Beatrice May HUTTON
Also known as: Bea
Died: 7/10/1990Special Achievements:
She became the chief draftsperson of Hocking and Palmer [Queensland] during Edwin Morton Hockings' war service.
1916 - First woman associate member of Queensland Institute of Architects.
The heritage listed Rudd Residence, Rockhampton, and other "wide verandahed houses" have been attributed to her.
late 1916 - She moved to Sydney, where she focused on residential projects in addition to the New South Wales Masonic Club building and Sirius House.
1931-33 - Ms. Hutton was a junior partner of Claude William Chambers as Chambers and Hutton. "It may be that Hutton was the only woman practicing as a principal in Sydney at the time."
"She wanted to follow in her father's footsteps as a surveyor, but had to accept architecture as the nearest feasible alternative."
After moving to Brisbane, she opened an art studio, exhibiting and selling her wood carvings.
McKay, Judith. (1998, Winter, 58). Early Queensland Women Architects. TRANSITION, 58-60.
Nugent, Maria. (2002). Women’s Employment and Professionalism in Australia: Histories, Themes and Places. Canberra, ACT: Australia Heritage Commission, p. 70.
FRANK RUDD RESIDENCE
“Designed by Beatrice Hutton, an early woman architect from Queensland.”