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).
Founder & Managing Director of Junglefy
Trained as a horticulturist, Jock loves plants and understands how to ensure their survival in some of the most intense Australian urban environments.
As the Managing Director of Junglefy he works closely with clients to ensure that concepts can be realised in a cost effective and low risk manner.
He has also invented several successful living wall systems, each one advancing on the previous version.
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.
After obtaining qualifications in Landscape Architecture, Town Planning & Urban Horticulture, Sidonie travelled to the US on an ISSI/Pratt Foundation Travelling Fellowship completing Green Roof and Wall education courses with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in the US. As a part of her fellowship Sidonie wrote and taught the first GreenRoof Design and Construction course offered in Australia.
Sidonie has her own design business 'Green Canopy Design' and as a founding member and President of GreenRoofs Australasia has been involved at a broad level within the industry.
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.
Founder of COS Design, Steve has been building and designing multi award winning gardens in and around Melbourne for the past 18 years. He has also worked extensively in Victoria's regional zones, interstate and, most recently, internationally.
COS Design's work has been featured in over 60 publications and several TV programs. Recently Steve hosted 'Best Gardens Australia' on the 7 Network.
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 is an expert in landscape construction, business management and estimating, with over 20 years’ experience. Anna has worked for commercial and residential landscape companies in Sydney and the UK.
While working in London, Anna headed up a team that built two award winning show gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show. She now sells LiberRATE, landscape estimating software designed to improve accuracy and reduce estimating time significantly.
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.
Arthur has been designing gardens in all areas of Sydney, the Southern Highlands, the Hawkesbury & Blue Mountains since 1985.
In addition to his work for private residential gardens Arthur is committed to helping schools, preschools, churches and other public organisations improve their environments.
In 2015 Arthur was made an Honorary Fellow of AILDM in recognition of his contribution to AILDM and the Landscape Design Industry.