CAB CONSULTING PTY LTD has the ability to provide a range of services across the different disciplines of ; architecture, landscape architecture, heritage conservation, environmental studies, horticulture, fine arts and education.
These disciplines can be seen as integrated into one project or addressed separately.
Landscape architecture as a wholistic profession more easily integrates all of the above disciplines to differing extent.
Services include but are not limited by the following:
1. Understanding place and its context
2. Investigation of physical and documentary evidence of the fabric of places
3. Historical analysis
4. Physical analysis
5. Understanding cultural and social context
6. Master Planning and Site planning
7. Design concepts and design development for architectural and landscape architectural propositions.
9. Documentation of projects
10. Supervision of project implementation
11. Collaborative and individual art works
12. Teaching and learning
An understanding of the physical evolution of places and their cultural significance contributes to the resolution of contemporary planning and design processes with a meaningful and artful outcome.
Co-director of the Cultural Landscape Research Unit at the University of N.S.W. and has focused much of his research and practice on conservation issues related to the Australian environment and its perceived landscapes, their identification, assessment, management and appropriate planning and design actions.
Appointed as Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Western Australia, to implement the first professional undergraduate degree course in Landscape Architecture in Western Australia.
Established as Director of CAB CONSULTING PTY.LTD. and has carried out a private practice in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, heritage conservation, horticulture, education and art.
Appointed as Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Sydney, and was involved in teaching, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, heritage conservation and public art.
Appointed as Adjunct Professor to the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at the University of Western Australia and in the same year awarded a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
Integration of Architecture and Landscape through an understanding of people, history, environment and place.
Understanding of historical evolution of places.
Leading to the following project Categories;
Landscape Architectural competitions
Heritage Conservation : Landscape and Architecture
Education : teaching, lectures and academic supervision in the disciples of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Heritage Conservation, Urban Design, Landscape Ecology, Horticulture and Aboriculture at Universities and Colleges in Australia: UNSW, USYD, UWA, UWS, UNEWCASTLE, UTS and RYDE TAFE
Education: teaching and lectures in other countries; Japan and Indonesia.
Education and research : Cultural Landscape Research Unit with Helen Armstrong at UNSW
Education : Adjunct Professor University of Western Australia 2006 – present
Education: teaching and lectures for private schools: the Australian Architecture Foundation in Australia.
Lectures, talks and walks for professional institutes and societies: AIA, AILA, AGHS
Publications on Architecture, Landscape and Garden History
Public Domain projects
Urban Design Studies
Private Urban Development sites.
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust; research, publications and design of specific sites.
Institutions; Private and public schools, Psychiatric Hospitals, Public and private hospitals, Universities, Salvation Army, Federal Government
Aboriginal Cultural Centres : WA and NSW
Private residential developments
Rural property developments
Design Review Panels
Expert witness for Commissions of Enquiry.
Expert witness evidence for Land and Environment Court NSW World Heritage Nomination Team : Blue Mountains Plateaux NSW
1972. Georges Pompidou Centre International Competition.Plateau Beauborg,Paris. Equal 2nd Prize. with Ken Maher and Colin Stewart
