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ANN LAU

Hayball

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I'm inspired by people who are courageous and brave, who use their skills and knowledge in whatever discipline to influence a better built environment and better society; writers artists, filmmakers, scientists, political activists, architects.

ANN LAU

Bio:

Ann brings over 25 years of experience in architecture and urban design on projects in Australia, Europe, Singapore and China and working for prestigious design practices in Melbourne, Beijing and the Netherlands. Actively involved in the design community, Ann regularly serves on design award juries. She is also committed to education and professional mentorship, having undertaken teaching positions and research with universities in Australia and the Netherlands.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I was a very active and restless child, I was involved in children's theater and all sorts of things, and I drew a lot! My uncle was studying architecture in Australia, he showed me pictures of his models and the drawings on a visit to Hong Kong.

What do you do?

I am a Design Leader with Hayball. my role is actually working with people on design in a very broad, general sense, interdisciplinary and multi-faceted architecture and placemaking that is intelligent, is holistic, and as we say, multiple modeling.

What excites you in the work you do? Who or what inspires you professionally?

Using design, architecture and the built environment as a lens to see the world and all its offerings. I believe we contribute through our work to societal social values such as justice in a highly unequal world.

Who or what inspires you professionally? What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I'm inspired by people who are courageous and brave, who use their skills and knowledge in whatever discipline to influence a better built environment and better society; writers artists, filmmakers, scientists, political activists, architects.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I think my proudest accomplishment is in doing what I do with the people that I work with across our practices, our professional and inspiring friends network in the built environment. That's the proudest professional accomplishment it is cumulative.

Featured Project Name: 

CRT+YRD Nightingale Village

Featured Project Location: 

Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Featured Project Completion Date: 

ongoing

Role in Featured Project: 

Director

Featured Project Description:

CRT+YRD is located at the heart of Nightingale Village, a collective of six buildings, designed by six award-winning architecture firms, located on Duckett Street in Brunswick. CRT+YRD’s name was derived from its most important feature and design element. The buildings are built under the Nightingale Housing model, advocating sustainable, high-quality and affordable housing, an ethos which feeds directly into Hayball’s passion for creating outstanding places and shaping sustainable communities

 

Photography Credit:

Hayball

Featured Project Name: 

Project 100, Trinity College University of Melbourne

Featured Project Location: 

Melbourne Australia

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Director

Featured Project Description:

Project 100 demonstrates an innovative design solution to the challenges of a vertical residential typology: how to circulate and make meaningful connections to create a community and connect to broader campus life. Trinity College is on target to becoming carbon neutral campus by 2023. Our design creates an environment that brings together living, study and play. An instant destination within the Parkville campus, the 100-bed facility offers a new co-living model for residents.

 

Photography Credit:

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