Sarah Lebner

Sarah joined the Light House team in 2013, having previously worked with local commercial firm Stewart Architecture. She grew up riding horses and working with her dad on the family farm near Corryong, Victoria.

As well as being our Principal Architect here at Light House, Sarah regularly tutors at the University of Canberra and sits on the Design Advisory Panel for Capital Metro. However, Sarah is most proud of her toilet building experience, having erected outhouses in Kenya, the Solomon Islands, and alongside the Murray River.



Master of Architecture, University of Canberra

Bachelor of Arts (Architecture), University of Canberra



AIA Diverse Equitable Employment and Practice (DEEP) Taskforce, ACT Chapter

AIA Emerging Architects Mentoring Scheme, ACT Chapter


Work experience

2017 | Sessional Tutor in Architecture Studio, University of Canberra

2014 - present | Design Advisory Panel Member, Light Rail Project, Transport Canberra

2014 | Sessional Tutor in Architecture Practice, University of Canberra

2013 - present | Lead Architect, Light House Architecture & Science

2013 | Sessional Tutor in Sustainable Environmental Technology, University of Canberra

2009 - 2013 | Graduate Architect, Stewart Architecture

2011 | University of Canberra SONA Representative

2009 | Student of Architecture, Philip Leeson Architect

2008 - 2009 | Australian & New Zealand Student Architecture Congress, 'RE:HAB'



2015 | Future Leader Award, National Association of Women In Construction, ACT Chapter

2014 | AIA Canberra Light Rail Design Ideas Competition - Second (with Kate Shepherd)

2013 | AIA Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayne Graduate Prize

2012 | 'Capithetical' International Design Competition - Shortlisted, Centenary of Canberra

2012 | ActewAGL Award for Environmental and Cultural Sustainability, ActewAGL

2012 | Finalist - Bluescope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Design Award, Bluescope Steel

2012 | AIA Prize for Achievement in Fourth Year Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects