Lara Mackintosh has over 15 years’ experience in the profession working in the residential, retail and educational sectors. Now, as an academic in Perth at Curtin University School of Built Environment, Lara has been developing her keen interest sustainability in architecture through her research and teaching practice. Her current research activities are associated with developing a holistic approach to architecture, in which the social, economic and environmental issues of sustainability in the built environment can be addressed both through practice and the education of architects. Lara is currently exploring this as a PhD candidate. The focus of her thesis is the development of a pedagogical framework for environmental education to support long term sustainable behaviour.