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Shanghai Landscape Forum: Sensation.

ASPECT Studios are once again delighted to be involved in the Shanghai Landscape Forum alongside peers including Sasaki, AECOM, SWA and others. The forum itself presenting as an opportunity for globally influential landscape architects to provide insights and drive social and environmental change among our…

MORE THAN A YEAR ON, HAS ‘SKY RAIL’ TURNED SUBURBS INTO GHETTOS?

More than a year after the first train ran along elevated rail lines in Melbourne’s south-eastern corridor, residents say “sky rail” has increased quality of life and added to the vibrancy of local communities, and realtors say fears of a property price plunge have been assuaged. Stretches…

A LESSON ON UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF ELEVATED RAIL: CAULFIELD TO DANDENONG LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL

Adam Kiekebosch, Infrastructure Director, ASPECT Studios. Melbourne’s Level Crossing Removal Program has been progressively removing level crossings from across Melbourne since 2015. The benefits of grade separated rail in alleviating traffic congestion, improving safety, and increasing the capacity of the train network are obvious and…

RETROFITTING OF COMMERCIAL ROOFTOPS SHOULD BE GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

80 Ann St, Mirvac.   Deb Robbins, Studio Director, ASPECT Studios Proposed changes by Brisbane City Council under Brisbane City Plan that incentivise the inclusion of green rooftops by residential developers have been warmly received by developers. The changes will enable developers to include communal…

Time for Sydney to take cycling seriously

Cycling in New York Author: Jason Packenham, Associate, ASPECT Studios. *Article originally published on The Fifth Estate.   As the world’s list of cities undergoing a cycling revolution continues to grow, you wonder when Sydney will finally reach a tipping point and take cycling as…

Kirsten Bauer speaks at AILA conference.

This year’s four-day AILA Conference, themed “Not in My Backyard”, focuses on the ways in which landscape architects are best-placed to respond to the challenges of global urbanization and climate change. Kirsten Bauer, an ASPECT director who is based in our Melbourne Studio, is speaking…

Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan for Greater Adelaide

  We applaud the South Australian government’s steps to improve the efficiency of the state’s public transport network. Its rollout of further planning studies for the Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan for Greater Adelaide focusing on the Electrification of Adelaide’s Public transport Network will…

Finch Farm brings agricultural learning to students of Brisbane’s John Paul College

  Finch Farm is a place where students and community spirit thrives. Built and maintained by the extended family of Brisbane’s John Paul College, it is an engaging extension to the school’s classroom learning environment. ASPECT Studio’s Brisbane Studio Director, Deb Robbins, helped the farm…

ASPECT Studios Melbourne wins 3 prestigious AILA Awards

  Awards are always wonderful to receive, but the real honour comes from enabling the visions of our clients come to life – especially when they are a long time in the making. Our Melbourne Studio was recently recognised with three major awards at the…

ASPECT Studios voted winner of San Francisco’s Tenderloin regeneration competition.

  Design has the power to transform the character of an entire neighbourhood and the lives of those who live within it. This was the purpose of the recent international ideas and design competition, San Francisco 2016, which challenged the world’s creative community to imagine…

ASPECT Studios Collective Works – Sneak Peek!

It’s not everyday a new book on landscape architecture is published, so it’s a great honour to announce a new book dedicated to ASPECT Studios’ Collective Works is soon to be released.   ASPECT Studios Collective Works showcases ASPECT’s award-winning projects, such as The Goods…