PROF Gini Lee

PROF Gini Lee


  • Cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary teaching
  • The culture of landscape architecture and urban design practice in Australia and Asia
  • The planning, design and management of areas for sustainable tourism
  • Urban open space and its contribution to urban form



  • Professor Gini Lee

    Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Melbourne
    AILA Registered Landscape Architect

    Dr Gini Lee is a landscape architect and interior designer and

    Gini Lee is a landscape architect, interior designer and pastoralist and is Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia and was the Elisabeth Murdoch Chair of Landscape Architecture (2011-2017). Prior to this she was the Professor of Landscape Architecture at Queensland University of Technology (2008-2011) and Head of School at the University of South Australia (1999-2004), moving to academia after many years in Landscape Architecture and Interior Design practice and consultancy based from her Melbourne studio. Her academic focus in research and teaching is on cultural and critical landscape architecture and spatial interior design theory and studio practice, to engage with the curation and postproduction of complex landscapes. Focusing on arid environments, her multidisciplinary research into the water landscapes of remote territories contributes to the scientific, cultural, and Indigenous understanding of and management strategies for fragile landscapes. Her recent landscape curation and installation practice is an experiment with postproduction and Deep Mapping methods to investigate the cultural and scientific landscapes of remote and rural Australia, Scandinavia, global archipelagos and the arid lands of western USA. From 2014-2018 she was an invited researcher at SLU Malmo where she collaborated in fieldwork based research into transect travel methodologies.

    She is a registered landscape architect and contributes to the strategic planning, design and practice of urban and educational landscapes in Melbourne and beyond, was the past Executive Editor of the IDEA Journal (2009-2011), a past member of the Queensland Heritage Council (2010-2011) and the past Chair of art + place for Arts Quee



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Education and training

  • PhD, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2006
  • M L Arch, University of Melbourne 1988
  • Dip ID, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1977

Awards and honors

  • Prize for PhD by Project, Faculty of the Constructed Environment: "The Intention to Notice: the tour, the collection and ordinary landscapes", RMIT University, 2006
  • University of South Australia Supported Researcher for 2005, 2006, 2007, University of South Australia, 2005


Available for supervision

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