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Craig Burton is a qualified architect, landscape architect, horticulturalist, fine arts historian and a graduate in environmental studies.

He has been involved with environmental heritage issues, particularly in the areas of architecture and cultural landscape identification and assessment since 1981.

Craig has undertaken Heritage Studies for local government areas and a number of Conservation Plans, Community Mapping projects and related studies of both natural and cultural environments. He is equally experienced as an architectural, landscape and urban designer having undertaken a wide range of design projects.

His professional experience has ranged from private practice with various architectural offices in New South Wales, fifteen years with the N.S.W. Government Architects Branch where he was employed both as an architect and as a landscape architect, forty years academic involvement, twelve years with the School of Landscape Architecture, University of N.S.W. and over forty years private practice as a sole practitioner. He has been involved with teaching selected subjects in the undergraduate courses in Architecture at both the University of Sydney and the University of N.S.W. as well as the post graduate courses in Heritage Conservation and Urban design at these institutions.


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.

One of his design projects has been recognized by the AILA as one of the fifteen most significant designed landscapes in Australia and Craig has contributed to many publications concerning the disciplines of landscape and architecture.

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Architecture, Hons II/I, UNSW, 1970
Graduate Diploma in Landscape Design, UNSW, 1974
Certificate of Horticulture, Merit Pass, Ryde School of Horticulture, 1978
Master of Arts (Fine Arts) Sydney University, 1981
Graduate Diploma of Environmental Studies, Macquarie University, 1983

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