Sacha Coles

Sacha Coles
Director
SYDNEY
Registered Landscape Architect, AILA
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons 1), RMIT
Adjunct Professor, UTS

Sacha Coles is Director of ASPECT Studios, one of Australia’s preeminent landscape architecture and urban design practices with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Shanghai. The award-winning studio specialises in designing places where people want to be.

With a practice comprising over 100 people, the studios are recognised for their rigorous design methodology, consistently innovating to produce high quality sustainable design outcomes across both public and private sectors.

Sacha has led the design and delivery of significant award winning public landscapes on a local and global scale, most notably receiving the International Federation of Landscape Architecture APR – ‘President’s Award’, and on multiple occasions the ‘Australia Award for Urban Design’ and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architect’s ‘Medal’.

Recognised as an expert on the culture of Landscape Architecture, in 2014 he was appointed as Adjunct Professor at the UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building. He is a believer that design thinking can save the world.

FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

Recent Professional History

  • ASPECT Studios Director, 1999 – current
  • University of New South Wales – Associate Lecturer Part time lecturer in the program of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, 1998 – 2002

Master Planning + Design

  • Barangaroo South (winning bid scheme), 2010 – 2015
  • Pirrama Park (Former Water Police Site), Pyrmont, 2005 – 2010
  • Murray Rose Pool (Redleaf Pool), Double Bay, 2011 – 2012
  • Victoria Harbour, concept design, design development, planning documents, documentation, 2008 – 2014

Public Domain

  • The Goods Line, 2013 – 2015
  • Chinatown Laneways Revitalisation Projects, Haymarket, 2009 – 2012
  • Pirrama Park (Former Water Police Site), Pyrmont, 2005 – 2010
  • Darling Quarter, 2006 – 2011
  • Angel Place, 2009 – 2011
  • 2 to 8 Weston Street, Balmain, 2010 – 2012
  • Sydney Streets Design Code, 2009 – 2010

Recent Professional Achievements / Panel and Board Positions

  • JLL National Conference – Guest Speaker, 2016
  • AACA Inclusion by Design: Access to Outdoor Urban Spaces – Guest Speaker, 2016
  • International Symposium on Creating Livable Cities Forum – Japan – Guest Speaker, 2016
  • City of Sydney CityTalks Design Event: Greening Global Cities – Planning Parks with the Wellbeing of People First – Guest Speaker, 2016
  • UTS Graduation Ceremony Occasional Address, 2016
  • MAAS Design Advisor, 2016
  • UNSW Built Environment Advisory Council, 2010 – 2016
  • AILA Fesitval of Landscape Architecture – This Public Life – Guest Speaker, 2015
  • General Thinking on The Streets of Barangaroo – Keynote Speaker, 2015
  • 202020 Vision ‘My Park Rules’ Competition Judge, 2015
  • Sydney Architecture Festival: The Goods Line – Keynote Speaker, 2015
  • AGDA Vivid Ideas Festival: Work in Progress, Sydney – Guest Speaker, 2015
  • Sydney – A Landscape Articulated, UTS – Guest Panelist, 2015
  • Placemaking Forum, China – Key Speaker, 2015
  • Institute of Sustainable Futures, UTS Sydney – Guest Speaker
  • Green Cities Conference, Melbourne – Guest Speaker, 2015
  • Future of Place Forum, Sydney – Guest Speaker, 2015
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