You might not realise how often you engage with landscape architecture. But take a stroll through a city park, public gallery, university or garden, and you’ll likely be in an environment that has been specifically designed to highlight the natural qualities of the place, and facilitate an enjoyable and functional experience.

The 2019 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards celebrate how ‘beauty, sustainability, creativity, nature and wellbeing come together.’ The awards program covers 13 categories, from civic landscapes to parks, gardens and open spaces. The Jury Chair Mary Papaioannou highlighted ‘we saw the contribution that projects make through delivering a public realm that encourages recovery and rehabilitation, inclusivity and engagement.’

‘Landscape Architects ensure the complex relationship between people and nature is embedded through the many places that shape the way we live on this planet.’ added Adrian Gray, President of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Take a scroll through the best of Victoria’s urban and rural environments, shaped by award-winning landscape architects!

Civic Landscape sponsored by Brickworks

Award of ExcellenceBendigo Hospital Project by OCULUS Landscape Architecture + Urban Design

Landscape Architecture AwardMalop Street Green Spine by Outlines, RMIT New Academic Street by Taylor Cullity Lethlean, and Deakin University Building HD Courtyard by GHDWoodhead

Community Contribution sponsored by the Built Environment Channel

Landscape Architecture AwardGoulburn Valley Health Therapeutic Courtyard by Spiire

Cultural Heritage

Award of ExcellenceParliament of Victoria, Member’s Annex Landscapes by Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Landscape Architecture AwardMount Buffalo Chalet Gardens Conservation Management Plan by Inspiring Place

Gardens sponsored by Lawn Solutions Australia:

Award of ExcellenceTwig House by Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Landscape Architecture AwardBendigo Botanic Gardens – Garden for the Future by Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Infrastructure sponsored by ACO

Award of ExcellenceCaulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project by ASPECT Studios

Land Management

Award of ExcellenceGreening the Pipeline- MOS Pilot Park by GHDWoodhead

Landscape Planning sponsored by Glascott Landscape and Civil

Landscape Architecture AwardWoowookarung Regional Park Plan by Site Office, Streets for People Feasibility Study by Hansen Partnership, and Moonee Ponds Creek Opportunities Plan by McGregor Coxall.

Parks & Open Space sponsored by Street Furniture Australia

Award of ExcellenceMonash University Eastern Precinct Landscape by Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Landscape Architecture AwardLewis Park by McGregor Coxall, and Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal – Linear Parks and Djerring Trail by ASPECT Studios

Play Spaces sponsored by LARK Industries

Landscape Architecture AwardBridge Road Regional Playspace by ASPECT Studios and George Pentland Botanic Gardens playspace by Leaf Design Studio

Research, Policy & Communications

Award of ExcellenceReCasting Terra Nullius Blindness by Deakin University

Landscape Architecture AwardSpiire Inclusive Cities Research Project by Spiire

Small Projects sponsored by Metro Trees

Award of ExcellenceDoubleground by Openwork and Muir Architecture

Landscape Architecture AwardTurner Street Vertical Garden by Simon Ellis Landscape Architects

Tourism sponsored by City of Melbourne

Landscape Architecture AwardJackalope Hotel by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park by HASSELL

Urban Design sponsored by WE-EF Lighting Australia/NZ

Landscape Architecture AwardThe Tin Alley Masterplan by HASSELL and Monash University Western Precinct Landscape by Rush Wright Associates

Double Ground by Openwork & Muir Architecture. Winner of the Award of Excellence, Small Projects. Photo – Peter Bennetts.

Parliament of Victoria by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Winner of Award of Excellence, Cultural Heritage. Photo – Adam Gibson.

Parliament of Victoria by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Winner of Award of Excellence, Cultural Heritage. Photo – Adam Gibson.

Parliament of Victoria by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Winner of Award of Excellence, Cultural Heritage. Photo – Adam Gibson.

Turner Street Vertical Garden by Simon Ellis Landscape Architects. Winner of Landscape Architecture Award, Small Projects. Photo – Tim Allen.

Jackalope Hotel by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Winner of Landscape Architecture Award, Tourism. Photo – Caitlin Mills.

Monash University Western Precinct Landscape by Rush Wright Associates. Winner of Landscape Architecture Award, Urban Design. Photo – John Gollings.

(left) Twig House by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Winner of Award of Excellence, Gardens. Photo – Ben Wrigley. (right) Mount Buffalo Chalet Gardens Conservation Management Plan by Inspiring Place. Winner of Landscape Architecture, Cultural Heritage.

(left) Twig House by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Winner of Award of Excellence, Gardens. Photo – Ben Wrigley.

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