our disciplines

arboriculture

John Patrick Landscape Architects Pty Ltd has developed into a truly multidisciplinary landscape consultancy with strengths in arboriculture and landscape management. Our team provides expertise on tree-related issues, including trees and development, management of urban tree populations, heritage tree assessment and recommendations for statutory protection. Our arboricultural consultants are tertiary qualified Members of Arboriculture Australia and the International Society of Arboriculture. Recent projects include:· Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour - Tree Management Plan and Expert Evidence.· Territory and Municipal Services, ACT - Tree Replacement Advisory Panel.· Curtain Square Community Consultation - Possum and Tree Managemen Plan.· Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North - Avenue replacement strategy.

horticulture

Heritage conservation studies,Recent projects include:· Point Nepean Quarantine Station - Conservation Management Plan· Lauderdale Cottage, New Town - Conservation Management Plan· Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen - Conservation Management Plan · Melbourne General Cemetery - Conservation Management Plan

landscape heritage

Heritage conservation studies, master plans and conservation management plans have been carried out for some of the most significant historic landscapes in Victoria. With expertise in landscape architecture, horticulture and arboriculture, our heritage landscape team is able to achieve practical outcomes for sites assessed of significance at the local state and national level. We regularly provide expert evidence in relation to heritage landscape matters at VCAT, Planning Panels Victoria and Heritage Victoria. Recent projects include:· Point Nepean Quarantine Station - Conservation Management Plan· Lauderdale Cottage, New Town - Conservation Management Plan· Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen - Conservation Management Plan· Melbourne General Cemetery - Conservation Management Plan

recreational landscape

Landscape design and development of one of Victoria’s major natural tourist attractions, requiring a sensitive environmental response to penguin nesting habitat and to the rugged cliff setting and harsh climate. John Patrick Landscape Architects Pty Ltd has carried out several important landscape projects for major recreation and sporting venues. The intensive public uses of these spaces has required landscape solutions that provide a high quality presentation that can enhance the quality of the visitor experience and are designed to accommodate and withstand intensive public use. Given the extensive size of many of these spaces issues of resource effective management and maintenance have also formed important aspects of the project. Recent commissions include:· Moonee Valley Race Course - Landscape master plan and documentation for track reconstruction, encompassing adjacent tract perimeter areas and grandstand foreground.· Flemington Race Course - Landscape design for conversion of a school building to Racing Centre Headquarters, and site planning for race course alterations. The project involved advanced tree plantings and the designof a dramatic 180 meter long rose arbor.· Seal Rocks Sea Life Centre, Phillip Island

retail landscape

John Patrick Landscape Architects Pty Ltd has extensive experience in a range of retail and office landscape projects. The practice is appreciative of the need to achieve attractive landscape settings that enhance the commercial image and presentation of the site, but which are designed to withstand the practical realities of low maintenance, proximity to arterial traffic pollution and restricted watering regimes. Recent projects include:· Woolworths - Landscape design and documentation for supermarkets and service stations throughout metropolitan and rural Victoria.· Aldi Supermarkets - Landscape design and documentation for supermarkets throughout metropolitan and rural Victoria.· Marriott Waters - Landscape design and documentation for the newly developed shopping centre.

commercial & industrial

John Patrick Landscape Architects Pty Ltd has extensive experience in a range of commercial landscape projects. Recent projects include:· Crown Towers Hotel Development - Landscape design and documentation for the Crown Hotel complex.· Qanstruct Australia Limited - Design of warehouse/office developments for developer including projects in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia.· East Melbourne Gallery - Design of art gallery gardens that have since been featured in Vogue Living and newspaper advertising.

institutional landscape

Landscape design and documentation for Lendlease. John Patrick Landscape Architects Pty Ltd has completed a number of significant institutional commissions ranging from large multi-million dollar projects to small local community facilities. In undertaking these projects the practice has been able to respond to the specific needs of its clients through effective communication, both at the levelof individuals representing the corporate clients, and with committees and boards of management. This is supported by thorough project documentation and contract administration, to ensure a cost-efficient implementation of the design solutions. Recent projects include:· Northern Hospital, Epping - Design and documentation of hard and soft landscaping and detailing of 13 courtyards. Design and documentation of Mental Health & Short Stay Unit courtyards and building surrounds as part of Stage 4 Redevelopment works.· Trinity College, University of Melbourne - Landscape Master plan. On-going Landscape architectural services to develop each precinct of the Master plan.· Abervale Retirement Village -

public parks & gardens

The design of new public parks and gardens and the preparation of master plans for existing gardens has been a major focus of the work of John Patrick Landscape Architects Pty Ltd since the practice was founded. The establishment of new parks presents an opportunity to create innovative designs that combine contemporary ideas with cultural expressions of community aspirations and enriches the experience of urban amenity. Recent projects include:· Caulfield Park. City of Glen Eira - An extensive programme of community consultation led to the development of alternative site Master Plan options for further public assessment. Final plan was linked to heritage study.· Boardman Reserve, Sunbury - Preparation of a Master Plan for neighbourhood park including football ovals, athletic track, netball centre. Involved extensive community consultation programme.· Karwarra Garden, Shire of Yarra Ranges - Preparation of Master Plan and Management Plan including extensive community and stakeholder consultation.

residential landscapes

A collaborative approach is adopted to ensure clients are closely involved in the creation of their gardens and the design response to their specific needs and preferences. The gardens created by John Patrick Landscape Architects Pty Ltd cover a broad range of sizes and styles. They include large country retreats, suburban homes, unit developments and small courtyards. While John Patrick Landscape Architects Pty Ltd has an outstanding reputation for designs featuring formal settings and exotic species, its expertise also extends to contemporary and informal designs

streetscape & urban design

Preparation of detailed street furniture manual including furniture suited to use in parks, riverside habitats, etc. Streetscape and urban design projects form an important and expanding component of the landscape design practice. John Patrick Landscape Architects Pty Ltd is highly aware that the quality of our urban spaces plays a critical role in fostering a positive and vibrant sense of community. It can promote interaction both at formal and informal levels, engender civic pride and identity, and contribute to a local sense of belonging. More tangible benefits include improved land values and a higher standard of urban amenity for residents. The practice approach to its urban design projects is to identify and enhance the existing assets of each community and strengthen the essential and unique features of the locality to create a strong and clearly identifiable sense of place. Recent projects include:· Echuca Street scape Study - Landscape design for High Street, Echuca, that addressed amenity, heritage and traffic management in this busy tourist and commercial precinct.· City of Melbourne - GIS Tree Survey Tree inventories for the City. - City of Yarra - Street Furniture Manual.