Ann Lau

Ann has both a practical understanding of building types and of adaptable solutions that achieve high-quality design.


Ann has 25 years of experience in architecture and urban design. She has worked in Australia, Europe, Singapore and China and the Netherlands.

Her leadership on civic, cultural, institutional and major renewal projects demonstrates experience in technical, political and commercial design issues.

Design teaching and critique has always been a fundamental element of Ann’s practice. She believes that teaching complements architectural practice. Teaching can hone an architect’s sense of empathy, ability to listen, to communicate and to collaborate. These skills are fundamental in bridging designers with clients and stakeholders.

A former Associate Professor of Architecture at Deakin University, she currently sits on the:

  • course advisory panel for RMIT’s Urban Design program
  • the Swinburne University advisory board for their architecture program
  • the PCA’s Future Trends and Innovations Committee