Hari is an integral member of the Lyons team having been with the practice since 1998, joining the studio as a high energy, hardworking Project Architect. Hari’s passion for architecture has continued to grow into a practice leader – through her extensive experience leading the design, documentation and delivery of many major public projects, she has earnt the title of Director at Lyons’.
Hari has been instrumental in introducing the Lyons mentorship program. Hari fosters the growth of many in the studio, believing in the talent and promise of young architects, harnessing their skills and nurturing them to achieve their goals within Lyons’ studio.
Hari is passionate about delivering an architectural design outcome that improves more than someone’s working environment. She enjoys contributing to the humanist design aspects of campuses and cities; designing great learning, work and social spaces that people use in their everyday life. Her specialist skills include leadership in the early phases of design work, incorporating broad ranging project design requirements, with a focus on establishing the brief, interpreting the client’s aspirations, and establishing innovative design responses to meet these.
Having honed her skills in many complex Education, Health and Research projects, Hari is now considered the foremost Education Laboratory and Health specialist in Australia, bringing her expertise to many of Lyons award-winning projects. Her exemplar leadership has propelled her teams to deliver award winning buildings such as Monash University’s New Horizons, University of Melbourne’s Brain Centre, Australian National University’s John Curtin School of Medical Research and the University of Tasmania’s Medical Sciences Building.