1984. Riverside Park Competition, Ballina. NSW. 1st Prize
1995. Excellence in Teaching Award. University of Western Australia.
1996. Future Generations University Competition, Central Coast, NSW. Finalist with Room 4.1.3
1998. Centenary of Federation Garden Competition, Centennial Park. Commendation with Room 4.1.3
1999. AILA(NSW+ACT) Project Design Award, Parks and Recreation Category: Bradleys Head
1999. AILA(NSW+ACT) Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture
2000. Mt.Penang Festival Development Corporation Garden Design Competition Winning Entry with Anton James Design Pty Ltd
2000. AILA National Award: Design- Public Open Spaces.
2002. AILA(NSW+ACT) Merit Award: Master plan Mt Penang with Oculus Pty Ltd
2002. NSW Local Govt. Excellence in the Environment Award for Sustainable residential development in Chatswood NSW for Willoughby Council with Kennedy Associates Architects
2003. NSW National Trust Heritage Awards. Commendation for Parramatta Park Landscape Master.plan
2004. Parramatta Heritage Awards. Former Female Orphan School Rydalmere with Tanner Architects
2004. National Art School East Sydney First Prize Design Competition with Alexander Tzannes Associates
2004. International Arboretum Canberra Competition Equal winning entry Stage 1 with JonesSonter Architects
2005. NSW National Trust Heritage Award : Audley Conservation Management Plan and Master Plan with Context Landscape Design
2005. AILA (NSW +ACT) Award for Excellence in Planning : Ballast Point Park SHFA with Context Landscape Design Pty Ltd and Anton James Design
2007. AILA (NSW ) Award for Excellence in Planning : Former Water Police Site Park Pyrmont with Aspect Studios and Hill Thalis Architects for City of Sydney
2008. AIA (NSW) Wilkinson Award ( Landscape and site planning component) Wilcox House, Leura, with James Stockwell Architect.
2008. AIA (NSW) Architecture Award (Landscape component) Headland Park Amenities, Mosman, with Richard Leplastrier
2008. AIA National Award for Residential Houses : Leura House and Garden with James Stockwell Architect
2009. Mosman Design Award : Georges Head Lookout with Richard Leplastrier
2009. CCAE Awards, National, State and Local Awards for Former Water Police Site Park, Pyrmont with Aspect Studios and Hill Thalis Architects for City of Sydney
2010.AIA (NSW) Architecture Award for Urban Design: Pirrama Park Pyrmont with Hill Thalis Architecture ,Aspect Studios for City of Sydney.
2010. AILA National Award : Planning for Pirrama Park Master Plan, Pyrmont with Aspect Studios and Hill Thalis Architecture
2010. AIA National Award ;Walter Burley Griffin Award in Urban Design for Pirrama Park with Aspect Studios and Hill Thalis Architecture.
2010. AILA NSW Medal for Landscape Architecture with Aspect Studios and Hill Thalis Architecture for Pirrama Park Pyrmont, Sydney NSW
2011. Martumili Art Centre, Newman WA Second Prize in UWA Design Competition with Ben Braham Architects.
2012. NSW National Trust Heritage Award : Former Coal Loader Waverton Peninsula with Hassel and North Sydney Council
2012.AILA National Design Award for Pirrama Park Pyrmont with Aspect Studios, HillThalis Architecture, Fiona Robbe and City of Sydney
2013. Commendation in Capithetical competition as contributing author to Made in Australia by Dr Julian Bolleter and Prof Richard Weller
2013. Australia Award for Urban Design Chinatown Laneways Sydney with Aspect Studios.
2014. Contributing author to Made in Australia by Dr Julian Bolleter and Prof Richard Weller. WA Medal for Landscape Architecture : Research and Communication Award
2014. Education and Interpretation award National Trust of Australia NSW. Contributing Author for Public Sydney publication
2014. ACT National Trust Award : Anzac Parade HMP.
2015. NSW National Trust Heritage Awards: Highly Commended for Mast Precinct Bradleys Head SHNP
2015. AIA NSW. Wilkinson Award ( Landscape component) Light House, Dover Heights, Sydney with Peter Stutchbury Architecture.
2016. AIA NSW Special Jury Award. Contributing Author for Public Sydney publication.
2017. AIA NSW AWARDS : The Robert Woodward Award for Small Project Architecture Pirramimma Garden Pavilion
2017. Finalist : Australian House Awards
2017. Finalist : Australian Timber Design Awards
2018. Commendation: Australian House Awards
2018. AILA NSW Award of Excellence : Civic Landscape with Sprout Landscape Architecture.
2018. Australian Urban Design Award : Built Projects and Neighbourhood Scale : Former South Sydney Hospital Site : Matron Ruby Grant Park
2019. NSW National Trust award contributing as part of the AILA Landscape Heritage Committee.