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BINH LY

City of Melbourne - City Design

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

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My colleagues, professionals (such as consultants or Construction Contractors) who have a passion for their work and who are always striving to produce high quality work.

BINH LY

Bio:

Binh is a Senior Landscape Architect, in City Design at the City of Melbourne with 14 years of experience. She is passionate about creating/improving the built environment and conserving the natural environment. Binh worked on diverse projects, ranging from; public open space, playspaces, university campus landscapes, hospitals, and private gardens. She has an interest in Horticulture and enjoys planting design, in particular focusing on increasing biodiversity in the urban environment.

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 at an Open Day at RMIT and came across a landscape model that captivated me. With a love for the outdoors and nature, I thought that Landscape Architecture would be a good profession to get into.

What do you do?

I work on Public Open Spaces, Parks Expansion projects, Playspaces, Urban Forest Planting Strategies and Climate Adaptation Strategy projects, design review of the Metro Tunnel Grattan Street Planting Proposal. I also mentor graduates & student.

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

The ability to make a difference to the environment.

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

My colleagues, professionals (such as consultants or Construction Contractors) who have a passion for their work and who are always striving to produce high quality work.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Still working in the profession.

Featured Project Name: 

Kensington Neighbourhood Centre Sensory Garden

Featured Project Location: 

Municipality of Melbourne

Featured Project Completion Date: 

August 2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Co-Designer and Project Manager

Featured Project Description:

City Design was engaged by the City of Melbourne’s Ageing and Inclusion team and Facilities Management to activate Kensington Neighbourhood Centre by creating a Dementia Friendly Sensory Garden. The intent was to create an inspiring, therapeutic landscape and break-out space for centre users and people in the community living with dementia, and their carers. Dementia Australia and Steven Wells, a Horticultural Therapist at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre were consulted on the design.

 

Photography Credit:

City of Melbourne - City Design