JEAVONS SHAPES

Meet Our Team

MARY JEAVONS
FOUNDING DIRECTOR
BAppSc (Ecology/Geography) Canberra College of Advanced Education (1977) Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Melbourne (1986)

Professional Memberships:
Fellow, Registered Landscape Architect, AILA 
Life Member:  Play Australia (formerly Playgrounds and Recreation Association of Victoria Inc), 
Parks and Leisure Australia, IPA- International Play Association.

Mary Jeavons is a Registered Landscape Architect and a Fellow of the Institute of Landscape Architects, with over 30 years’ experience. As the Founding Director of Jeavons Landscape Architects, Mary provides leadership to a team with a core of expertise in landscape architecture applied to public settings of all kinds, and in particular to children’s spaces. 

Her fields of interest and experience include the design of public parks, play spaces, school grounds, early childhood and early intervention centres, therapeutic environments and play strategies for whole municipalities. Mary has a particular interest in inclusive, accessible design, has written and presented extensively on this topic, and sits on a Play Australia Reference group on inclusive play space design.

BRUCE GRILLMEIER
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Industrial Design – The University of Newcastle (1993)

Dip. Management – VECCI (2011)

Bruce has over 20 years’ experience in the playground industry. Bruce is a Director and senior designer at Jeavons Landscape Architects. 

He has a range of skills, combining his experience in project management and documentation with a high level of ability in computer aided drafting.  Bruce is experienced in producing playground concept plans, documentation of complex playgrounds and designs for individual components, and brings to this position his well developed artistic talents in sculpture and drawing.  He has a thorough knowledge of the Australian Standards for playground and accessible design.

LEONG KHOO
ASSOCIATE

B. App Science (Landscape Architecture), RMIT University (2002)

Leong has been with the Jeavons Team since 2007 and has over 20 years’ experience working in the landscape architecture profession.

Leong’s versatility and wealth of experience allow him to work effortlessly on different projects of varying scales; from small pocket parks, regional playgrounds to large scale Master Plans. He always brings a creative, functional and value for money approach to his designs. 

Leong manages the day-to-day coordination of projects and has excellent time management with short time frame projects. Apart from managing his own projects, Leong also oversees design documentation of projects in the office.

Leong is passionate about delivering holistic designs that connect people, nature and place. Being a parent of two young boys, he is always thinking about how his family would relate to the design.

ANNE FOWLER
ASSOCIATE

M. L. Arch University of Melbourne (1997)

Assoc. Dip Applied Science (Horticulture) Burnley College, University of Melbourne (1990)

B.A. (Fine Art) RMIT (1985)

Professional membership
Registered Landscape Architect, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects 

Anne is a registered landscape architect with over 20 years’ experience in the landscape architecture profession including working with a multi-disciplinary consultancy firm and in local government. Anne’s approach is enhanced by other qualifications in Horticulture and Fine Art.

Commencing in 2008 with Jeavons Landscape Architects in the role of Senior Landscape Architect, Anne has extensive experience with play space design in schools, kindergartens and early childhood centres, detailed landscape plans, master plans for schools, community hubs, public open space, residential, aged care and therapeutic gardens and landscapes. 

 
GRACE HONG
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

B. Environment (Architecture), University of Melbourne (2014)
MLArch, RMIT (2017)

 

Professional Membership:

Registered Landscape Architect, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Grace joined Jeavons in 2018. She has previously worked in architectural offices and is experienced in preparing presentations and documentation drawings.

Grace is interested in designing schools, kindergartens, early childhood centres and master plans. She is able to prepare designs and documentation packages through a systematic approach. Her studies in Horticulture and Architecture allow her to bring a different insight to designing landscapes.

BREE ELLETT
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design), RMIT (2013)
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Melbourne (2021)

Professional membership
Graduate Member, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Bree joined Jeavons in 2020 while undertaking her Master of Landscape Architecture. With previous experience working in design studios, Bree’s skillset allows her to work across design, presentations, reports, design quality, and project management. 

At Jeavons, her practice includes consultation, master planning, concept design, drafting, design renders, and documentation, all underpinned by a keen interest in graphic presentation. This works extends across projects including schools, early learning centres, public parks, and play spaces. 

GEORGE MARANTOS
DOCUMENTER / BIM MODELLER

AdvDip Building Design, Melbourne Polytechnic (2017)

Cert IV, Building and Construction, Melbourne Polytechnic (2017)

Cert BIM Management, A2K (2022)

George is an experienced Documentor/BIM Modeler with over 8 years’ experience in the building and design industry, previously working and being mentored by a registered builder.

George’s skills are vast, and he has a deep knowledge of Vectorworks, ArchiCAD and Revit, as well as experience in Sales, Estimating, Creative Concept Design, and Documentation. He also has knowledge in common data environments and is highly proficient in creating BIM Models to share with other BIM practices.

LISA ABATE
FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR
AdvDip Accounting

Lisa has worked in customer service for over 25 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 16 years.

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

MELODIE THOMPSON
OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR

Mel joined the Jeavons team in mid-2022 after working with high profile architecture practices in Melbourne and Central Victoria for the last 20 years. 

Initially from a hospitality background, she has worked in large architecture practices in a variety of roles including corporate hospitality, product library management, reception, general admin and personal assistant to directors.  Her administrative support skills have been honed for the design industry and she is keen to continue this with Jeavons Landscape Architects.  Mel works with the Directors and staff to ensure the smooth day to day operation of the practice. 


DANIEL BROCK
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE INTERN

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education), RMIT University (2013)
Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design, RMIT University (2021)
Master of Landscape Architecture, RMIT University (currently studying)

Daniel joined Jeavons in 2022 while studying his Master of Landscape Architecture. He has previous experience working in a wholesale plant nursery, teaching, and labouring as a landscaper.

He has developed a broad skillset whilst studying, able to prepare drawings using Autocad, Rhino, Vectorworks and Adobe creative suite. Developing strong communication skills from his time as a teacher and building horticultural knowledge through the nursery.

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