Kirsten Bauer


Registered Landscape Architect, AILA

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Master of Architecture (Landscape Architecture) by Design RMIT

Technical University of Berlin

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons) RMIT

Adjunct Professor, RMIT

Kirsten is a Director of ASPECT Studios globally and is based in Melbourne. Kirsten has led award winning and significant public realm projects across Australia and particularly Melbourne. She has been awarded by international and local organisations.

She is a current member of the Victorian Design Review Panel and other municipal design review panels in Victoria well as a long standing invited lecturer, juror and professional advisor at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University. She is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University and is currently on the Yarra River Protection Ministerial Advisory Committee.

Kirsten has a practise based interest in digital design techniques and innovative design across all stages of the project. The practise uses an integration of Rhino, Revit, Grasshopper, V Ray, Vectorworks/AutoCAD and SketchUp to explore design and document in three dimensions.

Kirsten speaks authoritatively on contemporary landscape practice and regularly gives lectures in universities and industry events across Australia and New Zealand.

Fields of Experience

Professional Achievements / Panel and Board Positions

  • OVGA Victorian Design Review Panel, 2013-Onwards
  • The University of Melbourne, School of Design – Dean’s Honours Awards, Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009-2011
  • Central Coburg Revitalisation Design Review Panel, 2009-2011
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire, Design Advisory Panel, 2011
  • Landscape Architecture Advisory Board, University of Melbourne, 2010-2013
  • Urban Design Advisory Board, University of Melbourne, 2011
  • Landscape Architecture Advisory Committee, RMIT University, 2011-2013
  • Guest lecturer/RMIT, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, 2003-2013
  • Guest lecturer/University of Melbourne, 2009-2013
  • Lecturer RMIT Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Program, 1997-2001
  • Former AILA National Council Member and Victorian Council, 2006-2008


Lectures / Presentations

  • ‘The Meaning of Light’ hosted by Electrolight as part of Federation Square’s The Light in Winter Festival
  • University of Adelaide Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Speaker Series, 2011
  • University Melbourne, Guest lecturer, Architecture Masters Program, 2011
  • Public lecture and visiting critic, UNITEC, Auckland, 2010
  • Public lecture and visiting critic, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2010
  • National Roads Conference Presenter, 2010
  • National AILA Conference Presenter, 2009
  • Victorian AILA Public Presentations 2009 and 2010
  • RMIT University Public Arts Program, Lecture 2009-2010
  • RMIT and University of Melbourne Professional Practice presentations, 2009-2011

Public Realm Design

  • Victoria Harbour Development, Docklands, 2011-2014
  • Batman Hill Precinct MP, Lend Lease, 2012-2014
  • Halpin Way and Settlers Square, Dandenong, VicUrban, 2010
  • Victorian Deslination Project, 2009-2014
  • Tweed Heads Foreshore Development, 2011-2012
  • Monash University Master Plans, 2011
  • Melbourne Convention Centre, Multiplex – Plenary Group, 2005-2010
  • Geelong Bypass Freeway Landscape Assessment, Concept Design and EES, 2005-2009
  • Officer Square, Main Street – Shared Street, Places Victoria, 2012
  • Knox Liveable Streets Plan, 2011
  • Stonnington Public Realm Strategy, City of Stonnington (AILA Award 2009)
  • Elwood Foreshore Promenade, City of Port Phillip, 2008-2010
  • Ringwood Commercial Precinct Plan, 2009-2010