Lee Hillam

NSW ARB No. 7352

Lee is co-director of Dunn & Hillam Architects and has a part -time role at the Government Architect NSW as a Senior Design Advisor. Lee has worked for Richard Leplastrier, Architect  and Jeffrey Broadfield and Associates as a carpenter and project manager before setting setting up Dunn & Hillam Architects in 2000. Lee is an accomplished architect with exceptional skills in practice management, project management, masterplanning, detailed design of beautiful and sustainable buildings, joinery and furniture. Lee has specialist expertise in heritage, childcare and cultural projects and coordinating projects in regional and remote areas. Lee was Chair of the RAIA National Committee for Gender Equity and a member of the NSW Gender Equity Taskforce and an invited member of the Water Sensitive Urban Design think tank. 

Lee has taught and lectured at the University of NSW and Sydney University since 1998. Lee was the 1st year Architecture coordinator and Construction lecturer at Sydney University from 2003 - 2006. Lee participates regularly in the AIA mentoring scheme and instigated an Indigenous Architects mentoring scheme with Nura Gili at UNSW in 2013.  

Lee is an advocate for evidence based design and has the ability to convey these ideas about architecture for all audiences. Lee has written and presented talks in many and varied settings for government, community organisations, professional bodies and the public. Lee has contributed to Parlour generating debate and discussion around issues such as designing spaces for vulnerable women, the validity of the long work hours culture and profiling the issues of gender equity in architecture. Lee has co-authored a number of extensive research reports such as the Brief and Masterplan document for the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park which made recommendations for siting of buildings through to capacities, projected visitor numbers and design of appropriate low impact infrastructure.