Gerhana is an experienced urban designer with over 12 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors with a sound knowledge of design appraisals, master planning and framework initiatives within Australia and internationally.
Gerhana’s passion for urban design is driven by her architectural background and her particular interests in how evidence-based design and urban analytic could influence quality decision making and design outcome in a constantly evolving urban environment. Her contribution in strategic and statutory dimensions of urban design at Hansen reflects a strong, tangible and complementary emphasis on creating safe and sustainable spaces. She had previously contributed and led award winning transit oriented development and public realm improvement projects including the Surabaya Urban Development Program in Indonesia and the AILA ‘Street Works’ prize, for the activation of underused spaces in Sydney’s CBD.
In addition to her project work, Gerhana also regularly provides advice to Government agencies and developers on development applications and design justifications both locally and internationally. Gerhana is also an active contributor to research through the University of Melbourne (Melbourne School of Design) as a seasonal Master of Architecture Studio Leader.