Judy van Gelderen

Judy is a landscape architect  and a Doctor of Environmental Design with over 35 year’s experience. Judy applies environmentally sustainable principles to the landscape design resolution of large-scale projects, both in Australia and overseas. She has completed a wide range of prominent projects including large foreshore parks, major road and rail infrastructure, urban and national parks, botanic gardens, public domain, historic gardens,  as well as strategic and master planning  projects.

Judy’s high ethic for the environment engenders her commitment to delivering sustainable design solutions with a clear vision.  She applies her strategic thinking and creative design abilities to the integration of broad scale landscape planning and urban design concepts down to the detail design. It is this ability and her passion in understanding and exploring the connectedness with the landscape that inspire her to deliver unique designs that reflect the nature and culture of a particular place.

Judy has won multiple awards for her work with sensitive water design, environmental planning, landscape architecture and urban design, and has experience in all aspects of landscape architecture. As her expertise spans a wide experience base, Judy often leads multi-disciplinary teams, with strategic vision, sound environmental ethics, and a cooperative approach to integrate the big picture so that the outcomes reflect a sense of place, sustainable principles, and community aspirations. Adding to her string of achievements, Judy is also a Churchill Fellow (2000), and in her fellowship, she researched sustainable water planning and design through developments in Europe and Israel.

Key expertise includes:

  • Creating landscapes that are unique and responsive to place and people
  • Advanced interdisciplinary skills to achieve triple bottom line outcomes
  • Specialist in water sensitive planning /creative rainwater design
  • Green infrastructure- planning integrated “blue/green” open space systems, green walls, green roofs

Judy is passionate about sustainability and believes:

“landscapes are more than patterns on the ground”

  • Skills - Landscape Architecture, Sensitive Water Design, Urban Character & Visual Assessment
  • Memberships - [ 1995- 1997 ] National Secretary - AILA, [ 1993 - 1999 ] National Councillor - AILA, [ 1991 - 1993 ] President ACT Chapter - AILA, [ 1989 - 1991 ] Convenor of ACT Planning and Environment Committee - AILA, Chamber of Women in Business - ACT, Urban Design Forum, Australia, Women Going Global - NSW, Member - Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) UDIA
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