Papworth Davies is an Australian practice of Landscape Architects based in Melbourne.

We provide design and consulting services to public and private clients to assist with the planning, design & construction of external spaces, developments and infrastructure.

The practice was founded by Directors Brendan Papworth & Rob Davies in 2015 and brings together over 35 years of collective design experience delivering projects in Australia and internationally including work in Singapore, Malaysia, UAE and Hong Kong.

Brendan & Rob have worked for a number of the world’s leading design & consulting firms including EDAW, Chris Dance Land Design, Land Design Partnership, Environmental Resources Management, Grant Associates, Hansen Partnership, AECOM and Context Conybeare Morrison.

Rob Davies and Brendan Papworth, Landscape Architects Melbourne

PRACTICE AREAS

Our work ranges widely in scale, scope and size. We assist with masterplanning, town planning applications and feasibility studies for new development sites, infrastructure, urban developments as well as public spaces such as parks, streetscapes and town centres.

+ Infrastructure Projects: Wetlands, Roads, Landfills, Quarries, Windfarms, Powerlines

+ Developments: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Mixed-use, Apartments, Townhouses, Subdivisions, VCAT Expert Witness

+ Education: Schools, Universities, Early Learning

+ Retirement Villages & Aged Care

+ Public S?pace: Streetscapes, Parks, Squares/Forecourts, Playgrounds

+ Private Gardens 

SERVICES

We are often involved in the town planning process to support development applications, comply with specific permit requirements or to attend VCAT panel hearings. Our expertise also extends to construction, and we prepare construction documentation & specifications for many of our projects.

Our capability includes:

Masterplanning, Landscape Assessment, Schematic Design, Landscape Drawings For Town Planning, 3D Visualisations & Photomontages, VCAT & Expert Witness Evidence, Construction Documentation, Contract Administration, Project Management, Consultation & Engagement Workshops, Value Management, Reporting

CLIENTS

We work for private clients to help plan landscapes for development purposes, or to upgrade an existing property. In the public sphere, we work with local government officers to assist with the design of public spaces & infrastructure projects.  Ultimately, all of our Clients come to us with a problem and we are always prepared for the challenge of finding that solution through good design.  

Our clients include:

Town Planners, Architects, Engineers, Project Managers, Developers, Council Officers, Property Owners, Aged Care & Retirement Village Providers, Educational Institutions & Providers

PEOPLE

We value strong working relationships with our clients and colleagues and aim to provide a high levels of service, quality outputs and, ultimately, the construction of successful and sustainable places and spaces.

We value our staff – without whom, we could not function effectively.  We are committed to maintaining a fun, family-friendly workplace, which seeks to enable a better balance between work, play and family life.  We believe that this ultimately delivers stronger results for our clients through greater diversity of design ideas and a calm studio environment.

We greatly value and enjoy our strong working relationships with other consultants, particularly architects, engineers and planners. It is through collaboration with these disciplines that most projects are dreamt up, initiated and then finally realized.

We always strive to provide a thorough, professional and friendly contribution to all of our collaborations with other consultancies and pride ourselves on our long-standing relationships.