We have recently renamed our former Boardroom as The Buchanan Room, in dedication to Dorothy Donaldson Buchanan BSc AMInstCE (1899 – 1985).
Buchanan was the first female member of the Institution elected as such on the 13th December 1927.
Between 1924 and 1932 Buchanan supported the design of multiple bridges and dams including Sydney Harbour Bridge, The King George V Bridge, Lambeth Bridge, Dessouk Bridge, Omdurman Bridge and the Silent Valley Dam.
I felt that I represented all the women in the world. It was my hope that I would be followed by many others” Dorothy Buchanan
The following historical documents serve to illustrate Buchanan’s impact in Civil Engineering:
Take a Virtual Tour around our Buchanan Room