Lucinda is an award winning, registered Landscape Architect, who demonstrates exceptional leadership across the private and non-profit sectors. She seeks to develop a landscape identity that is deeply connected with, and committed to fostering, communities, here and overseas. Lucinda graduated with Honours in Landscape Architecture at the University of Melbourne, receiving an AILA Victorian Chapter Student Award. After 5 years of practice, Lucinda founded CoDesign Studio - a volunteer run, non-profit design enterprise committed to helping disadvantaged communities to envision, design and implement neighbourhood improvement projects. CoDesign engages over 400 people with projects in six countries. Lucinda is also an Associate with award-winning firm Hansen Partnership, and is regularly invited to sit on boards and committees, nationally and internationally.
Lucinda is an inspiring role model for young landscape architects: this is exemplified in her approach to a project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which she describes as devising an ‘anti-masterplan’ of urban development. Here she worked directly with communities to design, envision and then implement low-cost, high impact neighbourhood improvement initiatives. This process has been repeated locally and overseas in projects of high environmental, sustainable and cultural significance.
Lucinda sets a new direction for young leaders in landscape architecture by advocating the importance of community relationships and cross-cultural understanding as key drivers or the design of future cities and spaces. This is clearly evident in her approach, in which she seeks to empower, rather than engage, with communities, as an approach to creating places that are truly unique and sustainable and is accessible to everyone, regardless of socio-economic status. Lucinda actively uses art and landscape as a catalyst for positive changes and promotes the important role of Landscape Architecture in community and international projects that assist disadvantaged communities.