Winsome Hall Andrew (Women's History Month)
- Winsome Hall Andrew (AN INTERPRETATIVE BIOGRAPHY OF WINSOME HALL ANDREW )
- “Practising Women Architects” Sydney Morning Herald 14 May 1954, p.13
- “Girl Architect Runs a Business” Sunday Times (Perth) 12 January 1941, p.19