Community Engagement with Great Impact

Landscape architecture often has a great impact on public realm.  A great impact on public realm means a great impact on communities.  That is why community engagement is so important to successful landscape architecture.

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects SA Awards have just been announced for 2020.  We are thrilled to see two projects we provided community engagement services for have won gongs.

Congratulations to Aspect Studios who led the Glenthorne National Park Master Plan.  The AILA Awards judges acknowledged the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” this new National Park presented, stating that “the key to the success of the master plan is the coordinated approach to park planning and management involving a comprehensive co-design process consisting of workshops, presentations, community open days, design charettes and authentic collaboration with Kaurna Nation”. More information about the project is available on the awards website.

Congratulations also to JPE Design Studio who led the Military Road and Main Street Precinct.  The Awards judges were impressed by the “program of well-designed solutions to increasing shade, widening footpaths, creating better amenity and a contextual experience by the coast, the project demonstrates an effective approach to rethinking our streets for people – not just cars”. More information about the project is available on the awards website.

Thanks to Aspect Studios and JPE Design Studio for making us part of their teams, and to the Department for Environment & Water and the City of Charles Sturt for entrusting us to deliver these award winning projects.  We have our fingers crossed as they proceed to the National AILA Awards.