Matthew Mackay

Studio Director

Registered Landscape Architect, AILA

Bachelor of Applied Science (Landscape Architecture), RMIT

Matt is an accomplished landscape architect and urban designer who has delivered a number of award winning public realm and landscape projects across Australia. He is driven by a passion to realise project outcomes that exceed client expectations and deliver exceptional places.

Having key skills in design leadership, combined with extensive technical and project delivery experience, Matt provides clients with confident project leadership from concept through to construction. Working with both public and private sector clients, he has led design, documentation and construction phases of complex urban projects including the South East Stadium Precinct, Victoria Harbour Waterfront, Glebe Foreshore Walk and SICEEP Darling Harbour Precinct. He has also led strategic masterplans for large precincts, including Harbour Esplanade, Docklands and the Newcastle City Centre.

Matt is passionate about the sustainable development of our cities and has a key focus on green infrastructure and living architecture research and design projects. He has led a number of industry benchmark projects such as the Burnley Living Roofs, an internationally significant research and learning facility for the University of Melbourne, and Medibank Place, one of Australia’s greenest commercial buildings with a unique growing facade system, extensive green walls, interior landscape and roof gardens.

Matt also has a keen interest in play and education landscapes and has experience working on early childhood, regional playgrounds, primary, secondary and tertiary education projects. This includes the Harbour Family & Children’s Centre, Docklands, a signature project refocusing on nature based play and most recently the Rosebud Foreshore Playspace, for the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Fields of Experience

Urban Design

  • Meadowlink Corridor Master Plan, 2010
  • Frankston Station Precinct UDF, 2012
  • Ferrars Street Education & Community Precinct Master Plan, 2014
  • Newcastle Urban Renewal & Transport Plan Urban Design & Public Realm, 2014
  • Harbour Esplanade Master Plan, 2015
  • Ballarat Station Precinct Master Plan, 2015


Public Realm

  • Victoria Harbour Waterfront Promenade, Docklands, 2005
  • Glebe Foreshore Walk, Sydney, 2007
  • Paddington Reservoir, Sydney 2009
  • South East Stadium Precinct, Docklands, 2010-2014
  • Sydney International Convention, Exhibition & Entertainment Precinct, 2013-2016
  • Pt Leo Estate Winery & Sculpture Park, Mornington Peninsula, 2014-2016



  • Harbour Family & Children’s Centre, 2009
  • Little Stars at 500 Bourke, Melbourne, 2010
  • Seville Waterplay Facility, Shire of Yarra Ranges, 2013
  • Rosebud Foreshore Playspace, Mornington Peninsula Shire, 2016



  • Id Apartments, Port Melbourne, 2003
  • Yarra’s Edge Towers’ 2,3 & 4 Docklands, 2005
  • Montage Apartments, Docklands, 2010
  • Balmoral Quay, Geelong, 2014-2016
  • 97 Franklin St, Melbourne, 2015-2016
  • The Saint Apartments, St Kilda, 2016


Living Architecture

  • Dandenong Government Offices, 2012
  • Burnley Living Roofs, The University of Melbourne, 2013
  • Medibank 700 Bourke St, Docklands, 2014



  • John Curtin School of Medical Research, Canberra, 2004
  • Kingston High School, Hobart, 2011
  • Broadmeadows Valley Primary & Hume Central Secondary College, 2012
  • Western Edge Biosciences Precinct, The University of Melbourne, 2016
  • System Garden Place Vision, The University of Melbourne, 2016



  • NAB 800 Bourke St, Docklands, 2004
  • No.1 Darling Island, Sydney, 2006
  • ANZ Centre 833 Collin St, Docklands, 2010
  • NAB 700 Bourke St, Docklands, 2013
  • Transurban Workplace, Docklands, 2014
  • UniSuper Roof Terrace, Melbourne, 2016
  • Australian Super Workplace, 2016
  • Pt Leo Winery & Sculpture Park, Mornington Peninsula, 2015-2016