AILDM has assembled a team of leading Landscape Architects, Designers & Specialists to judge this year's competition. We would like to acknowledge the members of our judging panel and thank them for sharing their time and expertise for the benfit of our members.
Charles Anderson is a landscape architect, artist and critical thinker with over 30 years experience making, exhibiting and publishing work in Australia and around the world. Charles is a founding director of Stutterheim / Anderson Landscape Architecture (SAALA), an award winning design practice based in Melbourne, and is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture & Design, RMIT University where he pursues his various research interests through a number of research groups including the Augmented Landscape Lab (ALL) and the Spatial Information Architecture Lab (SIAL).
Jim Fogarty is a landscape designer and gardening media personality based in Melbourne. With over thirty internationally recognised design awards including fifteen gold medals, Jim is passionate about raising the profile of Australian garden design both in Australia, and overseas.
Jim has been a regular garden design writer for various publications in Australia and is the current National President of the Horticultural Media Association Australia.
With over 30 years of experience both in Germany and Australia, Olaf has created many gardens with an emphasis on sustainable gardening. His passion for design was inspired by his father who is an architect.
Olaf loves creating outdoor spaces that are conscious, healing gardens for peace and tranquility and keep in mind environmental sustainability for the future.
Sally is a landscape designer who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years as a teacher in Horticulture and Landscaping at Holmesglen, and in her own landscape design business. She has had significant involvement at MIFGS, in community landscaping projects, and has wide experience in judging landscape design awards.
In her Board role at Landscaping Victoria she has worked with industry to improve the relevance and standard of education, training and accreditation for Landscape Design.
Chantelle Leenstra is the principal landscape architect and an award-winning horticulturist at Garden Atelier. Chantelle regularly speaks at garden and design events around Australia, appears on radio and writes for several industry publications. Chantelle is also secretary and NSW Ambassador of YoungHort and a 2015 Fellow of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership.
Chantelle has worked with landscape designers and horticulturists in Japan, and was named 2014 Australian Horticulture Student of the Year for her World Garden Stories Project speaking with people across Japan and Thailand.
David's aim as a Landscape Architect and Urban designer has been to explore and facilitate the development of interesting solutions for a range of landscape and urban development projects.
David has travelled and worked across a variety of different cultures, communities and workplaces, giving him an understanding of the wide range of opinions and approaches that exist for various commmunity amenities.
John Rayner is Director of Urban Horticulture and Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. John’s research and teaching interests are around the design and use of plants in the landscape, particularly green roofs and walls, climbing and ground cover plants, children’s gardens and therapeutic landscapes.
Based at the Burnley Campus he is a passionate educator, has published widely and regularly acts as a landscape consultant. John helps lead the Burnley Green Roofs, Australia’s only dedicated green roofs research and outreach facility.
Anna Turner is a professional landscape estimator and owner of LiberRATE Australia. She has worked extensively with landscape designers and contractors, pricing and managing projects for over 20 years. Anna recently updated and developed new guidelines for the LNA Rates Book. She also contributes regularly to the Landscape Contractor Magazine, on the topics of landscape estimating, project and business management.
Anna currently splits her working days between estimating residential and commercial projects, and helping landscape contractors increase profit and reduce risk.
Peter Fudge has been designing gardens for over 20 years and has established one of Australia's leading garden design teams.
Peter's strong passion for simple lines that complement the surrounding landscape and architecture are reflected in his inspired designs.
Peter is author of 2 books to date - Gardens and True Form, previously he was Garden Editor to Sunday Life and WISH and most recently he has designed his own range of 'True Form' planter pots to accent his garden creations.