LA in the Media - Issue 11, 1 - 14 August 2015


AILA CEO Shahana McKenzie Presenting at Torrens Primary School


Friday 31 July 2015 [CityNews]

‘Innovative Approach’ for School Courtyard

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the University of Canberra students and local ACT School, Torrens Primary, yesterday unveiled designs for a new play space to replace a characterless courtyard at Torrens Primary. Read more.

Friday 31 July 2015 [ACT Government]

Landscape Architects and local public school join forces

Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch today congratulated Torrens Primary School on their partnership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and landscape architecture students from the University of Canberra to redevelop their school courtyard. A new playground is proposed to revitalise the courtyard area and provide an exciting and functional outdoor space for the school. Read more.

Friday 31 July 2015 [Katherine Times]

Out of Town: English gardens highlight of estate

Following the purchase the couple brought in landscape architect Michael Bligh, who has beautifully integrated the tennis court and swimming pool into the English-style garden and surround lawns, and somehow removed one of the islands in the front lake. Read more.

Friday 31 July 2015 [Courier Mail]

50 Best and Brightest

Steve Dunn, design director of Dunn + Moran landscape architects at South Brisbane and an acknowledged leader in his field, is passionate about how cities such as Brisbane will respond to growing population densities in the future and how vital it will be to provide sustainable green spaces. Among his latest work is the grounds of the multimillion-dollar development The Highgate, in the city’s inner-south Highgate Hill. Read more.

Saturday 1 August 2015 [Domain]

A Work of Art in Ainslie

Open-plan living spaces flow to an outdoor terrace and landscaped gardens. The outdoor areas were designed by renowned landscape architect Karina Harris and include stone walls, a lemon-scented gum morning deck and garden lighting. Read more.


Saturday 1 August 2015 [Brisbane Times]

Gardening related events this week: Correa expert Maria Hitchcock, Landscape designer John Patrick
Landscape designer John Patrick will speak about the gardens of southern France for the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Patrick will speak about how, with their Mediterranean climate, harsh soils and drying winds, the southern French experience is not dissimilar to that of Victoria. Read more.

Sunday 2 August 2015 [Pool & Patio]

What is a Landscape Architect?

In addition to trees, shrubs, flowers, and other types of plants, a residential landscape may require the addition of decks,outdoor kitchens, irrigation, pools and spas, structures, and children's play areas. A landscape architect is someone who can design all of these elements and integrate them into a logical and visually appealing plan for your property. Read more.

Monday 3 August 2015 [ABC]

Playful Cities

What would cities look like if children designed them? At the recent Vivid Festival in Sydney, architects created interactive playgrounds for children to enjoy but they also asked children for their design ideas. We hear about design ideas for play and how children see future cities. Read more.

Thursday 6 August 2015 [ninemsn]

Melbourne Home Supplies Surrealist Technique ‘Cubomania’

"The brief called for a sustainable and high-end architectural response which comfortably accommodated the family, their transient extended family/friends and maximised the permissible building envelope, The owners were committed to sustainability, including the adaptation and reuse (upcycling) of artefacts which could not be retained during the demolition and construction processes." Read more.

Thursday 6 August 2015 [AILA]

Introducing Jon Hazelwood: HASSELL Principal

On the face of it, a pop-up playground in Sydney, a one-kilometre long shopping mall in Seoul and a High Street in decline in Croydon, London don’t have much in common. But over the past few months these places have all been reimagined by design teams that included Jon Hazelwood – an accomplished landscape architect, recently promoted to Principal at HASSELL. Read more.

Friday 7 August 2015 [Landscape]

The Pursuit of Evidence by Alayna Renata

As defined in the Oxford Dictionary, evidence is ‘the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid’. As such, evidence has become the basis for determining authenticity in the landscape planning and assessment realm, across a number of countries. Read more.

Friday 7 August 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

TCL and TZG revamp the Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) in Canberra has launched its 20-year masterplan to reinvigorate its heritage-listed gardens. Developed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG), the masterplan aims to reverse the trend of declining visitor numbers that has plagued the ANBG since 2007. Read more

Tuesday 11 August 2015 [Southern Grampians Shire Council]

Cox Street Front Door Landscape Upgrade – Concept Plans

Southern Grampians Shire Council will exhibit the concepts design for the ‘Front Door Precinct’ Project for a period of three weeks and invite the community to provide comprehensive feedback. Work commenced on the Cox Street Upgrade project in October 2013 and concepts have been developed by a team of consultants led by Michael Smith and Associates, Landscape Architects. Read more.


Tuesday 11 August 2015 [Glam Adelaide]

East versus West in This Year’s PARK[ing] Day

Registrations for this year’s event are open now, and in a change to the traditional PARK(ing) Day route, Hindley Street to Rundle Street will host a selection of innovative parks transformed into spaces for people, thanks to the support from Adelaide City Council, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects South Australian Chapter and The Adelaide Review. Read more.

Wednesday 12 August 2015 [Tenterfield Star]

Council Prep to Bring Down Park Barriers

Locals will have an opportunity to see how close Bruxner Park's final design came to architect John Mongard's original concept when it's opened to the public over the next couple of days. Council’s Director of Engineering Services Stephen Bell will meet with contractor Boyd’s Bay Landscaping and park architect John Mongard today to undertake a practical completion inspection of the works. Read more.

Wednesday 12 August 2015 [Architecture & Design]

MTalks, MMeets, MMusic, films and gatherings exploring architecture and design to return at MPavilion 2015

This Public Life: 2015 Landscape Architecture Conference runs from Thursday 15 October to Sunday 18 October in Melbourne. MPavilion will host a series of talks and landscape design tours presented in partnership with This Public Life and Tract Consultants. Read more.

Thursday 13 August 2015 [AILA]

Anton James Receives Commendation Prize in RIBAJ International Drawing Competition

Anton James from RMIT University and JMD Design received a commendation for his sketches in the Royal Institute of British Architects international Eye Line drawing competition. The sketch was of Bungarribee Parklands, which received the AILA NSW Planning Award last year. Read more.

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