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).
Kim is a freelance garden photographer, writer, stylist, and garden tour guide. Founder of ouraustraliangardens.com
Janine Mendel founded CultivArt Landscape Design in 1987. As a sole practitioner, Janine has received many awards including the biennial Landscape Award of Excellence three consecutive times. Her gardens have appeared in local, national and international publications.
Jim is a Registered Landscape Architect with over 30 internationally recognised design awards.
Tony is a landscape designer and lecturer in landscape design at TAFE NSW.
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.
Anna Turner is a professional landscape estimator. 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.
Arthur has been designing gardens in all areas of Sydney, The Southern Highlands, the Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains since graduating from the Ryde school of Horticulture in 1985.
A long standing member of AILDM, Arthur has won numerous awards in landscape design and construction.
Sacha is an award-winning designer and founding Director of ASPECT Studios. His diverse and celebrated portfolio of landscape architecture and urban design has contributed to the broad international conversation about design, society, innovation and the environment.
He holds several advisory and board positions and is a former board member of The Australian Design Centre and former president of the NSW Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
A Registered Landscape Architect and Director of URBIS, Glen has a special interest in parklands and playgrounds.