Month: November 2012

National Sustainability Award for Landscape Design

We are pleased to announce that last week Jeavons Landscape Architects were awarded the National Sustainability Award for Landscape Design for the Clifton Hill Railway Project . Read more on

At the BPN awards night in Sydney the judges said: “Beginning in what has been a highly degraded site in need of rejuvenation, the project does a lot to restore the biodiversity and repair the riparian environment.

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Adding Value to Standard Play Equipment in Parks

Mary Jeavons was a key presenter at the recent Kidsafe WA seminar Playscapes in Public Spaces in Perth Oct 25, 2012. Marys presentation on the design of public play spaces emphasised ways of adding value to public play spaces in parks, even if budgets are tight. These points are particularly relevant as ways to add value where standard off-the-shelf play equipment is used in parks. Ten key design features that MAXIMISE PLAY value in parks social and inclusive design opportunities to explore and discover beyond designated boundaries available natural elements and loose materials some open ended design features opportunities for varying levels of climbing and risk taking provide for key forms of movement-swinging,

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Zoe Metherell taking on a PhD

Zoe has moved on after 8 creative years making a great contribution at Jeavons Landscape Architects. We wish Zoe well with her new project researching Urban Ecology at the University of Melbourne.

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