Lee-Anne is leading the ‘Compact City’ stream of MADA’s Urban Lab.
Lee-Anne works with academic, industry and government partners to develop design models for more affordable, sustainable housing and urban precincts. Her research focuses on the transformation of the established city. She employs speculative design as tool for navigating the complex, and often conflicting, imperatives of urban regeneration and seeks to facilitate advancements in the built environment through strategic policy formation.
Lee-Anne is completing a PhD examining small-scale infill strategies in Melbourne’s middle suburbs. She has taught design and communication subjects at RMIT and Monash Universities and, prior to joining the Urban Lab, gained her professional registration working on a range of education, civic and residential projects.
Most recently, she has been investigating precinct-scaled redevelopment of social housing, with Professor Nigel Bertram and Professor Geoffrey London for the Western Australian State Government. Her last studio, form_city with Rutger Pasman, explored design strategies for Melbourne’s newly forming National Employment and Innovation Clusters.