We Are

Jeavons Landscape Architects design and advocate for sustainable and engaging educational and recreational landscapes for people of all ages and abilities.

Our services include landscape/ play area master plans, feasibility studies, concept and design documentation, planting design and horticulture as well as Project management and contract administration. We also specialise in consultation and engagement and the preparation of play space strategies using our extensive knowledge of play provision across whole municipalities.

THOUGHTFUL

We are play specialists and are up to date with safety standards and policies for community playgrounds, schools, kindergartens and community centers. Our director Mary Jeavons represents Play Australia on the Standards Australia Committee for playgrounds and playground equipment.

PLAYFUL

We understand the importance of the outdoor environment and its significance to child development and the wellbeing of people of all ages. Our award winning designs for play environments, sensory gardens, water sensitive designs and ecological restoration reflect this.

ENGAGING

What We Do

PUBLIC SPACES

Public spaces including therapeutic gardens, ecological restoration, water sensitive urban design, sensory gardens and more

Planting design and horticulture

Contract administration

Design documentation

Consultation

Consultation and engagements with client, community and council

Project management

Feasability studies

Including play space strategies

Concept design

Landscape masterplans

Including play space strategies

Projects

Our Team

MARY JEAVONS DIRECTOR

BAppSc (Ecology/Geography) Canberra College of Advanced Education
MLArch, University of Melbourne

Fellow, Registered Landscape Architect, AILA

Member of: Play Australia (Life), Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA)x, International Play Association (IPA), Assoc. of Consultants in Access, Australia (ACAA), Australian Standard Committee on Playground Safety

Mary Jeavons continues to provide leadership within the firm. She is experienced in the planning and design of children’s spaces of all kinds and those which are accessible to children and adults with disabilities.  Mary has carried out important research and advocacy in the field and has written, published and spoken widely in forums in Australia and overseas.  She is a specialist in strategic planning for open space, parks and play areas for local government and developers, Australia wide.

BRUCE GRILLMEIER ASSOCIATE

B. Industrial Design – The University of Newcastle
Dip. Management – VECCI

Bruce is responsible for practice management and has a design and project management role.
Bruce has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and is highly skilled in managing both small and large scale projects from concept through to construction. He enjoys working with both small and large client groups, committees and other professions to develop ideas into workable concepts and applies his technical expertise and knowledge of standards to resolve complex issues with a practical approach.

SUE GODFREY SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

DipEd  Monash University
BSc University of Melbourne
MLArch  University of Melbourne
GradDipHort Burnley University of Melbourne

Registered Landscape Architect AILA

Sue has a background in education, horticulture and science that enrich her practice of landscape architecture.   As a senior project landscape architect, she has extensive experience in designing outdoor play and learning environments in schools, therapeutic gardens for all ages and abilities and sustainable design.  By collaborating with other design consultants, listening to clients and understanding the needs of future users she creates purposeful environments. As a trained horticulturist, passionate gardener and lover of nature, Sue aims to extend the opportunity to appreciate natural forms and elements in her design work.

LEONG KHOO SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

BApp Sc (Landscape Architecture), RMIT University

Leong Khoo is proficient in the day to day management of projects and undertakes a wide range of design and administrative work.  He has designed small pocket parks, regional play spaces, masterplans, traffic design layouts and site assessment plans.  Leong also has excellent skills in preparing illustrations for public presentations.  Leong’s notable works includes Bicentennial Park Regional Playground in Chelsea and Sovereign Hill Post Office Pond Masterplan.

ANNE FOWLER SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

BA (Fine Art) RMIT
AssocDipAppSci (Horticulture) Burnley University of Melbourne
MLArch University of Melbourne

Registered Landscape Architect AILA

Anne’s role is in the delivery of a diverse range of landscape projects – from master planning to detailed design projects.  Anne has extensive experience in managing the process through inception, consultation and collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams and project management. Anne believes it is incumbent on the team to gain an understanding of the aspirations of the client, the brief and the budget and to identify the needs and opportunities of each unique site and project.

Art, plants and planting design are a core interest of Anne’s, structured around built and planted materials selected for their robust and durable qualities; plant selection that is suitable to the site conditions and embodies intangible qualities of joy and beauty.

FELICITY BROWN SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

B.LArch, Hons, RMIT University
Adv Cert Hort, Burnley, University of Melbourne

Felicity has many years experience as a landscape architect and horticulturalist. She values the art of listening to her clients and asking informed questions so that her designs meet their needs. Felicity also enjoys designing playfully and artfully beautiful projects for all her clients. She has a passionate interest and expertise with those with special needs whether young or aged.

Felicity lives in rural western Victoria with her husband and five children, she is a keen gardener and values highly the opportunities for play for all children.

