The Papworth Davies team of landscape architects brings together over 35 years of collective design experience delivering landscape architecture projects in Australia and internationally including work in Singapore, Malaysia, UAE and Hong Kong.

Our founding Directors Brendan Papworth and Robert Davies have worked for a number of the world’s leading landscape architecture, design & consulting firms including EDAW, Chris Dance Land Design Partnership, Environmental Resources Management, Grant Associates, Hansen Partnership and Context Connybeare Morrison.

Brendan Papworth

Brendan Papworth

Director | Landscape Architect RLA AILA

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, RMIT

Brendan studied Landscape Architecture in Australia and Japan and has also worked professionally in both countries. He draws on over 27 years’ experience working in design studios in Melbourne and on projects throughout Australia and overseas. Brendan is a founding Director of Papworth Davies Pty Ltd.

Prior to starting his own practice, he had previously worked for large international-based multi-disciplinary corporate studios as well as smaller boutique landscape architecture studios.

Brendan’s experience covers the full range of project types that Landscape Architects contribute to society – from personal private residential projects to iconic corporate and commercial buildings to strategic landscape planning of open space and waterways to city and town streetscapes to campus planning and design to parks and recreation planning and design.

Brendan has a passion for a strong scientific approach to underpin the usually artistic-perceived side of Landscape Architecture, especially in regard to grading, levels and the overall resolution of landscape (hard and soft). A commitment to collaboration and coordination with other consultants has long been seen as a point of difference for Clients and other consultants over many years.

Robert Davies

Robert Davies

Director | Landscape Architect RLA AILA

PGrad Dip Landscape Architecture, University of Melbourne
Bcom (Environmental Economics) University of Melbourne

Rob is a Landscape Architect with over 16 years professional experience in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Rob is a founding Director of Papworth Davies Pty Ltd. Rob has also tutored and lectured on Landscape Architecture at the faculty of Architecture and Planning at Melbourne University.

Between 2008 & 2011 Rob spent 3 years as Senior Landscape Architect for Grant Associates delivering the Gardens By The Bay Project in Singapore. Based on site, the role involved overseeing the detailed design and construction of an artificially cooled conservatory complex set within a new 54 Ha garden development at the heart of Singapore’s Marina Bay area. The conservatories at Gardens by the bay are enclosed by 2 geodesic glass domes displaying 226,000 plants in innovative vertical planting installations and the world’s tallest indoor constructed water feature.

Before venturing to Singapore, Rob worked for global environmental consultants, ERM, as a Landscape Architect where he delivered a broad range of masterplanning, design, infrastructure and landscape assessment projects including the Victorian Desalination Plant as well wind farms, quarries and private developments.

Daniel McCullough

Daniel McCullough

Senior Landscape Architect

Bachelor Landscape Architecture, University of Melbourne

Daniel is an AILA registered Landscape Architect with over 7 years professional experience and a Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Melbourne.

Having worked in both the public sphere, for local councils and government agencies, and in the private sector, Daniel has a diverse background and broad skill set across schematic design, masterplanning, landscape and visual assessment and construction documentation. Dan has also produced numerous high level landscape reports and has undertaken landscape assessments on key strategic planning projects.

Dan’s professional and approachable disposition reflects the core values of the practice and our commitment to delivering quality design outcomes for clients, delivered with great care, responsibility and diligence. His growing technical expertise in construction, combined with excellent horticultural knowledge and sound understanding of the planning framework make him an invaluable member of any project team.

Amy Zhao

Amy Zhao

Landscape Architect

Masters Landscape Architecture, University of Melbourne
Bachelor Landscape Architecture, S.China Agricultural University

Amy is a highly qualified and motivated Landscape Architect with a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor Degree from South China Agricultural University. Amy joined Papworth Davies in May 2015 as a Student Landscape Architect and has been a significant contributor to the growth of the practice, graduating from her Masters degree with high distinction in August 2016 and entering full time professional practice with great enthusiasm and energy.

Amy is a highly capable Landscape Architect with a range of skills across concept design, masterplanning and documentation. Her skills include 3d modelling and visualisation where her creative flair, sense of humour and technical skill combine to allow her to transform design concepts into 3d reality.

Amy brings her dedicated work ethic and expertise to residential developments, aged care and retirement villages, schools and campus design, detailed design for construction and wetland infrastructure.

Zephyr Zhu

Zephyr Zhu

Graduate Landscape Architect

Masters Landscape Architecture, University of Melbourne
Bachelor Industrial Design, Wuhan University

Zephyr is an accomplished graduate Landscape Architect with a strong design background formed through his Bachelor degree studies in industrial design at Wuhan University in China. He is a Masters graduate from the University of Melbourne and has extensive plant knowledge and experience from his work at commercial nurseries in Melbourne.

Zephyr has a keen eye for detail and brings his enthusiasm for Landscape Architecture to his work on all projects at Papworth Davies. He has strong technical capability and a sound knowledge of 3d design software including Rhino and Autocad.

Zephyr works across a range of projects in the office providing design and technical support to the Directors and senior staff to assist with the delivery of quality design outputs for our clients.

"..Brendan distinguishes himself from other Landscape Architects because of his philosophy to deliver creative & meaningful landscapes to complement our architecture. Papworth Davies have been able to deliver picturesque streetscapes & landscaping features enjoyed by our residents and visitors..."

Drew Smith, Project Manager, Tigcorp Pty Ltd

I had the privilege of working very closely with Rob Davies designing & constructing the 2 large Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. Rob’s work ethic compliments his ability to communicate well with clients & produce quality outcomes. I can highly recommend Rob as a very professional Landscape Architect...

Chris Dalzell Assistant Director, Gardens By The Bay National Parks Board of Singapore 2010-2013

...I am so delighted with the result - I feel like we now have a beautiful garden which complements both our home and lifestyle. The whole process from our first meeting through to the conceptual design, and later sourcing of contractors and project management was without issue. We felt that you really listened to our requirements and delivered a landscaping plan which accommodated our desire to use locally indigenous and Australian native plants. Thank you for everything!...

Angela & Andrew, Beach Road Hampton