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.
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.
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.
Bachelor Landscape Architecture, University of Melbourne
Daniel is an AILA registered Landscape Architect with over 8 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.
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.