Queensland Government Architect
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN JUROR
Leah Lang, is an experienced Strategic Design Advisor and award-winning registered architect (FRAIA) and the recently appointed Queensland Government Architect.
She previously served a four-year tenure as the Gold Coast City Architect, a coveted role with significant responsibility, given the Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth-largest city and the nation’s second-largest Local Government Authority. Here, Leah oversaw city-wide design and planning policy and implementation — critical for the region’s sustainable growth and liveability which included supervising components of the final stages of the 2018 Commonwealth Games’ venues.
With over 25 years of experience, Leah is undaunted by large-scale, complex and ambitious projects, and understands site-specific subtleties. Among her greatest strengths is her ability to unify disparate stakeholders and bring cohesion to oft-competing interests in high-profile civic projects or innovations in city-shaping.
Leah’s leadership and expertise is utilised through appointments to multiple high-profile design boards, panels and juries. Collectively, she leverages all of these roles to advocate and facilitate high-quality, place-responsive design and heritage outcomes.