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A/Prof Andrew Saniga

A/Prof Andrew Saniga, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urbanism. In 2004, he completed his doctoral thesis titled, ‘An Uneasy Profession: defining the landscape architect in Australia, 1912-1972’ which explained the emergence of the profession of landscape architecture in Australia. His book, Making Landscape Architecture in Australia (December 2012) profiles the people who have shaped the nation’s landscape and forged a profession: designers, architects, public servants and activists. It tells the story of battles fought over the right to determine the distinctive shapes and forms of the landscapes that make Australian cities. In 2013 Andrew's book won the Victoria Medal for Landscape Architecture from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Andrew’s 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 and Andamooka in South Australia and Cohuna in Victoria. In 2005, Andrew received an Ellis Stones Award for Research in Landscape Architecture and won the Faculty’s Teaching Excellence award. In 2007 he was awarded the Robert Barber (Ability Chemicals) Prize for Excellence in Teaching Landscape Architecture. In 2011 Andrew was Guest Professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. In 2012 he led a design studio in Lithuania with Australian and Lithuanian students of landscape, architecture and urban design, and in 2013, Andrew was Guest Professor at Peking University.

Andrew has been a member of the Landscape Advisory Group of the Heritage Council of Victoria and currently serves on the University's Landscape and Heritage committees.


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.


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