Sarah Lebner is the Principal Architect at Light House Architecture and Science. Light House are a multidisciplinary Canberra firm focused on energy-efficient ‘smaller smarter’ housing.
Sarah grew up near Corryong, Victoria, which seeded an understanding and interest in rural architecture and designing for bushfire preparedness. After helping her family prepare for active defence this summer, she has become increasingly aware of the lack of design discussion around active defence. Sarah and members of her team are currently working in collaboration with Jeff Dau from Ember Bushfire Consulting to revise the Australian Institute of Architects’ ‘Planning and Design for Bushfire Requirements’ practice note, and Sarah is focusing on design for active defence in the update.
Sarah is a member of the Architecture Program Course Advisory Group at the University of Canberra. She was recently awarded the Australian Institute of Architect’s ACT Emerging Architect of the Year prize and is the author of 101 Things I Didn’t Learn in Architecture School; And wish I’d known before my first job.