Josh recently joined Hansen Partnership and has over 8 years of planning experience in Victoria. He has a background in both Strategic Planning for Local Government and in infrastructure planning approvals for the private sector. Josh has extensive experience in interpreting and writing planning policy, and has been involved in a number of planning scheme reviews during his time in Local Government.
While at Hansen, Josh has assisted in the preparation of VCAT planning expert evidence statements for a variety of residential and mixed use developments. He has also prepared a number of complex planning applications and strategic planning documents. Josh is currently a student at the University of Melbourne, and is nearing completion of a Master of Environment degree, with a focus on International Development.
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.
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.
Constanza is a landscape architect and architect with 6 years of built environment design experience. Considering her multi-disciplinary background within the design profession she embraces an extensive range of disciples including architecture, landscape architecture and urban design in local and international practice for both public and private sector.
With a passion for all aspects of the built environment, Constanza enjoys the opportunity of working between different scale and contexts. Constanza’s academic trajectory mixes studies in Chile, Barcelona and Melbourne, framing a cultural perspective of the urban environment, which has been developed through studying, teaching and working.
At Hansen, Constanza has been involved in urban design and landscape architecture projects, including streetscape upgrades, framework plans, concept designs, masterplans, 3D modelling, design guidelines and artist impressions.
Yvonne is an Urban Designer with an Urban Planning and Design background. She provides creative and technical design support for Hansen’s Urban Design and Strategic Planning team which includes design documentation, strategic planning, report and project management.
Yvonne’s professional experience embraces the full spectrum of urban planning and design from concept design through to design documentation. She has been involved in a variety of urban design and strategic planning projects and proposals including visual assessment, preparation of guidelines, documentations and structure plans.
Sunny completed her Master of Landscape Architecture at RMIT University and joined Hansen as a graduate landscape architect in 2021. She is an outgoing creative who has a keen eye for ecological design and an unfaltering desire to enhance the quality of the environment through her work. During her time at university, she was exposed to a diverse range of projects with a focus on climate change, landscape restoration, and rehabilitation design. She has also participated in various residential and landscape projects in China. Her educational background and experience in practices have given her practical knowledge of landscape design and taught her how to teamwork with people. Sunny values hand drawings. Having traveled to many countries around the world, she has always shown great passion for the outdoor environment. As a graduate role of the team, Sunny support the team with CAD and drawing work, background research, site analysis, and the publishing of documentation.
Yewei Jia has recently joined the team at Hansen Partnership in 2021 as a Landscape Architect, with multidisciplinary background in both landscape architecture and planting design. Having previous experience working within post-industry landscape, residential and commercial sectors. She has been contributed a range of international projects and worked across the various phases of design process, from concept through detail developing to construction documentation.
Yewei is bringing innovative design skills and discipline knowledge along with a strong sense of responsibility and the willingness to adapt to changing situation. Strong passion for landscape architecture with awareness of key contemporary issues across the industry and is keen to participate in it.
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.
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.