A/Prof Andrew Saniga

Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urbanism


Andrew Saniga is Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urbanism. His knowledge of landscape architecture of the post-World War II years is expansive and includes parks, gardens, infrastructure as well as the history of the profession itself. He teaches landscape history, landscape design and the conservation and management of heritage landscapes. His teaching explores landscapes and infrastructure in cities as well as regional centres and includes remote towns such as Woomera in South Australia. In 2012, he led a design studio in Lithuania with Australian and Lithuanian students of landscape, architecture and urban design to consider heritage and public space in the post-Soviet condition.

In recent years he has been invited to participate in summer schools at Peking University, Beijing and Tongji University, Shanghai. Andrew’s book, Making Landscape Architecture in Australia (2012) has won two awards from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects: the Victoria Medal for Landscape Architecture (2013) and the National Landscape Architecture Award for Research and Communication (2014). His most recent externally-funded research grant successes included the role of Lead Chief Investigator for a team of 7 researchers from around Australia on an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP160100364) project titled: ‘Campus: Building Modern Australian Universities’ (2015-2018).


  • Teaching Innovation Award (commendation) Andrew Saniga and Hannah Lewi, Presenting Historic Landscapes: a Mobile Digital Guide to the Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.
  • 2007 - Robert Barber (Ability Chemicals) Prize for Excellence in Teaching Landscape Architecture.
  • 2005 - Ellis Stones Award for Excellence in Landscape Architectural Research, University of Melbourne.
  • 2005 - Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

Featured projects


Architecture Landscape Architecture

Research Hub, Centre or Institute

Research directions

Architectural and Urban Past Cultural and Sustainable Landscapes

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