Ms Kirsten Bauer


Adjunct Professor

School /
Work Unit

Architecture & Design

Contact Details

No Phone


City campus


College of Design and Social Context

Professional Resume


Worked as a landscape architect with the Yarra Valley Park (Melbourne Parks and Waterways) from 1992-94 before travelling to Germany and working with Hannalora Kossel Garten & Landschaftsplanung (1994), and Hallmann & Ruhr Landschaft Architekten – Heinie, Wischer & Partner Freie Architekten (1995) in Berlin. Returned to Melbourne and became the assistant landscape architect for the Royal Botanic Gardens Masterplan (1995-97) while teaching part-time at RMIT (1995-97). Also participated in an urban design consultancy in 1996 with Peter Connolly and Julian Raxworthy. From 1997 until 1998, worked with Hassell Pty Ltd. before joining Aspect Melbourne in 1998 and becoming a lecturer in Landscape Architecture at RMIT (1998-present).

Position Details


Design, communications, research-design techniques and contemporary projects; research supervisor.

Research Interests

Interests reflect the critical merging of academic projects and commerical design practice and include:

  • Australian suburbia: Relationship between suburban culture, and planning and design
  • Public open space types
  • Infrastructure
  • Australian and international historical and contemporary public landscape projects
  • Landscape typology
  • Design techniques: Relationships between theory, analysis, planning and form
  • Landscape assessment methodology: Environmental impact assessment and landscape character assessment.

Refereed Publications

Bauer, Kirsten (forthcoming), ‘A question of how? The invention of public techniques of engagement’, Landscape Review, Lincoln University Press, Canterbury, NZ.