Lucas Paterno

Lucas Paterno

Lucas Paterno is the principal director of the Melbourne office. He has more than 17 years of experience providing statutory planning and urban design services to the private and public sectors.

Lucas understands that good urban planning leads to good urban design which carefully and deliberately responds to both its physical and regulatory context. He is driven by this fundamental principle and is committed to conceptualising, guiding and delivering projects of high quality.

Grounded in comprehensive evidence-based analysis, Lucas gives a bold and creative planning direction to every project, capturing opportunity that is often overlooked. He brings excellent capabilities in handling complexity and in managing the crucial relationships required to deliver no-nonsense, client focussed, smart and streamlined planning approvals.

Lucas offers invaluable planning and urban design support to residential, office, commercial and industrial projects of all scales.

Areas of expertise

Planning approvals facilitation

Statutory and Strategic Planning advice

Urban Design

VCAT Advocacy


Bachelor Applied Science (Planning & Urban Design), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)


Registered Planner Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

Professional Affiliations

Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association (VPELA)

Urban Development Institute of Australia

Property Council of Australia