Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Sophie Hamer is a Registered Architect, freelance writer, mentor and teacher. 

Alongside her role at Fearon Hay Architects, Sophie regularly leads architectural design studio courses at the University of Auckland, and runs Portico, a website for aspiring architects. Her writing has appeared in various architectural journals and books, and she is a regular contributor to Context Journal. 

Sophie began The Limn Blog in 2011 as a platform to explore relationships between projects, people and places. Here, she focuses on developing a way of writing which bridges opinion, creative writing, journalism, and academic worlds.





 Limn is a verb meaning to describe; to depict with paint or with words. To Limn is to wash something existing with a new light, to bring forth new ways of seeing.