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"My early interest in geography resulted from living in Hong Kong, where the conflict and interplay between raw nature and dense urbanization was unfolding right in front of me every day. Landscape architecture gave me the vocabulary and tools to start to understand it and how we can be a part of creating new opportunities for nature and people to live together."
Iris Fong

Landscape Architecture + Urban Design

BEnvs University of Melbourne
MLArch University of Melbourne

TCL Melbourne

About

Iris graduated from the University of Melbourne with Bachelor of Environments and Master of Landscape Architecture. She was the recipient of multiple awards, including several Dean´s Honours Awards and the AECOM Australia Prize for Urban Design and Architecture. She was awarded the Ellis Stones Memorial Awards for her thesis ¨The Millennial Picturesque¨, which demystifies the informal urbanisms in Asian context and explores the potential of perspective designing.

Iris has a strong passion on uncovering the mystery of different urbanisms and their complex formations, materialised in the form of natural, urban and cultural landscapes. She harbours great interest in understanding the connections between landscapes and people, and works toward bringing harmony to both. Combined with her observation, conceptual and research skills, Iris is resolved on creating places which would be the epitome of landscape narratives, poetically expressing the relationship between humans and the environment.

Prior joining TCL in 2019, she worked as a landscape architect in Stratis Landscape Architects, a studio specialised in playspace design, with experience in graphic representation, drafting and digital modelling. She has been tutoring studios in the University of Melbourne since 2017.

T.C.L acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people — the traditional custodians of the land on which we work. We respect their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.