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A/PROF Andrew Saniga


  • Landscape heritage (Interpretation design)
  • The history of landscape architecture (Design, professionalisation)



  • Andrew Saniga is Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urbanism. His knowledge of landscape architecture of the post-World War II years is expansive and includes parks, gardens, infrastructure as well as the history of the profession itself. He teaches landscape history, landscape design and the conservation and management of heritage landscapes. His teaching explores landscapes and infrastructure in cities as well as regional centres and includes remote towns such as Woomera in South Australia. In 2012 he led a design studio in Lithuania with Australian and Lithuanian students of landscape, architecture and urban design to consider heritage and public space in the post-Soviet condition. In recent years he has been invited to participate in summer schools at Peking University, Beijing and Tongji University, Shanghai. Andrew’s book, Making Landscape Architecture in Australia (2012) has won two awards from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects: the Victoria Medal for Landscape Architecture (2013) and the National Landscape Architecture Award for Research and Communication (2014). His most recent externally-funded research grant successes included the role of Lead Chief Investigator for a team of 7 researchers from around Australia on an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP160100364) project titled: ‘Campus: Building Modern Australian Universities’ (2015-2018).   


Member of

  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. Associate Australian Institute of Landscape Architects 1995 - 2010


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2005
  • MLArch, University of Melbourne 1992
  • BPD, University of Melbourne 1990

Awards and honors

  • ABP Teaching Innovation Award (commendation) Andrew Saniga and Hannah, Presenting Historic Landscapes: a Mobile Digital Guide to the Botanic Gardens M, University of Melbourne Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, 2013
  • Victoria Medal for Landscape Architecture, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, 2013
  • Robert Barber (Ability Chemicals) Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Landscape Architecture) 2007, 2008
  • Ellis Stones Memorial Award for Research in Landscape Architecture, Ellis Stones Trust, University of Melbourne Faculty Architecture Building and Planning, 2005
  • Teaching Excellence Award, University of Melbourne Faculty Architecture Building and Planning, 2005



Available for supervision

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