LSA combines architectural practice with education and academic research. Lynda has worked since 1994 at The University of Auckland, AUT, and Unitec in a part-time capacity, teaching across many disciplines - history, professional practice, drawing papers, tutoring in studio, and as supervisor to March (Prof) thesis candidates. She has been an external monitor for degree courses at Victoria University of Wellington, Unitec, The University of Auckland, and the establishment of AUT’s Bachelor of Spatial Design course (then AIT). Academic areas of interest include drawing-based design processes, history and sociology in architectural design, and Lynda continues to publish articles in these fields.
Lynda has been the recipient of several awards as well as being covenor and jury member on NZIA and AAA Awards programmes. As co-founder and co-chair of Architecture + Women NZ, she contributed to the establishment of the A+W NZ Dulux Awards Programme.
Lynda Simmons • Architect was established in 1997, after Lynda had gained 10 years experience in NZ and overseas – in London (1991), Vancouver (1992), New York (1993 & 1996) and for Neil Simmons Architects in Auckland, NZ. The practice handles mainly residential and small community education work.
Lynda is an advocate for part-time workers in the Architectural field, and is proud to have continuously combined ‘Care’ work alongside her paid architectural and teaching work in the raising of her children. Advocacy work to affect the culture of architectural practice continues through her active involvement in A+W NZ.