L5 Mitchell House
358 Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Architecture practice seeking to expand people’s freedom to use, adapt and live in space as they see fit.

We offer down to earth proposals that explore ways of orienting ourselves within our changing environments – to make the most with what we’ve got. This is a grounded approach that values learnt understandings of culture and context – gained through observation of the everyday.

LIAN acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung as the traditional custodians of the unceded land on which we practice. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and extend this respect to all First Nations Peoples.

Lisa Garner

Spanning architecture practice and research, Lisa has gained experience at leading studios and institutions in both Melbourne and Berlin. After graduating from Universität Der Künste, Berlin she worked for practices such as RaumlaborBerlin and Robertneun on award winning projects ranging from higher density housing to urban interventions. Lisa returned to Australia after winning Aecom’s 2018 International sustainability competition with a proposal for an alternative housing prototype for Melbourne’s middle ring suburbs. This work has shaped her passion for confronting the challenges of medium density housing in an Australian context in order to improve their environmental and social performance.

Andrej Vodstrcil

Andrej has worked on many public-focused projects in Melbourne, London and Berlin. Spanning across urban strategy / masterplanning, mixed-use buildings to public-realm transformations, his experience has regularly involved the creative re-use of existing buildings, infrastructure and landscape. Recently Andrej was involved with 5th Studio’s ambitious local-council-as-developer projects that are ongoing in London’s Lea Valley, one of Europe’s largest regeneration projects. In Melbourne he has gained substantial experience in the design and delivery of the highly awarded New Academic Street and Garden Building projects at RMIT University, by NMBW Architecture Studio in collaboration with a diverse team. Andrej is a registered architect with the ARBV.

Monty Balding


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ABN:  96 643 075 834
ACN:  643 075 834
ARBV: 52008