Sacha Coles

Director

Registered Landscape Architect, AILA

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture




Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons 1), RMIT

Adjunct Professor, UTS

Sacha Coles is Director of ASPECT Studios, one of Australia’s preeminent landscape architecture and urban design practices with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Shanghai. The award-winning studio specialises in designing places where people want to be.

With a practice comprising over 100 people, the studios are recognised for their rigorous design methodology, consistently innovating to produce high quality sustainable design outcomes across both public and private sectors.


Sacha has led the design and delivery of significant award winning public landscapes on a local and global scale, most notably receiving the International Federation of Landscape Architecture APR – ‘President’s Award’, and on multiple occasions the ‘Australia Award for Urban Design’ and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architect’s ‘Medal’.

Recognised as an expert on the culture of Landscape Architecture, in 2014 he was appointed as Adjunct Professor at the UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building. He is a board member of Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design and a believer that design thinking can save the world.

Fields of Experience

Recent Professional History

  • ASPECT Studios Director, 1999 – current
  • University of New South Wales – Associate Lecturer Part time lecturer in the program of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, 1998 – 2002

 

Master Planning + Design

  • Barangaroo South (winning bid scheme), 2010 – 2015
  • Pirrama Park (Former Water Police Site), Pyrmont, 2005 – 2010
  • Murray Rose Pool (Redleaf Pool), Double Bay, 2011 – 2012
  • Victoria Harbour, concept design, design development, planning documents, documentation, 2008 – 2014

 

Public Domain

  • The Goods Line, 2013 – 2015
  • Chinatown Laneways Revitalisation Projects, Haymarket, 2009 – 2012
  • Pirrama Park (Former Water Police Site), Pyrmont, 2005 – 2010
  • Darling Quarter, 2006 – 2011
  • Angel Place, 2009 – 2011
  • 2 to 8 Weston Street, Balmain, 2010 – 2012
  • Sydney Streets Design Code, 2009 – 2010

Recent Professional Achievements / Panel and Board Positions

  • AILA Fesitval of Landscape Architecture – This Public Life – Guest Speaker, 2015
  • General Thinking on The Streets of Barangaroo – Keynote Speaker, 2015
  • 202020 Vision ‘My Park Rules’ Competition Judge, 2015
  • Sydney Architecture Festival: The Goods Line – Keynote Speaker, 2015
  • AGDA Vivid Ideas Festival: Work in Progress, Sydney – Guest Speaker, 2015
  • Sydney – A Landscape Articulated, UTS – Guest Panelist, 2015
  • Placemaking Forum, China – Key Speaker, 2015
  • Institute of Sustainable Futures, UTS Sydney – Guest Speaker
  • Green Cities Conference, Melbourne – Guest Speaker, 2015
  • Future of Place Forum, Sydney – Guest Speaker, 2015
  • Australia Design Centre – Object Gallery Board Member, 2015
  • UTS Adjunct Professor, 2014
  • Mirvac Commercial Summit, ‘The Future of Placemaking’ Guest Speaker, 2013
  • AILA NSW Advocacy Committee Member, 2013
  • UNSW Built Environment Advisory Council, 2010 – 2016
  • Thriving Neighbourhoods Conference, Melbourne – Guest Speaker, 2013
  • Art Gallery NSW Art and Architecture Talk, Sydney – Guest Speaker, 2013
  • 202020 Vision Professional Advocate, 2013
  • Singapore Experience Awards – Judge, 2012 – 2013
  • Green Roofs and Walls Forum – Presenter – Sydney Design Week, 2013
  • Interstate Speakers Series ‘Urban Impacts’ – Panel Member, 2013

 

 

 

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