Fast forward a few decades and my approach remains the same:practical, curious, hands-on, and inspired by the ability to create stories with design.
Since 2011, I have built a professional reputation as a creative problem solving ‘doer’. As a registered Landscape Architect and urban designer, my experience is gained from 100+ diverse multi-disciplinary projects from regional town masterplans, urban design and placemaking frameworks, to streetscape upgrades, gardens and small projects. I continue to work alongside diverse groups, individuals and even Colobus monkeys!
My grandfather was an architect, artist, and maker, and my earliest memories include makeshift shelters, new places and imagined futures created from found offcuts and scrap metal. I was quickly exposed to the influence design has in changing, connecting and creating places. Fast forward a few decades and my approach remains the same:practical, curious, hands-on, and inspired by the ability to create stories with design.
I am excited by opportunities to work with passionate people who bring interesting problems, projects, and situations to the table, and foster innovation and creativity amongst those I work with by holding ideas lightly so that all opportunities can be explored.Through landscape architecture I aim to connect people to places, and accordingly emphasize understanding and responding to needs instead of trends. I work tirelessly to ensure common objectives are defined, understood and delivered on in a way everyone can be comfortable with, and apply complex thinking, rigor and sensitivity to balance big ideas with pragmatic considerations. As a ‘blow-in’ to the places I work, I invite the people who make up those places to be part of the design journey. You’ll find me chatting to locals over a beer at the front bar or exploring regional and remote Australia. As Director of Hatch I’m privileged to have the opportunity to follow my passions for place and people, and make a positive impact on landscapes and the communities they belong to.