Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Event host

School of Architecture

21 May 2020 5:00pm to 6:00pm


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The first instalment for the Architecture Alumni Talk Series featuring Annabel Lahz from Lahznimmo Sydney. 

In this talk, Annabel will discuss economic, social, and technical developments that are currently shaping architecture. Touching on strategies around how she is minimising disruption to workload, Annabel will speak about the effect the COVID-19 pandemic will have on architecture and urban designs for the future as we know it. 

Annabel will also offer advice to those wanting to start their own practice, and students graduating during a time of pandemic.


About Annabel Lahz

Annabel Lahz is a highly respected architect with an impressive body of work including education, public and urban architecture, such as the Wallace Wurth Building for UNSW Medicine ($120m), and the Lowy Cancer Research Centre ($100m), both at the University of New South Wales.

Annabel is known for her ideas based approach to architecture and developing strong design concepts. She considers architecture to be a balance between the pragmatic and the conceptual and is skilled at being able to maintain the integrity of the design, whilst balancing her client's needs, budget and time constraints.

She is particularly interested in the intersection of landscape, urban design and architecture, and the integration of the inside and the outside to create public and community spaces. Annabel believes architecture is a tactile as well as visual medium. It should respond not only to its site context but also to its cultural and social contexts creating environments and experiences, which enhance the daily lives of their users.

Annabel graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours and received the Queensland Institute of Architects Medallion, the Board of Architects Prize and the University Medal. Before establishing lahznimmo architects in 1996, she worked at Lindsay Clare Architects and Lawrence Nield and Partners Australia. She is recognised by her peers for her significant contribution to the architecture profession through regular invitations to speak at conferences, as well as participating on a variety of award and review panels.    

A few project experiences:

2019 - Expansion and Refurbishment of the Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW,  $14Mil
2018 - Union Square Redevelopment, Public Domain ANU, $32 Mil
2018 - UTS DAB Design Studios and Deans Unit, $3.8 Mil 
2017 - Masterplan for All Hallows School, Brisbane 
2016 - Rowland Hassell School, Sydney NSW, $11 Mil
2015 - Tamarama Kiosk and Services Building, Waverley Council, $1.3 Mil