Dr. Lindy Osborne Burton

Senior Lecturer in Architecture
Queensland University of Technology
Board Member
Board of Architects of Queensland
Senior Fellow
Higher Education Academy

Brisbane, QLD

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  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate



I was originally educated in South Africa and later moved to Australia, where I commenced working at Cox Rayner Architects in Brisbane. I quickly developed a specialisation in the design of complex public and institutional buildings—my architectural portfolio is extensive and includes over 70 building projects, ranging from the Princess Alexandra Hospital Redevelopment, through to the Southbank Education & Training Precinct.

Following 12 years of practice in architecture, where I registered as an architect and I received 15 professional design awards, I chose to pursue a full-time academic career. Now the Master of Architecture Course Coordinator at Queensland University of Technology, my research interests centre on transformational architectural education, the design of innovative learning environments, the design of biophilic and salutogenic healthcare environments, gender equity in architecture, and the interstitial spaces between art and architecture. My PhD dissertation focussed on the design of transformational pedagogy and space, as experienced from the student’s perspective.

I am appointed as a Board Member of the Board of Architects of Queensland and I am an active member of the AASA and the AACA Accreditation Standing Panel. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and my teaching excellence has been recognised at QUT with a Dean’s Performance Award and a Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award, and nationally through an Office for Learning and Teaching citation for ‘outstanding contributions to student learning’. 

Dr. Lindy Osborne identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.