MISHKA NANSI JUNIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

B. LArch, RMIT University
Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts, RMIT University

Mishka is a recent graduate of Landscape Architecture with experience working in the construction industry and a background in fine arts. Mishka’s passion for design stems from the role that nature based, interactive and immersive spaces have on learning and developing imagination. She believes that by providing multi-sensory spaces with a range of textural and aesthetic stimulation, we are able to nurture and support community, well-being and encourage a keen interest for nature. Mishka has a wide range of skills including Vectorworks and Autocad drafting, professional writing, social media, web design, public speaking, compiling bids and tenders and is highly proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite including video editing software.

RICHARD VEITH DESIGN DRAFTPERSON

B.Planning and Design, University of Melbourne
Cert. Video Production, Open Channel

Richard has over 15 years of experience in the field of architectural design and drafting as well as set design for film and video production and event design. He is highly skilled in 2D drafting and 3D visualisation, and has brought this experience to various projects at Jeavons whilst honing his skills in landscape design development and documentation He has a strong interest in the effective resolution of space in children’s environments.

LISA ABATE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

AdvDip Accounting

Lisa has worked in customer service for over 20 years, in industries as wide ranging as manufacturing, tertiary education and retail. Her personal interest in gardens attracted her initially to Jeavons Landscape Architects, where she has provided administrative support to staff and clients for over 10 years.

Lisa is trained in MYOB, bookkeeping and business administration. She manages Jeavons accounts and financial affairs, invoicing, reporting and client liaison.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

2017

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA AWARD, VIC/TAS REGIONAL AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Playspace Award (>$0.5M)
Project:
Wallan Community Bank Adventure Playground
Client:
Mitchell Shire Council

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA AWARD, WA REGIONAL AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Park of the Year Award
Project:
Kwinana Adventure Playground
Client:
City of Kwinana, Western Australia

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA AWARD, WA REGIONAL AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Playspace Award (>$5M)
Project:
Kwinana Adventure Playground
Client:
City of Kwinana, Western Australia

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA AWARD, WA REGIONAL AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Best Community Program Award
Project:
Kwinana Adventure Playground
Client:
City of Kwinana, Western Australia

2016

ASSOCIATION FOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, VICTORIAN CHAPTER

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Educational Facility Planning Award, Landscape / Outdoor Learning Area
Project:
Marnebek School Sensory Garden
Client:
Marnebek School Cranbourne, Victoria

ASSOCIATION FOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, AUSTRALASIA REGION

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Educational Facility Planning Award (Commendation), Landscape / Outdoor Learning Area
Project:
Eltham College Junior School Outdoor Playspace
Client:
Eltham College, Victoria

2015

CEFPI AWARD, AUSTRALASIA REGION

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects in collaboration with Kneeler Design
Category:
Educational Facilities Awards - Educational Landscape / Outdoor Learning Area
Project:
Horsham Special School - Sensory Garden
Client:
Horsham Special Development School, Victoria

2014

CEFPI AWARD, AUSTRALASIA REGION

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Category 4 Renovation / Modernisation Under $2M
Project:
Glenallen School Primary Play Space
Client:
Glenallen School, Victoria

CEFPI AWARD, VICTORIAN CHAPTER

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects in collaboration with Kneeler Design
Category:
Awards for Outstanding School Facilities - Educational Landscape / Outdoor Learning Area
Project:
Horsham Special School - Sensory Garden
Client:
Horsham Special Development School, Victoria

PLAY AUSTRALIA

Recipient:
Mary Jeavons
Inaugural recipient of the Joan Matheson Distinguished Service Award

KIDSAFE NATIONAL PLAYSPACE DESIGN AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Public Playspaces - Category A
Project:
Merri Park Playground Project
Client:
City of Darebin

KIDSAFE NATIONAL PLAYSPACE DESIGN AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Public Playspaces - Category A
Project:
Merri Park Playground Project
Client:
City of Darebin

KIDSAFE NATIONAL PLAYSPACE DESIGN AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Public Playspaces - Category B
Project:
Bollygum Adventure Playground Project
Client:
Bollygum Park Reserve Committee of Management, Murrindindi Shire Council

KIDSAFE NATIONAL PLAYSPACE DESIGN AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Public Playspaces - Category C
Project:
Melbourne Zoo Growing Wild Project
Client:
Melbourne Zoo

2013

CEFPI AWARD, VICTORIAN CHAPTER

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects in collaboration with Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects and Arterial Design
Category:
Landscaping / Outdoor Learning Area
Project:
Growing Wild at Melbourne Zoo
Client:
Melbourne Zoo

2012

AILA NATIONAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARD

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects.
Category:
Design
Project:
Clifton Hill Railway Project Landscape
Client:
Department of Transport (Victoria)

