Professor, Architecture, University of Melbourne

Prof Hannah Lewi's areas of expertise lie in architectural design, history and theory. Her research interests include Australian and modern history, heritage and place-making, and new media for publishing history. She teaches 19th- and 20th-century history and design; architectural, heritage and urban theory; and research supervision.

Hannah has been a past President of SAHANZ (Society of Architectural Historians of AusNZ) and past co-editor of Fabrications Journal; and current vice-chair of DOCOMOMO Australia.

She has written extensively on the design and history of pools in Australia, including being the historical advisor to the 2016 Biennale team for 'The Pool' catalogues. Her other current research activities include co-investigator on an ARC Discovery project on the history of Modern campus building in Australia, and an ARC Discovery Project on the use of digital media for community heritage interpretation.
She is currentingly co-editing and authoring two books on Modern design in Australia, and 'DigitalGLAM' - on new digital media design in the GLAM sector.


  • 2016–present
    Professor, University of Melbourne