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Lee-Anne is a key member of Urban Lab at Monash University, where she works with academic, industry and government partners to develop design models for more affordable, sustainable housing and urban precincts. Her research focuses on the transformation of the established city and operates across the scales of building, precinct and region. She employs speculative design as tool for navigating the complex, and often conflicting, imperatives of urban regeneration and to enable complex stakeholder-inputs to be synthesised into integrative and strategic spatial policies. Lee-Anne’s PhD, for example, examined new architectural and urban design possibilities for small-scale housing infill in Melbourne’s middle suburbs, with the aim of advancing policies for ’greyfield redevelopment’.   

She has taught design and communication subjects at RMIT and Monash Universities and, prior to joining the Urban Lab, gained her professional registration working on a range of education, civic and residential projects. Most recently, she has been leading an inter-disciplinary study into the spatial morphology and potential for precinct-scaled renewal of suburban industrial centres with colleagues in the Departments of Economics, Architecture and Urban History. 

Lee-Anne is accepting PhD candidates who are interested in employing multi-scalar and design-led research approaches to address the various social and environmental challenges confronting our cities.  

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture , PhD Philosophy , MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 6 Jun 2018

Architecture, Bachelor, RMIT University

Award Date: 15 Dec 2004

Research area keywords

  • design research
  • housing
  • urban regeneration
  • established suburbs
  • precinct development
  • sustainability
  • affordability
  • urban tranformation
  • post-industrial transformation

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Research Output

Widening the lens: Understanding urban parks as a network

Torabi, N., Lindsay, J., Smith, J., Khor, L-A. & Sainsbury, O., 2020, In : Cities. 98, 12 p., 102527.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Neighbourhood Characters

Khor, L-A., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureResearch

Associative Agnosia

Fullaondo, M., Khor, L-A., Fullaondo, D. & Marquez, C., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkResearch

Affordable and accessible housing

Khor, L-A., 2017, Architecture Australia, 106, p. 51-52, 55, 57 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationCreative WorkResearch


  • 2 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board
  • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar

Learning from the past, present and future

Lee-Anne Khor (Organiser), , Seamus O'Hanlon (Organiser), & Lionel Frost (Organiser)

27 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Future Homes Design Competition: Workshop

Lee-Anne Khor (Invited speaker)

15 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

IBA Melbourne (External organisation)

Lee-Anne Khor (Member)

16 Nov 201816 Nov 2050

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Committee for Melbourne Housing Mix Taskforce

Lee-Anne Khor (Contributor)

19 Apr 2018

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar