Associate Landscape Architect
As part of our commitment to building our diverse design practice, Scott Carver is pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Simon Hall, who will join our growing Landscape Architecture team working closely with Director Andrew Turnbull and Principal, Esther Dickins.
Having worked as a landscape architect for almost a decade, Simon brings to Scott Carver an extensive portfolio of work across the public domain, urban renewal, residential, healthcare, education and commercial sectors in Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom.
This new chapter presents Simon with an exciting opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary design studio; coupled with his keen interest in the positive role of landscape architecture and its ability to shape the human experience of the built environment.
We caught up with Simon to learn a little more about his landscape pursuits…
What excites you most about this new chapter at Scott Carver?
I’m really excited to be working with a progressive design team and hope to carry through some significant public domain projects into construction and help build upon the reputation of the landscape discipline within Scott Carver.
What are the main challenges or developments for landscape architecture currently? How does this affect your area of work?
As the world becomes increasingly urbanised, the spaces which we, as Landscape Architects design will be required to provide more opportunities as well as perform more functions that accommodate public life. As a profession we need to balance the competing demands on public spaces with more traditional environmental values that can provide a counter point to the built form.
Increasingly, Landscape Architects are taking on broader roles in urban design and public domain planning which allows us to get involved earlier in the planning process. This is a positive trend which will contribute the design of places with a rich and dynamic human scale experience.
Do you have a personal style or philosophy that you will bring to Scott Carver?
I like the balance between formal and informal design elements – from the big gestures to the fine grain textures. Successful landscape design should be equal parts order and complexity that work together in harmony.
The best part of being a Landscape Architect is that I get to design the spaces where people live, work and play – making these environments beautiful is very rewarding.