Arcadia in the swing of things with senior promotion announcements


Arcadia began 2022 with a slew of senior promotions at three of its studios, which recognize the contributions and achievements of a range of people in landscape architecture and urban design.

In Brisbane, Jason Taylor was promoted to Senior Associate, while Kate Philips and Tim Ivers were promoted to Associate. In Melbourne, Daniel Drummond was promoted to Associate with Annabel Spillane in Sydney. Stacey Edwards, Kelsy Pearce, Vivian Deng and Hugh Marchant have been promoted to Senior Landscape Architect, while Arcadia’s newest Canberra studio has appointed Graduate Landscape Architect Emilia Pelle.

“2021 has been a landmark year for our Arcadia as the team has seen a period of strong growth, both in terms of staff and caliber of projects. With our teams working on complex city-shaping projects, it has been gratifying to see these individuals deliver exceptional work as part of a team, using the latest technology and innovation to drive design excellence to ensure top-notch project results,” says Alex Longley , founding director of Arcadia Landscape Architecture.

“We are delighted to have expanded our leadership within the practice with these promotions. We know how beneficial mentorship and collaboration are to the development of our team and the delivery of great client work. In addition to this, our extensive training and development programs support our staff in their career development. »

Please find a list of Arcadia promotions below.

Jason Taylor – Senior Partner (Brisbane)

Taylor has been involved in leading project teams to deliver high quality design results in a range of sectors including urban open space, retail, retirement communities and residential. His strength in fostering openness and empathy with clients, as well as with the competent authorities, ensures that the interests and objectives of the various stakeholders are maintained. His qualifications in horticulture and extensive experience in sports and recreation planning areas have also enabled Arcadia to be heavily involved with local councils and Queensland stadiums in South East Queensland and Bundaberg.

Kate Philips – Partner (Brisbane)

Philips plays a key role in the design, documentation and realization of a variety of projects in the public and private sectors, in the fields of education, health, commerce, residential, development and of public space. Her focus on delivering great design results, combined with her strong vision and hard work, make her a valuable addition to the dedicated multidisciplinary teams she works with. Kate recently led the design and landscape documentation of Breakfast Creek Quarter, a major retail project at the gateway to the city of Brisbane.

Tim Ivers – Partner (Brisbane)

Trained as a graphic designer and landscape architect, Ivers brings a particular passion for design and a keen eye for detail to his work. He has extensive experience leading projects in all areas, from initial design and master planning to detailed design and construction. Tim has been involved in the delivery of some of Arcadia’s key projects including Fortitude Valley State Secondary College and Stockland Aura.

Annabel Spillane – Partner (Sydney)

With her remarkable knowledge of plants and exceptional design skills, Annabel’s approach to multidisciplinary collaboration has resulted in the delivery of projects that exceed client expectations. She has worked hard to weave links with country, smart environmental sustainability and water efficiency into her designs, contributing to Sydney’s suburban fabric.

Daniel Drummond (Melbourne)

Drummond’s experience coordinating and delivering major infrastructure projects in Victoria has been key to the Melbourne team’s success in designing and delivering major projects. His passion for delivering high-quality and engaging results, combined with his collaborative approach, helped the team find innovative and highly-resolved project solutions to facilitate positive interaction between the community, the built environment and systems. natural.

Stacey Edmunds, Kelsy Perce, Hugues Marchant and Viviane Deng have delivered exemplary work across the board, demonstrating exceptional design skills and developing strong relationships with clients and collaborators in the process. Emilie Shovel joins the ACT studio, bringing a passion for sustainability and a keen eye for detail.


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