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What we can do for you

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.

8.Providing advice

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.

Craig Burton

April 2019


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.


Inspiring places

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;

Architectural competitions

Landscape Architectural competitions


Landscape Architecture

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.

Community Mapping

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

Public Parks

National Parks

Botanic Gardens

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

Awards Profile