OUR TEAM

Turf Design Studio offers a rare depth in thinking for major development and public domain; weaving together planning, design and ecology into a vibrant tapestry – creating places that are functional, fit for living, and where the hand of the designer remains largely unseen.

We understand the nature of major urban projects and what it takes to deliver them. As Landscape Architects and Urbanists, we are key contributors in the making of cities. Our blended knowledge of urban design, landscape architecture, environment, community and infrastructure makes our profession unique in connecting people and place.

Our creative and accomplished team brings fresh thinking to every project and strives to realise a site’s inherent character through innovative planning and design solutions. The making of meaningful, beautiful places is an endeavour that we take very seriously, as both a creative challenge and project responsibility. What makes a place feel right? How can it surprise, excite or soothe the senses? What purpose must it serve and what stories can it tell?

We create settings for life – to enrich a site’s essential qualities of space and light, how it is sensed and how it is revealed. We create memorable places.

Mike Horne

DIRECTOR

Scott Ibbotson

DIRECTOR

Matt Coggan

DIRECTOR

Scott Jackson

Senior Associate

Jonny Nguyen

ASSOCIATE

Lyndall Thompson

OFFICE MANAGER

Simeon King

Director

Abdallah Richards

Associate

Elena Mehrabani

Architect/Landscape Architect

Jacob Holman

Associate

Aimee Zheng

Communications

Samantha Sorensen

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Ben Riach

Student Landscape Architect

Stephanie Swanton

Graphic/ Landscape Designer

Olivia Monteleone

Landscape Architect

Daniel Rooke

Landscape Architect

Tim Ramos

Graduate Landscape Architect

James Le

Graduate Landscape Architect

Cynthia Wang

Graduate Landscape Architect

Clare O'Brien

Senior Landscape Architect

Callum Geeves

Senior Landscape Architect

PROUDLY REPRESENTING

SERVICES

Landscape Architecture

Green Infrastructure

Urban Design

Digital Media

CLIENTS

AWARDS

Best in Class, Architectural Design and Urban Design category, Good Design Australia

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio + Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

2020 Vision Green Design Award, Good Design Australia

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio + Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

The Civic Award & Special Award for Sustainability, The Civic Trust Awards (UK)

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio + Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Landscape Architecture Award, Cultural Heritage Category, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (NSW)

Hyde Park Pool of Reflection Upgrade – Turf Design Studio + Environmental Partnership Client: City of Sydney

The Great Place Award, Award for Planning Excellence in Northern Territory, Planning Institute Australia

The Boulevard Stage 1 and Goyder Square (Palmerston City Centre Upgrade Program) – RobertsDay & Turf Design Studio Client: Palmerston City Council

Highly Commended, Public Playspaces – $500K – $1M, Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards

Sydney Park C.A.R.E.S. Precinct Children’s Bike Track – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Winner, ‘Delivered Outcome – Large Scale’ Category, Australian Urban Design Awards

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Winner, ‘Outdoor Structure’ Category, Sustainability Awards

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Winner, ‘Environment Track – Global Category’, THE-NEXT-GREEN awards by World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC)

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Winner, AILA National Award for Infrastructure, AILA National Landscape Architecture Awards

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Landscape Architecture of the Year Prize, American Architecture Prize

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Platinum Prize, Landscape Architecture ‘Public’ Category, American Architecture Prize

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Bronze Prize, Landscape Architecture ‘Commercial’ Category, American Architecture Prize

Kensington Street – Turf Design Studio with Jeppe Aagaard Andersen Client: Greencliff, Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia, City of Sydney

Bronze Prize, Landscape Architecture ‘Small and Large Scale Landscape Projects’ Category, American Architecture Prize

Kensington Street – Turf Design Studio with Jeppe Aagaard Andersen Client: Greencliff, Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia, City of Sydney

Highly Commended, ‘Best Sustainable Project’, Blueprint Awards

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award, Think Brick Australia

Kensington Street – Turf Design Studio with Jeppe Aagaard Andersen Client: Greencliff, Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia, City of Sydney

Award of Excellence, Parks and Open Space, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (NSW)

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Civic Landscape Architecture Award, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (NSW)

Kensington Street – Turf Design Studio with Jeppe Aagaard Andersen Client: Greencliff, Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia, City of Sydney

Finalist, Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design, Stormwater NSW Awards for Excellence

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Design Award, Good Design Australia

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Winner, Urban Design and Public Spaces, Architectural Design Category, Good Design Australia

Kensington Street Client: Greencliff, Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia, City of Sydney

Winner, Best Overall, Architectural Design Category, Good Design Australia

Kensington Street Client: Greencliff, Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia, City of Sydney

Gold Winner, The Design 100, [GOV] design awards + summit

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Awards for Excellence Commendation, Urban Development Institute of Australia (NSW/ACT)

Tubb’s View, Crimson Hill apartment precinct, Lindfield NSW Client: Defence Housing Australia

Design Champion, The Design 100, Sydney [city] design awards + summit

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Gold Winner, LNA Excellence Awards ‘Sustainable Landscape Commercial’, LNA Master Landscapers Association (Awarded to Design Landscapes P/L)

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Silver Winner, LNA Excellence Awards ‘Commercial Over $1 Million’, LNA Master Landscapers Association (Awarded to Design Landscapes P/L)

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Silver Winner, LNA Excellence Awards ‘Open Space Parklands, Playground and Leisure Facilities’, LNA Master Landscapers Association (Awarded to Design Landscapes P/L)

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project – Turf Design & Environmental Partnership (TDEP) Client: City of Sydney

Award for Design in Landscape Architecture, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (NSW)

Chippendale Green – Jeppe Aagaard Andersen and Turf Design Studio (JAAA+TDS) Client: Frasers Property Australia & Sekisui House Australia

Silver Medal, Australian Garden Show Sydney

‘Green Curtain’ Balcony Garden – by Matt Coggan (Turf Design Studio) Constructed by James & Co (Green Curtain) & Wilson Pedersen Landscapes (Paving)

Award in Planning, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (NSW)

Green Street Program Client: Housing NSW

Award for Design in Landscape Architecture, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (NSW)

University of Sydney Camperdown Public Domain (including the Faculty of Law) – Jeppe Aagaard Andersen + Tinka Sack + Turf Design Studio Client: University of Sydney

Commendation in Research and Communication, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (National)

Salad Bar

Merit Award in Environment, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (NSW)

Salad Bar

Project Award for Planning in Landscape Architecture, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (ACT)

Belconnen Lakeshore Refurbishment – Rochford Telfer Group & Turf Design Studio Client: Canberra Urban Parks and Places