BPN SUSTAINABILITY AWARD FOR LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Project:
Clifton Hill Rail Project Landscape
Client:
Department of Transport (Victoria)

2011

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA PLAYSPACE AWARD

Recipient:
City of Kingston & Jeavons Landscape Architects
Project:
Bicentennial Park Playground
Client:
City of Kingston

AILA VICTORIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARD

Recipient:
AILA VICTORIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARD
Category:
Urban Design
Project:
Clifton Hill Railway Project Landscape
Client:
Department of Transport (Victoria)

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA NATIONAL WINNER

Recipient:
City of Kingston & Jeavons Landscape Architects
Project:
Bicentennial Park Playground
Client:
City of Kingston

2010

AILA VICTORIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARD

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Design (Playgrounds)
Project:
Ardeer Community Group & Playground
Client:
Ardeer Community Group & City of Brimbank

2009

AILA VICTORIA PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR PLAYGROUND DESIGN

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Project:
Stud Park Playground
Client:
City of Knox

PRAV/PLA PLAYSPACE DESIGN AWARD FOR THE STUD PARK PLAYGROUND

Recipient:
Knox City Council & Jeavons Landscape Architects
Project:
Stud Park Playground
Client:
City of Knox

2007

ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE IN THE SOUTH EAST AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Best Public Open Space
Project:
Mt Martha Eco Playground
Client:
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA IN CONJUNCTION WITH PLAYGROUNDS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA (PRAV)

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Excellence in Design Award.
Project:
Warragul & District Specialist School Sensory Courtyard Playspace
Client:
Warragul & District Specialist School

2005

AILA VICTORIA PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR PLAYGROUND DESIGN

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Project:
Aurora School Landscaping
Client:
Aurora School

2004

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA IN CONJUNCTION WITH PLAYGROUNDS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA (PRAV)

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Accessibility in Playgrounds Design
Project:
Belmore School
Client:
Belmore School

2001

AILA VICTORIAN AND TASMANIA CHAPTER AWARD OF MERIT FOR OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION

Recipient:
Taylor Cullity Lethlean & Jeavons Landscape Architects
Project:
Carlton Gardens Playground
Client:
City of Melbourne

News

Cobram Giant Peach in the news

Our dream of a giant peach sculpture is coming to life in Cobram to honour the town’s agricultural heritage

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/fame-and-the-giant-peach-cobram-to-join-giantthings-club-20171101-gzcwf0.html

 

 

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Kwinana Adventure Park – Parks & Leisure Australia National Award Winner

The Kwinana Adventure Park recently won national awards for both the Park of the Year and the best Playspace ( >$0.5 million categories) in the Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) National awards for 2017.

Jeavons Landscape Architects worked collaboratively with Josh Byrne & Associates on the design and documentation of this major $5.2 million project. The site has some significant indigenous vegetation of mature tuart trees as well as Xanthorrhoea ‘grass trees’ and the design has carefully protected these species while offering the community a diverse range of fully inclusive and accessible opportunities for nature play,

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A One Day Seminar | Fri May 5 2017 | Planting Planning and Play

A forum for discussion and information, in a lovely venue and with great food:

  • current research – the role and value of outdoor play at school
  • practical design for play, learning, landscape and sport
  • inspirational and sustainable gardening
  • successful and practical tree management

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Community Bank Adventure Playground Hadfield Park | Now Open!

Jeavons is proud to be part of the design team to deliver the newly opened Adventure Playground at Hadfield Park, Wallan.

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Marnebek School Sensory Garden Receives 2016 Educational Facility Planning Award

Jeavons was awarded the 2016 Educational Facility Planning Award for the Marnebek School Sensory Garden from the Victorian chapter of the Association for Learning Environments.

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Marnebek School Sensory Courtyard – Winner of AILA Small Projects Award 2017

Most of us take our senses for granted. Our ability to perceive the world, to move through space, to understand even our own shape and form, to interact with the physical world and to engage with and communicate with others relies entirely on our eight senses. Some children have difficulty processing sensory information and this has a profound impact on their physical and intellectual development. We were therefore especially proud to win the AILA Small Projects Award 2017 for the design of the Marnebek School Sensory courtyard which invites children with a range of intellectual disabilities to voluntarily engage in an outdoor space that makes therapy joyful and fun.

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CONTACT

MELBOURNE OFFICE
1st Floor, 717 Nicholson Street, Carlton North Victoria 3054
(Enter from Pigdon Street)

WIMMERA OFFICE
P.O. Box 765
Horsham Victoria 3402 ​

TELEPHONE (03) 9387 7337

EMAIL info@jeavons.net.au

JEAVONS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
ABN 82 065 809 458