Dr Andrew MacKenzie

Visiting Fellow

Professional Appointments

2016- Honorary Senior Lecturer and research Fellow ANU Fenner School

2014-2016 Head of Discipline – Design and Architecture University of Canberra

2013-2014 Course director for bachelor of Design (majors in Landscape Architecture, Industrial design, Interior Architecture- University of Canberra

2010-2018 Senior Lecturer Landscape Architecture, University of Canberra

2003-2009 Lecturer Landscape Architecture University of Canberra

2002-2003 Landscape Architect JEA and associates

2001-2002 Teacher Landscape design and construction Canberra Institute of Technology Horticulture College

1989-2001 Managing Director MacKenzie Landscapes Pty Ltd

2006 - Registered landscape architect Australian Institute of Landscape Architects no. 01393

Research interests

Re-covering suburbia: an investigation into the redevelopment process in a Canberra suburb and its consequences for the configuration of the suburban landscape.

Recovering suburbia explores the social and cultural forces that contributed to this profound and rapid physical reconfiguration of the suburb and investigates the communities’ changing relationship to living in landscape. This qualitative study focuses on respondents’ recollection and reflections on the rebuilding of the Canberra suburb of Duffy after the 2003 fires and their perceptions of, and connections to the suburb as it changed over time. This project will use in depth interviews to engage respondents in discussion about the nature of the changes to the suburb resulting from the fire and subsequent redevelopment. The object of this investigation is to uncover narratives of recovery, change and renewal in and through planners, architects, designers as well as residents’ stories. In doing so I wish to discover how and why human and non-human events and actions became agents for this change.

  • MacKenzie, A. (2004) Landscape Ethics: What values govern our decision making, and how does a landscape ethic permeate what we do?  AILA Conference Brisbane, in Landscape Architecture online 2004(1). http://www.aila.org.au/200milecity/papers.htm
  • MacKenzie, A. (2005) Sustainability is not really a local issue, but how we live is about sustainability in Making Canberra Sustianable. Ginninderra Press, Canberra.
  • MacKenzie, A., Barnett, G. (2006) The Bush Capital, a complex urbaninsing landscape. IFLA Conference Sydney, in Landscape Architecture online 2006(1). http://www.aila.org.au/LApapers/conferences/2006-01.htm
  • MacKenzie, A. (2007) Suburban Landscape Function International Cities Towns Communities Conference: Auckland NZ.
  • MacKenzie, A. (2007) Landscape Impact into the post-fire reconstruction of Duffy 2003-2007. Report to ACT Planning Authority (unpublished).
  • MacKenzie, A. (2009) Reimagining Suburbia. Council of Educator Landscape Architecture annual conference Tucson Arizona.
  • MacKenzie, A. (2009) Recovering suburbia: An analysis of suburban form - post fire redevelopment. State of Australian Cities conference: Perth November 2009.
  • MacKenzie, A. (2010) Suburbs under pressure: A landscape planning approach to productive preservation of suburban open space in the post sprawl city. Urban History Planning History conference: Melbourne 2010.
  • MacKenzie, A. (2010) Lessons from Canberra Six years on. Landscape Architecture Australia (123) February 2010; Architecture Media: Melbourne.