Leya has been a part of the Hansen Partnership team for over 2 years, working on projects across Urban Design and Landscape Architecture. She has qualifications in both landscape architecture and architecture with over seven years experience in the public and private sectors. Leya is an
adaptable individual who has lived and worked in various countries (Taiwan, China and Australia), focusing on projects in urban and rural repurpose, resilience and reconstruction.
At Hansen, Leya has been involved in a variety of urban planning, urban design and landscape architecture projects including town planning,landscape master plans, framework / structure plans, 3D modeling, landscape visual assessment, urban design / landscape guideline and construction documentation.
James joined Hansen Partnership after completing a Masters of Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne in 2018.
James is a recently graduated Town Planner, with past statutory planning experience in Environmental Planning for primarily public sector clients. He currently assists with developments applications, VCAT applications and due diligence assessments for private sector clients.
James’ keen interest in planning and design stems from a passion for creating liveable outcomes for everyone. His theoretical and practical background from University and WSP help him develop innovative solutions to planning problems.
Apoorva is a Landscape Architect with over five years professional experience in local and international practice. She provides creative and technical design support for Hansen’s landscape and environmental design work including master planning, structure planning, design and documentation.
Apoorva’s professional experience embraces the full spectrum of landscape architecture from conceptual design through to design development. She has been involved in a variety of landscape architecture and design projects including master planning, visual assessment, preparation of guideline documents, structure plans and community consultation.
Tim Norton is an Urban Planner with four years professional experience of working in the property industry.
At Hansen, Tim manages a variety of development applications on behalf of clients and also conducts
strategic planning policy research and review, and creates development feasibility / due diligence reports.
Tim’s experience gained both in Australia and in the United Kingdom spans a variety of sectors including residential, commercial, retail and energy. This has included the management of development approval applications as well as strategic planning, research and review through submissions to public consultation on regional and state-government level strategic planning documents.
Tim’s professional experience coupled with his enthusiasm for high quality urban design and development outcomes enables him to make creative and efficient contributions to projects at Hansen.
Tien joined Hansen Partnership in 2019, having worked in Australia and Vietnam as a 3D Artist and Landscape Architect. Tien graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design and has extensive skills in visualisation including framework/structure plans, 3D modelling, visual landscape assessment and landscape design plans.
Tien has an appreciation for the natural landscape and values the inclusion of native plants in urban settings. At Hansen, Tien is working with the Landscape Architecture team, producing highly realistic photomontage imagery. He has produced quality maps and photomontages for projects at Bunyip North Quarry, Ballarat Goldmine and Oakland Junction Quarry.
Tien is multi-lingual, being fluent in Vietnamese.
Begum Yilmaz joined Hansen Partnership in 2019 as a Landscape Architect, with a multidisciplinary background of both landscape architecture and urban planning. Begum has contributed to a a range of local and international projects and worked across the various phases of the design process, from concept through to detail design to construction documentation.
Begum has a background in photography and as a result a competency that allows her to efficiently develop graphic representation. Begum is interested in the role future public space will play in reconnecting people with the landscape.
Corrinne has recently joined the team at Hansen Partnership with over 2 years’ professional experience working on large scale infrastructure projects across Victoria. Her experience includes both Urban Design guidance and Landscape Architectural technical design, specialising in transport infrastructure.
Corrinne is interested in the balance between urban development and the retention and provision of indigenous vegetation. Her multi-disciplinary background in both planning and landscape architecture, as well as a wide range of professional experience working in private, state and local government enables her to produce creative, practical and appropriate solutions that contribute to the broader, future vision for places.
Sophie joined Hansen Partnership after completing a Master of Urban Planning and Environment at RMIT in 2017.
With more than seven years international experience as a marketing communications manager and event planner in the hospitality, tourism and training sectors , Sophie made a transition into planning after seeking opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to society.
Sophie combines her strong business nous with a passion for urban planning and sustainability and is currently working with clients committed to delivering housing models that challenge the ‘business as usual’ approach.