Dr Lee-Anne Khor

Dr Lee-Anne Khor

Dr Lee-Anne Khor

Senior Lecturer

Department of Architecture

Monash University Research Portal

Graduate research supervisor

Lee-Anne is a key member of Urban Lab at Monash University, where she 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 and operates across the scales of building, precinct and region. She employs speculative design as tool for navigating the complex, and often conflicting, imperatives of urban regeneration and to enable complex stakeholder-inputs to be synthesised into integrative and strategic spatial policies. Lee-Anne’s PhD, for example, examined new architectural and urban design possibilities for small-scale housing infill in Melbourne’s middle suburbs, with the aim of advancing policies for ‘greyfield redevelopment’.

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 leading an inter-disciplinary study into the spatial morphology and potential for precinct-scaled renewal of suburban industrial centres with colleagues in the Departments of Economics, and Urban History.

Lee-Anne is accepting PhD candidates who are interested in employing multi-scalar and design-led research approaches to address the various social and environmental challenges confronting our cities.

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Industrial Revolution

An evidence-based framework for capturing the tacit + future values of Melbourne’s ‘National Employment and Innovation Clusters’.

CoDev Townhouse Model

Enhancing the quality and viability of townhouse redevelopment on small lots.

From mixed tenure development to mixed tenure neighbourhoods

Demonstrating how mixed tenure dwelling design can enhance outcomes for individuals, neighbours and the community more broadly.

Infill Design

Promoting better quality apartment living in the middle suburbs

Designing Affordable, Sustainable Housing (DASH)

High-quality, innovative architecture and urban design provides great living places.

Infill Opportunities

Improving small-scale residential infill development in Melbourne's middle suburbs.

Intensifying Places: Transit-Oriented Urban Design for Resilient Cities

Investigating how design research approaches can contribute to guiding the intensification of Australian cities.

Processes for Developing Affordable and Sustainable Medium-density Housing Models for Greyfield Precincts

Sustainable regeneration for Melbourne’s middle suburbs.

Towards a New Development Model for Housing Regeneration in Greyfield Regeneration Precincts

Improving the effectiveness of infill development.

Redcliffe Connect and Urban Renewal

Testing a diversity of low- and medium-rise dwelling models for precinct-scaled infill redevelopment.