A key element of our landscape design approach is a proactive commitment to detailed coordination between disciplines. We are also familiar with value engineering and many of our public landscape commissions including the School of Information Technologies, The Concourse and Macquarie University Library projects have moved successfully through a value engineering process.
Perhaps unlike many other landscape architectural practices, fjmt landscape are very familiar with trade package documentation as we are often engaged to provide an integrated and coordinated multi-discipline service. Our experience of landscape trade packages stems from the fjmt landscape team’s combined experience on a number of high-profile projects, particularly Matthew Todd’s extensive experience on large-scale landscape architectural projects such as the Olympics.
fjmt landscape employs a full 3D design and documentation process across all project stages, which not only offers improved visualisation of the developing landscape design for clients, but allows the landscape team to more effectively study and coordinate the project in three dimensions during the entire process.
fjmt landscape’s design philosophy ensures that the cultural landscape, in both social and physical terms, is clearly a 'visible landscape'. That is, design which does not attempt to recreate natural surroundings but integrates environmental processes and natural patterns within an unambiguous modern landscape design.
To this end, fjmt landscape pursues an integrated landscape and architectural response, rather than one of buildings surrounded by a seemingly unrelated landscape design.
Matthew Todd, a Principal of the practice, leads the fjmt landscape team and his dual qualifications as landscape architect and architect drive the focus on the integration of architecture and landscape architecture. Our landscape team also has complementary qualifications in arboriculture and horticulture, adding value to project outcomes.