Leire Asensio-Villoria

Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Design


Leire is a registered architect in Spain and studied architecture at the ETSASS (Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de San Sebastian) and the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK. She received her Diploma in Architecture awarded with honours from the Architectural Association in 2001.

Since 2002, Leire has been collaborating with David Syn Chee Mah as asensio_mah. Leire has worked at a number of international architectural practices including Zaha Hadid Architects, Torres Nadal Arquitectos as well as Allies and Morrison Architects/Arup.

Leire is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne's School of Design. She has taught at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design from 2010 to 2017, at London’s Architectural Association School of Architecture, Graduate School Landscape Urbanism Programme from 2004 to 2007 and at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning from 2006 till 2010.


Architecture Urban Design

Research directions

Future Cities Healthy Communities and Infrastructure Practice and Construction Innovation

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