Alison Norris

General Information

Occupation: Architect

Date of Birth: January 01, 1921

Birth Country: Australia

Resident Country: Australia

Sources: Willis, Julie, and Bronwyn Hanna. Women Architects in Australia: 1900-1950. The Royal Australian Institute of Architects, 2001.



Employer: Robert B. Hamilton, and Associate Marcus Norris

Title: Architect

Start Date: January 01, 1940

Employer: US Army Corps of Engineers office

Title: Architect

Start Date: January 01, 1941

End Date: January 01, 1944

Notes: invited by Osborn McCutcheon, both Alison Norris and Marcus Norris left Hamilton's office to work for the US Army, being stationed in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

Employer: Commonwealth Experimental Building Station (CEBS)

Title: Architect

City: Chatswood, NSW

Start Date: January 01, 1943

Notes: worked here with Marcus Norris


Name: Marcus Norris

Project: various

Organization: private practice, US Army Corps of Engineers Office and the Office of Robert B. Hamilton

Notes: her husband, an architect


Institution: Roy Grounds

Notes: worked in Grounds' office during vacations from school

Institution: Harry Winbush

Start Date: January 01, 1939

End Date: January 01, 1940

Notes: a practicing architect and lecturer in building construction at Melbourne Technical College


No awards on record


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

Title: Telfer gold-mining township in Western Australia

Description: the largest project completed by Alison and Marcus Norris' private practice

Start Date: January 01, 1974


Institution: Melbourne Technical College

Department: Architecture

Start Date: January 01, 1937

Notes: Norris began her studies at age 16, while she was too young to attend University

Institution: Melbourne University Architectural Atelier

Start Date: January 01, 1940


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Professional Affiliations

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Publications By

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Publications About

Title: Women Architects in Australia 1900-1950

Author: Julie Willis and Bronwyn Hanna

Publisher: the Royal Australian Institute of Architects

Date Published: January 01, 2001