In 2021 Julie Stout was awarded the Te Kāhui Whaihunga NZIA Gold Medal for her lifetime achievements in architecture — becoming the first woman to receive the honour. 

For her upcoming Ockham lecture, titled ‘Space, Time and Culture’, Stout builds on the Gold Medal Address she delivered when acknowledged by the NZIA. She will explore different cultural perceptions of space and, using Architecture Masters students' work, discuss how this might influence the future design of our city.

In 2019, Stout was a speaker for our Fast Forward & Ockham Residential Lecture Series during AKĀU's project within Making Ways: Alternative Architectural Practice in Aotearoa, we look forward to welcoming her back to share further thinking on our built realm. 

Julie Stout (Distinguished FNZIA) is a Tāmaki Makaurau-based architect and urbanist. She also teaches design and urbanism at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland. Active in the city’s urban issues, Julie is the past-chair of Urban Auckland and is currently setting up The Urban Room forum with colleagues. 

The Ockham Lecture series is an annual programme of lectures and panel discussions across different themes that critically engage with craft, design and architecture. This programme is supported by Objectspace's Lead Partner Ockham Residential.

Portrait of Julie Stout by Rebekah Robinson.

Studio at Narrowneck House by Mitchell Stout Dodd. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

Fast Forward & Ockham Residential Lecture Series: Activism and the Built Realm: Making Waves in 2019. Photograph by David St George.